Stories by Alec Martin

Alec Martin

Alec (they/them) is a journalist based in Halifax, with a focus on music and arts. Their work has appeared in The Coast and they are a member of New Feeling Co-op.

Em Burry sits on their bed while holding their guitar. They are a young artist carving their path in a shaken industry.

Up-and-coming musicians face an uphill battle in the COVID era

Up-and-coming musicians face an uphill battle in the COVID era

Mar 25, 2021

Occupational therapists Karen Joudrey (left) and Chris McWilliam (right)

Halifax occupational therapists weigh in on how to work best from home

Two Halifax OT's share advice on how to better manage remote work

Feb 11, 2021

Pedestrians are walking on Quinpool Road in Halifax during Tuesday storm. Municipality recreation centers are closed.

Winter storm brings heavy snow, causing power outages and closures in Halifax

Tuesday's storm was expected to bring 15 cm of snow and ice pellets before noon

Feb 2, 2021

Matt May performing in Burnside (2018)

For the love of Burnside: Matt Mays reflects on upcoming live album

Mays' concert from 2018 is being released as a digital album, virtual concert and triple LP in February

Jan 29, 2021

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang speaking at a COVID briefing on Dec 1, 2020.

COVID-19 variants found in Nova Scotia

Province maintains state of emergency but eases some restrictions on sports, performances

Jan 23, 2021

A person watches an online concert in this photo illustration.

Facing the music

Music journalism is in trouble; long live music journalism

Dec 3, 2020

Federal ElectionMeet the candidates: Halifax

As voting day approaches, the Signal has profiled the candidates in three Halifax-area ridings.

Oct 19, 2019