Stories by Josh Hoffman

Skiers and snowboarders will have to wear masks inside, in line and on chair lifts. (Photo illustration)

Nova Scotia ski resorts optimistic about adapting to COVID-19 as sales spike

Season pass sales are up at one resort as people look to social distance on the slopes

Dec 4, 2020

A newspaper box is seen in a desert in this photo illustration.

Canada’s local news deserts

Local newsrooms are fast disappearing. Do they have a future?

Nov 30, 2020

Pedestrians use a crosswalk on South Street in Halifax.

Committee wants to update Halifax crosswalk rules

Councillor says new policy would help with pedestrian safety in HRM

Nov 27, 2020

Floyd Blakeney, who has been Santa for 40 years, says this Christmas is definitely different.

Business is booming for Halifax Santas this COVID-19 Christmas

Local Saint Nicks making more home and virtual visits

Nov 25, 2020

Denise Allen stands on the steps of Halifax City Hall demanding justice for former Africville residents.

Former Africville residents rally for reparations outside Halifax City Hall

'If we wait for justice, most of us will be dead,' says Denise Allen

Nov 21, 2020

Volunteers pack food boxes at Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank.

Nova Scotia food banks ‘struggling’ under COVID-19

Feed Nova Scotia says it’s shipping record amounts of food since the pandemic started

Nov 19, 2020

Tents set under the Cogswell Interchange near downtown Halifax.

'Shelters are not the answer' to homelessness, advocates say

Affordable housing group says more than 470 people are experiencing homelessness in HRM

Nov 13, 2020