Stories by Joe Thomson

Alexa McDonough is seen in this file photo at her nomination to run in the 1997 federal election.

Former NDP leader Alexa McDonough died Saturday at age 77

Tributes have poured in for McDonough, who rose to the heights of politics and inspired other women to follow

1 day ago

A snowplow works to clear a West End Halifax street after a winter storm January 14 and 15.

As another storm hits, Halifax scientists explain thundersnow phenomenon

Thunder during snowstorm rare; unclear if climate change to blame

2 days ago

Nova Scotia schools, including Gorsebrook Junior High, are empty this week as students and teachers continue online learning during the first week back from winter break.

Halifax teachers, parents weigh in on virtual classrooms

Students across province are learning online during their first week back from winter break

4 days ago

Health officials recommend you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.

COVID-19: How to stay up to date

Check out these helpful resources to stay informed

Mar 18, 2020

Ali Ragab, 18, poses for a photograph at a practice for his basketball team, Halifax Prep.

From Cairo to the court, this 18-year-old basketball player stands out

J.L. Ilsley High School student is making his mark on the basketball court

Feb 26, 2020