Stories by Joe Thomson

Premier Tim Houston speaks at the province’s COVID-19 briefing on Jan. 19.

Nova Scotia to phase in easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Province will enter first phase on Feb. 14

Feb 9, 2022

Nova Scotia has lowered its age limit for booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for those at higher risk.

Nova Scotia recommends boosters for adolescents at higher risk of severe illness

Province lowers eligibility age for booster to 12 for some groups

Feb 9, 2022

Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street in Halifax, in a file photo taken on Feb. 1.

Halifax to end use of polygraph tests in police department hiring

Polygraphs have been used to screen applicants for any job with Halifax Regional Police

Feb 8, 2022

Dalhousie men’s basketball won silver at the last national championships in March 2020. They will have a chance to earn gold after Wednesday's  announcement.

U Sports announces dates for national championships

Local coaches, athletes excited for opportunity to bring home a national title

Feb 2, 2022

Dalhousie basketball player Nginyu Ngala is ready for a return to action after a long break in the season.

Atlantic University Sports targets Feb. 18 for return to play in Nova scotia

University sports have been on pause due to COVID-19

Feb 1, 2022

René Boudreau (left) and her friends Amber Grosse (middle) and Justine Murphy (right) pose in front of a South Shore waterfront. Boudreau is embarking on a project to promote Black Nova Scotia heritage for tourists.

New venture seeks to promote Black tourism in Nova Scotia

Two local businesses team up to showcase province's Black culture

Jan 27, 2022

Nova Scotia PCs have asked for a revote of a motion to audit Island Employment, claiming they made an error in voting the motion down.

PC caucus requests new vote, claiming an error during Wednesday’s public accounts meeting

Conservatives change stance on forensic audit of Island Employment

Jan 21, 2022

Prices are increasing for Canadians, leaving those on fixed and low incomes struggling.

Global supply chain constraints led to Canada’s highest inflation rate in 30 years

COVID-19 pandemic complicated transportation of goods in 2021

Jan 20, 2022

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

Jan 15, 2022

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

Jan 14, 2022