Stories by Kate Woods

Kate Woods is a journalism student living in Halifax, originally from Coldbrook, a small village in the valley. She loves books and hearing people tell their stories.

Kenneth Walker Park playground at 3221 Romans Ave. is one of 10 HRM playgrounds that will benefit from new equipment.

Slide into fun this year with new and improved Halifax playgrounds

The playgrounds aren’t unsafe, but city says they’ve reached the end of their life cycle

5 days ago

Jaye Penney, 54, and granddaughter Sophie Dupuis, 11, “We just try to make the best of everything,” said Penney.

A buzz for cancer: Girl, 11, to shave head to support family in need

‘It's very touching...to know she understands,’ says grandfather, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017

1 week ago

Tim Houston, leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party, speaks to reporters following the announcement.

New bill could give ridesharing the ‘green light’ in Nova Scotia: PC leader

The party plans to introduce the bill for government vote shortly after legislature reopens later this month

1 week ago

MacKayla Williams (right) and Maddy Nugent (left) came prepared for Sobeys' switch from plastic to reusable bags.

Pack your bags: Plastic is out and reusable is in at Sobeys

‘I wasn’t prepared at all’: Everyone knew, but only some brought their bags

Jan 31, 2020

Aoife Marshall, 14, speed skating at the Oval on Jan. 25, 2020.

Young and fast: Nova Scotia sending their best youth speed skaters to national stage

Aoife Marshall and Ella Arruda-Kyriakidis, both 14, hope they made the cut

Jan 29, 2020

Youth performing onstage during Saturday's event.

How a Halifax group is using art to battle discrimination

‘We want to have a conversation that doesn’t traumatize or trigger youth,’ organizer says

Jan 28, 2020

The eastern coyote or coywolf display found at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

Feral cats in Sambro area a ‘big attraction’ for coyotes

While coyote attacks on humans are rare, residents are worried about pets and small children

Jan 24, 2020

Lyndsay Doyle, 40, sits in sits in Starbucks, holding a page of her upcoming book.

Women’s sports receive only 2 to 4% of media coverage. This photographer wants to change that

Lyndsay Doyle’s book will highlight Canadian female athletes of all ages

Jan 19, 2020

1029 Tower Rd. in Halifax could be demolished soon.

200-year-old Halifax house could face the wrecking ball

History lovers say loss of heritage buildings leave 'big gaps'

Jan 16, 2020

A Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency service vehicle.

FireCommunity council OKs rezoning for new fire station on Old Sambro Road

Better response times, cheaper insurance expected for homeowners in area

Mar 26, 2018