Stories by Luke Dyment

Luke Dyment

Luke Dyment is a Halifax-based reporter from Prince Edward Island.

Many fewer riders are commuting to work via Halifax Transit, according to the latest census data. The number of transit commuters in Halifax was nearly cut in half between 2016 and 2021, a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic led to drop in Halifax Transit commuters: census

Spike in remote work, virus unease reasons for drop in bus ridership

6 days ago

More journalists are feeling the burn while covering COVID-19 during the pandemic.

Hot and bothered

How burnout is affecting journalists during the pandemic

1 week ago

Sara-Lynne Knockwood, from Sipekne’katik First Nation, poses with her Mi'kmaq Sports Hall of Fame banner on Wednesday. In 2016, she was one of the hall's first inductees following a taekwondo career where she won multiple international tournaments.

Mi’kmaw hall of fame inductees recognized at Saint Mary's sporting events

Huskies honour native contributions to sport in first-ever Indigenous Sport Week

2 weeks ago

Denton Froese, right, gasps as Canada missed a penalty kick in its FIFA World Cup match versus Belgium on Wednesday. At HFX Sports Bar & Grill, more than 100 people took in Canada's first World Cup game in 36 years.

Boisterous soccer fans gather to cheer on Canada’s World Cup run

Wanderers club hosts one of several viewing parties during FIFA tournament

2 weeks ago

Two e-scooters sit next to a sidewalk on South Street. HRM's active transportation advisory commitee is considering recommendations for e-scooter bylaws in Halifax, including speed limits and parking zones.

Lower speed limits, docking areas among Halifax e-scooter bylaw recommendations

Committee presents ideas for new rules governing motorized scooters, bikes

Nov 18, 2022

Certain types of housing, such as mobile homes, will soon face fewer barriers from bylaws around Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax regional council approved amendments to single-unit home sizes and definitions on Oct. 11.

Halifax bylaw updates will remove barriers to building small homes

Rule changes for dwelling size, mobile home classification could promote affordable housing options

Nov 15, 2022

Hundreds attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Point Pleasant Park on Friday. This is the 40th year HMCS Scotian, the local reserve division of the Royal Canadian Navy, has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony.

Halifax remembers: Navy members and their families tell stories of service

Point Pleasant Park ceremony open to public for first time in three years

Nov 11, 2022

Halifax's unusually warm weather on the first weekend of November was thanks to slower-moving air currents near the jet stream and warmer than average ocean water temperatures.

Unexpected warm spell has air conditioners running in November

Seasonal records broken over four days of near 20 C temperatures

Nov 9, 2022

A patron at Durty Nelly's pub on Argyle Street in Halifax enjoys a glass of beer on March 31, 2021. Depending on if the province decides to loosen public liquor laws, patrons might not be required to stay inside that fence to crack a cold one.

Eased public drinking rules in Canada spark conversation in Halifax

Some say relaxing public drinking laws could curb irresponsible drinking, help businesses

Apr 1, 2021