Stories by Lane Harrison

Lane Harrison

Lane Harrison is a fourth-year multimedia journalist from Toronto, Ontario. He works as the editor-in-chief of the Dalhousie Gazette, Dalhousie's independent campus newspaper. His interests include The Band, tweed and the unparalleled cinema of Micheal Mann.

The province is urging the public not to handle sick or dead birds due to an outbreak of Avian flu.

One case of avian influenza found in Halifax

Virus is harmless to people but potentially deadly for birds, says province

Feb 1, 2022

The entrance for patient drop-off at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Nova Scotia recorded three deaths due to COVID-19 over the weekend, making January 2020 the worst month so far in the two years of the pandemic.

COVID-19 update: 3 deaths reported; January now deadliest month of pandemic in N.S.

35 total deaths is higher than the 32 recorded in May 2020

Jan 31, 2022

There are 11 people in intensive care in Nova Scotia with COVID-19.

COVID-19 deaths in N.S. demonstrate severe outcomes of 'mild' Omicron

Experts weigh in on whether calling fourth-wave variant mild was a mistake

Jan 26, 2022

While the province has passed the peak of infections, Nova Scotia is still in the peak of hospitalizations, Dr. Robert Strang said on Wednesday.

Nova Scotia past Omicron peak but restrictions to continue for two weeks

The province reports three more deaths; 91 in hospital Wednesday

Jan 26, 2022

A sign at the QEII Health Sciences Centre complex on Robie Street in Halifax on Jan. 22, 2022.

COVID-19 update: 82 in hospital, 11 in the ICU

The Signal is tracking the Omicron wave in Nova Scotia

Jan 22, 2022

Andre Mereshuk, the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’s Nova Scotia branch directs members and supporters of the Ukrainian community as they pose for a photo outside Halifax City Hall.

Halifax Ukrainian community concerned about possible Russian invasion

Members of the community gathered at Halifax City Hall Saturday to press the case for more aid for Ukraine

Jan 22, 2022

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

COVID-19 update: 16 hospital admissions, three discharges

Nova Scotia has 94 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 13 people in ICU

Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Robert Strang and Premier Tim Houston update Nova Scotians on the efforts to combat COVID-19 in the province on Jan. 19.

Rapid COVID-19 test kits available again soon in Nova Scotia

Three deaths reported; 'COVID is all around us now', says Strang

Jan 19, 2022

In this screenshot, Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella (centre) and Deputy Chief Reid McCoombs listen to an online police board meeting. McCoombs looks through what appears to be the subcommittee's report on defunding the police.

Jones calls on Halifax police board to rethink department’s role in society

Board hears findings of 218-page report on defunding to city commissioners

Jan 18, 2022

A bartender prepares a drink at Maxwell's Plum in Halifax. The new COVID-19 sick pay benefit will help those in industries where paid sick leave is scarce, such as food service.

Industry welcomes reinstated provincial COVID-19 sick leave program

Benefit will provide workers with up to $160 per day for up to four days

Jan 12, 2022