Stories by Sarah Poko

Sarah Poko

Sarah Poko is currently a Masters of Journalism student at the University of King's College. Originally from Nigeria, Sarah has a keen interest in topics involving social justice and human rights issues. Her work has been featured in The Coast and CBC's 'In a Minute or Two'. She also freelances and writes original fiction in her spare time. All photos were taken by Sarah Poko.

There are about five city-run common ground cemeteries in Halifax that buries unclaimed bodies.

COMMUNITYAlone but not forgotten

'Equally important as coming into this world, is going out of this world'

Dec 1, 2016

Two popular donair restaurants on Blowers Street in Downtown Halifax.

DonairDonair named Halifax’s official food

"Everyone remembers their first donair, like their first kiss," says Tony’s Donair manager Leo Salloum

Dec 9, 2015

The incident happened in Woods Harbour at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.

Fishing‘Dumping Day’ tragedy: man drowns while setting lobster traps

Investigations have been launched by the RCMP, the Transportation and Safety Board, and the Department of Labour

Nov 30, 2015

Players enjoying a round of Magic.

GamingGamers dealing a different deck of cards as Magic game thrives

‘People like tactile things they can feel, touch and manipulate,’ says game storeowner Joshua Pyle-Carter

Nov 30, 2015

Lynn Jones (left) and Lenore Zann said they're hopeful Bill 111 will pass its second reading.

LegislatureEnvironmental racism bill heads to second reading Wednesday

Supporters says the bill is the first of its kind in the history of Canada to be debated

Nov 25, 2015

The Ummah Mosque and Community Centre on St Matthias Street.

CommunityISIS is not Islam, says Halifax’s Muslim Community

A sermon was held on Friday to look at the role of ISIS and what the Qur'an says about violence

Nov 23, 2015

The white spruce tree for Boston is 49 feet tall and 72 years old.

CHRISTMASBoston or bust: Christmas tree gifting celebrates city's kindness

The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston starts its journey to its final standing place

Nov 19, 2015

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

CourtLindsay Souvannarath, Randall Shepherd back in court in Jan. 2016

Accused face charges of conspiracy to commit murder

Nov 19, 2015

Sobaz Benjamin at work in the CKDU studio

ArtsInmates behind a different kind of bars

CKDU radio show provides inmates with the opportunity for artistic release.

Nov 17, 2015

Attendees light candles to remember those lost in the Paris attacks.

Paris AttackHalifax stands with France after Paris attacks

Over 100 people join in solidarity for the victims in Paris

Nov 15, 2015