Stories by Will McLernon

Will McLernon is a journalist with The Signal. He is currently finishing up his Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) degree with a minor in International Development at the University of King's College.

Cody Jamieson warms up in his Every Child Matters jersey with his grandmother's handprints above his number before the team's home opener on Dec. 4.

Halifax Thunderbirds spark reconciliation movement in National Lacrosse League

Players pay homage to residential school survivors through their uniforms

Dec 10, 2021

A woman strolls at Kearney Lake Beach on Monday.

Halifax council wants management plan for Kearney Lake

Residents fear how large-scale development will affect their community

Dec 8, 2021

Sarah Wilson poses with her bird of paradise plant on Thursday.

A look at the ‘plantdemic’

Plants augment mental wellness, help small business and unite green-loving Nova Scotians

Dec 6, 2021

The province has restricted children under 11 from entering or leaving Nova Scotia to participate in sports or cultural events.

Kids can’t cross N.S. border for sports events

New rules put in place to limit COVID-19 transmission among kids at cultural events

Dec 1, 2021

A pair of hikers walk through one of Nova Scotia’s old-growth forests at Oakfield Provincial Park.

In the case of forests, old growth is always better

Nova Scotia lowered old-growth forest age requirements to meet quota set in 2012

Nov 30, 2021

Dozens of protesters in downtown Halifax demanded a halt to logging at Rocky Point Lake on Wednesday.

Save the moose, stop the cutting, say protesters

Province releases new recovery plan for endangered population

Nov 25, 2021

Photo illustration of one of the common symptoms of moral injury: guilt.

Moral Injury? Never heard of it.

Why don’t journalists know when they are suffering from a moral injury?

Nov 23, 2021

Jacoba Niepoort stands in front of her mural in 2019.

Mural mural on the wall, oh wait she's gone: Public art to be demolished

Jacoba Niepoort’s street art to be replaced with large-scale development project

Nov 19, 2021

Jennifer Phillips poses at the NSABBA East Coast Bodybuilding Championships.

Building a body, building confidence

A glimpse into Jennifer Phillips’ journey as a new bodybuilder

Nov 15, 2021

Master of ceremonies Glen Leduc says it’s super to have the public back in attendance.

Poppies and masks: Remembrance Day in the COVID era

COVID forces attendees to wear masks, show proof of vaccine to ensure safe ceremony in Halifax

Nov 11, 2021