“First and foremost, we want to make sure that the children are safe,” said Sean François, parent and coach with Basketball Nova Scotia and the Cole Harbour Rockets. François acknowledges background checks can be time-consuming, but they are necessary.

Screening youth basketball coaches 'should be mandatory' — but it’s not

Basketball Nova Scotia puts onus to complete background checks on local clubs

Jan 17, 2020

A portrait of Triston Reece was painted on a pair of Converse shoes by Kemmy Smith to be worn at the Grey Cup by Matthew Scianitti.

'He really got there': Mom touched that others are keeping her son's memory alive

A small portrait has a huge impact on a mother who lost her son

Dec 5, 2019

Benoit-Olivier Groulx is one of three Halifax Mooseheads invited to the World Junior tryout in Oakville.

3 Mooseheads invited to World Junior selection camp

Tryouts are in Ontario next week, but Hockey Canada has until Dec. 25 to decide

Dec 3, 2019

The Halifax Thunderbirds gave the city a taste of lacrosse with a high scoring debut.

Orange vs. Purple: Halifax Thunderbirds show what's to come

New professional lacrosse team opens the season with an intrasquad matchup

Nov 25, 2019

Schooners Sports and Entertainment proposed to build a CFL stadium in Shannon Park, Dartmouth.

Economist says stadium proposal is not the right one

Schooners group wants the city to fund most or all of the construction

Nov 10, 2019

Brent Martindale is known as Big Brent for his work on and off the court.

How Big Brent found strength to help others

SMU basketball player Brent Martindale makes community a priority

Apr 8, 2019