Born and raised in the quaint Nova Scotia community of Jeddore Oyster Ponds, Alexa fell in love with the art of storytelling at an early age.
Creative writing and reading were her childhood pastimes and that led her to pursue Media Studies at the Atlantic Media Institute in Halifax, where she graduated from in 2007. She began her career in community television before moving to Alberta where she worked for Shaw TV, CBC, and camera operator for multiple sport production teams, including the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Eskimos.
She’s thrilled to be a Video Journalist with the Global Halifax team and in her off-time you can find her in the gym, playing rugby, cycling or walking her rescue pooch.
A New Brunswick-born nurse and other healthcare professionals from the Maritime provinces have made it to the airport after escaping violent protests in Haiti. Continue reading →
‘Right now, we’re looking into getting a helicopter that can pick us up close to where we are and hopefully they can take us straight to the airport.’ Continue reading →
Shanda Antle is so dedicated to her craft that she decided the best way to care for the animals during the blustery storm was to plan ahead for a sleepover in the shelter. Continue reading →
After hours of debate, Halifax regional council voted in favour of city staff recommendations to proceed with amendments to bylaw T-1000. Continue reading →
When evidence of the operation was flagged to the municipality by Global News, it was revealed that such activities aren’t permitted on the old Ben’s Bakery lot that’s been abandoned for several years. Continue reading →
The provincial government has not yet approved the opening of an OPS in Halifax but has previously stated that they are working with community-based harm reduction organizations to determine appropriate models for safer consumption in Nova Scotia. Continue reading →
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the Jan. 29 incident. Continue reading →
In an effort to reduce the harmful amount of used drug equipment from remaining on the streets, Mainline sparked an initiative to put needle drop boxes throughout the area to increase access to safe disposal methods. Continue reading →
Cross-examination of Basso has concluded, and surveillance video of the alleged assault is expected to be released to the media on Friday. Continue reading →
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used to treat anxiety disorders and they’ve been overprescribed for decades in the province, say medical professionals. Continue reading →
A partnership has been struck between Halifax Public Libraries and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency to pilot a project that will see public libraries open their doors in emergency weather situations to serve as a shelter to those in need. Continue reading →
A Nova Scotia man is sharing the details behind a recent visit he had to the emergency department with his roommate, who suffers from a severe mental disorder. Continue reading →
In the first week of 2019, Terri-Lynn Burgess, a young mother of three, lost her life to an overdose in Halifax. Continue reading →
Neighbours near a vacant parking lot on Pepperell Street have complained about disruptive noise emanating from a snow removal depot operating there. Continue reading →
Mayor Mike Savage is optimistic as he looks ahead to what opportunities are set to come to Halifax. Continue reading →