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Chris Halef

Chris Halef

Born and raised in Halifax. Graduated from Saint Mary's University with a Bachelor of Commerce. He later graduated from Humber College in Toronto for Journalism. Chris is a reporter for HalifaxToday.ca and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature. When not at work, he performs stand up comedy, enjoys travelling, running and spending time with his family.

Recent Work by Chris

Drop in COVID testing numbers could prolong lockdown, says infectious disease expert

Drop in COVID testing numbers could prolong lockdown, says infectious disease expert

Dr. Lisa Barrett says Nova Scotia needs people to keep getting tested in order to reduce community spread
Province to provide $1.3 million in supports for vulnerable Nova Scotians

Province to provide $1.3 million in supports for vulnerable Nova Scotians

On Monday, Premier Iain Rankin announced the funding which is aimed at helping those residents get the food they need
Nova Scotians as young as 12 can get first shot of COVID vaccine in June: N.S. health minister

Nova Scotians as young as 12 can get first shot of COVID vaccine in June: N.S. health minister

Zach Churchill's comments come after Health Canada approved the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as 12
Strang expects to see slight drop in COVID-19 cases in coming days

Strang expects to see slight drop in COVID-19 cases in coming days

The chief medical officer of health's comments come as the province clears issues with COVID testing backlogs
Strang defends age-based vaccine rollout as COVID cases continue to climb

Strang defends age-based vaccine rollout as COVID cases continue to climb

Dr. Robert Strang says vaccines are not what's used to control an immediate outbreak
Nova Scotia asks residents to give up daycare spots temporarily for frontline workers

Nova Scotia asks residents to give up daycare spots temporarily for frontline workers

Premier Iain Rankin said he's hopeful the children of essential workers could fill those spots while the lockdown is on
A 'wake up call' as province says one COVID-19 ICU patient is in their 20s

A 'wake up call' as province says one COVID-19 ICU patient is in their 20s

'The variants do not discriminate by age,' added Dr. Robert Strang
Strang expects small number of positive COVID cases involving fully vaccinated people

Strang expects small number of positive COVID cases involving fully vaccinated people

Dr. Robert Strang says a recent positive case involved a person who had received both shots of COVID-19 vaccine
Atlantic bubble 'clearly not going to happen' by May 3, says premier

Atlantic bubble 'clearly not going to happen' by May 3, says premier

Iain Rankin says the recent climb in COVID-19 cases in the province has forced those plans to be put on hold
Local air passenger rights advocate slams federal bailout of Air Canada

Local air passenger rights advocate slams federal bailout of Air Canada

Recently, Ottawa reached a deal with Air Canada that will allow the airline to access roughly $5.9 billion in financial aid to help as it continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
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