The Halifax Examiner was founded by investigative reporter Tim Bousquet. Before starting the Examiner, Bousquet exposed corruption and misspending in Halifax for seven years as the news editor of The Coast altweekly. He uncovered the waste of millions of dollars in the Commonwealth Games bid fiasco. He revealed the dirty details of Halifax’s concert scandal. When no one would say what had happened to the sewage plant in 2009, he explained how it had broken. Bousquet’s 2012 article “A trust betrayed,” about Mayor Peter Kelly’s impropriety in handling the estate of a family friend, was named the best investigative news reporting of that year in the country by the Canadian Association of Journalists; as a result of the article, Kelly declined to run for reelection. In 2013, Bousquet investigated the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a promising young woman in 2010; after “Holly Bartlett’s unlikely journey” was published, the police department announced it was reviewing its investigation.
Bousquet is responsible for fearless investigative reporting that makes a difference, and the Halifax Examiner continues that tradition. It is an independent, adversarial news site devoted to holding the powerful accountable. At the Examiner, Bousquet investigated the wrongful conviction of Glen Assoun for the murder of Brenda Way; for that work, the Examiner was a finalist for the Michener Awards.
Zane Woodford is the Halifax Examiner’s municipal reporter, covering Halifax City Hall. Before joining the Halifax Examiner, Woodford was a reporter with Halifax Metro.
Yvette d’Entremont is a general assignment reporter for the Examiner, covering the COVID-19 pandemic and health issues. Before joining the Examiner team, d’Entremont was a reporter with Halifax Metro. She also teaches courses at the Journalism School at the University of King’s College.