Brett Ruskin was just out to report on another snowstorm in the relentless series of snowstorms that have battered Halifax this year.
Snow was coming down and high winds created blizzard-like conditions. Some roads were nearly impassable. Most business were closed.
Ruskin, a video journalist for Global News, was filming police and paramedics helping a woman in labour to an ambulance.
“They were having a tough time getting over these giant snowbanks that we have all over the city,” Ruskin told Yahoo Canada News.
“I was just about to leave but then I decided to get a witness statement. After I was done that interview that’s when I heard the woman calling out in the snowbank,” he said.
Ruskin, a former lifeguard, rushed to help a second woman in the throes of labour, struggling to get through the snow.
“This was in the middle of the storm. Wind was howling and blowing the light snow in all directions, so there were snow drifts building up. As soon as plows took care of one area, it justRead More »from Halifax TV reporter recounts helping woman in labour during snowstorm