Love on the brain

All the best results, stats and quotes from our annual Sex + Dating survey.
What is love? Baby, don’t hurt us, but Halifax has a dizzying array of answers to that question.

Sex + Dating Guide

The Maritime Bhangra Group is positively powerful

Spreading happiness, one contagiously cheery viral video at a time.
Hasmeet Singh Chandok is an unabashed optimist.

Well Being Guide

The road to nowhere

How we arrived at the Cogswell Interchange.
1945 Civic Planning Commission calls for harbour bridges and arterial roads to raise tax income.

How to fix the city

Talking points to help you survive the holidays

For when things get awkward at the family function
It feels like we’re all in the same boat here.

Holiday Planner

Duck Rillette

A seriously decadent treat for a holiday potluck, pre-dinner appetizer or nighttime snack in front of the fire.
Ingredients 1 recipe Duck Confit (below) ¼ cup minced onions 1 tablespoon minced parsley 3 tbsp orange zest 3 tbsp pickled capers, minced 10 garlic cloves, reserved from the confit 1 tbsp cognac ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp salt 2 tbsp fat reserved from the confit

Food + Drink: Holiday Recipes

My digs: downtown Dartmouth

Against all odds, Jeremy Walker falls in love with a charming condo—perfect for entertaining— in downtown Dartmouth.
When you know, you know.

Homes Halifax

Welcome to the Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Awards 2016

You came, saw, tasted, listened and experienced the very best things this city threw at us this year. And now you’ve spoken.


Learning love and trust with an adopted dog

We adopted our greyhound the same day we met him. It was big adjustment for us, and for him.
I remember these two pet food commercials from a few years ago: One featured a man trying to get his new cat out from under his couch.


NSCC raises a class

NSCC’s Kingstec campus invests in the next generation of Nova Scotia wine makers.
The Nova Scotia Community College's campus in Kentville is bearing more fruit than ever before.

Fall Wine Guide

The Coast's 2016 Back to School guide

The most comprehensive collection of student life in Halifax you'll find all semester.

Back To School

Five excuses to get the heck out of dodge

Escape the city’s stink and get into staycation (or hermit) mode with these serene Airbnb retreats nearby

Hot Summer Guide

Samson Learn is travelling down the Trans*Canada highway

Filmmaker’s documentary chronicles the lives of transgender Canadians across the country.
Samson Learn is calling from the road, somewhere between Montreal and Ottawa.

Halifax Pride

Inside the lines: Halifax designers to watch

The stories and looks behind four emerging local lines you should be keeping an eye on.

Spring Fashion

Patatas Bravas

Because a good potato is hard to resist, executive chef Mark Gray shares the secret behind his simple and crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Yields four portions

Food + Drink: Local Recipes

Drink up the Beer Guide

A look at the craft scene, from an organic malt house, to a Beer Bus to local carbonation innovation

Beer Guide

Crepe life

Consistency, simplicity and affordable eats make the Portland Street Creperie a sunny addition to downtown Dartmouth.
It can be hard to see inside the Portland Street Creperie.

Cheap Eats


Coast Top Ten

  1. Modern love: the results of our Sex + Dating survey   (Sex + Dating Guide)
  2. The swinger's dance   (Sex + Dating Guide)
  3. Critics' picks: music   (Critics' Picks of the Year)
  4. Map: where to have sex outside in Halifax   (Sex + Dating Guide)
  5. Wizz kid, Guy Tipton   (Beer Guide)
  6. Chill out with our Hot Summer Guide   (Hot Summer Guide)
  7. Halifax's sexual soundtrack   (Sex + Dating Guide)
  8. How we roll: Halifax's best lobster rolls   (Hot Summer Guide)
  9. Love on the brain   (Sex + Dating Guide)
  10. Malt teaser: the goods on Horton Ride Malt & Grain Co.   (Beer Guide)

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Vol 24, No 38
February 16, 2017

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