The year the music lived

Despite everything—including the odds—some amazing music was made in 2020. Here, we look at some of the best.
- December 22

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Strang isn’t mad, he’s just disappointed

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Strang isn’t mad, he’s just disappointed

The province’s top doc has heard reports of people deliberately flouting public health measures.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 15/21


Dan Savage says Cum again

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Dan Savage says Cum again

Language luddites spat over word for jizz.

By DAN SAVAGE, Jan 14/21


Jagger's Cafe is always fresh with made-to-order donuts

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Jagger's Cafe is always fresh with made-to-order donuts

The Bayer’s Lake cafe has 630 different flavour combinations, ready when you are.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 14/21


Here's what happened at Halifax Regional Council this week

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Here's what happened at Halifax Regional Council this week

Plus the budget committee and the committee of the whole.

By CAORA MCKENNA, Jan 14/21


In your horoscope: you are billions of years old

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In your horoscope: you are billions of years old

Come to a more profound and detailed understanding of your true nature, Pisces.

By ROB BREZSNY, Jan 14/21


First look: The Blue Mountain Birch Cove Wilderness Connector

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First look: The Blue Mountain Birch Cove Wilderness Connector

Signed, sealed, delivered, it's ours—in perpetuity.

By CAORA MCKENNA, Jan 12/21


COVID-19 news for the January 11 week

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COVID-19 news for the January 11 week

Quick looks at cases and more, in Halifax and Nova Scotia.

By TEAM COAST, Jan 11/21


Halifax dance studio struggling after third renoviction

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Halifax dance studio struggling after third renoviction

Serpentine Studios owner Laura Selenzi says the pattern is frustrating.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 10/21


Chain restaurants received an estimated $1.7 million of Nova Scotia’s ‘small business grants’

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Chain restaurants received an estimated $1.7 million of Nova Scotia’s ‘small business grants’

Among the grant applicants are 40 Subways, 33 Tim Horton’s, and 11 Boston Pizzas.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 9/21


New Brunswick kicked out of Nova Scotia's Atlantic bubble

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New Brunswick kicked out of Nova Scotia's Atlantic bubble

If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to figure out how to facetime your family in Moncton

By VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 8/21


With India Gailey, sounds are louder than words

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With India Gailey, sounds are louder than words

The composer/improviser/cellist from New Hermitage's solo work builds richness in its simplicity.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 8/21


In your horoscope: You'll have all the money you need

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In your horoscope: You'll have all the money you need

Taurus, 2021 will be a good time to start a dynamic plan for financial stability.

by ROB BREZSNY, Jan 7/21


Sure Things for January 6-12

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Sure Things for January 6-12

Fill your calendar with these local happenings—both online are IRL.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jan 6/21


European adventures

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European adventures

How can we have loud, complicated Euro sex when Covid means our kid is always home?

by DAN SAVAGE, Jan 6/21


Nova Scotia hopes to vaccinate 75 percent of population by September 30

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Nova Scotia hopes to vaccinate 75 percent of population by September 30

Put a jab in the arm on your New Year’s resolution list.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 5/21


It's go time for skating and skate rentals at Halifax's beloved Oval

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It's go time for skating and skate rentals at Halifax's beloved Oval

All you need to know to get your skate on this winter.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Jan 5/21


COVID-19 news for the January 4 week

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COVID-19 news for the January 4 week

Quick looks at cases and more, in Halifax and Nova Scotia.

by TEAM COAST, Jan 4/21


7 Peppers Grill to return to Quinpool Road

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7 Peppers Grill to return to Quinpool Road

Renovations are currently underway inside the old Bramoso Pizza.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 4/21


5 ways Halifax restaurants can show solidarity with Mi’kmaq lobster fishers

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5 ways Halifax restaurants can show solidarity with Mi’kmaq lobster fishers

Believe it or not, you have a stake in the issue.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Jan 2/21


What'll it take to see someone other than an old white man running this province?

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What'll it take to see someone other than an old white man running this province?

Start by considering this long list of women who'd do the job justice.

Jan 2/21


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