The Coast is back with the 26th annual Best Of Halifax readers' survey results

Special for this pandemic year, the theme is reasons we love the city.

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Three local organizations get government cash to provide affordable housing

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Three local organizations get government cash to provide affordable housing

Adsum Women & Children, the Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre and the North End Community Health Association to add 48 housing units by March 2022.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 26/20


Wylin' in a winter wonderland

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Wylin' in a winter wonderland

The Coast helps you feel holly jolly with a playlist of holiday tunes heavy on local favourites.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 25/20


“If you haven't woken up to the second wave, this is your wake-up call”

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“If you haven't woken up to the second wave, this is your wake-up call”

Nova Scotia locks Halifax down in hopes of quickly beating back COVID-19’s second wave.

by KYLE SHAW, Nov 25/20


COVID-19 news for the November 23 week

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COVID-19 news for the November 23 week

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

by TEAM COAST, Nov 23/20


For The Khyber, for us all

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For The Khyber, for us all

The Turret Arts Space Society's mission? To remake 1588 Barrington Street into the accessible art hub downtown needs.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 23/20


Halifax's bubble gets smaller

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Halifax's bubble gets smaller

Restaurant tables, home visits and public groups will soon be capped at five.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Nov 20/20


Here's what happened at council this week

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Here's what happened at council this week

A look at the use of “Micmac” in municipal streets and buildings, year-round cafe approval and more.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 19/20


Add it up

SAVAGE LOVE »

Add it up

One app or two? One boyfriend or two? And three-, four-, ten- or hundredsomes?

by DAN SAVAGE, Nov 19/20


In your horoscope: avoid safe and predictable work

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

In your horoscope: avoid safe and predictable work

Flirt with wild spiritual powers instead, Aries.

by ROB BREZSNY, Nov 19/20


Voice of the city: A premier should consider housing a human right

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Voice of the city: A premier should consider housing a human right

Not just a financial commodity.

by LISA ROBERTS, Nov 19/20


Halifax sees increase in homelessness, renting is still getting harder

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Halifax sees increase in homelessness, renting is still getting harder

And two Liberal leadership candidates are considering rent control.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Nov 18/20


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia chooses its winning design

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The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia chooses its winning design

The design by Jordan Bennett and Lorraine Whitman's team will be built over what's now a parking lot on Salter Street.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 18/20


"They're on the right path," says western First Nation chief about purchase of Clearwater by Mi’kmaq coalition

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"They're on the right path," says western First Nation chief about purchase of Clearwater by Mi’kmaq coalition

by STEFAN SINCLAIR-FORTIN, Nov 17/20


Halifax's board of police commissioners OKs committee to look at reimagining policing

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Halifax's board of police commissioners OKs committee to look at reimagining policing

Now to set a budget, find representatives, and get to work.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 17/20


COVID-19 news for the November 16 week

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COVID-19 news for the November 16 week

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

by TEAM COAST, Nov 16/20


There’s something about threesomes. And foursomes.

SAVAGE LOVE »

There’s something about threesomes. And foursomes.

Is it a heteronormative plot, or just logistics?

by DAN SAVAGE, Nov 16/20


How did it get to this? A recent timeline of Indigenous lobster-fishing rights.

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How did it get to this? A recent timeline of Indigenous lobster-fishing rights.

Governments have avoided the moderate livelihood issue for over 20 years.

by STEFAN SINCLAIR-FORTIN, Nov 15/20


In your horoscope: family first

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

In your horoscope: family first

Ancestors will probably play a bigger role in your life than usual, Cancer.

by ROB BREZSNY, Nov 15/20


Fisherman’s Cove keeps its huts open for the holidays

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Fisherman’s Cove keeps its huts open for the holidays

The village will fill with twinkling lights, holiday magic and lots of local vendors.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Nov 13/20


It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday market season

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It’s beginning to look a lot like holiday market season

A mix of in-person and online events to help you find the perfect gifts this season.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Nov 13/20


Seven Sure Things for November 12-18

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Seven Sure Things for November 12-18

All the local live art you need to see—IRL and online.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 12/20


HRM hopes landlord registry will make a dent in the rental housing crisis

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HRM hopes landlord registry will make a dent in the rental housing crisis

Fingers crossed.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 12/20


Take Halifax's budget survey and have your say on how money's spent

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Take Halifax's budget survey and have your say on how money's spent

Council nears the start of budget szn and that means it's your time to shine, citizen.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 12/20


Welcome to Best of Halifax 2020, reasons we love the city

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Welcome to Best of Halifax 2020, reasons we love the city

Because so much broke this Covid year, we’re breaking from the traditional gold, silver and bronze awards.

An introduction from Coast editor KYLE SHAW, Nov 12/20


We love that Halifax’s library loves us back

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We love that Halifax’s library loves us back

Shannon Hansen has Best-of-Halifax moments at the library every day.

By CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 12/20


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