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  • Apr 2-8, 2009
  • Vol. 16, No. 45
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News + Opinion

  • Clunkish ad campaign
  • City
  • Clunkish ad campaign

    [image-1] What's wrong? Clunkish ad campaign Who's responsible? Helen Smith, program coordinator, Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, 420-4300. Remarks: "Please litter"? Yes, we get the sarcasm and reverse psychology, but it strikes the wrong chord with us. But what do we know? Mith says her research has found that people ignore "clean and green" ads, so they awarded ad agency MT&L $90,000 to come up with this eye-catcher. Surveys found a 21 percent increase in litter over four years, soo perhaps desperate times call for desperate ads, eh? Read more about the campaign, and commit yourself to being litter-free, at
  • Letters
  • Lowe's Christmas hangover

    I really don't understand why people can't take a few minutes to de-decorate, putting the rest of us out of our misery!
  • Safe hook-ups
  • Savage Love
  • Safe hook-ups

    George Weber's murder should not cloud the reality that every day hundreds of thousands of people find partners on the web. Still, Dan says, follow these few tips to stay safe.
  • Stimulating ecocide
  • Environment
  • Stimulating ecocide

    Nova Scotia's craptapulous $1.9 billion economic stimulus package is chock full of old school, unsustainable spending.
  • Smoking mad
  • Editorial
  • Smoking mad

    The Coast's policy on publishing tobacco ads is simple, legal, and not as harmful as a cloud of second hand smoke.
  • Public secrets
  • Nova Scotia
  • Public secrets

    Freedom of Information law gives you the right to get government information. Good luck accessing that. Here's the trouble with Nova Scotia's rules of silence.
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Food + Drink

Arts + Culture

Music

  • Opening Night: The Paragon
  • The Scene
  • Opening Night: The Paragon

    Check out the photos taken by our papparazzo, Scott Blackburn, at the Paragon Theatre's opening night. Were you there? Tag yourself! Starts after 10pm.
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Love the way we bitch

  • Goth broads that work at the grocery store

    ok, we get it. You hate society, you will not conform. Good for you. You cut your hair in the most ridiculous way imaginable because it is one way to "stick it to the man", the man being the national grocery store chain that signs your paycheck... kind of hypocritical don't you think? Shouldn't you be busking on spring garden or living in a commune? Anyways your terrible hair style is not the issue here. You are all incredibly rude every time I happen to end up at your till. I even tried to be extra nice to you because
  • Double the phone book, double the arborcide

    How sad to get a new phonebook and with it, the "mini-me" version of the yellow pages. How many trees died for this needless second copy of what's already in the big phone book? They say it's more convenient because"it's not as heavy as the big book and you can keep it it your car" (!?) Uh-huh. I might not lift weights, but I can handle lifting up the phone book if it will save some of our trees. ---Basia

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