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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Halifax should follow Vancouver's lead and decriminalize drugs

VOICE OF THE CITY »

Halifax should follow Vancouver's lead and decriminalize drugs

Any level of government can take charge on health care and harm reduction.

by KATYA KOROL AND DR. SARAH FRASER, Dec 4/20


LITERARY »

An advent calendar of poetry: December 4

Halifax poet laureate Sue Goyette delivers her fourth daily poem between now and Winter Solstice.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 4/20


Losing out in love and spelling (and Winnipeg)

SAVAGE LOVE »

Losing out in love and spelling (and Winnipeg)

New partners, real regrets, too much cum.

by DAN SAVAGE, Dec 3/20


Council wants HRM’s enforcement of bad landlords to have some teeth

CITY »

Council wants HRM’s enforcement of bad landlords to have some teeth

Councillor Waye Mason proposed the maximim fine—$10,000—for landlords who intentionally make their places suck.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Dec 3/20


In your horoscope: You’ll feel unfamiliar emotions

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

In your horoscope: You’ll feel unfamiliar emotions

Welcome them, Capricorn, and let them to teach you new secrets about your deep self.

by ROB BREZSNY, Dec 3/20


An advent calendar of poetry: December 3

LITERARY »

An advent calendar of poetry: December 3

Halifax poet laureate Sue Goyette delivers her third daily poem between now and Winter Solstice.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


Were you exposed to C19?

COVID-19 »

Were you exposed to C19?

All the places and times the province is warning about in Nova Scotia's second wave.

by KYLE SHAW, Dec 3/20


Greening Nova Scotia’s  healthcare system in a  COVID-19 world

ENVIRONMENT »

Greening Nova Scotia’s healthcare system in a COVID-19 world

The pandemic taught us we can make sweeping changes to healthcare when crisis arrives. The climate crisis has arrived.

By MIRA DIETZ CHIASSON, Dec 3/20


Home (delivery) for the holidays

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

Home (delivery) for the holidays

All the traditional treats, to go.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


How to have the best virtual cocktail party of the year

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

How to have the best virtual cocktail party of the year

5 tips, plus Zoom backgrounds for sharing, a local playlist, food ideas and more.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Environmental racism bill goes to second reading in House of Commons

ENVIRONMENT »

Environmental racism bill goes to second reading in House of Commons

Debate starts Thursday on the bill, which Ingrid Waldron and Lenore Zann developed.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Here for the holidays

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

Here for the holidays

How to cope with this atypical time, with tips from a professional.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


Keep Halifax weird

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

Keep Halifax weird

Shopping local is a great way to encourage the things that make our city unique, and it’s more about the mindset than the money.

By KYLE SHAW, Dec 3/20


How to get a handle on the booze blues this holiday

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

How to get a handle on the booze blues this holiday

Sober City's Lee-Anne Richardson on alcoholism, shame and sobriety.

By CAORA MCKENNA, Dec 3/20


Over 20 events to help you make merry this season

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

Over 20 events to help you make merry this season

Things might be frightful, but these online and IRL events are just delightful.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


From A to Zamani

FEATURE »

From A to Zamani

How the Halifax R&B singer-songwriter/producer made 2020 her year.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 3/20


What the pandemic means for a soup kitchen’s holiday meal

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

What the pandemic means for a soup kitchen’s holiday meal

Soul’s Harbour will give out at least 400 meals and 800 stockings this season.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


The anti-Amazon in Dartmouth

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

The anti-Amazon in Dartmouth

Black Bow Gift Co. lets you choose from over 400 products, many of them made in Nova Scotia.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Syrian cheese in the north end

NEW RESTAURANTS »

Syrian cheese in the north end

Dairy Sweet Moon will start selling “any moment now.”

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


The art of charcuterie

NEW RESTAURANTS »

The art of charcuterie

Honey Bliss Box sells delicious pre-made boards and boxes for your snacking pleasure.

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


Get seasonally socially-distant with our Holiday Planner

CITY »

Get seasonally socially-distant with our Holiday Planner

Your guide to avoiding large groups, buying local masks, and keeping your spirits up while confined to your house.

Dec 3/20


Shop the city

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

Shop the city

Our 2020 local gift guide

By VICTORIA WALTON, Dec 3/20


An advent calendar of poetry: December 2

LITERARY »

An advent calendar of poetry: December 2

Halifax poet laureate Sue Goyette delivers her second daily poem between now and Winter Solstice.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 2/20


Carrying a torch together to the shortest day: An advent calendar of poetry

LITERARY »

Carrying a torch together to the shortest day: An advent calendar of poetry

Halifax's poet laureate Sue Goyette gives the city a daily poem until Winter Solstice.

By MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 2/20


Light a candle; carry a torch to the shortest day

LITERARY »

Light a candle; carry a torch to the shortest day

Halifax’s Poet Laureate Sue Goyette sends the city a daily poem until Winter Solstice.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Dec 1/20


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