Vol. 29, No. 9
What’s the best way to help the houseless—shelter now or housing later?
Halifax’s drop-in warming centre only has the funding to open about 30 days a year, but the money needed to stay open all winter could go to permanent shelter.
By Victoria Walton
Protest blockades are illegal in Nova Scotia
Police are aware of a trucker convoy in the works for Saturday, but it remains to be seen if they will enforce the laws better than they did last weekend.
9 places to eat, shop and learn about Nova Scotia’s African heritage
A mix-and-match tour perfect for African Heritage Month or any other month.
Black women entrepreneurs are sharing their stories through this 28-day series
Blk Women in Excellence founder Tia Upshaw is creating platforms for Black business owners to share their advice and stories this African Heritage Month.
By Chris Stoodley
Want to defund the Halifax police? Participate in this budget discussion tomorrow
Sign up by 4:30pm today to confirm your spot.
Halifax shows support to the Ukrainian community
The Nova Scotian chapter of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress organizes a call to action this weekend in Halifax.
By Oriol Salvador
Police and city staff tear down pantry at People’s Park
Officers watched as municipal employees dismantled the structure under the cover of darkness Saturday night.
COVID cases, hospitalizations and news for Nova Scotia the week Feb 21-27
The charts and information we can provide while NS rides out the pandemic’s omicron wave.
By Team Coast
COVID cases, hospitalizations and news for Nova Scotia the week Feb 7-13
The charts and information we can provide while NS struggles to keep up with the pandemic’s omicron wave.
COVID cases, hospitalizations and news for Nova Scotia the week Feb 14-20
A Valentine for Nova Scotians as COVID restrictions will be eased February 14
Strang unveils three-phase reopening plan at Wednesday's briefing, and Houston announces pay raise for continuing care assistants in nursing homes.
By Lyndsay Armstrong
Phase one omicron reopening rules for restaurants, gyms, shops and socializing
On February 14, Nova Scotia starts the first part of its three-step 2022 plan to reopen from COVID, with moves like raising the gathering limit to 25 people.
By Morgan Mullin
$875 COVID cash coming to students with NS student loans
The money will hit 11,000 students' bank accounts in March.
No masks, no limits, no POV as Nova Scotia lifting all COVID restrictions March 21
Phase three of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan was supposed to arrive in April, but after starting phase one Feb 14 the government is dropping all COVID rules early.
What you need to know about the Emergencies Act in Canada
Done with the trucker convoy convoysation, Justin Trudeau invoked the Act for the first time in Canadian history to deal with the blockade protests.
“Ram Ranch” explained: the naked truth about the song trolling the convoysation
It's a strange world we live in, where a porno-metal song about gay sex between cowboys becomes somewhat of a political statement against anti-vaxxers.
Monday’s holiday is Nova Scotia Heritage Day, not Family Day
Heritage Day 2022 honours the Landscape of Grand Pré and gives provincial workers and many retailers a day off.
What to expect when the Portapique Mass Casualty Commission public proceedings begin this week
Families of those impacted by the mass-shooting tragedy have expressed frustration with delays and concerns about the process.
Over 200 people gather in Halifax to support Ukraine
The local Ukrainian Canadian Congress doesn’t plan further actions as they hope for a prompt resolution, and individuals are finding ways to support Ukrainians.
The Braiding Lounge aims to share the natural hair love on Gottingen Street
The north end hair studio will be the first Halifax salon dedicated to braiding hair.
Gaps in OBGYN care in Nova Scotia: “The medical system just isn’t structured to help”
People seeking care describe long wait times, forgotten referrals and a struggle to convince medical professionals their pain is real.
How humanity can start restoring nature here in the Anthropocene
Canada’s federal government has made some positive commitments, but doesn’t have a plan outlining how the goals will be assessed.
By David Suzuki
Can carbon capture help the climate crisis?
Technologies that truly help with the transition from fossil fuels are important, but natural systems must be a major part of our CO2 capture efforts.
Getting to the bottom of the competing Van Gogh exhibits in Halifax
Two similar celebrations of the “Starry Night” artist have us seeing double.
Applications are now open for Lunenburg's next artist-in-residence program
Emerging artists can hone their craft over the four-month opportunity.
Three artists shortlisted for Viola Desmond monument that’s coming to Gottingen Street
Chippie Kennedy, Marven Nelligan and Tonya “Sam’Gwan” Paris are in the running to create a tribute that will be unveiled later this year.
Soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee’s concerts will make you feel alive again
“Don't let people convince you that hope is some kind of wishful thought. It is the strategy,” says the singer behind The Measha Series.
7 TV series and movies to stream this African Heritage Month
From the buzzy new Kanye West doc to the buried Black history of hockey in the Maritimes, here's what to watch in February 2022.
Ashley McKenzie's Queens of the Qing Dynasty premieres at the Berlin Film Festival
The Cape Breton director's follow-up to indie smash Werewolf follows the blossoming bond between a suicidal teen and a student from Shanghai.
Council rejects staff advice in vote to give the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia $7 million
As plans for the new Waterfront Arts Centre lumber forward, the city adds its full funding request to the budget agenda.
3 event ideas to make Valentine's Day 2022 special
Not just another night on the couch, Halifax!
Attention Indigenous musicians: The OHSOTO’KINO Recording Bursary program wants to help you record an album
You have until February 23 to apply.
Halifax platform Side Door brings indie artists to South By South West
The Airbnb of gigs launched in Halifax's north end–now it's making Austin's biggest fest more accessible.
Shakeup at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as CEO Nancy Noble’s contract not renewed
"We need a new type of leader for the new gallery," says acting AGNS board chair Grant Machum.
The triumphant return of the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery
Rumours of the SMUAG closing are squashed for good as it mounts an exhibit by Sobey Award shortlister Lou Sheppard.
African Heritage Month 2022 events in Halifax
From online cooking classes to must-see movies, here's what's happening.
8 must-see movies at this weekend’s Halifax Black Film Festival
The fest is streaming this year, perfect for sheltering from COVID and snow storms.
Halifax Pride wants to help you get the party started with $2,500 event-planning grants
2SLGBTQ+ community organizers can apply to bring their event to Pride by March 25.
Sting is coming to Halifax May 2, 2022
The rocker will light up the Scotiabank Centre as part of his career retrospective tour.
Moon Babes aims to create space for women to talk food and menstrual health
Applications are open for the new dinner club that will help women of colour discuss the intersections of eating, menstrual cycles and community.
8 local chocolatiers to find the perfect, heart-melting gift for Valentine’s Day
Treat your favourite chocolate-lover with sweets from these Nova Scotia chocolate vendors.
Bright, fresh Latin flavours arrive in downtown Halifax at Bar Sofia
The latest Queen’s Marque restaurant aims to bridge classic elegance and vibrant Latin energy.
Dine Around brings people out to local restaurants (and restaurants home to people)
Whatever your COVID comfort level, the month of February is full of both take-out and dine-in specials at Halifax eateries.
Your horoscope for the week February 3-9
Aquarius, prepare to encounter some of the most amusing and entertaining outbreaks of divine intervention ever.
By Rob Brezsny
Your horoscope for the week February 10-16
Now is a good time for you and your best allies to shed all fakery and pretence, Gemini, so that you may be soulfully authentic with each other.
Your horoscope for the week February 17-23
If you choose to take advantage of the potentials that life is offering you, Aquarius, you'll be a trailblazer of discernment and poise.
Your horoscope for the week February 24-March 2
The coming months will be a time when you really should step over people who are in your way, Taurus.
Is it safe to drink a litre of semen?
Sure, it sounds kinda gross, but at least this Canadian "cumsumer" isn't hurting anyone, unlike those fascist assholes in trucks currently blocking border crossings.
By Dan Savage
From dating a friend's ex to dating a sister's ex to drinking pee platonically (?), the questions are flying fast.
“I want to be a good gay uncle, but honestly, I'm an objectively poor role model”
Every big show coming to Halifax (and beyond) in 2024
Pillow talk: The results of The Coast’s 2024 Sex + Dating Survey
Catfished: Halifax talks sex and dating on the internet
How City and Colour’s new album helped Dallas Green process unimaginable grief
By Raynee Novak