Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST | Issue Archives | Nov 29, 2012

Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2012

Vol. 20, No. 27

News + Opinion

Arts + Music

Food + Drink

  • Chasing the Carrot

    A quarter-century after Sobeys left Gottingen Street, a community group aims to open a grocery store in the north end.

    By Jordan Whitehouse


  • Free Will Astrology

    Get all your nectar, Cancer.

    By Rob Brezsny

  • Wanting for none of it

    I am not interested in relationships and that’s OK by me. How do I explain it to other people (and should I)? Plus: Used sex-toy ettiquette.

  • Mall Santa secrets

    Dressing up in red, choking on a fake beard and trying not to terrify small children for money---it's all in a day's work.

    By Jack Scrine

  • It gets sweater

    The days of the dreaded holiday sweater are long gone. Here are six warm and cozy options we’d love to unwrap.

    By Allison Saunders

  • Gifts that give

    Stuck trying to buy for a friend that's got it all? Think outside the gift-wrapped box and shops for seasonal skill-building.

    By Michaela Cavanagh

  • Bottle service

    Good things don't just come in finely wrapped packages, they come in bottles, too. This year give the gift of liquid love.

    By Allison Saunders

  • Wrap star

    We've bundled up five creative and sustainable alternatives to shiny, glossy, compost-unfriendly gift wrap.

    By Allison Saunders

  • Handmade for the holidays

    Twelve days of shopping that’ll have your (cloth) bags bursting at the seams with local, handmade goodness.

    By Allison Saunders