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

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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


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


Get seasonally socially-distant with our Holiday Planner

HOLIDAY PLANNER »

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


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


COVID-19 news for the November 30 week

COVID-19 »

COVID-19 news for the November 30 week

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

by TEAM COAST, Nov 30/20


Taking five with Braden Lam

FEATURE »

Taking five with Braden Lam

The folky star-on-the-rise answers our most burning questions as he celebrates a new EP.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Nov 27/20


Blocked

SAVAGE LOVE »

Blocked

Finding ways to end things gracefully (or not).

by DAN SAVAGE, Nov 27/20


In your horoscope: Please come down to earth

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

In your horoscope: Please come down to earth

Some birds can fly 200 days without touching the ground—don’t be one of them, Aquarius.

by ROB BREZSNY, Nov 27/20


Pour one out for the Halifax renters left behind

CITY »

Pour one out for the Halifax renters left behind

The city's rental housing state of emergency isn't new, which makes the pandemic push for rent control worth celebrating.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 26/20


Nova Scotia announces temporary rent control

CITY »

Nova Scotia announces temporary rent control

Here's the nitty gritty on Nova Scotia’s new protections for renters.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 26/20


Three local organizations get government cash to provide affordable housing

CITY »

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

THE SCENE »

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”

COVID-19 »

“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

COVID-19 »

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

VISUAL ART »

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

COVID-19 »

Halifax's bubble gets smaller

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

by VICTORIA WALTON, Nov 20/20


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