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

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Home (delivery) for the holidays

THE FEED »

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


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


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


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


Here's what happened at council this week

CITY »

Here's what happened at council this week

A look at the use of “Micmac” in municipal streets and buildings, year-round cafe approval and more.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Nov 19/20


Add it up

SAVAGE LOVE »

Add it up

One app or two? One boyfriend or two? And three-, four-, ten- or hundredsomes?

by DAN SAVAGE, Nov 19/20


In your horoscope: avoid safe and predictable work

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

In your horoscope: avoid safe and predictable work

Flirt with wild spiritual powers instead, Aries.

by ROB BREZSNY, Nov 19/20


Voice of the city: A premier should consider housing a human right

VOICE OF THE CITY »

Voice of the city: A premier should consider housing a human right

Not just a financial commodity.

by LISA ROBERTS, Nov 19/20


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