The Coast is back with the annual Hot Summer Guide

School's been out since March, but summer's just begun
- July 9

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Keonté Beals: A king secures his crown

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Keonté Beals: A king secures his crown

The North Preston R&B heavyweight returns with a single made for this very moment.

by ALEC MARTIN, Jul 16/20


André Anderson is making a difference

CITY »

André Anderson is making a difference

His fundraiser, BOLD, closes the gap between potential and opportunity for Black Nova Scotians.

by JULIAN ABRAHAM, Jul 16/20


You’ve got the magic to transform a wound into a lovely asset, Leo

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

You’ve got the magic to transform a wound into a lovely asset, Leo

Be bold and imaginative as you carry out this seemingly improbable feat.

by ROB BREZSNY, Jul 16/20


Unplugging for your partner

SAVAGE LOVE »

Unplugging for your partner

However much you love your butt plugs and dildos, hopefully you love your wife more.

by DAN SAVAGE, Jul 16/20


NSCAD community wants president Aoife Mac Namara reinstated

CITY »

NSCAD community wants president Aoife Mac Namara reinstated

But the university’s board of governors has already hired Sarah McKinnon as interim president.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Jul 14/20


Hop Scotch has a new home

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Hop Scotch has a new home

Chef Stephanie Ogilvie and Brock Unger’s brainchild isn’t just a pop-up anymore

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Jul 14/20


European Pantry gets rejuvenated with a new generation of ownership

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European Pantry gets rejuvenated with a new generation of ownership

Gavin Meehan is combining the old school and the new in the store’s latest iteration – Finsbury Market.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 13/20


How to get started as a couple of cucking dykes

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How to get started as a couple of cucking dykes

It’s entirely possible for you and your partner to enjoy lesbian cuckolding fantasies while keeping your relationship monogamous on both sides.

by DAN SAVAGE, Jul 13/20


Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting July 13

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Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting July 13

New C19 cases and other info bits, mostly but not only from the province.

by TEAM COAST, Jul 13/20


You have exceptional power to transform the way you feel, Pisces

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

You have exceptional power to transform the way you feel, Pisces

Especially if those feelings were based on a misunderstanding of reality.

by ROB BREZSNY, Jul 12/20


The charges against Santina Rao have been dropped

CITY »

The charges against Santina Rao have been dropped

Long-term effects of the racial profiling incident at Halifax Walmart are long from over.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 10/20


Halifax's Board of Police Commissioners dips a pinky toe into the defund the police discussion

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Halifax's Board of Police Commissioners dips a pinky toe into the defund the police discussion

The saying goes don't let perfection be the enemy of progress but what about when the opposite of perfection is still acting like the enemy of progress?

by CAORA MCKENNA, Jul 9/20


Welcome to the Hot Summer Guide—now in print around Halifax

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Welcome to the Hot Summer Guide—now in print around Halifax

A letter from the editor about the community effort behind the 25th annual HSG and why, COVID or not, Halifax is a great place to be at this time of year.

by KYLE SHAW, Jul 9/20


Learn your A-B-Seas

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Learn your A-B-Seas

Salt-water beaches to visit with your bubble or your boo

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Jul 9/20


Lifelong lifeguard sees change over the decades

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Lifelong lifeguard sees change over the decades

In the '70s there were up to 40 drownings a year in the province. Now there's usually less than 10.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 9/20


Shop local swimwear, whatever your style

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Shop local swimwear, whatever your style

With no time to wait for online orders, shop local this summer and support small biz while you're at it.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 9/20


Teach yourself Black Nova Scotian history this summer

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Teach yourself Black Nova Scotian history this summer

Take this summer to study the parts of NS history you never learned about in school.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 9/20


The North American Indigenous Games bring the <i>mawiomi</i> home

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

The North American Indigenous Games bring the mawiomi home

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 9/20


Shut up and drive-in

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Shut up and drive-in

Get a double dose of escapism this socially distant summer thanks to these four drive-in theatres.

by ALEC MARTIN, Jul 9/20


Staycation summer

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Staycation summer

Now’s the perfect time to play tourist in our own city.

by ISABEL BUCKMASTER, Jul 9/20


Where to go when you gotta go

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Where to go when you gotta go

HRM has a total of 20 public washrooms, the majority of which are at bus terminals and city parks.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 9/20


Pandemic precautions

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Pandemic precautions

Knock knock, it's COVID here

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 9/20


Don’t pass me by: Nova Scotia's hidden gems

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

Don’t pass me by: Nova Scotia's hidden gems

Don’t stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to; try chasing some waterfalls this summer.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 9/20


A beginners guide to biking to the beach in Halifax

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

A beginners guide to biking to the beach in Halifax

How to get from downtown Halifax to Rainbow Haven with just two wheels and two feet.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Jul 9/20


The best lakes to lounge at in HRM

HOT SUMMER GUIDE »

The best lakes to lounge at in HRM

Skip the salty sting and float free from riptides at a freshwater beach next time you need to cool off.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 9/20


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