In the style of the annual viral marketing campaign of a certain popular audio streaming platform that starts with Spot- and ends with -ify, here’s a look back at the most popular stories on The Coast in 2021 and the videos that received the most views. Let's dive in!
Here are the results.
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Look back at the 73 modular housing units sitting in Goodwood.
This is what sharing a dad with the rest of Nova Scotia feels like.
An image is worth a thousand words and 2021 is the year our YouTube channel reached 1,000 subscribers. With over 180 videos, there’s a lot to watch. The oldest uploaded video is from back in 2009 and the low-resolution video really shows we’ve come a long way. We’ve uploaded more than 30 videos this year and some of them have also made it to the most watched videos on the channel:
We are really thankful for the opportunity of learning Mi'kmaq thanks to Savannah "Savvy" Simon's language revolution. This video goes along with Lewis Rendell's Coast feature from 2015 but six years later is still a constant in our top videos list. We’ve even made GIFs of it this year!
The housing crisis, and particularly the shelter siege, has been one of the top stories this year. This is just one of the videos (the most watched), but we had an extensive video coverage of the protest on August 18 as part of our reporting.
Do you miss crowded university parties? Students at Dalhousie University did, and this year’s HoCOVID has a lot of people mad. We took a look at what went down through location features on Snapchat and you loved to watch, too.
What do you think will happen in 2022?
Will we become viral on TikTok? Are we finally going to see a post-pandemic Halifax? Will the stairs at Queen’s Marque become Best Public Space in the 2022 Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards? We can just wait and see...