Martha Paynter talks about abortion on the big screen

Don’t worry about missing Unplanned in theatres, here’s seven on-screen representations worth watching
The Coast sits down with Martha Paynter to talk about abortion on the big screen.

Take Pride in your weekend with these Sure Things

From the return of Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute to the Pride parade to the kitchen party vibes of Jesus Murphy, this weekend will be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

G-Street Pizza opens next week

Gottingen Street's newest eat-in restaurant focuses on consistent pies and solid ingredients.
Childhood friends Moe Alhaj and Paul Jebailey had home on their minds when they dreamt up G-Street Pizza.

First phase of transit priority approved for Robie and Young streets

Short-term congestion in exchange for long term improvements
Transit priority lanes like the ones added on Gottingen Street are coming to Robie and Young streets. 

Safer Space Massage caters to all bodies and identities

Massage therapist Leah Inman wants to fill a void in the queer community.
Safer Space Massage Therapy @saferspacemassage Online booking is available here

Steph McNair prioritizes non-binary beauty with Maneland

After 10 years working in hair, the Halifax artist and stylist debuts her own space.
Maneland 1528 Queen Street

North end institution Smith's Bakery is closing next month

Unless you want to buy it? (Please?)
Smith's Bakery & Cafe has been bringing fresh bread, major cakes and a top-notch lineup of squares to Haligonians since 1932. Let that sink in for a second.

Have a jazzy weekend with these Sure Things

From the opening weekend for Spryfield's new outdoor movie theatre to the Halifax Jazz Fest's return, there's so much fun under the sun (and stars) this weekend! Read on for deets.

NS Kayak and ATV Outside Adventure Tours heads "out and away"

Chris White's sees his personalized kayak trips as a tool for adventure
When Chris White was downsized from his outside sales job in 2017, he started thinking about what was next, how he would reinvent himself and what made him really happy. He took on a job as a bus driver for the flexibility to be active and outdoors—and wound up loving it—but this summer, he’s following his sense of adventure one step further.


Halifax’s downtown is the business capital of Atlantic Canada, a place of bank towers and bustle. But savvy visitors can find boutique experiences here too, the sort of shops, services and tastes that make Halifax unique.
A Local Treasure

Nova Scotia makes changes for non-binary birth certificates

Option to have an X or no indicator now available
Nova Scotian residents and born applicants can now obtain a new birth certificate or drivers license displaying M, F or X, as well as have the option not to have displayed at all.

The Watch That Ends The Night has closed

Canada's Best New Bar of 2018 signs off
Dartmouth's slick and stylish The Watch That Ends The Night (15 King's Wharf Place) announced today that the bar/restaurant had closed its doors for the last time. Owners Mark Gray and Alissa Maloney took to Facebook to share the news, writing, "It is with an extremely heavy heart that we must say this, but say this we must.

Vintage clothing for plus bodies, by plus bodies

Online thrift shops Fat Chance Vintage and Kitsch District look outside of straight sizes and binaries to provide inclusive, accessible second-hand clothing.
For Olivia Weir—the curatorial eye behind Instagram account Fat Chance Vintage—a love of thrift that saw her skipping high school to hit up Value Village became more than a hobby with the speed of a Nike swoosh.

Mind the brain freeze: Glory Pops gearing up for summer

Just a modern day Dickie Dee
You’re either old enough to remember chasing the sound of the Dickie Dee through your neighbourhood, or you’re young enough that a bicycle selling frozen treats is totally novel.

This shit is bananas

Halifax Public Gardens’ June plant of the month is quite appealing
Another summer in Halifax, another stretch of months watching a plant die.  

In the Dead of Winter takes 2020 off

The fest is "taking a step back" on its 15th year.
Following last month's announcement that a cease-and-desist from artist Shepard Fairey will force the OBEY Convention to change its name for 2020, comes the announcement from another small-and-tough festival, the 14-year-old In the Dead of Winter: It's taking next year off.

Make your Canada Day weekend strong and free with these Sure Things

From fireworks, to the massive free concert featuring The Sorority, to seeing an honest-to-god live sloth, we've got the goods for a great long weekend.

DRINK THIS: Eileanan Brèagha's rosé

With a soft start and dry finish, this summer drink reps Cape Breton grown grapes.
Nothing decorates a deck party better than glasses of pink wine glinting in the sunlight.


When you go to this thriving harbourside community for the 42nd annual Bedford Days celebration, June 27-July 1, these shops, restaurants and services are worth a visit.

What is the biggest determinant of achievement in education?

Think bigger than teachers. It’s economics.
What is the biggest determinate of a quality education?

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