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.
The hunt for the perfect suit meets its match with Simone Prisenberg's splurge-worthy swimwear.

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.
You're planning a weekend road trip.

New cone on the block

Halifax’s newest ice cream spot offers soft serve and good vibes.
Saints Supreme Soft Serve is a new pop-up from the folks at Apartment 3 Coffee in Lower Sackville (833 Sackville Drive).

Get your fix of frozen treats

Nine drool-worthy ice cream spots in HRM
Now that you've indulged in the cotton-candy-coated cones at Saints Supreme Soft Serve, check out all the other cool places in town you can get brain freeze this summer.

Feed your soul at R&B Kitchen

From oxtail to rasta pasta to sweet chili shrimp, the Caribbean spot dishes up daily delights.
R&B Kitchen Order via Instagram @rnbkitchen902, 760 a Main Street, Dartmouth

What is happening with the Halifax Pop Explosion?

The director resigns as the storied music festival gets called out for systemic racism.
It started with the posting of a black square.

Joel Plaskett Emergency to play virtual Canada Day concert

The city's big July 1 party moves online, broadcasting live from inside the Halifax Citadel.
Joel Plaskett certainly does love this town—and if you were ever looking for proof that the feeling's mutual, how about this: Today, HRM Civic Events announced that the city's annual July 1 show will star none other than the King of Dartmouth, playing alongside his bandmates from The Emergency, streamed live from inside the Halifax Citadel.

Bring Halifax culture home with The Coast's June 23-28 streaming guide

All the local live art you need to see—and a few offline things to attend, too.
Tuesday June 23 Carbon Arc screens The Booksellers (remotely) While there's no news yet as to when Halifax's indie movie house will re-open, you can get your film fix by streaming its latest pick, The Booksellers.

Salons and barber shops booked up for weeks after re-opening

You're not alone if your stylist's next open slot isn't until July
Starting on May 27, Marvin Upshaw was bombarded with phone calls. The owner and head barber at Ascension Barbershop began taking bookings as soon as Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang announced the re-opening, scheduling appointments starting June 5.

Keep showing up for Black Lives Matter with more events

An anti-racism rally tonight in Spryfield and public resistance event tomorrow at the Public Gardens.
Tonight, June 17, there will be an anti-racism rally at the Captain William Spry Community Centre (16 Sussex Street), beginning at 7pm. "This rally is in support of the global Anti-Racism and Black Lives Matter movement happening around our globe, while highlighting the impact of individual and systemic racism that has happened, and continues to happen, right here in Halifax," a press release offers.

Here's everyone who made it onto the 2020 Polaris Long List

Halifax's own Aquakultre and Joel Plaskett both made the cut.
This afternoon, the most prestigious award in Canadian music—sorry Junos, we're talking about the Polaris Prize—announced its long list (as in, the list of all the Canadian albums released since last spring that are in the running for the $50,000 prize). These 40 albums will be parsed through by the Polaris's 201-member jury before the short list lands in July.

Bring Halifax culture home with our June 15-21 streaming guide

From trivia night to learning about microaggressions, here's your plans for the week.
Monday June 15

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