Halifax is asking us (and our dogs) to stop pooping in the water

Halifax is asking us (and our dogs) to stop pooping in the water

How the city can keep our swimming holes beachy clean
Summer: a blissful time to load the kids and the dog in the car, drive a mere 20 minutes to the beach, unload the kids, hastily apply sun screen, and watch the two- and four-legged freaks fling themselves into the water.

The results of The Coast's first Halifax Renters' Survey

How readers feel about living in apartments, sharing space with roommates (and pests) and trying to get by in what's officially a landlord's market.
Over 500 readers took our inaugural renters' survey to tell us what life is like as a renter in Halifax. The results were grim, with housing affordability out for reach for over half of respondents, people paying more than initially budgeted and spending more than eight weeks looking for new apartments.

How did we get here on housing affordability in Halifax?

From low wages and high rents to high demand and slow builds
When it comes to affordable housing in Nova Scotia—or a lack of it—definitions are fast and loose, and who needs help often gets lost among departments and jurisdictions.

6 Halifax developments you should know about

The last of HRM’s pre-Centre Plan developments are given approval
Wellington Street (Case 20774)

Eighty percent of Halifax’s top-earned dollars go to men

The sunshine list shines a light on lacking gender parity in city jobs
T he glass ceiling of income inequality is alive and well, even for Halifax's top-earning municipal employees.

Burning thoughts about renting in Halifax from the Haligonians in the trenches

"It’s depressing, disheartening and avoidable."
We asked readers to share their thoughts about renting in Halifax, and they had a lot to say. (This isn't all of it.)

Airbnb listings seeing increased revenue, more “Superhosts”

New data shows Aribnb is on the rise in Halifax, while vacancy rates continue at record lows
Q New Airbnb statistics show a big increase in multiple-listing hosts in Halifax Regional Municipality since last year.

Nova Scotia’s golden addiction to toxic mining

As one government department spends millions to clean up polluted sites from previous gold rushes, another department’s involved in making the next gold rush happen.
David Clark remembers where he was the day the trouble started.

Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts faculty clash with the Board of Governors

Faculty say the BOG has been biased, threatening and non-transparent under the lead of its current director.
About 200 people attended a town hall meeting on Tuesday night to discuss the future of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, a performing-arts school and performance venue in the historic building at 6199 Chebucto Road in Halifax.

Regional council approves changes to update taxi industry rules

Mandatory training, an influx of new licences and still no word on Uber
Halifax Regional Council passed the first reading of by-law 1003 and administrative order 39 which moves the process for long-overdue updates to the rules and regulations in HRM's taxi industry forward.

A shoddy conviction comes to light in the Glen Assoun case

A look at what’s happened in the last two decades of his life.
In March, after 20 years of being wrongly convicted of second-degree murder, Glen Assoun was exonerated—and new documents fought to be unsealed by local journalists tell us who is responsible for that shoddy conviction.

Autism Nova Scotia’s healthy relationships and sexuality program could help us all

From self love to knowing when someone’s into you, innovative course is speaking your love language
Love is hard.

Q&A with Leah Genge a family physician on the front-line of Nova Scotia’s addiction services

“People who live with addiction deserve better”
With news that HaliFIX Overdose Prevention Society has gotten a federal exemption to set up their Overdose Prevention Site in the basement of 2164 Gottingen Street—Below Direction 180, where Leah Genge is the physician—Genge shares some insight on what an OPS actually is, who it serves and why it's important.

Public engagement phase of Common master plan comes to an end amidst concerns

But there’s still time to complain about the proposed changes
The municipality is working to address concerns and develop a vision for the future of the Halifax Common park as it enters the next phase of planning.

Elle Noir AKA Chris Cochrane is unapologetically herself

The only out trans, Black drag queen this side of Montreal is the 2019 Pride Ambassador
Educator, drag queen, aesthetician, actor, consultant: Halifax's 2019 Pride ambassador commands the spotlight everywhere she goes.

Your unofficial official guide to Halifax Pride 2019

From The Coast’s first Pride Guide in 1996, the community—and its reach—has grown. Get this week’s edition for stories from trans youth research to a parade everyone can love.

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Building a better Mooseheads


Building a better Mooseheads

posted by STEPHEN KIMBER, Apr 5/18

For three years, the Halifax Mooseheads junior hockey club has been crafting a team to host—and win—the 2019 Memorial Cup. But what if it’s built too well too soon? comments      0

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Vol 27, No 13
August 22, 2019

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