By Team Coast
Home (delivery) for the holidays
All the traditional treats, to go.
By Victoria Walton
How to have the best virtual cocktail party of the year
5 tips, plus Zoom backgrounds for sharing, a local playlist, food ideas and more.
Here for the holidays
How to cope with this atypical time, with tips from a professional.
By Morgan Mullin
Keep Halifax weird
Shopping local is a great way to encourage the things that make our city unique, and it’s more about the mindset than the money.
By Kyle Shaw
How to get a handle on the booze blues this holiday
Sober City's Lee-Anne Richardson on alcoholism, shame and sobriety.
By Caora McKenna
Over 20 events to help you make merry this season
Things might be frightful, but these online and IRL events are just delightful.
What the pandemic means for a soup kitchen’s holiday meal
Soul’s Harbour will give out at least 400 meals and 800 stockings this season.
The anti-Amazon in Dartmouth
Black Bow Gift Co. lets you choose from over 400 products, many of them made in Nova Scotia.
Shop the city
Our 2020 local gift guide
Six local gifts for $60 or less
You better not pout, we’ve got your local-made, handcrafted, stocking stuffers covered.
By Jade Nauss
Eldon Turner serves turkey dinner, and good company
The Sackville cook ensures no one dines alone with his free Christmas dinner aimed at curbing holiday isolation.
By Hal Atwood
DeRico Symonds takes responsibility
The founder of The Give BACK fundraiser has been buying and delivering holiday groceries for folks and families who need them for the last three years.
By Isabel Buckmaster
With a voice as big as the sea
How singing for the sake of singing became a holiday tradition that’s kept Maria Bartholomew’s family carolling for neighbours and strangers for 35 years.
By Allison Saunders
The generous spirit of Winnie Bowden
The life-long northender carries on her best friend’s legacy by bringing her neighbours together for songs, snacks and camaraderie.
The big heart behind Santas for Seniors
How loss inspired Robyn Carruthers start-up initiative that’s grown to bring holiday gifts to 400 seniors.
By Travis Devonport
Nancy Frank’s quiet acts of kindness
Itty bitty tokens of appreciation are her silent way of saying—I see you.
Feel the spirit with the Holiday Planner
Warm your heart with the stories of six humble holiday heroes and fill your schedule with all of the season's parties, craft shows and concerts.
50+ holiday evenings to unwrap
Put your advent calendar aside for a sec and zone in on your social calendar.
Get holly jolly with The Holiday Planner
Ringing in the snowy season with gift ideas, festive booze, events galore, Christmas bangers and a partridge in a pear tree.
Say, what’s in this drink?: 7 seasonal local sips
It’s cold outside, baby, pass the booze.
By Rebecca Dingwell
“I get to wake up and experience another day of life on this earth”
Nova Scotia now has almost no COVID rules, but masks are still mandatory in schools
We asked Coast readers how the pandemic changed their lives
No masks, no limits, no POV as Nova Scotia lifting all COVID restrictions March 21
A big shift in Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 strategy
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Mattea Roach talks drag, hate comments and weed
By Kaija Jussinoja
Nova Scotia’s “discriminatorily underfunded” gender-affirming care system needs a revamp
Know Your Rights campaign against racist police street checks stalled by bureaucracy
By Matt Stickland
Community rallies to help Souls Harbour after fire shuts down the shelter’s kitchen