We’re still calling it femicide

We’re still calling it femicide

The Portapique shooting has exposed the damage white, male entitelement can do.

By JOHANNAH BLACK, Apr 18/21


Yes, we should share the vaccine

Yes, we should share the vaccine

Life is truly fine in Nova Scotia. It’s imploding elsewhere.

By CAORA MCKENNA, Apr 17/21


Nova Scotia needs to do more to ensure its shelters embody harm reduction

Nova Scotia needs to do more to ensure its shelters embody harm reduction

“Every overdose is a policy failure.”

By GAYLE COLLICUTT, Mar 25/21


Press Forward is plotting a strong future for Canadian journalism

Press Forward is plotting a strong future for Canadian journalism

Speaking for The Coast: We're proud to be a founding member of the new indie media org.

by CHRISTINE ORESKOVICH, Dec 10/20


Halifax should follow Vancouver's lead and decriminalize drugs

Halifax should follow Vancouver's lead and decriminalize drugs

Any level of government can take charge on health care and harm reduction.

by KATYA KOROL AND DR. SARAH FRASER, Dec 4/20


Voice of the city: A premier should consider housing a human right

Voice of the city: A premier should consider housing a human right

Not just a financial commodity.

by LISA ROBERTS, Nov 19/20


Voice of the city: The show must go on

Voice of the city: The show must go on

Music teachers have returned to the classrooms, but the sound of singing is nowhere to be heard.

by JACK BENNET, Nov 4/20


You’re not too old to trick-or-treat if you’ve never celebrated Halloween before

You’re not too old to trick-or-treat if you’ve never celebrated Halloween before

Newcomers from all over the world spend their first haunted holiday in Halifax.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Oct 28/20


Landlords getting the final word on heritage designation won't work

Landlords getting the final word on heritage designation won't work

How a process to protect more Halifax buildings was obliterated in one public hearing.

by LARRY HAIVEN, Aug 10/20


Federal court rules that the US is not safe for refugees as per the Safe Third Country Act

Federal court rules that the US is not safe for refugees as per the Safe Third Country Act

Now the government has six months to act and advance refugee rights in Canada.

by STACEY GOMEZ, Jul 29/20


250 years later, the province is still trying to shirk its promises in North Preston

250 years later, the province is still trying to shirk its promises in North Preston

If you want an example of system racism in our province, look at the issue of land titles in our African Nova Scotian Communities

by ROBYN SCHLEIHAUF, Jul 24/20


My Black hair matters

My Black hair matters

Why you shouldn't be shy about the hair that grows from your scalp.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Jul 23/20


Thank you, Halifax. You should feel proud.

Thank you, Halifax. You should feel proud.

A woman who transitioned later in life thanks her chosen city for all the help it gave along the way.

by PENNY CATTERICK, Jul 22/20


Halifax hosts Day of Rage in protest against West Bank annexation

Halifax hosts Day of Rage in protest against West Bank annexation

No Justice on Stolen Land brings together Black, Indigenous and Palestinian activists to "fight the injustices that have existed for too long in every part of the world."

by KATERINA NIKAS, Jun 30/20


No extension for eviction ban puts Halifax's renters at risk

No extension for eviction ban puts Halifax's renters at risk

Renters in Halifax don't have the support and protection they need from government.

by SAMIYA DOTTIN, Jun 26/20


Cliff Robinson is one of Halifax's essential workers—COVID or no COVID

Cliff Robinson is one of Halifax's essential workers—COVID or no COVID

Mainline Needle Exchange provides life-saving services 365 days of the year.

by MATTHEW BONN, Jun 25/20


MDMA likely laced with fentanyl leads to overdose and death in Halifax

MDMA likely laced with fentanyl leads to overdose and death in Halifax

Harm reduction needs to include youth—just saying no to drugs isn’t enough.

by MATTHEW BONN, Jun 18/20


Canada should require more than a Grade 12 education for police and RCMP officers

Canada should require more than a Grade 12 education for police and RCMP officers

At minimum, police should know the history of the communities they’ll have power over.

by FLORESTINE BIRD, Jun 14/20


Ocean's Week Halifax kicks off online

Ocean's Week Halifax kicks off online

Trivia, a virtual fish dissection and a keynote address with Future Ancestors

by ISABELLE HURLEY, Jun 8/20


Nova Scotians are still dying from the overdose crisis

Nova Scotians are still dying from the overdose crisis

On the national day of action, activists are calling for a safe drug supply, decriminalization of drugs and more.

by MATT BONN, Apr 30/20


Call it by its name: Misogynist violence

Call it by its name: Misogynist violence

Femicides disproportionately occur in non-urban areas in Canada—pretending that last weekend's killings were a freak accident won't stop it from happening again.

by JOHANNAH BLACK, Apr 25/20


Voice of The City: Abuse and violence thrive in isolation and silence

Voice of The City: Abuse and violence thrive in isolation and silence

Canadian's Battered Women’s Support Services hotline has seen a 300 percent increase in calls because of COVID,

by JOHANNAH BLACK, Apr 20/20


For those incarcerated with their babies, COVID-19 puts two generations in peril

For those incarcerated with their babies, COVID-19 puts two generations in peril

Restrictions for COVID-19 containment in prisons will be harder on women and trans/nonbinary parents. Now is the time for their decarceration.

by MARTHA PAYNTER, Apr 11/20


Voice of the city: Making the case for play

Voice of the city: Making the case for play

School won't be back in session until at least May 1, so Crystal Watson says "let your kids rediscover what was normal: leave them alone and let them play."

by CRYSTAL WATSON, Apr 1/20


Voice of The City: Exposing privilege during a pandemic

Voice of The City: Exposing privilege during a pandemic

Advocating for social justice should not stop because of COVID-19—it should get stronger.

by KEISHA JEFFERIES, Mar 24/20


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