The Coast News

  • World-class convention centre “opens”
    A still-unfinished Halifax Convention Centre hosted a grand opening for media and dignitaries Friday—nearly two years after it was supposed to be completed. As documented on social media, the conventi …
  • Rock Candy to close after 15 years
  • A roundtable discussion with the vanguard of Halifax activism
    El Jones, Masuma Khan, Jade Byard Peek and Rebecca Thomas serve it raw. The major news stories of 2017 highlight how much labour has come off the backs of activists, but they also emphasize how much f …
  • We didn't start the (garbage) fire
    A lyrical tribute to the traumatic events of the past 12 months. Lorne Grabher, Jacques Dubé, Jamie Baillie walks away Street check data, Jimmy Melvin, rockets in Canso Robert Bjerke, Lady Drive Her, …
  • Here's to what Halifax is getting right
    Some of our favourite folks tell us what—if anything—is working well in HRM. Most of the news in 2017 has been spent documenting and/or trying to hide from all the horrible garbage fires happening aro …
  • Weed and alcohol are too close for comfort in Nova Scotia
    By selling cannabis through NSLC stores, premier Stephen McNeil’s government is ignoring healthy advice and common sense. The Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation recommends cann …
  • The problem with consent
    Women’s role in sex is still primarily framed—in the legal system and in society—as gatekeeper to men’s desires. When it comes to rape, the idea of consent is necessary but fundamentally flawed. It is …
  • Neurodiversity
    Our friend is polyamorous and we only like one out of his two partners. What to do? Plus: TFW you get misidentified as gay. Q As a 36-year-old straight woman with autism, I am often misidentified as l …
  • Free Will Astrology
    Trust your intuition, Gemini HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) At one point in his career, the mythical Greek hero Hercules was compelled to carry out a series of 12 strenuous labours.… …
  • New home for Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre moving forward
    Regional council approved an agreement Tuesday to sell the former Red Cross property on Gottingen Street to the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society. Terms and conditions of the deal are contained in a c …