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The Coast Halifax was nominated for a Shorty Award!

The Coast: Halifax's weekly newspaper, featuring news and arts reporting. Our reporter Tim Bousquet's live-blogging of Halifax city council meetings via Twitter-- which is at the same time irreverent, witty and informative-- has brought unprecedented interest and citizen engagement to municipal affairs. The Twitter live-blogging is "the best thing on Twitter" (@kempthead), " ground breaking" (@wlach), "transcends the mind-numbing pettiness of local government" (@Chris Jones), and "makes me want to be informed about municipal politics" (@Rob MacArthur). Other reporters post links and commentary on the local arts scene, and we use Twitter for prize give-aways as well. twitcoast has become a forum for discussion of local issues on many fronts.

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The Coast Halifax (TwitCoast on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Linda Fraser
Linda Fraser I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...of his answer to your first question.
Chris Foster
Chris Foster I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...News done right is great. And @TwitCoast does everything
Gail Lethbridge
Gail Lethbridge I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... he uses new and old media make HRM council accountable
Shawn Cleary
Shawn Cleary I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they're just the coolest kids...ever
Tim Bousquet
Tim Bousquet I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they get me all excited about city councillors.
Cheryl
Cheryl I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because making news relevant & interesting in 140 is no small feat.
Jeff White
Jeff White I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they are an example of news done right and funny as hell
Jeffraham
Jeffraham I vote for @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because no one covered the property tax issue better!
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Web Hosting I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they are great!
Gina Rutledge
Gina Rutledge I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they are great!
ScottBlackburnPhoto
ScottBlackburnPhoto I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...it's the best news in Halifax and the East Coast!
Hosting Coupons
Hosting Coupons I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because Tim rocks the news of the north.
Anne Verge
Anne Verge I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...their council postings are hilarious.
Keith Stevens
Keith Stevens I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because Tim Bousquet is the best reporter at City Hall!
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heff I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... it's brilliant & hilarious at the same time.
Adam Hartling
Adam Hartling .I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they can make even a city council meeting entertaining.
Alex Hanam
Alex Hanam I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they keep me in the know about HRM when I'm living abroad.
Frank Streicher
Frank Streicher I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because sitting through council meetings is the bravest thing ever
Carolyn McLelan
Carolyn McLelan I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they tell it like it is, with humour!
Andy Murdoch
Andy Murdoch I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they're they only paper in the city who understands this medium.