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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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Allen Holden
Allen Holden I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they live tweet the council meetings and they're just full of awesomeness!
Kathleen Neves
Kathleen Neves I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...it is interesting, informative and very entertaining.
Colin Chisholm
Colin Chisholm I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they have great coverage of City Council - bravo!
Colleen Merlin
Colleen Merlin I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they keep me informed about our city!
Heidi Bezanson
Heidi Bezanson I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... there is a need for more #consultation
Adam Lardner
Adam Lardner I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they tell it like it is. Best news in #Halifax.
vinospizza
vinospizza I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they print Dan Savage
Ned Z.
Ned Z. I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news for their scoop of Council's ancient religious cermonies.
Candace Mooers
Candace Mooers I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because of live-blogging from Halifax City Council meetings.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they transcend the mind-numbing pettiness of local government
mikefred
mikefred I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they make boring HRM council meetings interesting to follow.
Stephan MacLeod
Stephan MacLeod I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they know the bizness
Heather
Heather I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they make living in Halifax more cool.
Peter Gaskin
Peter Gaskin I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their live tweeting will tell when to evacuate the city.
jleahg
jleahg I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #music because they write AWESOME reviews of @CamerataXara ! (:
jleahg
jleahg I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they give honnest insight into the inner work of HRM council
Paul Blaauw
Paul Blaauw I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because live tweeting is good for a laugh.
Rebecca
Rebecca I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... I <3 their style! Keeping Halifax Real!
Drew Marshall
Drew Marshall I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because Tim reveals the truth within the walls of city hall.
Rob MacArthur
Rob MacArthur I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they make me want to be informed about municipal politics