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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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Julia Gregoire
Julia Gregoire I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they got me interested in local politics!
victorion
victorion I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their tweets are awesome and informative! Great work!
L-a
L-a I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because the council coverage is a cornucopia of awesomeness.
Kyle DeYoung
Kyle DeYoung I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they council live tweets are awesome!
houseofpickles
houseofpickles I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because Tuesdays are fun again.
skimber
skimber I nominate @twitcoast for a Shorty Award in #news because he reminds me of my days covering Council and why I don't now
Rose Allen
Rose Allen I nominate @twitcoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they are the freshest, most relevant voice in Halifax!
Iain K. MacLeod
Iain K. MacLeod I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because it beats watching Eastlink Cable 10.
Steve Dinn
Steve Dinn I nominate @twitcoast for a Shorty Award in #news because there's no HRM city council coverage without him.
Jamie Hutt
Jamie Hutt I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because the stream of council tweets amuse me.
Lisa Y
Lisa Y I nominate @twitcoast for Shorty Award in #news because live council tweets have more people interested in proceedings
colleen macIsaac
colleen macIsaac I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they keep me entertained and up to date.
Brent+Rockwood
Brent+Rockwood I nominate @twitcoast for a Shorty Award in #news because he's the only guy doing any real city news around here.
Lauren Oostveen
Lauren Oostveen I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... their live-tweeting of Halifax city council is brilliant.
The Dingler
The Dingler I'm nominating @TwitCoast for a Shorty in #news because I sure as heck ain't going to council meetings anytime soon.
rawlines
rawlines I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news b/c he makes the city meaningful with deft insight, humour and wow.
trademark dave
trademark dave I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because Tim Bousquet is a helluva reporter!
Kristina
Kristina I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... news about Halifax has never been so interesting to read!
Sarah Dawson
Sarah Dawson I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because everyone I know is doing it and yes, I would jump off a bridge...
dawn marie sloane
dawn marie sloane I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they keep it real and humourous! Love Ya Tim!