I miss you, The Coast

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I'm writing to profess my undying love to you, The Coast. I live in another province now. There's just no paper here that compares. Our local papers are not free and our primary local news sources are controlled by an oil baron. Maybe someday I'll arrive at my own list of Best Ofs here but for now it's trial and error. I grew up reading The Coast. You were there for all of my 20s. The best parts of my life in the city—and the craziest times—were plotted out with the information you shared. Whenever I would play tour guide or provide advice for new friends who just moved in to the city it would be: "Check out The Coast!" It welcomed me to the city and helped me to find my way. I miss seeing the cool cover artwork in the free boxes around town. Superb journalism, fun columns and a lot of good times. I'm sorry that I always used you and threw you away—I confess that at the end of the week you went from my coffee table to proper recycling (NS has the best and I took it for granted) or sometimes I even used you to start fun backyard bonfires. Now I'm all alone.. sniff sniff. Thanks for always being there!
—Haligonian at heart

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