7 things you need to know Monday

Celebrating World Oceans Day in Halifax plus bad Snoop Dogg.

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If you missed it, NSCC photography instructor and bike enthusiast Ingram Barss took over The Coast’s Instagram account this weekend. Saturday didn’t provide the best weather to document the great things happening during Bike Week/Doors Open/100 in 1 Day, but Barss still ended up with some amazing shots (like the one above). If you want to run our next social media takeover, email us at editor@thecoast.ca!

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Snoop Dogg continues to be a gross creep. The celebrity’s “creepy and awkward” comments towards CBC’s Stephanie Clattenburg have caused headlines across local media outlets. The internet being the worst, there are also thousands of comments posted running the gamut from “rappers don’t respect women, what did you expect?” to “he was paying her a compliment, chill.”

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The Coast's head is shrinking back to its normal size after picking up two huge awards last week. First was the Canadian Journalism Foundation's prize for Excellence in Journalism, the only time a Nova Scotian news outlet has won in the CJF's 25-year history. (The Globe and Mail also won, and mentions The Coast in its story.) Then Saturday night at the Canadian Association of Journalists awards, the "Community Media" honour went to The Coast. Both awards are for Hilary Beaumont's excellent "The always-on stalker" feature, which you really should read if you haven't already.

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You might know her from the Historic Farmers’ Market, but chef Saronn Pov is taking her made-with-love, Cambodian eats to the next level and opening a restaurant in the next couple of months. Get inside her kitchen, and her cooking philosophies here.

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Nearly 250 volunteers collected 450 bags of trash during this year’s McNabs Island cleanup over the weekend. The Friends of McNab Island helped organize the sweep, which hauled in beach umbrellas, two kitchen sinks, a plastic palm tree and a “toy fox without its stuffing.” As reports the CBC, the volunteers “also noted a number of Tim Hortons cups.” Perhaps the Timmies boycott will help reduce that waste for next year.

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Art gossipers are still talking about former AGNS director and CEO Ray Cronin’s sudden departure last Friday. His interim fill-in starts today. http://www.thecoast.ca/ArtAttack/archives/2015/06/05/major-agns-shake-up

+1 Sure Thing
Today is World Oceans Day, and since the water is still too cold for most of us warm-blooded Haligonians to celebrate in, the next-best way to mark the event is by going to The Ocean and You: Why Does it Matter? This panel discussion, capping a successful Oceans Week of activities, starts at the Museum of Natural History at 7pm. Halifax's legendary shark researcher Boris Worm will be there, and so should you.

Putting the "No" in Snoop.

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