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Category: Halifax

World War 1: the 209th’s Journey and Arrival Overseas (Part 5)

This is the fifth post in a series about a group of World War 1 soldiers from Mill Village, Nova…

Summer of Chaos: Week 6

Week 6 touches 5 cities: Marina dey Rey, Venice, Montreal, Halifax, and Los Angeles… and I joke that it’s the…

Remembering Max

Over the next few months U-boats sank a total of 44 ships in Canadian waters with the loss of only…

Georges Island, Halifax

For nearly two hundred years Georges Island was the scene of constant military activity. Tales of executions, forts and hidden…

Halifax Harbourwalk

The waterfront in downtown Halifax is the home of the Halifax Harbourwalk, a 3-km boardwalk popular amongst tourists and locals….

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Halifax Explosion

On the morning of Thursday, December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship, the SS Mont-Blanc, collided with the Norwegian SS Imo…

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Meet the Navy

Many many many years ago, Rosie O’Donnell dubbed Halifax a gay friendly destination. Colourful “alternative lifestyle” shops line the streets…

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic… full of ships, mystery, history, intrigue, and drama. Every generation sees tragedy, and in…

Alexander Keiths, Halifax

Annie McGregor, Isabelle MacDonald, and Sara Mackie all take you on a tour through the 1823 Alexander Keith stone brewery…

Halifax’s Historic Farmers’ Market

In 2010, the Halifax’s Historic Farmer’s Market celebrated its 260th Anniversary. It was during this celebration that the old Market…

If I Were to Write an Eulogy…

We first met in 1989. Michelle was living with a friend in Tower at Acadia University (the men’s residence) because…

One Night in Halifax

Some people talk about spending one night in Bangkok or Paris, perhaps London or Delhi. My night always seems to…

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