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Walter Francis Lunn – A Fallen Soldier of The Great War: His Story

Walter Francis Lunn – A Fallen Soldier of The Great War: His Story by Kevin Lunn Winnipeg, MB August 2018 Introduction It was late September 1918. The push was on by the British, French and their allies to bring the Great War to an end. A soldier in that effort, Walter Francis Lunn, age 24, died on …

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60th Anniversary of NHL Desegregation

William Eldon O’Ree, OC ONB: 60th Anniversary of NHL Desegregation By Dawn Upshaw Community reports confirm African Nova Scotians played recreational and competitive hockey before 1820. Segregation blocked African Nova Scotians playing on mixed teams or competing against European Nova Scotian teams. 1900-1925, African Canadians organized the Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes, credited with …

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Mill Island, Windsor

Mill Island by Eva Mumford, Windsor, NS Prior to European settlement the area that is now called Windsor was a group of islands surrounded by marshland that was covered with salt water on the high tide. Through a system of dykes (levies), ditches, and one-way valves called arbiteaux, these marshes were eventually dyked by the …

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The Rule of The Road, 1918

THE (Berwick)REGISTER, February 13, 1918. The Rule of the Road. (Letter from Judge Savary)

To the Editor of the SPECTATOR
SIR: – I notice by your last issue that a vigorous effort is being made to secure a change in the “rule of the
road” which in these Maritime Provinces requires two carriages passing each either travelling in opposite
directions to keep to their left.


Halifax Explosion, December 6 1917

The Halifax Explosion From wikipedia: The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. A fire on board the French ship ignited her cargo, causing a large explosion that devastated …

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Trecothick Creek

On a small hill overlooking the stream the Acadians built the second parish church of l’Assomption in village Landry. The graveyard was located nearby. The church and graveyard are long ago forgotten. The name of the stream during the Acadian period is unknown, but its rather unique current name is a reminder of a bygone era when the province was a small British colony, opening up to immigration.

Some Literary Figures from Windsor’s Past

This article is taken from WHHS guest speaker Rev. David Curry, January 5 2006. Some Literary Figures from Windsor’s Past Deborah How Cottnam (“Portia”), Griselda Tonge & Sir Charles G.D. Roberts I want to thank the West Hants Historical Society for inviting me to speak about “Some Literary Figures from Windsor’s Past”. Your President has …

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