Maritime History

Putting a Name to a Face: A WHHS Project

Over the course of my time working at the West Hants Historical Society, I have perused our shelves often. I peek into cabinets and rifle through drawers, always finding something that can pique my interest. Working here is almost like being Indiana Jones; you’re constantly discovering little treasures (although they usually aren’t made of solid …

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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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