Canada

Just Travel! Nova Scotian Tidbits

People from Halifax are called Haligonians.

No road trip in Canada is complete without a stop at Tim’s. Here, especially Cape Breton, they sell a local staple, oat cakes.

The ubiquitous souvenir from NS is lobster – real, alive or dead and facsimiles thereof. Even McDonald’s sells a Mclobster sandwich. But did you know it was the poor who ate lobster and the rich who ate beef? These days you have to be rich to eat lobster. How things change!

Tragedies in Nova Scotia: Swiss Air, grave for Titanic victims, miners disaster, Halifax explosion

The Halifax-Dartmouth ferry was renamed the Viola Desmond after the Nova Scotian business owner and civil rights activist. Her name won in the ferry naming contest by Halifax transit.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/viola-desmond-ferry-halifax-transit-civil-rights-racism-1.3669777

Pictou, Nova Scotia was the site where Canada’s first and only all Black Battalion was formed July 9, 1916. On July 9, 2016 I was at the 100 year anniversary commemorative event.

Pictou, Nova Scotia Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

Pictou, Nova Scotia
Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/pictou-black-battalion-first-world-war-1.3664805

 

 

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