We East-Coasters are guilty of having, as a certain public figure would say, a culture of defeat. I think this comes, in part, from the inability to, forgive crass the expression, toot our own horns. Up until recently, Nova Scotia was once crazy place to live. Our history is chock full of riots, pirates, war, royalty, wealth, massacres, and of course, explosions (not one, but two).
In order to celebrate and promote our trailblazing and sometimes miscreant past, Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management have teamed up with the folks at CBC to bring to Bluenosers "A Moment in History". Every night at the end of the news at six pm, your friend and mine, Jim Nunn, doles out a delicious morsel of Nova Scotia's past.
April is full of new beginnings and terrible endings. Tune in to find out:
- Which premier's dead body rested in province house for days while thousands gathered in the streets to mourn his death?
- Why is there is a picture of coffins piled outside of NSCAD?
- What majestic beasts (in fact, twenty-three of them) were airlifted from Quebec to the Cape Breton Highlands?
- When was the first live radio coverage in Canada, and what does it have to do with Moose River, Nova Scotia?