World Quaker Day

Did you know today is #WorldQuakerDay? Did you know there are still practicing Quakers? Quakers work for peace and justice, stronger communities and greener policy in their communities – we think those are universal Dartmouthian values too, and for a reason! Easily dismissed as relics of the 18th century or …(Read More)

Sucka-free

This page and this effort are not about turning a profit, partisan fortunes, “sponsors” or giving politicians a platform. We’re not here to capitalize on Dartmouth’s name to sell some t-shirts, artisanal vacation packages; or to build a brand on the backs of the citizens who had their City stolen …(Read More)

Law & Order

…rests upon all of us to uphold. Our system of government, its makeup; our safety and happiness are all interrelated. We shed our constitutional heritage at our own peril; here in Nova Scotia, a daily occurrence with our 37% supermajorities and without a written Provincial Constitution to restrain their partisan …(Read More)

Reports of meetings held in the province of Nova Scotia, to consider a repeal of the “British North America Act, 1867”

At a meeting of the Members of the House of Assembly, in the Assembly Room, in the Provincial Building at Halifax, on the 7th day of November, 1867, the following Declaration was unanimously agreed to, and ordered to be published:— We, the representatives of Nova Scotia, having assembled for the …(Read More)

Post-glacial climate change and its effect on a shallow dimictic lake in Nova Scotia, Canada

This study of a lake in Lunenburg County gives us a good idea of Nova Scotia’s historical climate, vegetation and habitation potential since the last Ice Age, and the animation below illustrates the concepts in the following paper abstract. Abstract: A high-resolution, multi-proxy lake sediment record was used to establish …(Read More)

1824

The year 1824 witnessed the first curling matches on Dartmouth Lake. The game was introduced hereabouts by Sir Houston Stewart, Captain of H. M. S. Menai, then on this station. The Legislature that spring voted the largest sum yet for the road from Dartmouth to Fletcher’s. The amount was £200. …(Read More)

1823

Lyle’s historic shipyard was located just south of the present Shipyards, on that stretch of shore below the railway line paralleling Cunard Street. Besides owning water lots there, Lyle purchased from Samuel Cunard the triangular piece of land now bounded by Prince, South and the waterfront. Lyle’s shipyard started about …(Read More)

1933

Here is Wentworth Park and the children’s playground. The photograph, taken from the foot of Wentworth Street looking east, shows the vacant spaces of the former Glendenning field now occupied by the Curling Rink and the Woodlawn Dairy plant. At the extreme right is the edge of the outdoor rink …(Read More)

1920

In 1920 we had the coldest winter for years. There were 21 days of good sleighing, and 11 days of sub-zero weather in January with the mercury down to 17 below near the month-end. In February the harbor froze over for the first time since 1898. The ferries kept a …(Read More)

1919

During 1919, shipload after shipload of defence forces were brought back to the port of Halifax to be discharged. The work of repatriation went on for months. In Dartmouth, a local Housing Commission was set up for the purpose of aiding returned men in the financing of new homes. Stocks …(Read More)

1918

From The Story of Dartmouth, by Dr. John P. Martin: During the winter of 1917-1918 block after block of residential and commercial Dartmouth presented the appearance of a battered war-town, with most windows in nearly every house and shop boarded up and blanketed with tar-paper covering. One dwelling at 50 …(Read More)

1917

From The Story of Dartmouth, by Dr. John P. Martin: In 1917 the United States entered the Great War, and the Dominion Government passed a Conscription Bill. Christ Church celebrated its 100th anniversary and erected a monument to her war dead on the Church grounds. Canon C.W. Vernon published a …(Read More)

1916

In 1916 more local boys enlisted with the 85th Highlanders, the 64th, the 112th and 219th Battalions. One platoon of the last mentioned composed exclusively of Dartmouthians and those of the suburbs, used the old wooden Rink for drill purposes. In February, St. James Church was packed with 85th members …(Read More)