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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


The first passenger service from Dartmouth’s new railway station, commenced on January 6th, 1886. E. M. Walker sent the first lot of freight. Connection was made at Halifax with inward and outward trains. The skating rink continued to be the centre of winter activity with hockey games, carnivals and skating …(Read More)


By 1873 the newly established industries of Dartmouth were commencing to participate in the usual practice of holding annual sleigh-drives hereabouts. These establishments could not be expected to advertise their wares in all of the numerous newspapers then being published in Halifax, and consequently took advantage of other opportunities to …(Read More)

Elections of 1847

Newspapers about this time were filled with accounts of political meetings, for this was the year of the Provincial elections. The Liberal candidates in Halifax County were Henry Y. Mott and Joseph Howe. The Conservatives were James F. Gray and William Lawson. (Four other candidates contested Halifax Township.) Mr. Gray …(Read More)