Halifax Explosion Christmas tree prepared for journey to Boston from Cape Breton
One year ago - By National Post
BLUES MILLS, N.S. - A Nova Scotia tradition that recalls how New England residents helped Halifax after a massive explosion ripped through the capital city 100 years ago is underway today.
Each year the province cuts down a Christmas tree and sends it to Boston as an act of gratitude for sending a trainload of volunteers and supplies to assist thousands of injured and homeless citizens in the damaged city.
The 100th anniversary tree is a 45-year-old, 16-metre white spruce in Blues Mills, about 38 kilometres from Baddeck in Cape Breton.
Waycobah First Nations resident John William Cremo...
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