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8 Things You Should Know About Nova Scotia’s Tree for Boston

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2017 marks the 100th anniversary year of the Halifax Explosion that occurred in the Halifax harbour in 1917. When the explosion struck, killing nearly 2,000 people and leaving hundreds more injured and homeless, Boston sent medical personnel and supplies to relieve the city’s rescue efforts.

For decades Nova Scotians have commemorated Boston’s kindness by sending a Nova Scotian Christmas tree to our southern neighbours each year. Here are a few interesting facts you may not have known about Nova Scotia’s Tree for Boston:

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How much do you really know about the Halifax Explosion?

The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships collided in the harbour: The Imo and The Mont Blanc. This explosion resulted in Canada’s greatest tragedy in terms of loss of life, and destruction. 2017 marks 100 years since the explosion and we’re taking this milestone to remember not only the tragedy, but Halifax, Nova Soctia coming together to overcome it.

Here are 7 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION:

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