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Who we choose to remember – and who we let history forget – defines us
September 2, 2017 | The Globe and Mail | ELIZABETH RENZETTI.

An elegant monument to one of the town's great entrepreneurs, a black Loyalist named Rose Fortune.

A freed slave who had arrived with her family in Nova Scotia just before the American War of Independence, Rose became a famous figure in town, using her wheelbarrow to help transport travellers' goods from the wharves to their lodgings. She is also often referred to as the country's first unofficial policewoman, as she enthusiastically applied her baton to keep local rowdy teens in line. Her business grew and prospered, and she became the matriarch of a Nova Scotia transport dynasty. On July 1 this year, Rose's monument, a metal sculpture that also functions as a bench, designed by artist Brad Hall, was unveiled in the garrison graveyard.........
Elizabeth_Renzetti  symbolism  Nova_Scotia  forgotten  African_Canadians  women  history 
september 2017 by jerryking
X marks the spot: St. Francis Xavier reaches for a prestigious reputation - The Globe and Mail
JANE TABER
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jul. 02 2013

Founded originally as a Catholic university, it is now striving to promote its image and atmosphere as not unlike the U.S. Ivy League schools – not in the terms of elitist exclusivity, but with the intimate feel of the campus, community spirit and academic excellence.

Last May, St. FX allied with three other universities – Acadia in Wolfville, N.S., Mount Allison in Sackville, N.B., and Bishop’s in eastern Quebec – to form a strategic partnership to promote their small, residential, mostly undergraduate universities as smarter than the bigger institutions across Canada. Eventually, the U4 League, as they are calling their group, will collaborate in courses and programs and increase partnerships in promoting higher-quality teaching and administration.
Colleges_&_Universities  elitism  Nova_Scotia  alumni  St._FX 
september 2014 by jerryking
N.S. tech firm’s future lies in harsh climates -
Jun. 26 2013 | The Globe and Mail | by MARJO JOHNE

Published Wednesday, Jun. 26 2013

. For two years, the Dartmouth, N.S., company has been providing wireless gas-flux measurement systems to researchers and energy resource development companies.

In layman’s terms, that means they sell devices that measure gas – in particular, carbon dioxide – in the atmosphere and trapped in soil.

This information helps environmental researchers, policy makers and oil and gas companies measure CO2 and develop strategies for improving safety and environmental standards
small_business  CO2  tools  Nova_Scotia 
june 2013 by jerryking
Uproar over dolls part of new black pride_February 12, 1991
February 12, 1991 | Globe & Mail | Kevin Cox.

The issue of the dolls might appear minor to some people, especiallly when oomparod to the history of racial intolerance in Nova Scotia. In the 1850s, blacks formed their own churches because they were banned from the white ones, ostensibly for making too much noise during worship. Until the early l900s, blacks were segregated from whites in theatres, and it was not until I954 that black schools were eliminated in the province. Black leaders still point to the tearing down of the black settlement of Africville in Halifax in the 1960s and the resettlement of blacks in public housing as acts of racism.
No black his been elected to the legislature. and there are only a few black lawyers and doctors.

Bul lately there have been some signs of the black population speaking out against its treatment and a new pride in the accomplishments of black heroes such as Richard Preston, founder of the black Baptist churches; William Hall, a biack soldier who received the Victoria Cross; singer Portia White; and educators such as Carrie Best and the late Rev. William Oliver.
Nova_Scotia  Halifax  African_Canadians  Zellers  history  racism  collectibles  pride 
august 2012 by jerryking
Racism's long history in quiet East Coast towns - The Globe and Mail
Nov. 05 2010 |The Globe and Mail | Les Perreaux.

Until the immigration reforms of the 1960s, 37 per cent of Canadian blacks lived in Nova Scotia. Today, its black population of 19,200 is smaller than the numbers in each of the largest cities. But no other place in Canada has so many black communities still living in de facto segregation. Nowhere else in Canada does the legacy of slavery remain so tangible, as much as mainstream white society tries to block it out.

"We are Canada's largest indigenous black population, and our history sets us apart and makes us unique. Nova Scotia blacks, in fact, have been treated a lot worse," says Donald Oliver, a Nova Scotia Conservative senator and lawyer. "People are very afraid to talk about it, they want it buried under the carpet."
African_Canadians  Nova_Scotia  race_relations  racism 
june 2012 by jerryking
Blueberry king aims to rule cable too
19 May 2003 | The Globe and Mail B.3. | Gordon Pitts. Profiles John Bragg, the Nova Scotia tycoon whose holdings span blueberry patches and high-tech telephone service over CATV networks.
Nova_Scotia  maritime  Gordon_Pitts  CATV  fruits  agribusiness  entrepreneur  moguls  Canadian 
may 2012 by jerryking

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