Weekly News Bits

The 92nd Aniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
The Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture announced Friday that all photographs, films and archival records on the 1917 disaster have been re-digitized for their website http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/explosion/default.asp

News coverage of commemorations:
Survivors, residents mark anniversary of Halifax Explosion

Ottawa issues tender call for soil cleanup on McNabs
The soil remediation project was prompted by an old oil pipeline exposed when hurricane Juan tore through. The 240-metre pipeline has been oozing bunker C oil since the storm hit metro. The pipeline was part of a navy fuelling depot that supplied vessels and forts in use on the island during the Second World War

Port of Halifax signs MOU with Vietnamese port The MOU recognizes that the Port of Haiphong is a gateway or “border port” for trade between Northern Vietnam and South East Asia, and the Port of Halifax is a gateway port for Canada and North America

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