May 16, 2017

THE NAME STUBBERT Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation known in England as Poll Tax. Throughout the following centuries the spelling and variations of the original spelling of sur names changed and evolved into names we use today. The first recorded spelling of the family name Stubbert can be found in the Hundred […]

The Battle of the Atlantic – September 1939 to May 8, 1945

May 8, 2016

I remember clearly the excitement and then the stress expressed by my parents and older siblings on that day back in 1945. My parents home was on Barrington Street, the main street in Halifax. On that day so long ago I didn’t understand or appreciate the great magnitude of what was happening. It was my […]

Happy Birthday to 107 year old Jeannette Brown

April 7, 2016

TRURO, N.S. Jeannette Brown celebrated her 107th birthday today in Truro, N.S., Surrounded by family for her birthday lunch, Brown said the key to a long and happy life is being good to others. She also said a standout event from the last century is Barack Obama’s election as president of the United States. Brown, […]

One of Canada’s first naval nursing sisters

September 13, 2015

By Lookout on Sep 08, 2015 In 1943, at the pinnacle of the Second World War, Margaret “Greet” Ferguson, a graduate nurse trained in a Toronto hospital, found herself treating wounded Canadian sailors at the base in Newfoundland. She was one among 99 other nurses chosen as Canada’s first contingent of Naval Nursing Sisters. “I […]

Steve Sheals 1937 – 2012

August 10, 2012

From Scotland to Nova Scotia

May 23, 2012

 The ‘Edinburgh Inspiring Capital’ yacht is set to leaveScotlandand visit 15 international ports during the Clipper 11-2 Round the World Yacht Race. The crew are hoping to receive a warm Scottish welcome as they stop inHalifax,Nova Scotiaon June 11 after their stopover inNew York.

Halifax on list of Canada’s most livable cities

March 21, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012 MoneySense magazine namedHalifaxin its rankings ofCanada’s most livable cities as No. 4 out of 190 cities and towns.  This is up from 21st place last year. Categories in whichHalifaxshone were; Culture, employment rates, pollution levels and the ability to walk or bike to work were. The city also did well […]

Scots in Nova Scotia

September 2, 2009

Pictou, Nova Scotia was the site where the first Scottish settlers arrived in the new world. A replica of the ship Hector was built in Pictou. In 1773, 189 Gaels left from Loch Broom, Scotland. They crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the ship Hector and arrived at Pictou, Nova Scotia. These brave adventurers formed the […]