Digging in the dirt

STELLARTON — As I stared out across the grassy, sun-drenched plain, I knew this was going to be the day. The day that I rescued from the clutches of history some buried treasures by using my latent skills as an archaeologist. After all, I took an online archaeology course one time; that’s got to make...

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Conference brings virtual Sable Island experience to the mainland

Sable Island is a mysterious shifting sandbar that for centuries, has captured the imaginations of people near and far. “No matter where I might be, in whatever company, whenever I mention Sable Island, it’s almost guaranteed that people will ask any variation of the same three questions,” Sable Island historian Jill Martin says. “Those questions...

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Local historian recalls Dead Man’s and Melville islands

This past Memorial Day history was made, once again, at Melville Island and Dead Man’s Island in Halifax, witnessed by a local historian. Bridgeville’s  John Ashton had the opportunity as the Nova Scotia representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to speak at the official commemoration of the two islands as historic...

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