Back in November, the province of Nova Scotia kept up a yearly tradition by sending the city of Boston its official Christmas tree.
Nova Scotia has done this every year since 1971 -- but why?
It all has to do with appreciation, for what people in Boston did for Nova Scotia 103 years ago. Here’s that story.
An explosion rocks a community
On the morning of Dec. 6, 1917, a French cargo ship filled with high explosives and acid collided with a Norwegian ship in Halifax Harbour, located near Nova Scotia’s capital city of Halifax.
The explosives on the French ship detonated, causing a blast that destroyed property within a radius of 1 1/2 miles. Homes, stores and a sugar refinery were all annihilated in the explosion, killing about 2,000 and injuring 9,000 others.