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Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:44 PM

N.S. (Nova Scotia) to give $50,000 to Boston children's hospital after bombings

Source: CTV

News of a deadly terrorist attack in Boston is hitting home in the Maritimes, where connections to the city run deep...Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter announced today that the provincial government will donate $50,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

"When we were in need, Bostonians were there," says Dexter. "There is a border and hundreds of miles between us, but Massachusetts is always close to the hearts of Nova Scotians. We will do everything we can to support our neighbours and friends in their time of need.”

The ties grew even stronger after Bostonians rushed to Nova Scotia’s aid after the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

“Bostonians found about it. They immediately responded that night,” says Gerry Lunn of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. “A train full of relief supplies came to Halifax to help the victims of this tragedy.”


Read more: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-s-to-give-50-000-to-boston-children-s-hospital-after-bombings-1.1240574



More info can be found here on the history of close ties and friendship between the city of Boston and Halifax and Nova Scotia, a friendship born out of tragedy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston%E2%80%93Halifax_relations

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Reply N.S. (Nova Scotia) to give $50,000 to Boston children's hospital after bombings (Original post)
Libertas1776 Apr 2013 OP
bucolic_frolic Apr 2013 #1
Posteritatis Apr 2013 #8
Botany Apr 2013 #2
Dan Ken Apr 2013 #3
Botany Apr 2013 #4
Botany Apr 2013 #13
Dan Ken Apr 2013 #14
Botany Apr 2013 #15
Posteritatis Apr 2013 #16
southernyankeebelle Apr 2013 #5
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #12
Dorian Gray Apr 2013 #6
Posteritatis Apr 2013 #7
Cha Apr 2013 #9
4Q2u2 Apr 2013 #10
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #11

Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:49 PM

1. A point well taken

It's true, connections to Boston do run deep in Nova Scotia. In colonial
times there was a lot of trade between the two, both still maintain
fishing economies, many Scottish Tories up and moved to Nova Scotia
after the Revolution, only to return in later generations.

Thank you, Nova Scotians, for a generous and heartfelt gesture.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:59 PM

8. Halifax proper still feels a debt from 1917, too. (nt)

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Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:51 PM

2. New England and Nova Scotia have a lot in common



Tell me is this Massachusetts or Nova Scotia?

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:55 PM

3. Looks like Nova Scotia to me!

 

Brilliant fall foliage could be either place, actually.

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Response to Dan Ken (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:57 PM

4. hint the orange and red colors are sugar maples



the evergreens could be fir or white pine

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Response to Dan Ken (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:48 PM

13. you are right

BTW welcome to DU.

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have some chowder

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Response to Botany (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:58 PM

14. Thank you! Do you know exactly where ...

 

that picture was taken? I love Nova Scotia, all of it, especially Cape Breton Island.

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Response to Dan Ken (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 01:21 PM

15. It is not more than 50 miles to the ocean



according to an article in huff post it might be close to Truro, N.S.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/david-dodge/renewable-energy-nova-scotia_b_2159492.html

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Response to Dan Ken (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 05:25 PM

16. Outside of the cities and big towns you have to look hard not to find scenery like that. (nt)

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:38 PM

5. Nova Scotia is soooooooooooo beautiful along with the people.

 

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:38 PM

12. Both!

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Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:39 PM

6. Class act

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Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 08:59 PM

7. Glad to see it happening. I've always liked the connection NS and Boston have. (nt)

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Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:29 PM

9. Nova Scotia is a beautiful province and Halifax is a

wonderful city. Bless their giving hearts. Canada

thank you, Libertas

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Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 10:15 AM

10. Friends

When you have to walk down that long dark alley and face what maybe in there, you look left then right. Those are your true friends standing there next to you.

It is nice to have such good friends.
Peace and Prosperity to N.S.

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Response to Libertas1776 (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:37 PM

11. Always our good nieghbors

<3

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