Nova Scotia

08 Dec 2018 | Canada
Nova Scotia

It's been 101 years since the terrible Halifax explosion, but the city of Boston still gets a big present every year for being on its Canadian friend's "nice list."

Nova Scotia provides Boston with its official yuletide tree as a thank you for the city's response to the 1917 explosion in Halifax Harbor. An estimated 2,000 people died and 9,000 more were hurt when a cargo ship carrying explosives collided with another ship.

Aid from Boston was the first to arrive, and the response has not been forgotten.