BREAKING NEWS! THERE ARE TWO STONEHENGES IN THE WORLD – AND ONE IS IN NOVA SCOTIA

While in Nova Scotia last week I came across a micro-STONEHENGE in a MIDDLEBORO field. This version wasn’t created by Druids or slaves, but by NIGEL ALLEN, a Crown Attorney, who prosecuted some of the province’s most notorious criminal cases.

In 1997, looking for a way to relax after intense days in court and the office, Mr. Allen decided to create a traditional Scottish ‘circle’<PHOTO ABOVE – CBC Halifax>

The nearby Wallace Quarries, stone provider for Canada’s parliament buildings and government offices, had plenty of 6-10-ton rejects on hand. Twenty of them were placed in the field, arranged with the Spring Equinox and the movement of the sun in mind.

People began showing up and still do. Some named them The Twelve Apostles; a King Stone; a Queen Stone; maybe they were put there by extraterrestrials; a group of Wichens from Newfoundland popped by, played their drums and conducted rituals.

It’s one of many oddities you can find in NOVA SCOTIA and a good one. You just never know what lies down a red-dirt back country road.

<PHOTO OF THE STONES by Peter Smith/Amherst Head>

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AMHERST (POP. 9,500), MY HOMETOWN, COMES OUT OF THE CLOSET WITH ITS 1ST PRIDE PARADE EVER

Everyone pitched in for AMHERST, Nova Scotia’s & Cumberland County’s first-ever Gay Pride Parade on June 3/2017.

From my sister who lives in rural Nova Scotia: “They had a lot of support from various groups, unions, organizations, businesses in town and one that Mom would like I’m sure – the Anglican Church. The Y’s Men helped with traffic control. The Parade Marshall was transgendered – one of the hottest chicks in town according to the straight guys.”

<Grand Marshall Corey Hunter>

<PHOTOS – Amherst News & Citizen-Record>