NOVA SCOTIANS HUNKER DOWN AS HURRICANE DORIAN APPROACHES THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES

I had planned to be on my way tomorrow (Saturday) to NOVA SCOTIA, but Mother Nature had other plans. She cut me off with the unpredictable forthcoming arrival of Hurricane Dorian.  <BELOW – Hurricane Dorian forecast track and intensity, editorial cartoon by MICHAEL DE ADDER, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia><“As you can see, this hurricane could have hit Alabama.”  MICHAEL DE ADDER, cartoonist with the Halifax Chronicle Herald said:“You know that hurricane Trump thought was going to hit Alabama. It looks like it’s going to hit my house instead.”, September 6/2019>
The Weather Network, Friday afternoon, September 6th –A hurricane watch covers all of Nova Scotia as Dorian begins its trek towards Atlantic Canada. It is currently a Category 1 storm and will gain speed today as it heads for Nova Scotia. Landfall will likely be just east of HALIFAX. Strong winds, rain and storm surges are expected on Saturday.”

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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>

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>