HALIFAX IS LOSING ITS MASCOT – ‘THEODORE TOO’ – THE TUGBOAT IS UP FOR SALE FOR $495.000.

Trust the coronavirus for cutting tourism revenue in Nova Scotia. Ambassadors Gray Line can no longer subsidize the tug boat’s daily tours around Halifax harbour and under the bridges. Normally it would seat 49, but with social distancing that number could drop to an estimated 12. The vessel was built in DAYSPRING, Nova Scotia, and is a replica of the title character in a CBC children’s television program between 1993 to 2001.

MY SISTER IN NOVA SCOTIA HAS WRITTEN A POEM ABOUT – OF ALL THINGS – COVID-19

‘COVID-19’ by SHARON SMITH
May this quarantine be over soon,
‘Cause I’m getting as big as the moon.
My hair is growing long and grey,
I’m hoping the salons will open in May.
Trump suggested Lysol would do the trick,
If upon you this virus decides to stick.
I didn’t follow his advice to the letter (not at all) ,
Figured wine would taste so much better.
Have a safe and happy day, 
and keep the coronavirus at bay!

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>