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 Presenting the latest news about the Halifax Defence Complex National Historic Sites

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Halifax Explosion Remembrance
Tuesday, December 6

It has been 99 years since the Halifax Explosion devastated north end Halifax, killing 2000 people and wounding 9000 more, and destroying the city’s industrial centre. Parks Canada will mark the explosion at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site by firing a cannon from the ramparts at 9:05.35 am.

Commemorating the World Wars

image: WWI-era trench

Through special exhibits and events, Parks Canada invites Canadians to learn more about the World Wars and the crucial role civilians and those in the armed forces played in protecting and building their communities and thus Canada as a whole. » Commemorating the World Wars

Hometown Heroes

Canada’s participation in the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945) touched every community in this country. » Discover the compelling stories of several Nova Scotian Hometown Heroes