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The North End Halifax neighbourhood of Richmond bore the brunt of the explosion.[108] In 1917, Richmond was considered a working-class neighbourhood and had few paved roads. After the explosion, the Halifax Relief Commission approached the reconstruction of Richmond as an opportunity to improve and modernize the city's North End. English town planner Thomas Adams and Montreal architectural firm Ross and Macdonald were recruited to design a new housing plan for Richmond. Adams, inspired by the Victorian garden city movement, aimed to provide public access to green spaces and to create a low-rise, low-density and multifunctional urban neighbourhood.[140][123] The planners designed 326 large homes that each faced a tree-lined, paved boulevard.[141] They specified that the homes be built with a new and innovative fireproof material, blocks of compressed cement called Hydrostone.[142][123] The first of these homes was occupied by March 1919.[142] Once finished, the Hydrostone neighbourhood consisted of homes, businesses and parks, which helped create a new sense of community in the North End of Halifax. It has now become an upscale neighbourhood and shopping district.[143] In contrast, the equally poor and underdeveloped area of Africville was not included in reconstruction efforts.[123]

Until at least the mid 80s, the Hydrostone was not an upscale neighbourhood. It was a highly desirable area for North End families, many of whom had lived in the area since well before the Explosion. Halifax's North End had been considered a poor and somewhat disreputable neighbourhood, in part because many Black families had settled there. I remember Young Street, the South edge of the Hydrostone, when the only shops were a small hardware store and a low-end antique store. The hardware store was old enough that some of its stock was older than what could be found in the antique store.

I recently heard a story on the CBC about the laws prohibiting property ownership among Black families in Nova Scotia, so that despite being the same home for many generations in places like East Preston (RIP Africville) they do not hold title. Some really archaic British laws from the 18th century or something. There was an extensive interview with a local lawyer fighting to end this.

Also the sheer number of Black Nova Scotian communities mentioned in the report was surprising to me. Not sure why, perhaps because as a non Nova Scotian I've only heard of the major few (East Preston unfortunately for trumped up stories about gang violence and rap bands).
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Yes still alive.

Unlike another long lost cousin from the same family, a paleontologist, who died in the hallway outside of his office at the University of Michigan. Where I did my undergrad, in paleontology.

Its destiny I tells ya!
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Yeah aside from thousands dead and thousands injured, arguably December is not the best time of year to find yourself homeless.

A significant amount of help came in from elsewhere, afterwards.  Notably from Boston.  So we've been in the habit of sending a big Christmas tree to Boston every year since then as a thank you.  (Of course, being Americans, they use it as fuel for their own internal religious wars.  They're all tied in knots over whether they can explicitly call it a "Christmas tree".)

The ties between Nova Scotia and New England go way back.  Even when we were formally at war (1812-1814), we kept up a friendly trade with each other in spite of what the bigwigs in London and Washington wanted.  (Or so I've been told.  I'm no historian.)
My family who in part founded Salem, MA, split apart during the American Revolutionary War, with many moving north as Union Loyalists. When in Halifax in the fall working in the Natural History Museum the collections manager asked whether I was related to folks in Joggins (a major fossil site) by the same name.

That my work should bring me back to long lost cousins. Amazing.
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why do American nazis lack chins so appallingly
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Oh. Sucks. She was pretty young and had a great voice.

I once stayed very near her place at Howth, but she never showed at the pub when I was there :(
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sorry testy, you got yours in while I was editing mine
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
It's an excuse because he didn't want crowds throwing eggs, rotten fruit, bricks, that sort of thing at him. Plus he's antagonised the elected mayor of the relevant city, and there was a yuge petition against him coming on a state visit, loads of MPs demanded he didn't come, etc. And that was before the PM gently suggested retweeting videos from Britain First was a bad idea, and he shouted via twitter at her.

Basically he'd have got the traditional Cable Street Welcome we give to fascists.
Reading https://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/the-battle-of-cable-street/ ahhaahahah party politics never change
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
lol

fun fact o' the day: some people literally jerk off dogs and various animals as part of their work, and there are literal semen catalogs out there and not just for fancy pants horses
We had a faculty member at my last job that, when forced to deal with a real macho man, would send him off to ejaculate a pig.

For the rest of TR, their penis is corkscrew shaped and so if you don't know what you are doing you usually end up wearing the product.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
He's already close to that point IIRC, living in his parents basement post divorce or whatever
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
Yeah CBC interviewed him today, was pretty funny. He's so earnest that people understand the horrors of war. Ironic given ROCKET MAN
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Politics and Current Events / Re: r>g Piketty was right
so in conclusion, eat the rich