The Halifax Explosion

  • Season 4
  • Episode 4
  • Authored on December 6, 2017

Episode Description

One of the largest disasters in Canadian history struck the shores of Nova Scotia almost 100 years ago, but few realize that the Halifax Explosion was a catalyst for the formation of one of Canada’s oldest and most trusted charities, the CNIB.

Keywords: Halifax; Nova Scotia; Halifax Explosion; 100 Anniversary; Disasters; Canadian History; Accessible Media; Vision Loss; Blindness; CNIB; Canadian National Institute for the Blind; Janet Kitz; Sir Frederick Fraser; Perkins School for the Blind; Needham Hill Monument, Fort Needham Park; Richmond, NS; Eric Davidson; Vincent Coleman; Atlantic Canada; City of Halifax; December 6 1917; Munitions ships