Maritime Region

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Rebuilding Halifax

A History of the Halifax Relief Commission

Using the perspectives of law, politics, public policy and intergovernmental relations, historian Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency that took the … 226 View
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The Attack on Nova Scotia’s Schools

The story behind 25 years of tumultuous change

Nova Scotia’s public schools and their students have faced dramatic conflict and drastic change over the past 25 years. While critics charge that schools are failing kids, teachers have … 180 View
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Unicorn in the Woods

As tech investors the world over search for elusive unicorns (start-ups valued at over $1 billion), acclaimed business journalist Gordon Pitts asks whether there can be a place for high-tech … 264 View
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Foreword

From: The Attack on Nova Scotia's Schools

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Introduction

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The introduction provides a brief overview of the history of the Halifax Relief Commission and it’s activities over the course of its six-decade existence. 12 $1.20 Add
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When Brian Met Chris

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In the introduction, Pitts describes a consequential meeting of two tech enthusiasts in New Brunswick. 6 $0.60 Add
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Halifax Relief

From Citizen’s Committee to Government Commission (1917-1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 1 Discusses the immediate aftermath of the explosion of the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbour. The chapter describes how, within hours of the catastrophe, local government and business … 29 $2.90 Add
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Newton’s Law

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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This chapter explores Chris Newton’s younger years; he was an early adopter of home computers, and later enrolled in the computer science program at the University of New Brunswick. 11 $1.10 Add
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The Roots of Educational Reform

From: The Attack on Nova Scotia's Schools

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Inventing the Myth that Our Schools Are Failing (1980-2000)

From: The Attack on Nova Scotia's Schools

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Life of Brian

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In this chapter Pitts examines the early life of Brian Flood, an athletic young man with an aptitude for business and entrepreneurship. 10 $1.00 Add
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The First Year

(1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 2 discusses the actions of the Halifax Relief Commission in the first year after the explosion. 28 $2.80 Add
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From Beaver to Pond

A History

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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This chapter links the entrepreneurial activities of Flood and Newton with another businessman from New Brunswick: Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook. It also touches on the historic and current … 14 $1.40 Add
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The Global Education Reform Movement (2000-2010)

From: The Attack on Nova Scotia's Schools

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Thomas Adams and Town Planning for the Devastated Area

(1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 3 discusses the plans for the rebuilding of the devastated North End of Halifax into what would eventually become the Hydrostone neighbourhood. 16 $1.60 Add
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Angels and Angles

From: Unicorn in the Woods

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In this chapter, Pitts recounts the founding of Q1 Labs in 2001, its business agreement with UNB, and the nascent company’s relationship with the dean of the faculty of computer science. It … 15 $1.50 Add