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Nova Scotia picks out our Christmas tree

The CBC reports this year's gift from Nova Scotia - to honor the aid Boston sent after the Halifax harbor explosion in 1917 - will be the first from Cape Breton.

The 14-metre white spruce will be taken from Crown-owned land close to the Waycobah First Nation.

The Nov. 15 tree-cutting will feature a drum group from Waycobah as well as a fiddler and bagpiper.

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Boston and the Halifax Explosion

I wonder if Boston and Halifax have anything special in the works for that?

The train was scheduled to reach Halifax in a record 22 hours, but was delayed by deep snow drifts brought by the blizzard. It arrived the morning of December 8, the first non-Canadian relief train to arrive, to two-square miles of “burned-out, blackened ruins,’’ which had just been hit with 16 inches of snow

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Nice article linked to but I'm not sure if fireworks are really appropriate, given the event being remembered. ;)

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Interesting choice, given that British Massachusetts invaded French Cape Breton Island at least twice.

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Seriously ??

Get over it .

Guess you don't eat French toast or English muffins .. eh ??

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I love this tradition. Thanks Nova Scotia!

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It would be easier to visualize if they listed the feet of the tree instead of meters.

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Go to google.com OR your address bar if you are using chrome.

Type in "14 meters in feet" and hit the enter key.

You're welcome.

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A water meter? They're usually only few inches across. A gas meter is usually about 18-24 inches high. Maybe a parking meter? That would be my bet, since they're usually at least a little bit more a yard off the ground, like around 39.4 inches or so.

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To your litre!

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So water meter it is!

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A meter is 39.37 inches. "Three feet" isn't really close enough for most measurement purposes but it's close enough for visualization and estimating in conversation.

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