John Prescott Mott and Mott’s Chocolates: A Brief and Not at All Definitive History

"When you look across the harbour from Halifax Central Library, the view of Dartmouth is spectacular...It’s hard to imagine what that landscape looked like a century ago, and harder still to imagine the scent of chocolate wafting on the wind from the now highly residential Dartmouth Cove area. But in the mid-1800s, that’s exactly what you would have found as John P. Mott & Co. produced some of the city’s finest chocolates, spices, and soaps." Written by Library Staff member, Vicky, discover the rich history of Dartmouth's once-booming chocolate industry.
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From the Birney to the Bus: A Brief and Not at All Definitive History of Halifax Public Transit

In 2018/2019, it was projected that the people of Halifax would ride the bus 17.5 million times. The year before: the number was similar, and it was similar still the year before that. Turns out, Halifax and nearby communities have had a historic love affair with public transit. Let’s take a look at how it all began!
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Halifax Municipal Archives: Halifax Explosion Sources

In recognition of the anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, staff at the Halifax Municipal Archives wanted to take the time to go over some of the Explosion-related records that are available at the Archives. While Nova Scotia Archives and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are the local centres for research on the Explosion, the material from the Municipal Archives is an important complement to those records, and it is all available online at our Halifax Explosion Source Guide.
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