Millbrook First Nation aims to redevelop Turtle Grove site in Shannon Park – CBC

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Millbrook First Nation aims to redevelop Turtle Grove site in Shannon Park – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016238 Views

Feb 15, 2016

Turtle Grove, sometimes called Turtle Cove, was destroyed by the Halifax explosion in 1917

A Nova Scotia aboriginal band is drafting ambitious plans to rebuild a community on the site of a Mi’kmaq village that was obliterated by the Halifax Explosion nearly a century ago.

Black-and-white photos taken at the turn of the last century show a collection of wigwams close to the shoreline at the narrowest part of Halifax harbour.

The Mi’kmaq called it Turtle Grove. It’s sometimes called Turtle Cove.

Some of the descendants of those who lived there, members of the Millbrook First Nation, want to develop the site to include a mix of residential and commercial properties.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/turtle-cove-rebirth-cp-1.3449293

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