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Talk: "The Halifax Explosion: The Untold Story of Canada's Worst Disaster," with Ken Cuthbertson

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September 17, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Chelsea Library Old Chelsea Rd., Chelsea, Qc.

Just over one hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, a French munitions ship and a Norwegian war relief vessel collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion which levelled half the city, killed 2,000 people, and injured 9,000 more.

Ken Cuthbertson recounts the untold story of Canada’s worst disaster. It's a haunting tale that in many ways is uniquely Canadian. It's also a cautionary tale that all Canadians should know.

Kingston-based author-editor Ken Cuthbertson has more than 35 years’ experience writing for newspapers and magazines in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K and is the former editor for the Queen’s Alumni Review magazine. His latest publication is The Halifax Explosion: Canada’s Greatest Disaster.