The Canadian Press

2016-11-16 | NS Boston Tree

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A 14-metre Nova Scotia spruce tree began its journey from Halifax to Boston today. The Christmas tree is a way to say thank you to the US city for its help following the Halifax Explosion. Hundreds gathered near Halifax City Hall to send the towering tree on its way. Premier Stephen McNeil has attended the arrival ceremony in Boston several times, and he says it speaks to the special relationship between the two cities. (Almost two-thousand people were killed and nine-thousand injured when a munitions ship exploded in Halifax harbour on December 6th, 1917. As a gesture of its appreciation, Halifax began sending a large tree to Boston every year.)

Date: 2016-11-16
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << tell you when you stand on the Boston Commons and recognize that that trees come from our Province to say thank you to a city who came to our Aid it's a powerful moment and I feel privileged each and every time I get a chance to do that on your behalf >>