Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War

The following column appeared in print in March 11, 2017. Additional data has been added that would not fit into the published format. Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War Diane Lynn Tibert Canadian nursing sisters first saw action in 1885 when the government sent them to Saskatchewan to support soldiers fighting in the North-West…

Our Ancestors’ Consumption

The following column appeared in print in February 28, 2015. Our Ancestors’ Consumpton Diane Lynn Tibert Diseases have taken their toll on humans. Between 1347 and 1351, an estimated 50 million people died in Europe and Asia from the plague. They called it the Black Death. The plague reappeared several times afterwards with devastating effects,…

200th Brig Trafalgar Anniversary

In 1817, the Brig Trafalgar left Hull, Yorkshire, England with 159 immigrant passengers travelling to Saint John, New Brunswick, and Quebec City, Quebec. After about two months at sea, the brig was rounding the western point of Nova Scotia when it became lost in fog and grounded on Brier Island, Digby County, NS. No passengers…