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The Howard Dill pumpkin statue in Windsor, N.S. Howard Dill was a competition winning giant pumpkin breeder who patented a pumpkin seed variety called Atlantic Giant.
Bullfrog Power partnered with the Towns of Antigonish, Berwick, and Mahone Bay, as well as energy developer Minas Energy, to launch the first independent wind farm in Nova Scotia – a four-turbine project. In 2017, Ellershouse Wind Farm added three … Continue reading
Nictaux hydroelectric generating station The hydro station, penstock, and containment dam were built in the 1930s to provide power to Middleton and surrounding areas. The water for the station is supplied through a penstock that runs under the old, and … Continue reading
You may know what the big white golf ball is if you live bear CFB Greenwood, but if you’re just traveling around the Annapolis Valley this large white object on Stronach Mountain might be a bit of a curiosity. Area … Continue reading
I stopped in Windsor to take a look at the building that was once the home of Nova Scotia Textiles Limited – it’s an interesting building that is somewhat of a landmark for me as I travel along Highway 101. … Continue reading
Looking down Island to the north In case you’ve ever wondered what Highway 19 looks like from the Corcan Road bridge, well, I shot a pair of images, and now you know… Looking up Island to the south
I’ve been fortunate to have been able to get a look at the wood stave low-pressure sections of the penstock pipelines for the Puntledge and John Hart power stations, the old Victoria water supply pipeline, and this little wood stave … Continue reading
The mysterious dome… You may have noticed this large dome-shaped structure if you drive Highway 19 north of Campbell River – I have, and I was really curious as to what it is used for. After a bit of research, … Continue reading
The lighthouse in Port Alberni sure looks like a lighthouse, and arguably it is a lighthouse, but it only illuminates it’s lamp during the daytime as it would annoy local homeowners at night. This may sound rather odd, but the … Continue reading