It is hard to think about Glace Bay now as being the crossroads of anything, but at one time this town was once considered the crossroads of the world. One of the infamous places on Commercial Street that would have been privy to this crossroads was the MacRae Bar Room. … [Read more...] about They called him Jack The Rat!
A resident of Glace Bay was quoted by the Cape Breton Post in the 1990’s as saying, “The connection between the Miner’s Forum and Glace Bay history is like milk to your tea.” They are intertwined since the building was built in 1938. The forum was owned by the people, with … [Read more...] about Oh what an Impact of the Glace Bay Miner’s Forum!
My chat with Effie MacAuley lead to some very interesting pictures of the set of the Daniel Petrie film The Bay Boy. … [Read more...] about Remember the Bay Boy
I was amazed this week by some information sent to me by Glen Brodie who did some research on the french connection to Glace Bay. Basically how Glace Bay received its name. What he found was that Glace Bay originated in the 1700's as a source of coal for Louisbourg. In the … [Read more...] about The French Connection
Looking into the blackness of the deep that is Ocean Beach Colliery, Wish Donovan takes you on an underground tour at the Miner’s Museum in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. A tour that is dark, damp and at times dismal as your back creeks from being hunched over. You can feel what it is … [Read more...] about A Journey Underground begins with a Wish