Nova Scotia tree attracts thousands in Boston

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By The Canadian Press

Nova Scotia's Christmas tree gift to Boston has been officially lit up on the city's common.

 

The 15-metre white spruce is an annual token of gratitude to the Massachusetts city for its help after the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

Friday, Dec. 6 marks 96 years since the explosion, which killed about 2,000 people and injured hundreds more.

A delegation of Nova Scotians travelled to Boston for last night's tree-lighting ceremony.

Geographic location: Boston, Nova Scotia, Massachusetts

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