TC Media's Prince Edward Island Guardian reporter Mary MacKay will be making her way to L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland to join Charlottetown mariner Geoff Ralling on his sailing quest to retrace the seaward steps the Vikings took 1,000 years ago when they sailed from Greenland and discovered the New World.
What began as a small campaign in the United States several weeks ago has gone viral, raising huge amounts of money for ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) – a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die leaving voluntary muscles paralyzed.
For the ALS Society of Nova Scotia, more than $40,000 has been raised in just 10 days by people accepting the challenge.
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For the next 16 weeks leading to Remembrance Day, TC Media weekly newspapers in western Nova Scotia will be highlighting stories connected to the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. July 28, was the day the war officially began. Canada would be called into the conflict on Aug. 4 when Britain joined the war. The war would last more than four brutal years. More than 60,000 Canadians would die.
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