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Fairview, a community in Halifax (HRM), Nova Scotia, is a unique and diversified community that has a strong dedicated group of individuals focused on preserving the past and promoting the future.
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Historical Event


Roast Beef Dinner and Presentation – “The Changing Face Of Fairview

Your Host: Rick Grant – Retired CTV Reporter and Journalist

Fairview Legion – November 2 – Doors Open At 5:30 – Cash Bar

For Tickets (Only $15) Please Contact:
Don Edwards (902) 456-0091 Rupe Power: (902) 266-3053
or at the Fairview Legion Mon to Sat 2pm until 9pm

Featured Articles

St. Patrick’s Boys Home

Located on Mumford Road. The first St. Patrick’s Home for boys opened on October 2,1885 on the old Murphy homestead, known as...
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Geizer’s Hill or Geizer’s Mountain

geizers hill, fairview nova scotiaToday the areas location is described as the top of Main Avenue and Washmill Lake Drive. Years ago the lower part of Main Avenue was known as...
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Susie’s Lake and Quarry Lake

Many will remember hiking back to either of these lakes for a swim on a hot summer day. Years ago, before the Bi-Highway was built...

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Both Fairview Signs Now Up

The long awaited "Welcome to Historic Fairview" sign is now up by Shoppers Drug Mart on Dutch Village Road.

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Fairview Middlemore Home

Located in Fairview on the Bedford Highway. It was situated on a high hill next to the Rock Quarry (now a car dealership occupies the site).
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British Home Children Monument

Over 130,000 British Home Children were brought from England to Canada as Child Labour between the 1860’s and the 1940s.
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Flooding Of The Fairview Underpass

The Fairview Underpass and surrounding area endured many years of flooding. The Underpass formerly referred to as the Fairview Bottleneck was...
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The Fairview Post Office

The Fairview Post Office was located on the corner of Main Avenue and Titus Street. Today a KFC occupies the site. In 1931 Bert MacDonald’s family...
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Deals Of Fairview

The Deals were among the very first settlers who came to the Dutch Village (Fairview) in 1751. Dutch Village was originally called “Deutsch Village...
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Gold in the Hills of Fairview

Alexander Taylor strikes it rich on Geizer’s Hill (Main Ave.) at the Dutch Village (Fairview).

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Fairview Volunteer Fire Department

The Fairview Volunteer Firefighting Unit began in 1940 during the Second World War with the establishment of the Air Raid Patrol (A.R.P.)...
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Fairview Senior Volleyball

In June of 2016, the Fairview Aces Senior Volleyball Team of 1954-1965 was inaugurated to the Maritime Sports Hall of Fame....
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W. D. Piercey

William Drysdale Piercey was born in Dutch Village, Halifax County, Nova Scotia on June 9, 1877, son of Charles E. Piercey and Eleanor Jane Drysdale...
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Peninsula Road and Blockhouses

The Peninsula Line of Defence was a chain of outposts on the isthmus separating the Halifax peninsula and …
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Titus Smith Jr.

In order to tell the whole story about Titus Jr. I have to talk about his equally interesting father- Titus Smith Senior...
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Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

A dry-stone wall (no mortar was used in its construction) was discovered several years ago during an expansion of...
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Duc d’ Anville’s Armada

Duc d’ Anville’s Mighty French Armada sailed into the Bedford Basin in 1746 lookin for revenge of the loss of Louisburg.
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The Bedford Basin

The Bedford Basin, known for it's convoys, has seen explosions, log jams, even a number of sea monster sightings...
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Fairview Cove and Bert Cooper

Fairview Cove was a beautiful place before the government railroad cut up the area for its tracks in the 1850s. The Cove remained a popular swimming spot...
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The Railway and Fairview

The Railway played an important part in Fairview’s history not only visually but years ago, many people who lived there depended on it for their livelihood.
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Halifax Explosion

The Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917 and how the Sister of Charity from Mount St. Vincent Academy helped on that terrible day.
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Fairview Little League

In 1970 Little League Baseball made its debut in Fairview and it was a very exciting day for players, coaches and fans.
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