International award for animated film by Halifax students on energy conservation / Phone-in : Historians David Frank and Nicole Lang : Labour landmarks of the MaritimesAugust 18, 2010 2:02 PM
- Nicole Lang and David Frank have documented the stories behind landmarks - grand and modest - that keep alive the often tragic history of working men and women
A Bright Idea From Bright Grade 5s: Welcome, pardners, to the tumbleweed-infested Wild West town of Squander. Imagine that it's High Noon - the traditional time for a showdown between good guys and bad guys. But in this movie, the shoot-out is between energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and their sworn enemies, the energy-wasting incandescent bulbs. Who'll survive to light up our lives when the fight's over ?
Well, you'll have to watch the movie to find out : click here .
It's called "The Bright, The Bad and the Ugly", and it's the creation of a class of imaginative and hard-working elementary school students from Grosvenor-Wentworth Park School in Halifax. It's also just won first place in the Ottawa International Animation Festival, beating out 70 other entries from around the world - the only grade school class ever to win in the school category. We spoke with teacher Andrew Stickings, who led the class project, and Emma Knapp, one of his students.
Remembering Workers : The folk song "Peter Emberley" - about a young Prince Edward Island man who died from injuries in a New Brunswick logging accident - has endured for more than a century.
But songs are just one way to remind us of sacrifices made by working men and women through our history. And while statues and monuments for the war dead, politicians and industrialists are conspicuous in many Maritime communities, there are also memorials to fishermen, firefighters, miners, port workers, foresters and tradespeople.
As we approach Labour Day, we thought it would be an appropriate time to reflect on these landmarks. Our guests were historians David Frank and Nicole Lang, who've just published "Labour Landmarks in New Brunswick" which documents many of these memorials in their province. We invited you to tell us about labour landmarks in your community.
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