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Halifax celebrates the saint of gunners

A tribute to the patron saint of gunners was held in Halifax Friday.

Tribute to Saint of Gunners

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A ceremony was held Friday at the Halifax dockyard to pay tribute to Saint Barbara, the patron Saint of Gunners. 1:51

St. Barbara is a time-honoured figure said to protect those who use gunpowder and other explosives to ply their trade.

A tribute to the patron saint of artillerymen, military engineers and miners was held in Halifax Friday.

As the CBC's Rob North explains, no tribute to the saint would be complete without shooting, zombies, pirates and Trailer Park Boys.

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