Now Or Never

The resilience of North Preston, Nova Scotia

Now or Never visits Canada's largest and oldest indigenous black community, meeting people whose histories run deep and whose passion for fighting for their future cannot be shaken.

Meet the people fighting passionately for the future of North Preston, N.S.

Welcome to North Preston, Nova Scotia. (CBC / Paul Adams)

Now or Never brings you to North Preston, Nova Scotia. It's Canada's largest and oldest black community — a place where history runs deep, and where people are fighting passionately for their future. 

A man opens up about his criminal past, and how the thought of losing his family — and the future of his town — changed his life. 

A woman opens her heart, and her home, by turning her basement into an unofficial drop-in hub for youth in North Preston.

A group of elders work hard to keep the long tradition of making and selling Christmas wreaths alive.

And more stories from this small but mighty community that is fighting to define itself. 

The sign that welcomes you to North Preston, N.S. (Paul Anderson)

Originally aired in December, 2018

 

 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

now