Canada is commemorating the passage of one hundred years since World War I. The cataclysmic conflict was experienced across the world and some of its long-term effects are still with us today. For Halifax, the conflict brought prosperity as the war pumped millions of dollars into the local economy. It also brought tragedy in the form of the Halifax Explosion.
The following documents were selected from sources at the Municipal Archives to provide an idea of what the war was like for Halifax and its residents.