THIS WEEK IN history
Oct. 29, 1929 – The Wall Street stock market crash marks the official beginning of the Great Depression; however, the Maritime economy has already suffered through almost 10 years of depressed conditions and has little further ground to lose.
Oct. 31, 1964 – Despite predicted problems relating to location and high tides, Louis J. Robichaud breaks ground for a chemical fertilizer plant at Dorchester Cape. Three years and over $10 million later, the chemical park declares bankruptcy.
Nov. 1, 1860 – While British currency is still accepted, decimal coinage becomes the official tender in New Brunswick – and new coins are not minted until 1862.
Nov. 1, 1765 – The Stamp Act becomes law in British North America. All official documents, newspapers and pamphlets are to be taxed by purchase of stamps issued and sold by the British government. The act results in price increases and later, the American Revolution.
With risks of Lyme disease growing across the country, one of the challenges nationwide is calculating the number of Canadians who are infected.
But shedding some light on this issue are Dr. Vett Lloyd, Mount Allison biology professor and founding member of the University’s Lyme Research Network, and Dr. Ralph Hawkins, MD, clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine and member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Their findings were recently published in the journal Healthcare.
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