Willard Boyle | Nobel Laureate

Willard Boyle | Nobel Laureate

From Amherst, Truro NS An “electronic eye” co-inventor, Nobel laureate (2009) Willard Boyle was a Canadian physicist. Born in 1927 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Died in 2011 in Truro, Nova Scotia. In 1969 Willard Boyle and George Smith, while working in Bell...
Jim Treliving | The ‘Dragon’

Jim Treliving | The ‘Dragon’

From Virden, Manitoba Walter Jim Treliving is the Chairman and Owner of one of Boston Pizza, a successful entrepreneur and investor for over 40 years. He is well-known for his role as the encouraging, savvy, entrepreneurial spirit on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Born in...
Alan Barillaro | Animator, Oscar Laureate

Alan Barillaro | Animator, Oscar Laureate

From Chippawa, Ontario Nicolas Alan Barillaro is an animator, director and writer at Pixar Studio. Best known for his work on short-film Piper (2016), that earned the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Alan shared this award with producer Marc Sondheimer....
Izaak Walton Killam | 1950s’ Richest Canadian

Izaak Walton Killam | 1950s’ Richest Canadian

From: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Izaak Walton Killam was one of Canada’s most eminent financiers. He was known as “the mystery man” of Canadian finance because of the low public profile he maintained. Born in 1885 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Died in 1955 in...
Dutch Mason | ‘Prime Minister of the Blues’

Dutch Mason | ‘Prime Minister of the Blues’

From: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Kentville, Nova Scotia Truro, Nova Scotia Dutch (b Norman) Mason was a blues singer from Nova Scotia. Mason was appointed the title “Prime Minister of the Blues” at a BB King concert in Toronto by King himself. Born in 1938 in...
John Dunsworth | Actor

John Dunsworth | Actor

From: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia John Francis Dunsworth was one of Halifax’s most venerable and revered actors, best known for playing the rope of a frequently drunk supervisor Mr. Lahey on the comedy series Trailer Park Boys and revered as a brilliant actor with...

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