New Subdivision Streets named after famous women in Halifax

first African woman Nova SCOTIA to own a newspaper 

first African woman Nova SCOTIA to own a newspaper 

Ruth Goldbloom Co-Founder of Pier 21  Halifax

Ruth Goldbloom Co-Founder of Pier 21  Halifax

Recently, my daughter and I decided to take a drive down the new subdivision being built in our neighbourhood and I was astonished at names on the streets.

I felt I knew Carrie Best personally, because I had heard so much about her reputation from my friend and colleague Patricia Grosse (who called her as Nanny Best), while working at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. I knew Ruth Goldbloom personally, she was dedicated to service and we always had a laugh together. You can imagine the excitement!

So when you have a moment take a ride down Dunbrack Street/Rockingham, head to Kearney Lake, and drive through this new subdivision while plots are still vacant and not fully occupied.

Thanks to the developer Mr Wahid Fares, WM Fares Fares for his vision.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-rockingham-south-streets-women-1.3577472