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Dorothy & Izaak Walton Killam
© Canada Post Corporation, 2000. Reproduced with permission.
Izaak Walton Killam (1885-1955) - Financier, Philanthropist
Killam, born in Yarmouth, and his wife Dorothy (1889-1965) created a legacy which includes support for advanced education and research at five Canadian Universities, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the establishment of the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children in Halifax.

Lunenburg Academy
© Canada Post Corporation, 1995. Reproduced with permission.
Lunenburg Academy, built in 1895, is one of many examples of fine architecture which have led to the Town of Lunenburg being named an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

William J Roué & Bluenose Bluenose
Angus Walters & Bluenose
© Canada Post Corporation, 1998, 1929, 1988. Reproduced with permission.
The Bluenose, built in Lunenburg in 1921, was the fastest schooner of its era. Designed by William J. Roué and captained by Angus Walters, the Bluenose won International Fishermen's Trophy every year it was held. (1921 to 1923, 1931 and 1938). Today, the Bluenose II is considered to be one of Nova Scotia's greatest ambassadors. Lunenburg is also the home of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

Atlantic Whitefish - Coregonus canadensis
© Canada Post Corporation, 1980. Reproduced with permission.
The Atlantic Whitefish (Coregonus canadensis) is an endangered species which
is only found in the Petite Rivière and Tusket Rivers in Nova Scotia.

NS Duck Tolling Retriever
© Canada Post Corporation, 1988. Reproduced with permission.
The Nova Scotia Duck Toller (or Duck Tolling Retriever) was bred in
South-western Nova Scotia to aid in hunting duck and geese.

Buried treasure
© Canada Post Corporation, 1991. Reproduced with permission.
The legend of buried treasure on Oak Island, on Nova Scotia's South Shore,
has been a source of mystery since 1795.
It is now the subject of a reality TV Show "The Curse of Oak Island".


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