Nikolas P.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Regional School Board Fair

Canada's Smallest town

I am going to talk about the history of Canada’s smallest town. It is located in Newfoundland and it is rich in history. Today it is almost a ghost town, with a population of of only four people.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned about my topic is about all of the facilities that Tilt Cove had to offer. They had a movie theatre, banks, stores, schools, bowling alley and a hospital. If you see Tilt Cove today, none of that is there anymore.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that small communities that rely heavily on one or two resources, such as communities in Newfoundland, are becoming smaller. A mining town like Tilt Cove that was once prosperous is now empty.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life is a lot different from the people I studied in my report. Their lives revolved around the mining industry and they enjoyed the facilities that the mining company brought to Tilt Cove. I would probably have enjoyed life in Tilt Cove back in the past but today there is nothing there for anyone to do. My life has a lot more conveniences than theirs, especially with technology.