On Dec. 6, 1917, two ships, the Mont Blanc and the Imo, collided in The Narrows, between Halifax Harbour and Bedford Basin. One was filled with explosives.
The result was the worst man-made explosion in history, until the atomic bomb was dropped decades later, killing approximately 2,000 people and devastating much of Halifax.
So what would have happened if the Halifax Explosion hadn’t happened? The Signal podcast looks into the various aspects of this what-if, from the cityscape to harbour regulations.