A sunny but crisp winter's morning takes a tragic turn after two ships collide in Halifax Harbour. The calm of a south end Halifax summer's evening is shattered by a murderous teenage boy. A young university student fumbles with his camera during a once-in-a-lifetime personal encounter with Queen Elizabeth. A reporter journeys down a rural Newfoundland highway to rendezvous with a young man he has never heard of but soon to be recognized as a Canadian icon.
Eyewitness: Atlantic Canadians Experience History In Their Own Words details how some Atlantic Canadians reacted and what they remembered when faced with a memorable experience, such as the disastrous Halifax Explosion in December 1917. Howe also takes you to Moscow where you'll meet a local reporter assigned to cover hockey's historic 1972 Summit Series, and you will read about a chance encounter with Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan.
In Eyewitness, Rick Howe explores historic events that have affected our region, from the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion to royal visits to storms that have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Here, too, are stories of murder. Was a one-time Halifax police chief also a murderer? What prompted a young teen to kill and how did he manage to evade police for days? Howe also provides new information on unsolved murders and stories about some of Canada's most notorious serial killers.