SCAPEGOAT, winner of the 2014 Dartmouth Book Award for non-fiction, is a comprehensive history of the events leading up to the explosion and the numerous legal proceedings which followed. The book is available online from New World Publishing,, and 49th Shelf. In HRM: Carrefour Atlantic at Historic Properties in downtown Halifax and other select bookstores, as well as major and independent book outlets throughout the four Atlantic Provinces. View a Scapegoat talk on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

SVP Productions ( features Scapegoat, the extraordinary legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion, a book by Joel Zemel and William Shakespeare's Sonnets on CD read by Walter Borden. Also, Nell Shipman (filmmaker), James Barry (fiddle player) and Elizabeth Styring Nutt (artist) along with jazz guitar information, resources and suggested listening. contains images and reading material related to the 1917 disaster, including early history of the Royal Canadian Navy, the RNCC and HMC Dockyard. Featured articles are by H. B. Jefferson, Rear-Admiral Bertram Chambers, Michael Dupuis, Janet Maybee, Garry Shutlak of the Nova Scotia Archives. Includes commentary on several re-discovered photographs of the explosion by Lt. Victor Montague Magnus.

Visit Joel Zemel's Jazz Guitar Information and Resources.


Read an article by Dean Jobb in the National Post, regarding the destruction of Ground Zero
and the the loss of the harbour view from Needham Hill. Janet Kitz and Joel Zemel are interviewed.

Listen to a radio interview with Joel Zemel and Rick Howe on News 95.7. (19 June 2014)

CTV Atlantic interview with Joel Zemel.

Global TV interview with Joel Zemel.

A full page ad in the Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, 2 July 2014.
A ridiculous exercise designed to make gullible professionals and business people
think they were doing something for the good of the city.

An article by Kevin McCoy, President Irving Shipbuilding
"Shipyard Transformation: Generating Nova Scotia employment today."

Click here for the link to King's College Professor of Journalism, Dean Jobb's blog.

The Deconstruction of Ground Zero and Other Historic Sites (et al) (Pictorial).
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