November 30, 2016 10:27 am
Updated: November 30, 2016 10:46 am

Nova Scotia premier headed to Boston for tree lighting

Alison Auld/The Canadian Press
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Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is leaving Wednesday for a three day trip to Boston, in conjunction with the city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Each year, Nova Scotia sends a Christmas tree as a gift to the city for their help following the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

This year, the province sent a a 14-metre white spruce tree from Cape Breton.

WATCH: Halifax has sent its annual Christmas tree to Boston as a token of appreciation for the city’s help it offered nearly 100 years ago after the Halifax explosion

The premier’s office says besides the tree lighting, McNeil’s trip will involve nearly a dozen other events and say it’s part of a larger effort to raise the profile of Nova Scotia in Boston.

“I want to sell Nova Scotia as a location of choice in which to invest, work and do business,” said McNeil in a release.

“I want American business leaders to know that we offer great opportunities for partnership in the seafood, agri-food, tourism and energy sectors, as well as transportation and logistics.”

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