The Halifax Provisional Battalion left Halifax to fight in the North-West Rebellion against a force of Métis under Gabriel Dumont. Under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel James J. Bremner, the battalion would be gone for three months. The wrought-iron gates at the Halifax Public Gardens were made in the battalion’s honour. (Photo: The Halifax Provisional Battalion in Medicine Hat, District of Assiniboia (1885). Library and Archives Canada).