Helen Creighton died (b. Sept. 5, 1899). Born in Dartmouth, she was a journalist broadcaster (on CHNS as ‘Aunt Helen’) and became a distinguished folklorist, collecting numerous songs and stories across Nova Scotia, and recording and publishing works from 1928 onwards. In 1932, she published her first book, Songs and Ballads of Nova Scotia. Though there are different perspectives about her work, she played a key role in shaping the contemporary Nova Scotian identity. She was recognized with numerous honorary degrees, a fellowship in the American Folklore Society and the Order of Canada for her contributions to cultural history. In 2001, Nova Scotia writer and producer Donna Davies released a 73 min. documentary on Creighton entitled A Sigh and A Wish: Helen Creighton’s Maritimes. (Photo: Helen Creighton. N.S. Archives.)