The Halifax Gazette was published by John Bushell (1715–1761) — the first newspaper in Nova Scotia (and Canada). Bushell arrived in Halifax from Boston in early 1752 to take over a small printing establishment begun by a former Boston partner, Bartholomew Green Jr., who had died shortly after arriving in Halifax. Bushell was a printer first, and lacked newspaper experience. But by 1758, Anthony Henry (1734–1800), a veteran fifer of the British forces at the capture of Louisbourg, took up residency in Halifax and became Bushell’s partner. He assumed control of the paper after Bushell’s death in 1761. (Image credit: The Halifax Gazette , March 23, 1752. Library and Archives Canada.)