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It’s been a century since Fort Anne became Canada’s first administered national historic site, but much of the history surrounding the once hotly contested grounds in Annapolis Royal, N.S., is still shrouded in mystery.

On Monday, a team of researchers hope to use new technology to unlock some of the old secrets buried within Fort Anne’s Garrison Graveyard, which is one of the oldest English cemeteries in Canada.

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“To understand where we’re going, we need to understand where we’ve been,” said Ted Dolan, Parks Canada’s site and visitor experience manager for historic sites in southwestern Nova Scotia..

“Any additional information that we have as to what happened on our landscape in the past is really going to inform us as to who we are and where we come from.”

Dolan describes Fort Anne as “the most fought-over piece of land in Canadian history since European colonization.” Originally fortified by the Scots as early as 1629, the site was later taken over by the French, before it fell to British troops in 1710. It would remain a regular battle scene for another 50 years.

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The document does not seek to replace existing strategies – such as the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to reinforce the emirate's position as a global centre for industry – but instead seeks to build on the government's vision for the "life we wish to maintain for everyone living in this community".

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New Year's Day 36892 1
Israa Wal Miraj 37712 Rajab 27 1
Ramadan 38838 Ramadan 1
Eid Al Fitr June 4 - 6 Shawwal 1 3 for public sector

2 for private sector

Hajj season 37469 Dhu Al Hijjah 1
Arafat Day 40391 Dhu Al Hijjah 9 1
Eid Al Adha August 11 - 13 Dhu Al Hijjah 10 3 for public sector

2 for private sector

Hijri New Year 11536 Muharram 1, 1440 1
Prophet’s Birthday 40118 Rabi Al Awwal 12 1
Commemoration Day 11263 1
UAE National Day December 2 and 3 2 for public sector

1 for private sector

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