News release

Highway 105 Designated Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell Way

Highway 105 was designated Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell Way today, March 10, to recognize the Bells' contribution to telecommunications, hydrofoils, aeronautics and their work with the deaf community.

MLA Gordie Gosse, on behalf of Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, announced the designation in Baddeck at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

"Naming Highway 105 in honour of Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell serves as an ongoing tribute to their contributions to the community, the province and the world," said Mr. Gosse.

March 10 is a significant day in the history of one of Alexander Graham Bell's most notable inventions as the first sentence was clearly transmitted over the telephone on this date in 1876.

Other highway designations include Peacekeepers Way, Miners Memorial, and Veterans Memorial Highway. In the interest of safety, the highway will continue to be referred to as Highway 105 by emergency personnel.

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1870, he and his family moved to Canada. Mr. Bell invented the telephone in 1876 and married Mabel Hubbard the same year. Bell is also known for his role with the flight of first powered aircraft in Canada in 1909, the Silver Dart.

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Highway 105 was designated Mabel and Alexander Graham Bell Way today (March 10th) to recognize the Bells' contributions to Nova Scotia.

MLA Gordie Gosse, on behalf of Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, announced the designation in Baddeck at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.

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