What do the People of Canso Think of Rockets Launching in Their Backyard?

The townspeople of Canso at Jonny Harris's show. Credit: CBC.

What happens when a comic comes to town and wants to talk about launching rockets? The folks of Canso, Nova Scotia found out.

The byline reads; “Comedian Jonny Harris explores small towns on the ropes, performs stand-up shows for the locals who’ve stuck it out, and proves that Canadians know how to laugh at themselves.” And on the first episode of season 4 of the CBC’s Still Standing, Jonny discovered some of the unique and incredible history of Canso and the hope that still exists.

That hope is in part in the form of Maritime Launch Services. The hope is that the company can succeed and create new jobs and a new industry base as well as bringing tourists to town. Whether that actually happens is to be determined.

You can watch the full 21 minute episode here. Below is a sneak peak. And as a teaser, there’s an actual rocket launch. 😉


About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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