|Vicky and Nick|
Meet the ResidentsLike any small town, Black Harbour is home to a diverse group of people. The story revolves around the families of Frances Hubbard's two children, Len and Katherine. Their families, the Hubbards and the Haskells, along with the Islers form the backbone of the show. Branching out from here are the secondary characters who create the small town atmosphere. In the early shows we met Huey and Andy, Aggie, Buddy, Marge, and even some puke-faced paper pushers. Later on there is Walter Veinot, Evie, Stan Landry, and many others. Come on in, take your shoes off, and visit for a spell. You may not want to return to the big city.
Small town life is played by different rules than life in the big city. Situations would arise when Nick questioned his ability to respond correctly or to protect his family from danger. But, all in all, he seemed to be managing quite well (still getting strange looks from the locals sometimes, though).
Katherine Hubbard (Kit) grew up in Black Harbour but, never really felt that she belonged. Feeling suffocated by small town life and parents that didn't seem to care,she convinced her boyfriend, Paul Isler,to drive her to the bus station. At the tender age of 16 years, she left to find her own way in life. She met Nick Haskell at a youth hostel in Tofino, eventually married him and had 2 children. She had forged a career as a successful restauranteur in Los Angeles before getting the news that her mother needed heart surgery. She took the family back to her home in Nova Scotia and, while there, decided to buy the family business, a boatyard.
Tasha Haskell is the oldest daughter of Nick and Katherine. She is 15(?) when the series starts and very upset at the idea of moving from LA to Black Harbour. She has a hard time making friends at school, but is eased into the routine of small town life by Michael Isler, the son of Paul and Vicky.
Anonda Haskell (whose name means "bliss") is somewhat younger, but also has trouble making friends at school. She meets an eccentric woman, Aggie, and they become friends.
Aggie MacDuffAggie is one of the more original characters to be found on a television show. She believes that she was married to a sea serpent and conceived a child which he took back to the ocean with him. She pines for her lost girl and throws flowers into the tide as offerings in the hope that they could be reunited.
Brenda is the traditional supportive wife, involved in social activism, at the outset of the series. However, as we soon discover, she has hopes and dreams of her own.
Vicky had designs on being a singer, but settled for a career in nursing. She is also suffering from a psychiatric disorder which causes erratic behavior.
Vicky and Paul have a son, Michael. Michael spent the first season as a quasi-love interest for Tasha Haskell, but then was shipped off to hockey camp. He wasn't seen much after that.
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