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Encyclopedia > New Minas, Nova Scotia

New Minas is a village located in the eastern part of Kings County in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. As of 2001, the population was 4,299. Kings County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English, French (Canadian Gaelic) [] Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... Annapolis Valley is a valley in western Nova Scotia, formed by a trough between two parallel mountain ranges along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. ...


New Minas borders the town of Kentville to the west and the unincorporated community of Greenwich to the east. The town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia is further east on the other side of Greenwich. New Minas is approximately 100 km northwest of Halifax. Kentville (2001 population 5,610) is located 103km from Halifax is the most populous and fastest growing town in all of the Annapolis Valley. ... Wolfville streetscape, spring 2006. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ...


The village is located on the south bank of the Cornwallis River and was originally part of Acadia. Acadians were responsible for the construction of dykes to drain the land of waters from the river and the nearby Minas Basin. Following the transfer to British control under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 the area became part of Horton Township. The national flag of Acadia, adopted in 1884. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists (and eventual Metis) who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ... Afsluitdijk, a 32 km dike in the Netherlands. ... Minas Basin is the eastern arm of the Bay of Fundy. ... The Treaty of Utrecht comprised a series of peace treaties signed in Utrecht in March and April 1713 that helped end the War of the Spanish Succession. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713...


New Minas was predominantly a farming and agriculture community until construction of the Highway 101 expressway in the 1970s. As it was located between the population centres of Kentville and Wolfville, New Minas soon saw a shopping centre and numerous big box retail outlets and fast food shops established to make the village the retail centre for the eastern Annapolis Valley. The village is also serviced by the Windsor and Hantsport Railway and has several food processing and agricultural businesses. Highway 101 is a highway in Nova Scotia that runs from the southwest end of the province Yarmouth up to the central part of the province Halifax. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... A big box is a box that is big. ... The Windsor and Hantsport Railway, also referred to formally as the Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company (WHRC), is a 56 mile railway operating in Nova Scotia between Windsor Junction (north of Bedford) and New Minas with a spur at Windsor which runs several miles east, serving two gypsum quarries at Wentworth...


Over the past ten years, New Minas has been witness to a commercial boom which has seen many large retail outlets set up shop, while pre-existing retailers and many others have rebuilt into larger venues. One of the woes of the village is its heavy concentration of minimum-wage, service industry jobs. Other similarly sized communities nearby have a much wider range of income opportunites: Wolfville is an area supported by higher-education jobs with Acadia University, and Kentville is an area who supports itself with an industrial park, hospital and an orientation toward professional centres.


New Minas is also 'Soccer Capital of Atlantic Canada', boasting arguably the nicest soccer venues in the Annapolis Valley. Annually, the village hosts the New Minas Invitational Soccer Tournament in August, where in the past as many as 210 teams have participated from all over Atlantic Canada. The 3-day tournament is now a festival of sorts, known as 'New Minas Days' during which there are other non-sporting events, including a fireworks show. The village has also played host to the Senior Canadian Mens Soccer Championships during which many renovations were done to the soccer facilities, resulting in the superior venue that it is today.


External links

  • New Minas Official Website
  • Destination Nova Scotia General Information page on New Minas
  • Mapquest maps for New Minas
  • Acadian Heritage markers in New Minas
  • New Minas Baptist Church

Coordinates: 45°04′07″N, 64°28′08″W Image File history File links Flag_of_Nova_Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English, French (Canadian Gaelic) [] Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked... Counties in Nova Scotia shown with their county seats Annapolis County, Nova Scotia--Annapolis Royal Antigonish County, Nova Scotia--Antigonish Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia--Sydney Colchester County, Nova Scotia--Truro Cumberland County, Nova Scotia--Amherst Digby County, Nova Scotia--Digby Guysborough County, Nova Scotia--Guysborough Halifax County, Nova Scotia... Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Antigonish County, Nova Scotia is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... Colchester County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cumberland County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Digby County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Halifax County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Hants County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Inverness County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Kings County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Queens County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Shelburne County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Canada  Province Nova Scotia  Established 1995  - Mayor John W. Morgan  - Governing Body Cape Breton Regional Council  - MPs Rodger Cuzner, Mark Eyking  - MLAs Frank Corbett, Cecil Clarke, Gordie Gosse, Manning MacDonald, Alfie MacLeod, David Wilson Area    - Municipality 2,434. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... The Queens Regional Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. ... An incorporated town in the United States is a town which is an incorporated municipality, that is, one with a charter received from the state, similar to a city. ... The Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre, located in Fort Lawrence, 3 kilometres west of Amherst. ... Annapolis Royal [[1]] , population 548 (Nova Scotia Statistical Review 2004 [[2]] ) was founded 1610, down the Annapolis River from the site of Port Royal, which was the first permanent European settlement in North America north of Florida. ... Antigonish is town located in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Berwick is a town on the Cornwallis River in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bridgetown is a town on the Annapolis River in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bridgewater (2001 population 7,621; ) is a town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the navigable limit of the LaHave River. ... Canso (2001 population: 992) is a small Canadian town in Guysborough County, on the north-eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia. ... Clarks Harbour is a town on Cape Sable Island in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Digby, Nova Scotia in 1906 Digby, Nova Scotia in 2005 For other meanings of Digby, see Digby Digby is a town in western Nova Scotia which lies on the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. ... Hantsport, Nova Scotia is a small town located on the Kings-Hants county line. ... Kentville (2001 population 5,610) is located 103km from Halifax is the most populous and fastest growing town in all of the Annapolis Valley. ... Lockeport is a town in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... 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