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Nova Scotia
Nouvelle-Écosse, Alba Nuadh
Flag of Nova Scotia Coat of arms of Nova Scotia
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Munit Hae et Altera Vincit
(Latin: "One defends and the other conquers")
Map of Canada with Nova Scotia highlighted
Capital Halifax
Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality
Largest metro Halifax Regional Municipality
Official languages English (de facto), French
Government
Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis
Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC)
Federal representation in Canadian Parliament
House seats 11
Senate seats 10
Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st)
Area  Ranked 12th
Total 55,283 km² (21,345 sq mi)
Land 53,338 km² (20,594 sq mi)
Water (%) 1,946 km² (751 sq mi) (3.5%)
Population  Ranked 7th
Total (2008) 935,573 (est.)[1]
Density 17.49 /km² (45.3 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 7th
Total (2006) C$31.966 billion[2]
Per capita C$34,210 (11th)
Abbreviations
Postal NS
ISO 3166-2 CA-NS
Time zone UTC-4
Postal code prefix B
Flower   Mayflower
Tree   Red Spruce
Bird   Osprey
Web site www.gov.ns.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories

Nova Scotia (IPA: /ˌnəʊvəˈskəʊʃə/) (Latin for New Scotland; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh; French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is a Canadian province located on Canada's southeastern coast. It is the most populous province in the Maritimes. Its capital, Halifax, is a major economic centre of the region. Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada, with an area of 55,284 km². Its population of 935,573[3] makes it the fourth least populous province of the country, though second most densely populated. Image File history File links Flag_of_Nova_Scotia. ... Flag of Nova Scotia The flag of Nova Scotia, created in 1858[1], is a banner of the provincial arms. ... The coat of arms of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, officially the Arms of Her Majesty in Right of the Province of Nova Scotia, is the oldest provincial achievement of arms in Canada, and the oldest British coat of arms outside Great Britain. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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Nova Scotia's economy is traditionally largely resource-based, but has diversified since the middle of the 20th century. Industries such as fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture remain very important, and have been joined by tourism, technology, film, music, and finance. For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Tourist redirects here. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Music is a part of the warp and weft of the fabric of Nova Scotias cultural life. ... The field of finance refers to the concepts of time, money and risk and how they are interelated. ...


The province includes several regions of the Mi'kmaq nation of Mi'gma'gi, which covered all of the Maritimes, as well as parts of Maine, Newfoundland and the Gaspé. Nova Scotia was already home to the Mi'kmaq people when the first European colonists arrived. In 1604, French colonists established the first permanent European settlement north of Florida at Port Royal, founding what would become known as Acadia. The British Empire obtained control of the region between 1713 and 1760, and established a new capital at Halifax in 1749. In 1867 Nova Scotia was one of the founding provinces of the Canadian Confederation, along with New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (which became the separate provinces of Quebec and Ontario). The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Miqmac, or priorly Micmac) are a First Nations or Native American people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about the Gaspé or Gaspésie peninsula. ... Port Royal is a small rural community in the western part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... For a comprehensive list of the territories that formed the British Empire, see Evolution of the British Empire. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

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Geography

The province's mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. No where in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km (40 mi) from the ocean.[4] Cape Breton Island, a large island to the northeast of the Nova Scotia mainland, is also part of the province, as is Sable Island, a small island notorious for its shipwrecks, approximately 175 km (95 nm) from the province's southern coast. Nova Scotia is Canada's second smallest province in area (after Prince Edward Island). Nova Scotia is also Canada's most southern province even though it does not have the most southern location in Canada. That is held by Ontario. Northern Ontario keeps the central region of Ontario farther north than Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is a province located in eastern Canada fronting the Atlantic Ocean. ... Map of Nova Scotia highlighting the Nova Scotia peninsula The Nova Scotia peninsula* is a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... Sable Island from space, April 1994. ... For other uses, see Shipwreck (disambiguation). ... A nautical mile or sea mile is a unit of length. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

Map of Nova Scotia
Map of Nova Scotia

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (652x608, 90 KB) Map of Nova Scotia (public domain map from http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (652x608, 90 KB) Map of Nova Scotia (public domain map from http://www. ...

Economy

Nova Scotia's economy has traditionally been largely resource-based, but has in recent decades become more diverse.


The rise of Nova Scotia as a viable jurisdiction in North America was driven by the ready availability of natural resources, especially the fish stocks off the Scotian shelf. The fishery was pillar of the economy since its development by the French in the 1600s, but it has suffered a steady decline due to overfishing in the late twentieth century. The collapse of the cod stocks and the closure of this particular sector resulted in a loss of approximately 20,000 jobs in 1992.[5]


The per capita GDP in 2005 was $31,344,[6] lower than the national GDP of $34,273 and less than half that of Canada's richest province, Alberta. For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ...


Mining is also a significant sector, especially of gypsum, salt and barite. Since 1991, offshore oil and gas has become a more important part of the economy. Agriculture remains an important sector in the province. Around the central part of Nova Scotia, lumber and paper industries are responsible for much of the employment opportunities.


Government and politics

Further information: Politics of Nova ScotiaMonarchy in Nova Scotia, and Government of Nova Scotia

The government of Nova Scotia is a parliamentary democracy. Its unicameral legislature, the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, consists of fifty-two members. As Canada's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II is the head of Nova Scotia's Executive Council, which serves as the Cabinet of the provincial government. Her Majesty's duties in Nova Scotia are carried out by her representative, the Lieutenant-Governor, currently Mayann E. Francis. The government is headed by the Premier, Rodney MacDonald, who took office February 22, 2006. Halifax is home to the House of Assembly and Lieutenant-Governor. Nova Scotia is a parliamentary democracy. ... The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Nova Scotia, granted by King Charles I in 1635. ... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... An Executive Council in Commonwealth constitutional practice based on the Westminster system exercizes executive power and is the top tier of a government led by a Governor-General, Governor, Lieutenant-Governor or Administrator (all governors). Until the advent of responsible government, Executive Councils existed primarily to advise the governor of... This article is about the governmental body. ... In Canada, the lieutenant-governor (often without a hyphen[1], pronounced ), in French lieutenant-gouverneur/lieutenant-gouverneure (always with a hyphen), is the Canadian Monarchs, or Crowns, representative in a province, much as the Governor General is her representative at the national level. ... Mayann E. Francis is Director & CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, a post she has held since 1999. ... A premier is an executive official of government. ... Rodney Joseph MacDonald, MLA (born January 2, 1972) is an educator and politician and the current Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The province's revenue comes mainly from the taxation of personal and corporate income, although taxes on tobacco and alcohol, its stake in the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and oil and gas royalties are also significant. In 2006/07, the Province passed a budget of $6.9 billion, with a projected $72 million surplus. Federal equalization payments account for $1.385 billion, or 20.07% of the provincial revenue. While Nova Scotians have enjoyed balanced budgets for several years, the accumulated debt exceeds $12 billion (including forecasts of future liability, such as pensions and environmental cleanups), resulting in slightly over $897 million in debt servicing payments, or 12.67% of expenses.[7] The province participates in the HST, a blended sales tax collected by the federal government using the GST tax system. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is an organization which operates lottery games in Atlantic Canada. ... In Canada, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) combines the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) into a single sales tax. ... The Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) (French: Taxe sur les produits et services, TPS) is a multi-level value-added tax introduced in Canada on January 1, 1991, by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and finance minister Michael Wilson. ...


Nova Scotia has elected three minority governments over the last decade. The Progressive Conservative government of John Hamm, and now Rodney MacDonald, has required the support of the New Democratic Party or Liberal Party since the election in 2003. Nova Scotia's politics are divided on regional lines in such a way that it has become difficult to elect a majority government. Rural mainland Nova Scotia has largely been aligned behind the Progressive Conservative Party, Halifax Regional Municipality has overwhelmingly supported the New Democrats, with Cape Breton voting for Liberals with a few Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats. This has resulted in a three-way split of votes on a province-wide basis for each party, and difficulty in any party gaining a majority. Progressive Conservative Premier Dr. Hamm announced his retirement in late 2005 and was replaced by Rodney MacDonald after MacDonald won a closely contested leadership convention, defeating former finance minister, and the race's frontrunner, Neil LeBlanc on the first ballot and Halifax businessman Bill Black on the second. MacDonald is the second youngest premier in Nova Scotia's history. For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... Dr. John Frederick Hamm, MLA , MD (born April 8, 1938) is the current premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Rodney Joseph MacDonald, MLA (born January 2, 1972) is an educator and politician and the current Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia New Democratic Party is a social democratic party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Nova Scotia is a political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ...

Halifax, provincial capital
Halifax, provincial capital

The last election on June 13, 2006 elected 23 Progressive Conservatives, 20 New Democrats and 9 Liberals, leaving Nova Scotia with a Progressive Conservative minority government. Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 1288 KB)halifax skyline File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 1288 KB)halifax skyline File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party is a centre-right political party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia New Democratic Party is a social democratic party in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


Nova Scotia no longer has any incorporated cities, as they were amalgamated into Regional Municipalities in 1996. Halifax, the provincial capital, is now part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, as is Dartmouth, formerly the province's second largest city. The former city of Sydney is now part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. 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. ... The City of Halifax (1841-1996) was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Ferry running between Halifax and Dartmouth, docked at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ...


The House of Assembly passed a motion in 2004 inviting the Turks and Caicos Islands to join the province, should these Caribbean islands renew their wish to join Canada.[1] This is a list of inhabited islands in the Caribbean. ...

See also: List of Nova Scotia Premiers

Premiers of the colony of Nova Scotia (1848-1867) Premiers of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ...

Education

A satellite photo of Nova Scotia.
A satellite photo of Nova Scotia.

In the province of Nova Scotia, the Minister of Education is responsible for the administration and delivery of education, as defined by the Education Act[8] and other acts relating to colleges, universities and private schools. The powers of the Minister and the Department of Education are defined by the Ministerial regulations and constrained by the Governor-In-Council regulations.


Nova Scotia has more than 450 public schools for children. The public system offers primary to Grade 12. There are also some private schools in the province. Public education is administered by seven regional school boards, responsible primarily for English instruction and French immersion, and also province wide by the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial, which administer French instruction to students for whom the primary language is French. The Conseil scolaire acadien provincial is a acadien based school board in Nova Scotia. ...


The Nova Scotia Community College system has 13 campuses around the province. The community college, with its focus on training and education, was established in 1988 by amalgamating the province's former vocational schools. The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is the community college of Nova Scotia. ...


The province has 11 universities and colleges, including Dalhousie University, University of King's College, Saint Mary's University (Halifax), Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Acadia University, Université Sainte-Anne, Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Cape Breton University. Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Kings Quad in a Halifax spring fog. ... Saint Marys University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. ... Mount Saint Vincent University, commonly referred to as The Mount, is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) is a post-secondary art school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Acadia University is a university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The main administration building at Université Sainte-Anne. ... St. ... The Nova Scotia Agricultural College is a university college located in the village of Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada - a suburb of the town of Truro. ... Cape Breton University (CBU), formerly the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), is a Canadian university in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, near Sydney, Nova Scotia. ...



Culture and demographics

Despite the small population of the province, Nova Scotia's music and culture is influenced by several well established cultural groups, that are sometimes referred to as the "founding cultures."


Originally populated by the Mi'kmaq First Nation, the first European settlers were the French, who founded Acadia in 1604. Nova Scotia was briefly colonized by Scottish settlers in 1620, though by 1624 the Scottish settlers had been removed by treaty and the area was turned over to the French until the mid-1700s. After the defeat of the French and prior expulsion of the Acadians, settlers of English, Irish, Scottish and African descent began arriving on the shores of Nova Scotia. The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Miqmac, or priorly Micmac) are a First Nations or Native American people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ... Year 1620 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events January 24 - Alfonso Mendez, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ...


Settlement was greatly accelerated by the resettlement of Loyalists in Nova Scotia during the period following the end of the American revolutionary war. It was during this time that a large African Nova Scotian community took root, populated by freed slaves and Loyalist blacks and their families, who had fought for the crown in exchange for land. This community later grew when the Royal Navy began intercepting slave ships destined for the United States, and deposited these free slaves on the shores of Nova Scotia. For the township in Canada, see Loyalist, Ontario In general, a loyalist is an individual who is loyal to the powers that be. ... This article is about military actions only. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Black Loyalists is the name given to formerly enslaved Africans or to free people of color of the North American continent who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...


Later, in the 1800s the Irish Famine and, especially, the Scottish Highland Clearances resulted in large influxes of migrants with Celtic cultural roots, which helped to define the dominantly Celtic character of Cape Breton and the north mainland of the province. This Gaelic influence continues to play an important role in defining the cultural life of the province, though less than 500 Nova Scotians today are fluent in Scottish Gaelic. Nearly all live in Antigonish County or on Cape Breton Island.[9] Starvation during the famine The Irish Potato Famine, also called The Great Famine or The Great Hunger (Irish: An Gorta Mór), is the name given to a famine which struck Ireland between 1846 and 1849. ... The Highland Clearances (Scottish Gaelic: Fuadaich nan Gàidheal, the expulsion of the Gael) is a name given to the forced displacement of the population of the Scottish Highlands from their ancient ways of warrior clan subsistence farming, leading to mass emigration. ...


Modern Nova Scotia is a mix of many cultures. The government works to support Mi'kmaq, French, Gaelic and African-Nova Scotian culture through the establishment of government secretariats, as well as colleges, educational programs and cultural centres. The Province is also eager to attract new immigrants,[10] but has had limited success. The major population centres at Halifax and Sydney are the most cosmopolitan, hosting large Arab populations (in the former) and Eastern European populations (in the latter). Halifax Regional Municipality hosts a yearly multicultural festival.[11]


Symbols of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of Canadas provinces, and has established several provincial symbols. ...

Demographics and statistics

According to the 2001 Canadian census[12] the largest ethnic group in Nova Scotia is Scottish (29.3%), followed by English (28.1%), Irish (19.9%), French (16.7%), German (10.0%), Dutch (3.9%), First Nations (3.2%), Welsh (1.4%), Italian (1.3%), and Acadian (1.2%). Almost half of all respondents (47.4%) identified their ethnicity as "Canadian." Nova Scotia (Latin for New Scotland; Scottish Gaelic: ; French: ) is a Canadian province located on Canadas southeastern coast. ... This article is about the Scottish people as an ethnic group. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... The Dutch (Ethnonym: Nederlanders meaning Lowlanders) are the dominant ethnic group[1] of the Netherlands[2]. They are usually seen as a Germanic people. ... First Nations is a term of ethnicity that refers to the indigenous peoples in what is now Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis people. ... This article is about Welsh people who are considered to be an ethnic group and a nation. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ...


Top Ten Counties by Population

County 2001 2006
Halifax 359,183 372,858
Cape Breton (county) 109,330 105,928
Kings County 58,866 60,035
Colchester County 49,307 50,023
Lunenburg County 47,591 47,150
Pictou County 46,965 46,513
Hants County 40,513 41,182
Cumberland County 32,605 32,046
Yarmouth County 26,843 26,277
Annapolis County 21,773 21,438

Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Province Established 1995 Government  - Type Regional Council  - 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... Kings County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Colchester 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. ... Hants County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Cumberland County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ...

Language

The 2006 Canadian census showed a population of 913,462.
Of the 899,270 singular responses to the census question concerning 'mother tongue' the most commonly reported languages were: The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

Rank Language Respondants Percentage
1. English 832,105 92.53%
2. French 32,540 3.62%
3. Arabic 4,425 0.49%
4. Mi'kmaq 4,060 0.45%
5. German 4,045 0.45%
6. Chinese 3,370 0.37%
7. Dutch 2,440 0.27%
8. Polish 1,570 0.17%
9. Spanish 1,305 0.15%
10. Greek 1,035 0.12%
11. Italian 905 0.10%
12. Korean 860 0.10%
Peggys Cove Harbour
Peggys Cove Harbour

In addition, there were also 105 responses of both English and a 'non-official language'; 25 of both French and a 'non-official language'; 495 of both English and French; 10 of English, French, and a 'non-official language'; and about 10,300 people who either did not respond to the question, or reported multiple non-official languages, or else gave some other unenumerated response. Figures shown are for the number of single language responses and the percentage of total single-language responses.[13] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 986 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 986 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Peggys Cove is a small village at 44° 29′ 34″ north 63° 55′ 3″ west in St. ...


Arts and culture

Nova Scotia has long been a centre for artistic and cultural excellence. Halifax has emerged as the leading cultural centre in the Atlantic region. The city hosts such institutions such as NSCAD University, one of Canada's leading art, craft and design colleges, and the Symphony Nova Scotia, the only full orchestra performing in Atlantic Canada. The province is home to a full spread of expression, from avant guard visual art and traditional crafting, from writing and publishing to an, at times, vibrant film industry. The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) is a post-secondary art school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The logo of Symphony Nova Scotia Symphony Nova Scotia is a Canadian orchestra located in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. ...


Nova Scotia is arguably best known for its music. Music is a part of the warp and weft of the fabric of Nova Scotia's cultural life. This deep and lasting love of music is expressed the through the performance and enjoyment of all types and genres of music. While popular music from many genres has experienced almost two decades of explosive growth and success in Nova Scotia, the province remains best known for its folk and traditional based music.


Nova Scotia's traditional (or folk) music is Scottish in character, and traditions from Scotland are kept true to form, in some cases more so than in Scotland. This is especially true of the island of Cape Breton, one of the major international centres for Celtic music.


On main land Nova Scotia, particularly in some of the rural villages throughout Guysborough County, Irish influenced styles of music are commonly played, due to the predominance of Irish culture in many of the county's villages. Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ...

Main article: Music of Nova Scotia

Music is a part of the warp and weft of the fabric of Nova Scotias cultural life. ...

Nova Scotia in popular culture

Current Current Nova Scotia licence plate

The Showcase program Trailer Park Boys takes place and is filmed in Nova Scotia. Showcase is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ... This article is about the television series. ...


In the popular Carly Simon song "You're so Vain", Nova Scotia is mentioned in the following verse: "Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga/ And your horse naturally won./ Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia/ To see the total eclipse of the sun." This solar eclipse took place on the 10th of July 1972. Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ...


Scottish electronica band Boards of Canada included a track called "Nova Scotia Robots" on a number of their early, self-released albums. Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Boards of Canada is a Scottish electronic music duo consisting of brothers Michael Sandison (born 10 June 1969) and Marcus Eoin Sandison (born 21 September 1970). ...


John Mayer's song "This Will All Make Perfect Sense Someday" includes the line "And if it ever gets bad/ I mean really bad/ I'll move to Nova Scotia/ Forget the life I had/ I'll be up at 9 each morning/ Down by the shore/ Collecting things that fell off boats in storms/ Well ok so I might never/ But it's nice to know the option's there." For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ...


In the song "Letter From America", by Scottish Folk duo The Proclaimers, Nova Scotia is mentioned in the line "I've looked at the ocean/ tried hard to imagine/ the way you felt the day you sailed/ from Wester Ross to Nova Scotia." The Proclaimers are a Irish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid. ...


In the song "Rip It!", by American Indie-rock band Electric Six, it is mentioned in the line "Cause commotion/ Fake devotion/ Entertain a notion/ Be Nova Scotian" Electric Six is a six-piece metro Detroit-based band that plays what has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal. ...


Tourism

The lighthouse situated on Peggys Point, immediately south of Peggys Cove.

The Nova Scotia tourism industry includes more than 6,500 direct businesses, supporting nearly 40,000 jobs. [2] The Peggys Point lighthouse on St. ... The Peggys Point lighthouse on St. ... Eddystone Lighthouse, one of the first wavewashed lighthouses For other uses, see Lighthouse (disambiguation). ... Peggys Cove is a small village at 44° 29′ 34″ north 63° 55′ 3″ west in St. ...


Climate

Nova Scotia lies in the northern temperate zone and, although the province is almost surrounded by water, the climate is continental rather than maritime. The temperature extremes of the continental climate are moderated by the ocean. Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... World map showing the oceanic climate zones. ...


Described on a provincial vehicle license plate as Canada's Ocean Playground, the sea is a major influence on Nova Scotia's climate. Nova Scotia is known to have cold winters and warm summers. The province is surrounded by three major bodies of water, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Bathymetry of the Gulf, with the Laurentian Channel visible Gulf of Saint Lawrence (French: golfe du Saint-Laurent), the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Bay of Fundy (French: ) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. ...


Over its 350-mile (565 kilometres) length, Nova Scotia has a modified continental climate, comparable to that of northern Europe. The southwestern and southern shores of Nova Scotia have both milder and wetter climates than the rest of the province. Rainfall varies from 1.4 metres (55 inches) in the south to 1 metre (40 inches) elsewhere. Nova Scotia is also very foggy in places, with Halifax averaging 196 foggy days per year[14] and Yarmouth 191. [15] Northern Europe Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ...


The average annual temperatures are:

  • Spring from 1° to 17°C
  • Summer from 14° to 39°C
  • Fall about 3° to 16°C
  • Winter about -1° to -21°C

Because of the ocean's effect on the weather Nova Scotia is the warmest of the provinces in the Atlantic region. Nova Scotia also has a fairly wide but not extreme temperature range, a late and short summer, skies that are often cloudy or overcast; frequent coastal fog and marked changeability of weather from day to day. The main reasons of Nova Scotia's climate can be related to four basic factors:

  • The effects of the westerly winds
  • The interaction between three main air masses which converge on the east coast
  • Nova Scotia's location on the routes of the major eastward-moving storms
  • And the modifying influence of the sea.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

As Nova Scotia juts out into the Atlantic, it is prone to tropical storms and hurricanes in the summer and autumn.


There have been 33 such storms, including 12 hurricanes, since records were kept in 1871 - about once per four years. The last hurricane was category-two Hurricane Juan in September 2003, and the last tropical storm was in Tropical Storm Noel in 2007. Lowest pressure 969 mbar (hPa; 28. ...


History

Paleo-Indians camped at locations in present-day Nova Scotia approximately 11,000 years ago. Archaic Indians are believed to have been present in the area between 1,000 and 5,000 years ago. Mi'kmaq, the First Nations of the province and region, are their direct descendants. Nova Scotia is a Canadian province located on Canadas Maritimes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the sequence of North American cultural stages first proposed by Gordon Willey and Phillip Phillips in 1958, the Archaic stage was the second period of human occupation in the Americas, from around 8000 BC to 1000 BC although as its ending is defined by the adoption of sedentary farming... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Miqmac, or priorly Micmac) are a First Nations or Native American people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... First Nations is a term of ethnicity that refers to the indigenous peoples in what is now Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis people. ...


Some believe that the Vikings may have settled in Nova Scotia at some time, though there is little evidence of this and the claim is disputed by historians. The only authenticated Viking settlement in North America is L'Anse aux Meadows, which establishes the fact that Vikings explored the continent 500 years before Christopher Columbus. For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... LAnse aux Meadows (from the French LAnse-aux-Méduses or Jellyfish Cove) is a site on the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, where the remains of a Viking village were discovered in 1960 by the Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad and... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator, colonizer, and explorer and one of the first Europeans to explore the Americas after the Vikings. ...


While there is some debate over where he landed, it is most widely believed that the Italian explorer John Cabot visited present-day Cape Breton in 1497. [3]. The first European settlement in Nova Scotia was established more than a century later in 1604. The French, led by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Monts established the first capital for the colony Acadia at Port Royal that year at the head of the Annapolis Basin. Also, French fishermen established a settlement at Canso the same year. Giovanni Caboto (c. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... 1497 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pierre Dugua, the Sieur de Monts, (c. ... Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... Port Royal is a small rural community in the western part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Annapolis Basin is a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, located on the southwestern shores of the bay, along the northwestern shore of Nova Scotia and at the western end of the Annapolis Valley. ... Canso is a small town in Canada. ...


In 1620, the Plymouth Council for New England, under King James I (of England) & VI (of Scots) designated the whole shorelines of Acadia and the Mid-Atlantic colonies south to the Chesapeake Bay as New England. The first documented Scottish settlement in the Americas was of Nova Scotia in 1621. On 29 September 1621, the charter for the foundation of a colony was granted by James VI to William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling and, in 1622, the first settlers left Scotland. This settlement initially failed due to difficulties in obtaining a sufficient number of skilled emigrants and in 1624, James VI created a new order of baronets. Admission to this order was obtained by sending six labourers or artisans, sufficiently armed, dressed and supplied for two years, to Nova Scotia, or by paying 3,000 merks to William Alexander. For six months, no one took up this offer until James compelled one to make the first move. Year 1620 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The sea to sea grant of Plymouth Council for New England is shown in green. ... James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scots as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James I. He ruled in Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567, when he was only one year old, succeeding his mother Mary... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling William Alexander, Earl of Stirling (c. ... Motto Latin: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Capital Edinburgh¹ Language(s) Gaelic, Scots Government Monarchy King/Queen  - 843-860 Kenneth I  - 1587–1625 James VI  - 1702-1714 Anne Legislature Parliament of Scotland History  - United 843  - Union of the... For the brush-footed butterfly species, see Euthalia nais. ... A merk was a Scottish silver coin. ...


In 1627, there was a wider uptake of baronetcies, and thus more settlers available to go to Nova Scotia. However, in 1627, war broke out between England and France and the French re-established a settlement at Port Royal which they had originally settled. Later that year, a combined Scottish and English force destroyed the French settlement, forcing them out. In 1629, the first Scottish settlement at Port Royal was inhabited. The colony's charter, in law, made Nova Scotia (defined as all land between Newfoundland and New England) a part of mainland Scotland, this was later used to get around the English navigation acts. However, this did not last long: in 1631, under King Charles I, the Treaty of Suza was signed which returned Nova Scotia to the French. The Scots were forced by Charles to abandon their mission before their colony had been properly established and the French assumed control of the Mi'kmaq and other First Nations territory. Motto Dieu et mon droit(French) God and my right Territory of the Kingdom of England Capital Winchester; London from 11th century Language(s) Old English (de facto, until 1066) Anglo-Norman language (de jure, 1066 - 15th century) English (de facto, gradually replaced French from late 13th century) Government Monarchy... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Navigation Acts The English Navigation Acts were a series of laws which restricted the use of foreign shipping in the trade of England (later the Kingdom of Great Britain and its colonies). ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from March 27, 1625 until his execution. ... The Treaty of Suza was a 1631 peace treaty which ended a war between England and France that had broken out in 1627. ...


In 1654, King Louis XIV of France appointed aristocrat Nicholas Denys as Governor of Acadia and granted him the confiscated lands and the right to all its minerals. English colonists captured Acadia in the course of King William's War, but England returned the territory to France in the Treaty of Ryswick at the wars end. The territory was recaptured by forces loyal to Britain during the course of Queen Anne's War, and its conquest confirmed by the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713. France retained possession of Île St Jean (Prince Edward Island) and Île Royale (Cape Breton Island), on which it established a fortress at Louisbourg to guard the sea approaches to Quebec. This fortress was captured by American colonial forces, then returned by the British to France, then ceded again after the French and Indian War of 1755. Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ... Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... The first of the French and Indian Wars, King Williams War (1689–1697) , was the North American theater of the War of the Grand Alliance (1688–1697) fought principally in Europe between the armies of France under Louis XIV and those of a coalition of European powers including England. ... The Treaty of Ryswick was signed on 20 September 1697 and named after Ryswick (also known as Rijswijk) in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands). ... Queen Annes War (1702–1713) was the second in a series of four French and Indian Wars fought between France and Great Britain in North America for control of the continent and was the counterpart of War of the Spanish Succession in Europe. ... A map depicting the major changes in Western Europes borders as a result of the Treaties of Utrecht and Rastatt. ... Year 1713 (MDCCXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Fortress Louisbourg (fr. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Thus mainland Nova Scotia became a British colony in 1713, although Samuel Vetch had a precarious hold on the territory as governor from the fall of Acadian Port-Royal (Annapolis Royal) in October 1710. British governing officials became increasingly concerned over the unwillingness of the French-speaking, Roman Catholic Acadians, who were the majority of colonists, to pledge allegiance to the British Crown, then George II. The colony remained mostly Acadian despite the establishment of Halifax as the province's capital, and the settlement of a large number of foreign Protestants (some French and Swiss but mostly German) at Lunenburg in 1753. In 1755, the British forcibly expelled over 12,000 Acadians in what became known as the Grand Dérangement, or Great Expulsion. Samuel Vetch (December 9, 1668-April 30, 1732) a British military officer and colonial governor of Nova Scotia. ... Annapolis Royal [[1]] , population 548 (Nova Scotia Statistical Review 2004 [[2]] ) was founded in 1610, down and across the Annapolis River from the site of Port Royal, which was the first permanent European settlement in North America north of Florida. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located in the Canadian Maritime provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island — and some of the American state of Maine). ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen_in_Parliament) legislative power. ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... The foreign Protestants were a group of immigrants to Nova Scotia in the mid-18th century. ... The Great Upheaval (le Grand Dérangement), also known as the Great Expulsion or the Acadian Expulsion, is the eviction of the Acadian population from Nova Scotia between 1755 and 1763, ordered by governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council. ...


The colony's jurisdiction changed during this time. Nova Scotia was granted a supreme court in 1754 with the appointment of Jonathan Belcher and a Legislative Assembly in 1758. In 1763 Cape Breton Island became part of Nova Scotia. In 1769, St. John's Island (now Prince Edward Island) became a separate colony. The county of Sunbury was created in 1765, and included all of the territory of current day New Brunswick and eastern Maine as far as the Penobscot River. In 1784 the western, mainland portion of the colony was separated and became the province of New Brunswick, and the territory in Maine entered the control of the newly independent American state of Massachusetts. Cape Breton became a separate colony in 1784 only to be returned to Nova Scotia in 1820. Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) was colonial governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. ... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Sunbury County was a county in the crown colony of Nova Scotia from 1765 to 1784. ... Year 1765 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

During the colonial period, Nova Scotia issued its own postage stamps printed in England. This distinctive diamond shape (issued between 1851 and 1857) was also used by neighbouring New Brunswick.
During the colonial period, Nova Scotia issued its own postage stamps printed in England. This distinctive diamond shape (issued between 1851 and 1857) was also used by neighbouring New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia stamp issued 1860.
Nova Scotia stamp issued 1860.

Ancestors of more than half of present-day Nova Scotians arrived in the period following the Acadian Expulsion. Between 1759 and 1768, about 8000 New England Planters responded to Governor Charles Lawrence's request for settlers from the New England colonies. Several years later, approximately 30,000 United Empire Loyalists (American Tories) settled in Nova Scotia (when it comprised present-day Maritime Canada) following the defeat of the British in the American Revolutionary War. Of these 30,000, 14,000 went to New Brunswick and 16,000 went to Nova Scotia. Approximately 3,000 of this group were Black Loyalists (slaves of African ancestry), about a third of whom soon relocated themselves to Sierra Leone in 1792 via the Committee for the Relief of the Black Poor, becoming the Original settlers of Freetown. Large numbers of Gaelic-speaking Highland Scots emigrated to Cape Breton and the western part of the mainland during the late 18th century and 19th century. About one thousand Ulster Scots settled in mainly central Nova Scotia during this time, as did just over a thousand farming migrants from Yorkshire and Northumberland between 1772 and 1775. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (782x765, 259 KB) Summary Nova Scotia stamp from 1851 has an E from the TH Saunders watermark on the reverse. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (782x765, 259 KB) Summary Nova Scotia stamp from 1851 has an E from the TH Saunders watermark on the reverse. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (710 × 919 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nova Scotia 8-1/2 cent stamp, 21x27mm, first issued in 1860. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (710 × 919 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nova Scotia 8-1/2 cent stamp, 21x27mm, first issued in 1860. ... The Great Upheaval (le Grand Dérangement), also known as the Great Expulsion or the Acadian Expulsion, is the eviction of the Acadian population from Nova Scotia between 1755 and 1763, ordered by governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council. ... The New England Planters were settlers from the New England colonies who responded to requests by the lieutenant governor and, subsequently, governor of Nova Scotia, Charles Lawrence, to settle lands left vacant by the Acadian Expulsion of 1755. ... For the Victorian cricketer of the same name, captain-manager of the famous 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England, see Charles Lawrence (cricketer) Charles Lawrence (December 14, 1709 – October 19, 1760) was a British military officer who, as lieutenant governor and subsequently governor of Nova Scotia, was responsible for overseeing... The name United Empire Loyalists is given to those American Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. ... The Maritimes or Maritime provinces are a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ... This article is about military actions only. ... Black Loyalists is the name given to formerly enslaved Africans or Free Blacks of the North American continent who joined the British Army in their war against the American Revolutionaries. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that Black Poor be merged into this article or section. ... For other cities of the same name, see Freetown (disambiguation). ... Canadian Gaelic (Gaelic: Gàidhlig Canadanach, locally just Gaelic or The Gaelic) is the dialect of Scots Gaelic that has been spoken continuously for more than 200 years on Cape Breton Island and in isolated enclaves on the Nova Scotia mainland. ... The Scottish Highlands are considered to be the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... Ulster-Scots are an Irish ethnic group descended from mainly Lowland Scots who settled in the Province of Ulster in Ireland, first beginning in large numbers during the 17th century. ... For other uses, see Yorkshire (disambiguation). ... Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. ...


Nova Scotia was the first colony in British North America and in the British Empire to achieve responsible government in January-February 1848 and become self-governing through the efforts of Joseph Howe. Pro-Confederate premier Charles Tupper led Nova Scotia into the Canadian Confederation in 1867, along with New Brunswick and the Province of Canada. British North America consisted of the loyalist colonies and territories (i. ... For a comprehensive list of the territories that formed the British Empire, see Evolution of the British Empire. ... Responsible government is a conception of a system of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability which is the foundation of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. ... A self-governing colony is a colony with an elected legislature, in which politicians are able to make most decisions without reference to the colonial power with formal or nominal control of the colony. ... Joseph Howe, PC (December 13, 1804 – June 1, 1873) was a ship builder and born the son of John Howe and Mary Edes at Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Not to be confused with Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper who was Sir Charles Tuppers son. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the provincial election of 1868, the Anti-Confederation Party won 18 out of 19 federal seats, and 36 out of 38 seats in the provincial legislature. For seven years, William Annand and Joseph Howe led the ultimately unsuccessful fight to convince British imperial authorities to release Nova Scotia from Confederation. The government was vocally against Confederation, contending that it was no more than the annexation of the province to the pre-existing province of Canada: Anti-Confederation was the name used by several parties in what is now Atlantic Canada by movements opposed to Canadian confederation. ... William Annand (April 10, 1808 - October 12, 1887) was a Nova Scotia publisher and politician. ...

"...the scheme [confederation with Canada] by them assented to would, if adopted, deprive the people [of Nova Scotia] of the inestimable privilege of self-government, and of their rights, liberty, and independence, rob them of their revenue, take from them the regulation of trade and taxation, expose them to arbitrary taxation by a legislature over which they have no control, and in which they would possess but a nominal and entirely ineffective representation; deprive them of their invaluable fisheries, railroads, and other property, and reduce this hitherto free, happy, and self-governed province to a degraded condition of a servile dependency of Canada."

from Address to the Crown by the Government (Journal of the House of Assembly, Province of Nova Scotia, 1868)

A motion passed by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1868 refusing to recognise the legitimacy of Confederation has never been rescinded. Repeal, as anti-confederation became known, would rear its head again in the 1880s, and transform into the Maritime Rights Movement in the 1920s. Some Nova Scotia flags flew at half mast on Dominion Day as late as that time. Dominion Day is a commemoration day of the granting of national status in various Commonwealth countries. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. Canada's population estimates 2008-03-27. Retrieved on 2008-04-05.
  2. ^ Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory
  3. ^ Statistics Canada. Canada's population estimates 2008-03-27. Retrieved on 2008-04-05.
  4. ^ Ted Harrison (1993). O Canada. Ticknor & Fields. 
  5. ^ Fish in Crisis. / The Starving Ocean. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  6. ^ Government of Nova Scotia (2007). Economics and Statistics. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  7. ^ Government of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia estimates 2006-2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  8. ^ Government of Nova Scotia (1996). Education Act. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  9. ^ Nova Scotia Archives. Gaelic Resources. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  10. ^ Nova Scotia Office of Immigration. Nova Scotia. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  11. ^ Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  12. ^ Statistics Canada (2005). Population by selected ethnic origins, by province and territory (Census 2001). Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  13. ^ Detailed Mother Tongue (186), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Age Groups (17A) and Sex (3) (2006 Census)
  14. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  15. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Surveys

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Since 1900

  • Beck, J. Murray. Politics of Nova Scotia. vol 2: 1896-1988. Tantallon, N.S.: Four East 1985 438 pp.
  • Bickerton, James P. Nova Scotia, Ottawa and the Politics of Regional Development. U. of Toronto Press 1990. 412 pp.
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Pre 1900

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Scotia was originally the Latin name for Ireland (also known to the Romans as Hibernia). ... This is a complete list of airports, water aerodromes and heliports in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Canadian Gaelic (Gaelic: Gàidhlig Canadanach, locally just Gaelic or The Gaelic) is the dialect of Scots Gaelic that has been spoken continuously for more than 200 years on Cape Breton Island and in isolated enclaves on the Nova Scotia mainland. ... Nearly all primary and secondary schools in the province of Nova Scotia are public schools maintained by the provincial governments Department of Education. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... Motto: Fortuna Non Mutat Genus (Circumstances Do Not Change Our Origin) Country Province Established 1995 Government  - Type Regional Council  - 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... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Sable Island from space, April 1994. ... The Bay of Fundy (French: ) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. ... Kejimkujik National Park (or Keji) is part of the Canadian National Parks system, located in the province of Nova Scotia (NS). ... This is a list of all national and provincial parks in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... 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... Communities of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada As designated by the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. ... List of Nova Scotia rivers by watershed: Gulf of Maine watershed (Fort Lawrence to Cape Sable Island) Bay of Fundy watershed (Fort Lawrence to East Ferry) Missaguash River LaPlanche River Maccan River Nappan River Southampton River Little Forks River River Hebert Kelley River Little River MacCarrons River Barnhill River Little... The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, located in Halifax. ... British Governors of Nova Scotia from 1710 to Confederation The flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia Lieutenant-Governors of Nova Scotia post-Confederation Categories: Nova Scotia | Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia ... Premiers of the colony of Nova Scotia (1848-1867) Premiers of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, since Confederation (1867). ... This is a list of incorporated cities of Canada in alphabetical order by province. ... This is a list of numbered highways in the province of Nova Scotia. ... This is a list of the symbols of Canadian provinces and territories. ... Sunday shopping refers to the ability of retailers to operate stores on Sunday, a day that Christian tradition typically recognizes as the Sabbath, a day of rest. Rules governing shopping hours, such as Sunday shopping, vary around the world but some European nations continue to ban Sunday shopping. ... Flag of Nova Scotia Same-sex marriage in Nova Scotia: In August 2004, three couples in Nova Scotia brought the suit against the provincial and federal governments requesting that it issue same-sex marriage licences. ... List of universities in Nova Scotia, Canada: Acadia University Atlantic School of Theology Cape Breton University Dalhousie University Mount Saint Vincent University Nova Scotia Agricultural College Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University Saint Francis Xavier University Saint Marys University University of Kings College Université Sainte-Anne... Petroleum Pricing in Nova Scotia is based on the Petroleum Products Pricing Act which governs the wholesale and minimum and maximum price of gasoline and diesel price that are authorised in Nova Scotia // History In the spring of 2004, both consumers and retailers (the Independent Gasoline Retailers of Nova Scotia... Scouting in Nova Scotia has a long history, from the 1900s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. ... Emergency Health Services (also EHS) is a division of the Department of Health in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Central Nova Tourist Association (CNTA) is one of seven provincially recognized tourist associations that work directly with Nova Scotia Department of Tourism Culture and Heritage. ... The Golers are a clan comprised of impoverished and inbred people on Nova Scotias South Mountain, who tortured and abused their children generation after generation. ...

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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. ... Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... The Queens Regional Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. ... Municipal Districts are Census subdivision used in Canada for the administration of rural areas including farmlands and unincorporated places such as hamlets. ... Argyle (2006 Population: 8,656) is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. ... Barrington (2006 Population: 7,331) is a municipal district in western Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... Clare is a municipal district in western Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Digby is a municipal district in Digby County, Nova Scotia. ... East Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia. ... The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is a municipal district in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... Municipality of the District of Shelburne is a municipal district within Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. ... St. ... West Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia. ... Yarmouth is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre, located in Fort Lawrence, 3 kilometres west of Amherst. ... Website: http://www. ... Antigonish redirects here. ... 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. ... Website: http://www. ... 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 is a town in Kings County, Nova Scotia. ... Lockeport is a town in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Lunenburg waterfront Lunenburg waterfront (as viewed from a hotel) Lunenburg ( ) is a small town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada approximately 90 kilometres southwest of Halifax, on the Atlantic coast. ... Mahone Bay (44. ... There are three Middletons in Nova Scotia. ... Mulgrave is a town on the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada; immediately across from the town of Port Hawkesbury. ... Website:http://www. ... Main Street Parrsboro Parrsboro is a town located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 45. ... Pictou redirects here. ... Port Hawkesbury, on Cape Breton Island Port Hawkesbury (2001 population 3,701) is a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Cox Warehouse on Dock St. ... Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... Stellarton is a town located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada at a latitude of 45°34 North and longitude of 62°40 West. ... Stewiacke pronounced (Stoo-yahk) is a town in Nova Scotia, Canada, 45 minutes from Halifax. ... Trenton is a town located in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. ... Website: http://www. ... — Location of Westville, Nova Scotia Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality Pictou County Founded 1894 Incorporated August 20, 1894 Government  - Mayor Sandy Cyr  - Governing Body Westville Council Area  - Total 14. ... St. ... Wolfville streetscape, spring 2006. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Aylesford is a village in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The village of Baddeck is located in Victoria County, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bible Hill is a village in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Canning, Nova Scotia (population ~1000) is a village in northeastern Kings County located at the crossroads of Highway 221 and Highway 358. ... Chester (2001 pop. ... Cornwallis Square is a Canadian village in Kings County, Nova Scotia. ... Dover is a small village in Nova Scotia, Canada Categories: | ... The village of Freeport, Nova Scotia in Digby County, Nova Scotia is located on Long Island in the Bay of Fundy. ... Greenwood (2001 pop. ... Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia Havre Boucher is a village of 3,000 people whom inhabit a village that was historically inhabited as a fishing village. ... Hebbville is a village bordering the town of Bridgewater in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Kingston is a village in Kings County on the north bank of the Annapolis River in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Lawrencetown is a village in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... New Minas is a village located in the eastern part of Kings County in Nova Scotias Annapolis Valley. ... Port Williams is a community on the Cornwallis River in Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada, located across from Wolfville. ... Pugwash is a fishing, mining, and small-scale manufacturing community on the north shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. ... River Hebert is a village on the River Hebert in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada; it is approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Amherst. ... Mike Brady loves his wife of twenty-six years, Betty Ann Brady Mike is from Mt. ... Tatamagouche (population 738 in 2001) is a village located on the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia, Canada, 150 kilometers north of Halifax where the French and Waugh Rivers enter Tatamagouche Bay which serves as a natural harbour. ... Boars Head Lighthouse, Tiverton, Nova Scotia Tiverton is a small village located on the northeast tip of Long Island, Nova Scotia. ... 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