facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
Nova Scotia girl plans ice skating record for charity

Nova Scotia girl plans ice skating record for charity

HAMMONDS PLAINS, Nova Scotia, Sept. 17 (UPI) --A Nova Scotia girl who has been ice skating for four years said she will attempt the world record for fastest spins to raise money for charity.
Ben Hooper
Nova Scotia may ban fracking

Nova Scotia may ban fracking

TORONTO, Sept. 4 (UPI) --A Canadian energy trade group said it was upset with a decision from the provincial government in Nova Scotia to consider a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
Daniel J. Graeber
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International
Three banks accused of rigging silver prices

Three banks accused of rigging silver prices

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) --Three international banks were accused in a U.S. lawsuit of manipulating the daily benchmark price for silver.
Ed Adamczyk
Hurricane leaves 138,000 without power in Canada

Hurricane leaves 138,000 without power in Canada

FREDERICTON , New Brunswick, July 7 (UPI) --Two days after a downgraded Hurricane Arthur struck Canada's easternmost provinces, 138,000 New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents remain without power.
Ed Adamczyk
Thousands without power as Hurricane Arthur moves away from coast

Thousands without power as Hurricane Arthur moves away from coast

OUTER BANKS, N.C., July 4 (UPI) --After slamming the shoreline, Hurricane Arthur is moving away from the U.S. East Coast Friday morning, leaving thousands without power for the Fourth of July.
Kristen Butler
Nova Scotia banning eating breakfast sandwiches while driving?

Nova Scotia banning eating breakfast sandwiches while driving?

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, May 15 (UPI) --According to the Halifax Regional Police, a story about Nova Scotia banning eating breakfast sandwiches while driving is just a joke.
Evan Bleier
Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla., March 20 (UPI) -- Former New York corporate lawyer Lawrence Walsh, who prosecuted several Reagan-era figures during the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

Another round of snow for winter-weary Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- More snow fell on parts of the U.S. Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, a day after temperatures in the 80s were recorded in the southern states, forecasters said.

Tenants charged with killing Loretta Saunders in Halifax apartment

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian couple was charged Thursday with killing Loretta Saunders, the Halifax university student who subletted them an apartment.

Missing Canadian university student found dead

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A missing female Canadian college student studying the issue of missing and slain indigenous women was found killed Wednesday along a highway, police said.
Girl gets slapped on the head by whale's tail, becomes YouTube sensation

Girl gets slapped on the head by whale's tail, becomes YouTube sensation

BAJA, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Twenty-year-old birthday girl gets smacked by tail of a giant whale.
Brooks Hays

Nova Scotia wants to host TransCanada pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The port of Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, "could be an option" for the terminal point of a 1,864-mile oil pipeline planned by TransCanada, a provincial minister said.

Quebec plans oil exploration program

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Quebec is planning an oil exploration program on Anticosti Island in the Canadian province.

Canadian rabbit trapper says owl attack left his head bleeding

DIGBY, Nova Scotia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian trapper says an owl viciously attacked him while he was checking his rabbit snares one night this week, leaving his face bloodied.
Prev
Page 1 of 10
Photos
Nova Scotia
Workers unload Christmas trees that just arrived from Nova Scotia at Ted Drews Christmas tree lot in St. Louis on November 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Wiki

Nova Scotia (pronounced /ˌnoʊvəˈskoʊʃə/; 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 Atlantic Canada. 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 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi). Its population of 939,531 makes it the fourth-least-populous province of the country, though second-most-densely populated.

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.

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 Peninsula. 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).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Nova Scotia."
Most Popular
1
Shanghai man: Rent girlfriend for iPhone 6 money Shanghai man: Rent girlfriend for iPhone 6 money
2
Kendra Wilkinson confronts Hank Baskett about cheating scandal Kendra Wilkinson confronts Hank Baskett about cheating scandal
3
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen' Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen'
4
Amy Adams stars in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' trailer Amy Adams stars in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' trailer
5
Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police
x
Feedback