20 Facts About Nova Scotia

1. Nova Scotia is getting ready for another messy blast of winter beginning Sunday.

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2. Nova Scotia has fewer outlets selling legal cannabis than New Brunswick.

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3. In 1969 Nova Scotia joined the federal medical care program.

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4. Nova Scotia has a diversified economy based on both land and sea resources.

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5. Nova Scotia is one of Canada's Maritime Provinces, and both its past and its present are tied closely to the maritime life of fishing, shipbuilding, and transatlantic shipping.

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6. Nova Scotia was the birthplace and home of Samuel Cunard, a British shipping magnate who founded the Cunard Line.

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7. Nova Scotia has more than 450 public schools for children.

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8. Nova Scotia has two national parks, Kejimkujik and Cape Breton Highlands, and many other protected areas.

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9. Nova Scotia is home to several internationally renowned musicians and there are visitor centres in the home towns of Hank Snow, Rita MacNeil, and Anne Murray Centre.

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10. Cuisine of Nova Scotia is typically Canadian with an emphasis on local seafood.

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11. Nova Scotia Open is a professional golf tournament on the Web.

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12. Nova Scotia got his start by being music director for CBC television's Singalong Jubilee.

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13. Nova Scotia has produced some significant songwriters such as Grammy Award winning Gordie Sampson.

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14. Nova Scotia has long been a centre for artistic and cultural excellence.

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15. Nova Scotia is ordered by a parliamentary government within the construct of constitutional monarchy; the monarchy in Nova Scotia is the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

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16. Nova Scotia was the birthplace and home of Samuel Cunard, a British shipping magnate was born on at Halifax, Nova Scotia and who founded the Cunard Line.

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17. Nova Scotia included present-day New Brunswick until that province's establishment in 1784, after the arrival of United Empire Loyalists.

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18. Nova Scotia is Canada's smallest province in area after Prince Edward Island.

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19. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre.

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20. Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada.

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