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Feature Stories

Even though Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province, our people share a rich tapestry of culture and heritage that shapes who we are and where we live. Today, our sheltered bays and inlets continue to welcome newcomers to our shores, solidifying our enviable reputation for hospitality and acceptance of difference. Our legacy of migration can be found in our physical surroundings; in our museums, archives and libraries; in our communities; and in the varied and dynamic nature of our cultural expression. Influenced by the beauty of the land, captivated by a relationship with the sea, and inspired by the desire to not only preserve our roots, but also, invite new roots to grow, Nova Scotians are enriched by who we were and who we have yet to become.

Nine Nova Scotia community organizations have received funding for 17 projects through the Gaelic Language in Communities Program.
Taking place on Monday, February 15, Heritage Day 2016 will honour Joseph Howe. In advance of the holiday, the new Heritage Day flag was flown for the first time.
To honour the 100th Anniversary of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, the Nova Scotia Archives has digitized the Battalion’s 1917 Nominal Roll, as well as an incredible panoramic image of the group.