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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.

The 2013 Progress Report on French-language Services offers a comprehensive look at services the province offered in French last year. Acadian Affairs' translation services set an annual record by translating 1.85 million words.
"Rising Stars: Celebrating our Youth" is a tribute to the many young people throughout our province and beyond for their achievements and contributions.
On Monday, January 27, families across Canada will celebrate lifelong learning and the joy of reading during Family Literacy Day 2014.
Public libraries and Royal Canadian Legion work together for literacy this Remembrance Day.
Until October 25, nominate an African Nova Scotian youth to be featured as a Rising Star on the 2014 African Heritage Month poster.
In recognition of the contributions libraries make to our day-to-day lives, Canadians of all ages are encouraged to connect with their local library, and each other, by taking part in Canadian Library Month this October.
As part of this year’s One Book Nova Scotia reading event, featured author Alissa York will visit libraries across the province to give readings and lead discussions about her novel Fauna.
Observed on August 15, National Acadian Day is a celebration of the cultural vitality and enduring heritage of the Acadian people.