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.

More than just a way of communicating, language is a part of a person’s identity and an expression of a community’s culture. In Nova Scotia, the variety of traditional languages and dialects that exist reflect our shared history and through their preservation, our heritage continues to be enriched.
Comprised of 63 printed books, 14 ebooks and a selection of DVDs, the Nova Scotia Breast Cancer Resources Collection is helping to empower Nova Scotians in the fight against breast cancer.
Nova Scotian artists and art lovers gathered to celebrate this province’s rich artistic and cultural expression during the 7th annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards; Art. Awards. Celebration.
The Museum of Industry’s Director, Debra McNabb, answers questions about a brand new exhibit all about gold.
Along the shores of the Minas Basin, on the eastern edge of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, the historic community of Grand Pré has existed for more than 300 years. Recognized as the birthplace of an enduring culture and a living testament to human ingenuity, Grand Pré is a connection to a storied past, a present day place of reconciliation and a source of inspiration for the future.
Sports and Acadian culture are set to take centre stage when the Municipality of Argyle hosts the 33rd Finale des Jeux de l’Acadie from June 29 to July 3, 2012.
In recognition of outstanding French-language programs and services, Acadian Affairs recently presented the 2012 Bonjour! Awards.
Through imagination and innovation, Nova Scotian artists add vibrancy to the cultural, educational, social and economic fabric of communities across our province.
For many African Nova Scotian communities, the War of 1812 marked a beginning. Places like North Preston, Hammonds Plains and Beechville, along with locations in the Windsor area and throughout the Annapolis Valley, became home to nearly 2,000 Black Refugees following the historic conflict.
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.

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