2A province of eastern Canada, comprising the peninsula of Nova Scotia and the adjoining Cape Breton Island; population 913,462 (2006); capital, Halifax. Settled by the French in the early 18th century as Acadia, it changed hands several times between the French and English before being awarded to Britain in 1713. It became one of the original four provinces in the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
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- Ten Nova Scotian young people will attend.
- In January 1883, the 23-year-old Nova Scotian signed on to fish halibut aboard the Gloucester schooner Grace L. Fears.
- It's been about 40 years since a Canadian has been World President, and the first time in the 85-year history of the organization for a Nova Scotian to be given the honour.
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