The province is not done with winter weather quite yet, as Friday will bring lots of rain, wind, and even some snow across parts of Nova Scotia. A heavy April snowfall is likely for eastern areas of the province Saturday night through Sunday morning. doctor charged with sexual assault following RCMP investigation, Collision, car fire cause early-morning traffic problems in Dartmouth, Police release photos of Dartmouth break-in suspects, N.B. In 2006–07, the province passed a budget of $6.9 billion, with a projected $72 million surplus. Soon after the American Civil War, Pro-Canadian Confederation premier Charles Tupper led Nova Scotia into Canadian Confederation on 1 July 1867, along with New Brunswick and the Province of Canada. [52] Since 1991, offshore oil and gas has become an important part of the economy, although production and revenue are now declining. Vol. [44] GDP growth has lagged behind the rest of the country for at least the past decade. The Minister of Education is responsible for the administration and delivery of education, as defined by the Education Act[78] and other acts relating to colleges, universities and private schools. [73] Three of the most accomplished illustrators were George Wylie Hutchinson, Bob Chambers (cartoonist) and Donald A. Mackay. Nova Scotia Power's map showed more than 5,000 customers were dealing with outages early Friday morning, including clusters on the South Shore, Cape Breton and in Lawrencetown. The British took control of Acadia in 1713 following nearly a century of fighting with the French over the territory. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-smallest province in area, after Prince Edward Island. There are a number of festivals and cultural events that are recurring in Nova Scotia, or notable in its history. Nova Scotia, Canadian province located on the eastern seaboard of North America, one of the four original provinces (along with New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec) that constituted the Dominion of Canada in 1867. 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Throughout the 19th century, numerous businesses developed in Nova Scotia became of pan-Canadian and international importance: the Starr Manufacturing Company (first skate-manufacturer in Canada), the Bank of Nova Scotia, Cunard Line, Alexander Keith's Brewery, Morse's Tea Company (first tea company in Canada), among others. [79] Nova Scotia's education system is split up into eight different regions including; Tri-County (22 schools), Annapolis Valley (42 schools), South Shore (25 schools), Chignecto-Central (67 schools), Halifax (135 schools), Strait (20 schools) and Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education (39 schools).[80]. [15] However, winters are cold enough to be classified as continental—still being nearer the freezing point than inland areas to the west. Oceans Across the World: Fact or Fiction? The Loyalist influx also pushed Nova Scotia's 2000 Mi'kmaq People to the margins as Loyalist land grants encroached on ill-defined native lands. Buy new or used Honda, Toyota, BMW, Subaru auto parts: headlights, bumpers and … With a focus on training and education, the college was established in 1988 by amalgamating the province's former vocational schools. This included the territory of present-day New Brunswick and eastern Maine as far as the Penobscot River. There was a wind warning in effect for Lunenburg, Halifax, Guysborough counties and Cape Breton Friday morning with gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour, according to CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with flurries, when some pockets of Nova Scotia could see two to five centimetres of snow. The film has since been lost. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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In 1769, St. John's Island became a separate colony. [32] The British Empire (including Nova Scotia) declared itself neutral in the conflict. [45] As of 2017, the median family income in Nova Scotia was $85,970, below the national average of $92,990;[46] in Halifax the figure rises to $98,870. Kalin Mitchell Nova Scotia produced internationally recognized shipbuilders Donald McKay and William Dawson Lawrence. In April 2020, a killing spree occurred across the province and became the deadliest rampage in Canada's history.[33]. [citation needed]. Marine Atlantic is rescheduling its Saturday evening ferries. In 2012, exports from Nova Scotia were 12.1% of provincial GDP, while imports were 22.6%. Some parts of Nova Scotia could see up to 40 centimetres of snow by Sunday. 1895. Heavy bands of snow could wrap in off the Atlantic ocean into eastern areas of Nova Scotia Saturday night and into Sunday. Blue Beach near Hantsport, Joggins Fossil Cliffs, on the Bay of Fundy's shores, has yielded an abundance of Carboniferous-age fossils. [77] Professional soccer came to the province in 2019 in the form of Canadian Premier League club HFX Wanderers FC. John Boileau. [26] Jonathan Belcher was sworn in as chief justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on 21 October 1754. Father Le Loutre's War (1749–1755) began when Edward Cornwallis arrived to establish Halifax with 13 transports on 21 June 1749. Nova Scotia's defence and aerospace sector generates approximately $500 million in revenues and contributes about $1.5 billion to the provincial economy each year. In 2010, the Port of Halifax received 261,000 passengers and Sydney 69,000. Environment Canada has also issued snow squall watches for northern Colchester and Cumberland counties and the Cobequid Pass. The province has produced more than its fair share of famous musicians, including Grammy Award winners Denny Doherty (from The Mamas & the Papas), Anne Murray, and Sarah McLachlan, country singers Hank Snow, George Canyon, and Drake Jensen, jazz vocalist Holly Cole, classical performers Portia White and Barbara Hannigan, multi Juno Award nominated rapper Classified, and such diverse artists as Rita MacNeil, Matt Mays, Sloan, Feist, Todd Fancey, The Rankin Family, Natalie MacMaster, Susan Crowe, Buck 65, Joel Plaskett, and the bands April Wine and Grand Dérangement. Starlight tourist destinations are locations that offer conditions for observations of stars which are protected from light pollution.[65][66]. 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.