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From the Latin for “New Scotland,” Nova Scotia was one of the four original provinces that joined into Confederation in 1867. Most of Nova Scotia is a peninsula, extending into the Atlantic, separated from New Brunswick by the Bay of Fundy. Cape Breton Island sits at the top of the peninsula. Of Canada’s ten provinces, only Prince Edward Island is smaller. In the first years of the 17th century, the French established a New World colony, Acadia, with its capital in modern day Nova Scotia. Ultimately, the English defeated the French, forcing many Acadians to emigrate (some would become the “Cajuns” of Louisiana). Scottish and Irish immigration picked up in the 19th century, helping to create the Celtic atmosphere that still permeates much of northern Nova Scotia. For centuries, Nova Scotians fished the cod that existed in mind-boggling numbers off the Scotia shelf. Thought to be inexhaustible, the cod stocks collapsed in the early 1990s, delivering a blow to Nova Scotia’s economy. Today, Nova Scotia is best known for its lobsters, oysters, smoked mackerel, and scallops.

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