Wikipedia:WikiProject Nova Scotia

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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Nova Scotia. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

The current focus of development is the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.


This WikiProject's main goals are:

  1. Concise and detailed articles about every notable subject relating to Nova Scotia.
  2. Optimal topics navigation, including full coverage in Wikipedia's navigation subsystems (outlines, lists, categories, etc.), and relevant links between Nova Scotia articles, including pertinent side bars and navigation boxes.
  3. High quality and comprehensive coverage for all counties, towns, and incorporated municipalities in Nova Scotia, as well as related sub or specialty pages.
  4. Nova Scotia articles of Featured Article (FA) status.


To get an article to featured article status, make sure to follow these steps to ensure all articles we submit to Featured article candidates meet the FA criteria. All of these apply to almost any good article, so keep them in mind when editing even outside of Nova Scotia articles. The suggestions are:

I. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subject.
II. Use good spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. Many browsers support spell checking.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images for more information.
V. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. An article will not get accepted as a featured article candidate if it is missing references. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References.
VI. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this.
VII. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VIII. Use common sense. You should know what perfect articles look like. They cover everything they should without going on forever. Common sense could have told you almost all of the items mentioned above. Ultimately, assume good faith, be bold, and go out there and write some good articles.

Article grading[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme


This section is about the structure of Wikipedia's overall coverage of Nova Scotia throughout its pages and links.

Navigation structure[edit]

Top-level Nova Scotia navigation pages include:

Other pieces of the navigation system include:


See also: Naming conventions

Following Wikipedia standard, article titles should relate to the best-known name in most cases. It has become standard that communities and place names in Canada be followed by the name of the Province, thus Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. Redirects should be created for commonly used nicknames, and for place names without the province following the name, where possible.


County Pages

Articles for Nova Scotia Counties need to have the following:

  • Inclusion or upgrade to NS Counties sidebar template.
  • Removal of county direction finder at bottom of page, in lieu of adjacent county section of template.
  • Inclusion of data from Statistics Canada
  • Check the Stats Canada Webpage for correct household income (most data currently on page is actually average individual income).

Town/Municipality Pages

Articles for Nova Scotia Towns/Municipalities need to have the following:

  • Inclusion or upgrade {{Infobox Settlement}} template.
  • Inclusion of data from Statistics Canada where available.

Format Here is one suggestion on how to begin:

Sherose Island (43º32'00"N, 65º35'57"W) is a small Canadian island located off the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
The island is located in the Barrington Passage, a small strait in Shelburne County and measures approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 0.5 kilometres (0.3 mi) wide. It is connected to mainland Nova Scotia by a short causeway.

If you are only able to get a few details for a particular article, please add the appropriate stub at the bottom of the page.

Ensure that appropriate county and HRM community categories are added, as detailed below.


{{User Wiki Nova Scotia}}
Flag of Nova Scotia.svgThis wikipedian comes from Nova Scotia.
{{User Nova Scotia}}
Flag of Nova Scotia.svgThis user is a Wikipedian in Nova Scotia.
{{User NS}}
Flag of Nova Scotia.svgThis user is interested in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
{{User interest Nova Scotia}}




None pending.

Past meetups

Hierarchy definition[edit]

No classification of this project has been defined.

Requested images[edit]

  • (none at the moment)

Images without articles[edit]

Images of buildings in Nova Scotia which do not yet have articles, but potentially could.



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See also Wikipedia:Canadian Register of Historic Places


Lockeport is located in Nova Scotia
Location within Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 43°42′42″N 65°06′44″W / 43.711754°N 65.11225°W / 43.711754; -65.11225
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipality Shelburne County
Founded 1762
Incorporated February 26, 1907
 • Mayor Darian Huskilson
 • Governing Body Town of Lockeport Council
 • Total 2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 701
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
Postal code B0T 1L0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 656
Median Earnings* $33,854

*Median household income, 2005 ($) (all households)

Places in Nova Scotia

All settlements in Nova Scotia should use {{Infobox settlement}}. This infobox provides a consistent look between the various types settlements in Nova Scotia and settlements in the other parts of Canada like Toronto, Montreal, St. John's, and Edmonton. The default "settlement_type" is city, but it can be changed to reflect any type of settlement, like counties, towns, villages, etc. {{Infobox Settlement}} also has a super imposable dot map feature that allows a map to be used with any settlement in Nova Scotia. Click on the examples below for different types of usage.

For use with the Counties of Nova Scotia

For use with the Towns in Nova Scotia

  • Example: Lockeport (also see the example to the right)

For use with the Villages of Nova Scotia

For use with the Communities - Areas of HRM


Navigation boxes[edit]

Politics of Nova Scotia

Subdivisions of Nova Scotia

Stub templates[edit]

Talk page template[edit]

The tag {{WikiProject Canada|ns=yes|class=|importance=}} should be added to the top of the talk page of all articles maintained by this WikiProject.

WikiProject Canada / Nova Scotia (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Canada, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Canada on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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This page is supported by WikiProject Nova Scotia.

Adjacent communities[edit]

The template {{Geographic Location (8-way)}} should be added to each community for easier navigation.


To join WikiProject Nova Scotia, edit this section and add * {{User|yourusername}} and any comments to the end of the appropriate list of members.

Significant contributors[edit]

Moderate contributors[edit]

  • Abebenjoe History, technology, geography, copy-editing and images

Retired contributors[edit]

Member userboxes[edit]

You may place either {{User WikiProject Nova Scotia}} or {{User WP Nova Scotia}} on your user page to display one of the following userboxes:

Either of these templates will add your user page to:

For other Nova Scotia user templates see:


Useful tools[edit]

Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

Related projects[edit]

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