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Nova Scotia Logo.jpg[edit]

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Outline of Nova Scotia[edit]

The Outline of Nova Scotia is the latest addition to the collection of outlines on Canadian Provinces.

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Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:52, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunnyside Mall up for deletion at AfD[edit]

Nova Scotian editors may want to weigh in at the current AfD on Sunnyside Mall.

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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Kimberly Ann McAndrew[edit]

Kimberly_McAndrew - August 12, 1989 - Age 19 - Missing - Halifax - The 19-year-old vanished from a busy parking lot on Quinpool Road after leaving work at the Canadian Tire store a little early. Police have never been able to figure out what happened to McAndrew or how she left the parking lot. I would like to add her to the List_of_people_who_disappeared_mysteriously It was deleted....This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person and why the subject is important or significant. I would like to have help getting this article back up on the site. [[1]] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbignell (talkcontribs) 20:29, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Meetup/Halifax/Keshen Goodman editathon[edit]

Was surprised Wikipedia:Meetup/Halifax/Keshen Goodman editathon wasn't mentioned here when I saw a poster for this and was like hmmm I didn't see anything in Wikiproject Nova Scotia about this. So I thought I would mention it here since its in like 2 days. -DJSasso (talk) 17:09, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

New 10,000 Challenge for Canada[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/The 10,000 Challenge is up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2200 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Canada like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1300 articles in 3 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Canada but fuelled by a contest such as The North America Destubathon to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. I would like some support from Canadian wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile! Cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:27, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Hwy43 (talk) 08:19, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Outcome was withdrawn by nominator as premature (though now proposed again a few threads below). Hwy43 (talk) 03:41, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Requested move: Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia → Region of Queens Municipality[edit]

You are invited to comment at Talk:Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia#Requested move 7 January 2017. Hwy43 (talk) 15:34, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

 Outcome was moved as proposed. Hwy43 (talk) 03:41, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Municipal districts are actually district municipalities (potential article moves)[edit]

Hello all, and particularly Plasma east, Earl Andrew, Homestramy20, Canadaolympic989 and WayeMason as the applicable article creators and applicable non-blocked previous article movers of:

Rather than copy and paste the entire discussion, I request that you review the comments on my CfD at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2017 January 7#Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia and then comment below on my unofficial move proposal. I'm trying to gauge the level of controversy, if any, on a proposed move of the above five articles to the format of Foo, Nova Scotia (district municipality).

As a short summary, as I learned through collaboration with Mattximus on the FLC nomination for List of municipalities in Nova Scotia, the official legislated municipal status types in Nova Scotia are "towns", "regional municipalities", "county municipalities" and "district municipalities" (not "municipal districts"). From what I can glean, usage of municipal district appears to be an error on Statistics Canada's part that perpetuated itself onto Wikipedia as perceived common usage. I can't explain why StatCan has erred, but I can speculate it has something to do with the verbose official legal name format legislated to district municipalities (i.e., they all must be officially named "Municipality of the District of" Foo). So what is the general feeling on the following potential moves? Again, please see the CfD for greater detail to support my short summary above.

If there is overwhelming opposition, I'll consider simply not putting in the effort into a formal requested move. If there is overwhelming support, I may ask if this discussion would be a satisfactory alternative to a formal requested move of the five articles and then the applicable category. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 04:10, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Oppose, I am afraid. As awkward as it is, the WP:COMMONNAME's are as "Municipal Districts" or Municipalities of Districts, or Municipalities. District is rarely used on its own as the primary discriptor. I think the districts really only exist as administrative zones, rather than cohesive communities. This is the usage on websites, legal names, etc. The five you've tagged promote themselves on their websites thusly - Chester is "Municipality of the District of Chester" on the text by "Municipality of Chester" in the logo[2], Digby is "Municipality of Digby" on the website [3], "Municipality of the District of Lunenburg" does refer to itself as the District of Lunenburg in its newsletter and also MODL which is cool [[4]], "Municipality of the District of Shelburne" [5], and "Municipality of the District of Yarmouth" or MODY on their site [6]. So 4 out of 5 use municipality as the primary one word descriptor, not district. WayeMason (talk) 12:59, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Further, I wonder if consistency would mean that we should (arg) make the article names "Municipality of the District of X". Queens, CBRM both are written out, Queens is about to have a name change to drop "Nova Scotia" from the title. Halifax officially had a policy passed to use the shortened name so that is a different thing. WayeMason (talk) 13:12, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
WayeMason, just to be sure, based on my interpretation of the above, I want to be clear that I am proposing "(district municipality)" as the disambiguator, not "(district)" alone. Also, I want to make sure we are not confusing geographies here. In my research, I've weighed through the confusion of the 12 "district municipalities" each having their own sub-areas (i.e. sub-"districts") for municipal electoral representation purposes (which may translate to the administrative zones you refer to). We have common usage that electoral divisions of regional municipalities and county municipalities are referred to as "municipal districts", which you would be familiar with as a Halifax elected official (see [7] [8] [9]). As a result of this confusion, "municipal district" is a term that has been used to describe: 1) electoral divisions in regional municipalities, 2) electoral divisions in county municipalities, 3) electoral divisions within district municipalities, and 4) the 12 "district municipalities" themselves. At WP:COMMONNAME, usage of "(municipal district)" as the disambiguator is not WP:PRECISE. Usage of "(district municipality)" would be precise and accurate as it reflects the official status of the these municipalities prescribed by legislation. Also per WP:PARENDIS (also at COMMONNAME), "(district municipality)" distinguishes from the other usages and meanings of "(municipal district)" in the province described above. Also, no matter what is conveyed on municipal websites, the official legal name of all 12 district municipalities follows the format of "Municipality of the District of..." per a review of legislation, which frustratingly I can't find at the moment (see the end of section 7 of the MGA). However, tThis is verified in the UNSM's membership directory (there is no dispute they may choose to alter their names for branding and marketing purposes, or arrive at a concise URL solution for navigation purposes on the web). Given the varying usages and the lack on clarity as to which of the two is most common usage (see my analysis of the Google News search at the CfD), there has been precedent set elsewhere across Canada to then default to what legislation states. Hwy43 (talk) 19:56, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
@WayeMason: have you had a moment to review the above? Anything further to add re: "municipal district" vs. "district municipality" for category naming purposes? Also, see revised article naming proposal below. Hwy43 (talk) 22:50, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
I definitely agree there needs to be a change, and I am open to your change, but I'm also wondering why we don't just call them their (awkward, but official and commonly used) name "Municipality of the District of Chester", "Municipality of the District of Lunenburg", etc... then we won't need the qualifier "Nova Scotia" at least. Mattximus (talk) 14:29, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Mattximus and WayeMason, I would be open to moving all twelve district municipalities to their official legal names of Municipality of the District of ''Foo'', but the secondary purpose of this discussion is to determine what we should be calling these twelve municipalities as well – municipal districts v. district municipalities – to help inform the CfD when it is re-opened. Hwy43 (talk) 20:07, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, you are absolutely correct, the Municipal Government Act[10] is the source we must use for the names found within. I can't see any controversy in changing that since it was an error in the first place. I thus support using the term district municipality, and I also support renaming the pages after the official name. Mattximus (talk) 00:11, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Based on the above feedback, I believe both WayeMason and Mattximus are proposing the following for all 12 district municipalities:

If correct, I can support this. Due to all the possible variants of the names of these municipalities, determining the common name for all 12 would be quite difficult and surely the results would be inconsistent. There is precedent for erring on the side of official legal name elsewhere in Canada where common name is ambiguous (see the names of the articles listed at List of municipal districts in Alberta, List of rural municipalities in Saskatchewan and List of rural municipalities in Manitoba as three examples). This also assures consistency among the article names of all 12. Thoughts? Hwy43 (talk) 22:50, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I support only the changes on your list, and oppose trying to determine if each has a unique common name, that will be arbitrary and difficult to prove. The consistency in your list is perfect for me. Mattximus (talk) 23:02, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
Sure thing, works for me, just this list WayeMason (talk) 00:03, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay. I've processed ten of the twelve moves and have placed technical move requests for the other two as I can't move them over their redirects. Hwy43 (talk) 01:22, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Mattximus and WayeMason: note that the technical moves were contested. There are now formal move requests placed at Talk:Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia#Requested move 16 January 2017 and Talk:St. Mary's, Nova Scotia#Requested move 16 January 2017. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 06:24, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Mattximus and WayeMason:, with the two formal move requests now complete, I've reopened the CfD for Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2017 January 30#Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia. Cheers, Hwy43 (talk) 03:32, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Requested move: Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia → Municipality of the District of Chester[edit]

You are invited to comment at Talk:Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia#Requested move 16 January 2017. Hwy43 (talk) 06:28, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

  • I can't speak to every NS municipality above but strong support for Chester move specifically. -- B.S. Lawrence (talk) 19:16, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
 Outcome was moved as proposed. Hwy43 (talk) 03:41, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Requested move: St. Mary's, Nova Scotia → Municipality of the District of St. Mary's[edit]

You are invited to comment at Talk:St. Mary's, Nova Scotia#Requested move 16 January 2017. Hwy43 (talk) 06:28, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

 Outcome was moved as proposed. Hwy43 (talk) 03:41, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

J.D. Shatford[edit]

So there is no article on J.D. Shatford. Anyone want to help on that? Crazy to me, just crazy!  :) WayeMason (talk) 23:45, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia[edit]


Category:Municipal districts in Nova Scotia has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. Hwy43 (talk) 03:36, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

The result of the discussion was rename Category:District municipalities in Nova Scotia and leave redirect. Derek Andrews (talk) 17:24, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Contribution Month in Canada 2017[edit]

October is Contribution Month in Canada 2017. Already there are two offers to arrange events (Cape Breton and New Glasgow) on the talk page there. Derek Andrews (talk) 14:10, 5 September 2017 (UTC)