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]


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.




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
MunicipalityShelburne County
IncorporatedFebruary 26, 1907
 • MayorDarian Huskilson
 • Governing BodyTown of Lockeport Council
 • Total2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Highest elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total701
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Postal code
B0T 1L0
Area code902
Telephone Exchange656
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 iconCanada: Nova Scotia NA‑class
WikiProject iconThis article 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.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
Taskforce icon
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.


Active members[edit]

To join WikiProject Nova Scotia, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. Abebenjoe History, technology, geography, copy-editing and images
  2. Derek Andrews
  3. DJSasso
  4. ebe123
  5. JakeR - Focus on geography
  6. Mayumashu
  7. OldCommentator
  8. Plasma east
  9. Sportyguy03 - Focus on Athletics and Greek Life
  10. rockerroyal - Focus on municipalities
  11. User:NovaBrunswick - I'm interested in the whole of Nova Scotia, but particularly Pictou County
  12. Ale Games13 (talk · contribs) - I focus in the Eastern Shore and Musquodoboit Valley regions.
  13. Pladica - No particular interests, but some things I will try to contribute to is flora, fauna, history, communities, locations, geographic features, historic sites and folklore
  14. AtlanticCurler

Significant contributors[edit]

  1. RobNS - wiki sites for religious buildings
  2. Hantsheroes - Contributing military raids and battles in the Maritimes
  3. Waye Mason - Contributing music sites
  4. User:Cavenba - focus on Pictou County
  5. RobHutten - music sites
  6. SnowyBadger - biographical, historical, medical articles
  7. The Transhumanist - outline and navigation

Former members[edit]

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. The Chief
  2. Trevor MacInnis
  3. Freshfighter9
  4. FelisRead
  5. A.Harpell
  6. letterofmarque
  7. Qyd
  8. Theyab 07
  9. Kirjtc2
  10. Mikeee
  11. Ampersand2006
  12. FrankCostanza
  13. CraigBurley
  14. Thomasiscool
  15. Andrew647
  16. Iamthecockatoo
  17. Kirk O'Connell
  18. Vancyon
  19. Stephen E. Pye
  20. JJ The Jet Plane
  21. Windjade
  22. boshalladayNS
  23. Recycledpaper
  24. joverm
  25. Turgan (talk · contribs)
  26. Hrosv
  27. HistoryBuff2
  28. User:vicmf
  29. ScarTissueBloodBlister
  30. Spankr (talk · contribs)
  31. Gordalmighty (talk · contribs)
  32. bardencj (talk · contribs)
  33. HalifaxnBlack
  34. Gmpm (talk · contribs)

Member identification[edit]

Members of WikiProject Nova Scotia should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Nova Scotia participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Nova Scotia participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Nova Scotia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Nova Scotia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Nova Scotia|invite}} linked pages

For other Nova Scotia user templates see Category:Nova Scotia user templates.


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]

WikiProject Canada