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Nova Scotia, N.S., NS

Do not hyphenate Nova Scotia.

  • Be sure to go around the Cabot Trail when you visit Nova Scotia.

Note that N.S. is the abbreviation for Nova Scotia and NS (without symbols) is the Canada Post symbol for that province.

  • Windsor, N.S., claims to be the "Birthplace of Hockey."
  • Megan lives at 3504 Granton Rd., New Glasgow, NS  B2H 5G2.