from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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- n. the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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Though Halifax can boast of the first newspaper in Canada, now including the Maritime Provinces (the "Royal Gazette", 1752), the first Catholic periodical, "The Cross", was founded only in 1845, by the future Archbishop W. Walsh, and lasted till 1857.