Hey all! I'm a long time displaced Ontarian too. I've been in NS for 8+ years now. I attend the Bedford/Sackville LLL (as do a few other MDC'ers like "Blue Petals" and "MamaZozo"). It's a great bunch and most are AP'ers as well as extended nursers
There is also a toddler's LLL meeting a few of us attend in Dartmouth near MicMac Mall for extended nursing support.
Regarding schools, it's not called Kindergarten out here, instead it's called "Primary" so try looking it up that way. They go every day, full days from what I know. My DS will be going to a private school though starting in September so I'm not 100% certain of how the public board is run. There are a few private schools in the area but their a fairly rare commodity.
As for running into other AP'ers out and about, not that common unfortunately. I did run into a nice woman who was an avid AP'er at one of the indoor playgrounds who will be moving here from SK in a month or two. So it does happen but it's definately not a common occurance. The farmers market in the Keith's Brewery downtown is where I see the most crunchy folks and far more baby wearing (because a double stroller is not an option in that building
) than anywhere else I go but they still tend to be more mainstream like Bjorns and cuddly wraps.
Also, there is a WAHM who opened her own AP style business in Halifax a year or so ago. She runs diaper wearing and breastfeeding workshops in her store. It's called Nurtured if you want to Google it.
There are definitely jobs in the public school board for French (core and immersion) teachers, just make sure your certification is transferable (mine was not - Don't get me started!).
Hmmm not sure what else you need to know but ask away if you like. There are a few of us on MDC.