Where abouts in NS are you living?
I have 2 kids also who are now almost 15 and almost 7. We moved her 2 and half years ago.
I walked around knocking on peoples doors who have kids to introduce myself and my kids. I never did this before in my life and I was really nervous, but everyone was really welcoming and we are all still friends today.
Through these people I met others, and then others, etc. I now have a really good circle of friends here.
Do you work?
My work is great and I meet loads of people through my job.
I also met a few people from this forum who I still see today.
The school is another great place as someone else mentioned, you have to be brave, make the first move and say hello to people.
Good luck and if you live nearby I would be happy to meet you