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Monday, March 13, 2017

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

This Commonwealth Day, a baton will set out from Buckingham Palace and begin a long and extraordinary journey. Over the next twelve months, the Baton will visit people living in the nations and territories of our Commonwealth family in every continent and ocean. Carried on its way by thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds, by the time it reaches its final destination, The Queen’s Baton will have brought together through its route and symbolism, almost 2.5 billion people who share the special connection of being Commonwealth citizens. Contained within the Baton will be a written...
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Heritage Day 2017

On Monday, 20 th February 2017, Nova Scotians will mark Heritage Day. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Heritage Day 2017 will honour Mi’kmaq heritage, culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people. We honour the Mi’kmaq people for their historic and continuing role in Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaq people and their rich culture are a vital part of what makes Nova Scotia a wonderful place to live and visit. During his time as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, accompanied by Her Honour Mrs. Joan...
Friday, February 17, 2017

CEREMONY TO GRANT A FREE PARDON AND APOLOGY TO THE LATE GRAND CHIEF GABRIEL SYLLIBOY

Yesterday afternoon, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, granted a Free Pardon to the late Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy at a ceremony at Government House. In addition, the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, offered an official apology to the family of the late Grand Chief. Grand Chief Sylliboy was 44 years old in 1927 when he was arrested and convicted under the Lands and Forests Act for hunting muskrat and possessing pelts out of season. He faced racism and discrimination throughout his court challenge. The Grand Chief...