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The Hon. Roger Bacon, ECNS, 21st Premier of Nova Scotia (1926-2021)
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Message of Condolence on the Passing of the Honourable Roger Bacon, ECNS

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the passing of The Honourable Roger Stuart Bacon, 21 st Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia. Mr. Bacon served as Premier from 12 September 1990 to 26 February 1991. Mr. Bacon was born in Upper Nappan, Nova Scotia in 1926. He was a dairy farmer, auctioneer and pioneer in the blueberry industry in Nova Scotian He first entered the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly in 1970 when he won election as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia for the electoral district of Cumberland East. Prior to that time, he had served in municipal...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Registration is open for Evenings @ Government House - 19 October 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 19 October 2021 Registration is now open for the third event of the Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 19 October 2021. This presentation will feature Michael R. Denny: Mi’kmaw songs of land, water and celebration. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE EVENT. To register, go to: or call 902-424-7001. This event will be livestreamed on the...
Thursday, September 9, 2021

2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Four wines received the 2021 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House, Halifax on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. The award, established by then Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. Through blind tastings an independent panel of 11 experts chose the following wines, listed in alphabetical order, as the best among the wines submitted: 2015 L...