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Friday, April 9, 2021

Death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Earlier today, 9 April 2021, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, received official word from the Administrator of the Government of Canada in Ottawa, confirming the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. “It is with profound sadness that Mrs. LeBlanc and I learned of the passing of His Royal Highness,” said His Honour. “Prince Philip lived a long and remarkable life that was characterized by duty and service. He will be long remembered for his support to...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award – Call for Submissions

The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today. The award, established by then Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis in 2007, celebrates the power, strength and diversity of communities across Nova Scotia. It profiles their achievements and increases their visibility through a formal recognition program. “I am delighted that we are able to resume the Community Spirit Award after taking a pause in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemics,” said Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. “I was greatly impressed with the way Nova Scotia’s municipalities, towns...
Monday, April 5, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 20 April 2021

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 20 April 2021. Marking its 40th Anniversary in August 2021, staff members from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens will present on this premier tourism site located in the Annapolis Valley. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As...
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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

The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today. The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the outstanding quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the commitment and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. The award is administered in conjunction with Wine Growers Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia. Those organizations will outline the submission process and criteria to their member wineries. Each winery is invited to submit up to three commercially available wines...
Monday, March 22, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 6 April 2021

Registration is now open for the third event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 6 April 2021. Award-winning Theatre Nova Scotia directors will talk about how they study scripts, characters, and storylines to create their vision for a stage production. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As such, those...
Friday, March 19, 2021

Lauréats du Prix d’excellence du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l’Acadie et la francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 2021 / Recipients of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and francophonie of Nova Scotia

Six personnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont les premières à recevoir le Prix d’excellence du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l’Acadie et la francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse Le Prix a été créé en août 2020 par Son Honneur, le lieutenant-gouverneur de la Nouvelle-Écosse Arthur J. LeBlanc, et reconnaît les personnes dont les contributions sociales, économiques ou culturelles ont changé le cours des choses au sein de la communauté francophone et dans l’ensemble de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le Prix est décerné à trois citoyens remarquables dans trois catégories : un ou une francophone; un ou...
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Speech from the Throne

This afternoon, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the Third Session of the 63 rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature. Reading the Speech from the Throne, which is also known as the Throne Speech, is one of the important constitutional duties of the Lieutenant Governor, who is The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia. The legislative agenda is outlined in the speech, which is prepared by the government for reading by the Lieutenant Governor. On 18 December 2020, the Lieutenant...

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