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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Recognizing Community Spirit

The annual Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award will be given to several communities that have demonstrated exemplary civic and community spirit in the last year. From January to March 2014, Nova Scotians sent in their submissions and the communities chosen are: --Bridgewater --St. Peter's, Richmond Co. --Sackville area --Town of Amherst "Nova Scotia is a special place to live and visit because of our vibrant and resilient communities," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "It is my privilege to recognize the extraordinary civic pride and genuine caring nature demonstrated...
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Garden Party to Go Ahead Indoors

Due to impending rain today, the Lieutenant Governor's Garden Party will be moved indoors to Government House. Guests are invited to greet the Lieutenant Governor and enjoy the scheduled musical entertainment and refreshments on the main floor of Government House. Join Their Honours today from 2pm-5pm at Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax...
Monday, May 12, 2014

New Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

NEWS RELEASE: Nova Scotia wineries are invited to submit their very best wines to be considered for a new award by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, in partnership with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia. The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and passion of Nova Scotia's wine industry. "Nova Scotians are rightly proud of our local wine industry's outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the province, particularly in rural communities,...
Friday, May 9, 2014

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Day of Honour

On this National Day of Honour, we pay tribute to our fellow Canadians who served in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, various municipal police services and numerous government departments came together throughout the conflict in an unprecedented manner to help the people of Afghanistan. Veterans of Afghanistan join a long patrimony of military service, courage and dedication that stretches back more than two centuries. We are all the more reminded of the Canadian tradition of service this year as we mark the centennial of...
Friday, April 25, 2014

Nova Scotia Ready to Welcome Royal Couple

NEWS RELEASE -- Premier's Office A visit to the oldest continuously operating farmers market in North America, a showcase of programs and services for military families and a celebration of history from the heart of Scottish migration to the province are some of the highlights the Royal Couple will enjoy as they begin their tour to Canada in Nova Scotia on May 18 and 19. The official itinerary for the 2014 Tour of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall was released today, April 25. "Nova Scotia is proud to be the first stop for the Royal Couple and we...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on the 90th Anniversary of the RCAF

As the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Nova Scotia, it is a pleasure to congratulate the current and former members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on the occasion of their 90th anniversary. From the heroic exploits of those members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who served in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, came the creation of the Royal Canadian Air Force. These pioneers of armed flight were instrumental in the founding of a professional air force that has helped to protect Canada’s skies for nearly a century. Working closely with our...
Monday, March 31, 2014

Cancelled - Public Lecture by Mr. Martin Middlebrook April 26

Please note, the public lecture by Mr. Martin Middlebrook scheduled for April 26 is cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience. Visit or or Twitter/LtGovNS for updates on public events held at Government House throughout the year.
Friday, March 7, 2014

International Women’s Day Celebrated at Government House

NEWS RELEASE: Women from Nova Scotia were recognized and celebrated today, March 7, at Government House in Halifax with the women's legacy reception and a book launch. The event was held to mark International Women's Day, which is Saturday, March 8, held annually around the world to honour the contributions of women to society. "I am delighted to host this wonderful celebration of women's achievements and outstanding contributions to the province," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "This International Women's Day, I encourage all Nova Scotians to learn more about the...
Monday, February 24, 2014

Students Receive Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award

----------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE TO EDITORS: The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Promoting healthy living with a community garden, creating anti-bullying committees, raising awareness about the value of cross-cultural diversity, and championing inclusivity in the classroom are some of the initiatives Nova Scotia students are using to promote respectful citizenship. Students from across the province will be at...
Friday, February 14, 2014

Nominations Sought to Recognize Outstanding Nova Scotians

NEWS RELEASE - Protocol Office The province is asking people to nominate, or re-nominate, candidates for Nova Scotia's highest honour. Nominations are now being accepted for the Order of Nova Scotia. Members of the Order are invested for making significant and lasting contributions to their community. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21. "The Order of the Nova Scotia is the highest honour the province can bestow on someone. It is a symbol of respect and gratitude for the tremendous contributions of our most exemplary citizens," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, chancellor...