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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...
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Government House Celebrates African Heritage Month with Youth Panel

NEWS RELEASE Four young African Nova Scotians will share their insights on youth leadership and community engagement at a panel discussion at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Mayann Francis, former lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia and the first African Nova Scotian to hold the position. "Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us in celebrating African Heritage Month at Government House with youth leaders who are making a difference in our communities," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. Panelists include: --...
Monday, January 20, 2014

Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall to Visit Nova Scotia

NEWS RELEASE: Premier Stephen McNeil confirmed today, Jan. 16, Nova Scotia is part of The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's three-province tour being planned for May. "We look forward to welcoming the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Nova Scotia," said Premier McNeil. "It is an opportunity for a whole new generation of Nova Scotians to meet the royal couple as we showcase our beautiful province to them." The Prince of Wales last came to Nova Scotia in 1983. This is his first visit with The Duchess of Cornwall. The visit to Canada also includes...