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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...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Public Invited to Celebrate Civic, Cultural Excellence at Government House

Musicians, filmmakers and community leaders are among those featured in new season of public events for the popular Evenings at Government House series. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant will host the series from Jan. 21 to April 29. "Nova Scotia is brimming with people who enrich the civic and cultural life of our province in so many ways," said Lt.-Gov. Grant. "The Evenings at Government House series is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our citizens and to showcase their exceptional talents." The public events are free and will be held at Government House, 1451...
Monday, December 23, 2013

Annual New Year’s Day Levee

NEWS RELEASE: The public is invited to attend the annual lieutenant-governor's New Year's Day levee at Government House in Halifax. The levee is a unique opportunity for Nova Scotians to exchange New Year's greetings with the lieutenant-governor and to visit the oldest vice-regal residence in North America. "Mrs. Grant and I are looking forward to welcoming the New Year with our fellow Nova Scotians," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "We invite everyone to join us for a wonderful morning at Government House." The levee will be held Wednesday, Jan. 1, from 11 a.m. to...
Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia extends warm wishes to all Nova Scotians during the holiday season...
Friday, December 6, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on the passing of Nelson Mandela

Mrs. Grant and I join Nova Scotians and the citizens of all nations in mourning the death and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. A man of great moral courage, Mr. Mandela’s unwavering belief in the inherent dignity of all persons and the transformative power of reconciliation brought an end to apartheid in South Africa and forever changed the world’s understanding of the inevitability of conflict. Mr. Mandela has left a legacy of peace, optimism and forgiveness for which we are eternally grateful and immensely humbled. His life’s work will live on for generations to...
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Employers Recognized for Championing Persons with Disabilities

Ten employers in the province have been recognized for championing persons with disabilities in the workplace. They were presented with the Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Awards today, Dec. 2, in Halifax. Micco Companies, based in Halifax, was selected from the 10 regional recipients, for the provincial award for outstanding achievement. The award acknowledges and honours employers who promote best practices towards the employment, independence, and service to persons with disabilities. The other winners are: -- Brenda and Warren Chapman, Changes Hair...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Watch Order of Nova Scotia Investiture Ceremony Live

The Order of Nova Scotia investiture ceremony at Government House will be live streamed Wednesday November 27 at 11 am on .