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Monday, August 26, 2013

Government House to Host Executive Council Meeting

His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant CMM, ONS, CD, (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome the Executive Council of Nova Scotia to Government House for the first time since restorations were completed in 2009. There is a long tradition of the Executive Council meeting at Government House, indeed the first meeting of a Responsible Cabinet in the Commonwealth took place in the Drawing Room of Government House – the site where Responsible Government was first practiced in Canada. The Cabinet Meeting will take place on Thursday August 29,...
Friday, August 16, 2013

Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant will recognize young people across the province who show outstanding leadership and commitment to fostering inclusive environments in their schools and communities with the establishment of a new Lieutenant Governor’s award. “Young people in Nova Scotia are demonstrating exceptional leadership in their efforts to address bullying within their communities,” said Lt.Gov Grant. “The Respectful Citizenship Awards will recognize these efforts and provide an opportunity to thank the recipients for their contribution to the development of a...
Thursday, August 15, 2013

National Acadian Day

Ma femme et moi tenons à adresser nos vœux les plus chaleureux à tous les Acadiens et à tous les francophones des localités de la Nouvelle-Écosse et d’ailleurs à l’occasion de la Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes 2013. En cette journée nationale de reconnaissance, nous rendons hommage aux hommes et aux femmes qui ont persévéré, malgré des difficultés extrêmes, à bâtir des collectivités acadiennes uniques et dynamiques qui ont tant contribué à notre province et à notre pays. Nous prenons aussi le temps de profiter des traditions et des activités culturelles acadiennes...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Government House Will Not Be Open for Public Tours August 23

Please be advised that Government House will not be open for public tours on Friday August 23, 2013. For more information on the free public tour program at Government House please click here .
Friday, August 2, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Natal Day

My fellow Nova Scotians, Mrs. Grant and I would like to extend our best wishes to all Nova Scotians this Natal Day weekend 2013. Across the province, communities are gathering together to celebrate the people, heritage and culture of their towns and cities. Neighbours and friends will enjoy concerts, meals, sporting events, parades and countless other festivities in honour of their local area’s past, present and future. We are fortunate to live in a province that is comprised of so many strong and caring communities that take immense pride in their towns and cities. Most of the events...
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Canada Day

Dear friends, Canada Day is a time for family and friends to come together in celebration of the values, the people and the institutions that make us proud to call ourselves Canadian. We are a diverse country, both geographically and culturally, yet we are united in our commitment to democracy, human rights and compassion for our fellow citizens. Nova Scotia has played, and continues to play, a significant role in the progress of our great nation. Our province is the birthplace of responsible government in Canada, we have a long and proud military tradition, some of the best musicians and...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

On the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, we remember and honour the 26,000 Canadians who served in Korea and the more than 500 Canadians who lost their lives in this terrible conflict. At a time when many were still recovering from the scars of the Second World War, Canadians selflessly answered the call from the United Nations to take action against North Korean aggression. Their bravery and sacrifice, along with that of soldiers from South Korea and allied countries, secured freedom and democracy in South Korea and ushered in a new era of co-operation and...
Friday, July 19, 2013

Message of Congratulations

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. Grant and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son today, July 22 2013. This happy occasion reminds Canadians of our deep connection to the Crown as part of our heritage and our future. We join the world in celebrating the arrival of the Royal Family’s newest member and send our best wishes for health and happiness. Congratulations! Brigadier-General The Hon. J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d) Lieutenant Governor...
Friday, July 19, 2013

Public Invited to Sign Book of Congratulations at Government House

Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Mrs. Joan Grant extend congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son today, July 22 2013. From July 23, members of the public are invited to sign the congratulatory message book available at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Aug. 31. The book will then be sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from the people of Nova Scotia. Canadians wishing to mark the birth of the Royal baby are also invited to sign an online book of congratulations on the Governor General’s website...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Passing of the Honourable Alex Colville, PC, CC, ONS

It is with sadness that Mrs. Grant and I learned of the death of the Honourable Mr. Alex Colville P.C, C.C, O.N.S. Mr. Colville was an artist of extraordinary talent who used his gifts to capture significant moments in history such as Canada’s involvement in the Second World War and also the quiet moments of ordinary life in rural Nova Scotia. As one of the most celebrated artists of our time, Mr. Coleville was one of the first named Officers of the Order of Canada in 1967 and was later elevated to Companion of the Order of Canada in 1982 for a lifetime of outstanding achievement and...