Previous Entries

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Four wines received the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony hosted by Their Honours at Government House, Thursday, July 20 th , 2017. The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor The Honourable J.J. Grant, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. Through blind tastings an independent panel of eleven experts chose the following wines (listed in alphabetical order) as the best among the wines submitted: Domaine de Grand Pré...
Saturday, July 15, 2017


The three finalists for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award have been announced. Now in its 12th year and established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005 (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 2000 to 2006), the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. The Award is the largest annual award to any work of art in Nova Scotia. This year, five Nova Scotian artists formed a multidisciplinary jury working at arm’s-length from the Nova Scotia Masterworks Awards...
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Government House Summer Tour Program 2017

The Government House Summer Tour Program commences at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 30 June 2017 and will run until Monday, 28 August 2017. Guided tours will be conducted from Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check this website for potential closures due to scheduled events. His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc invite all Nova Scotians and visitors to see Government House and learn of its place in Canadian and Nova Scotian history. Further details are available at
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Installation of the Next Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

The Honorable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC will be installed as the 33 rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia in a ceremony in the Red Chamber at Province House on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Due to limited space in the Red Chamber, attendance is by invitation only. The Installation Ceremony will be broadcast live on Eastlink Cable 95 and 630. It will also be available on Leg TV at: and on the government website at starting at 2:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Aboriginal Day

Every year on 21 June, we mark National Aboriginal Day. On this day, we honour and celebrate Canada’s unique Indigenous culture and the achievements made by the country’s Aboriginal peoples. We acknowledge the successes made by the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across all fields of endeavour including the arts, business, the environment, sports, and law, to name but a few. In Nova Scotia, we honour the Mi’kmaq and cherish the special relationship that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaq. Let us celebrate the people who inhabited these lands...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017


His Honour Brigadier-General J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD, (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to congratulate and welcome Justice Arthur J. LeBlanc on his appointment as Nova Scotia’s next Lieutenant Governor. Justice LeBlanc’s appointment as the Queen’s Representative in the province was announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “It has been a great honour and privilege to represent the Queen in Nova Scotia,” said His Honour. “Mrs. Grant and I have many, many wonderful memories of meeting Nova Scotians all around this province...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to Become Royal Patron of Camp Hill Veterans Services

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has agreed to become Royal Patron of Camp Hill Veterans Services located at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read the complete press release:
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dissolution of the Legislature

On the advice of the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia dissolved the 62 nd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature in a ceremony conducted at Government House today. At the ceremony, the Premier formally requested the dissolution by the Lieutenant Governor and it was granted. The Lieutenant Governor signed the proclamation that dissolved the legislature and initiates the election. Election Day in Nova Scotia is Tuesday, 30 May 2017. The grant of a dissolution is...
Friday, April 28, 2017

Day of Mourning

Today, we mark the Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning is held annually in Canada on April 28 and is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. The Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. The flags at Government House will fly at half-mast in observance of this occasion.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

International Day of Pink

April 12 th , 2017 marks International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities around Canada and the world unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to prevent homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny and bullying.