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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Day of Mourning

Today, 28 April 2021, 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. In observation of the Day of Mourning, the flags at Government House have been lowered to half-...
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Cancellation of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to cancel the Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party that was to be held at Government House on Wednesday, 16 June 2021. Their Honours extend their best wishes to all those who regularly attend the annual Garden Party and they hope there will be an opportunity to meet in the not too distant future...
Friday, April 23, 2021

POSTPONED - Evenings @ Government House – 18 May 2021

The Evenings @ Government House event on 18 May 2021 featuring an evening of classical music with members of the musically talented Lee Family: Yi Lee (violin), Anita Gao-Lee (violin), Mimisu Lee (French Horn), and LaLa Lee (piano), is postponed and will be rescheduled when a suitable date is identified. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this postponement may cause.
Thursday, April 22, 2021

A Message from Her Majesty The Queen

The Queen released the following message yesterday. “I have, on the occasion of my 95 th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world. My family and I would like to thank you for all the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Today we mark the 95th birthday of our Sovereign Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc extend their best wishes to Her Majesty and thank her for her example of duty and steadfastness during the past year and throughout her reign.
Monday, April 19, 2021

POSTPONED - Evenings @ Government House – 4 May 2021

The Evenings @ Government House event on 4 May 2021 featuring Professor Marc Milner speaking on the role of Canadians in the D-Day Invasion is postponed and will be rescheduled when a suitable date is identified. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this postponement may cause.
Sunday, April 18, 2021

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor - Remembering the 22 Nova Scotians Who Died on April 18 and 19, 2020

It has been one year since this province was left reeling from the largest mass shooting in Canadian history that commenced in Portapique, Nova Scotia. All Canadians were saddened and shocked by the death of 22 innocent people. Those directly affected are still struggling to cope with their tragic loss, and in a province where the population is relatively small, there were few people who were not impacted in some manner by this tragedy. At that time and in the aftermath, I was greatly touched by the ways the people of Nova Scotia rallied around those who were affected, and, through their...
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Provincial Commemorative Service in Celebration of the Life of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

A multi-faith Commemorative Service for The Duke of Edinburgh will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax. Due to the current COVID-19 safety measures, the service is NOT open to the public, however, the service may be viewed online at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LtGovNS YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nsgov The Cathedral Church of All Saints has been the traditional site of memorial services for other members of the Royal Family and former Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia. You can donwload the Commemorative Service Booklet...
Friday, April 9, 2021

Death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Earlier today, 9 April 2021, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, received official word from the Administrator of the Government of Canada in Ottawa, confirming the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. “It is with profound sadness that Mrs. LeBlanc and I learned of the passing of His Royal Highness,” said His Honour. “Prince Philip lived a long and remarkable life that was characterized by duty and service. He will be long remembered for his support to...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award – Call for Submissions

The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today. The award, established by then Lieutenant Governor Mayann Francis in 2007, celebrates the power, strength and diversity of communities across Nova Scotia. It profiles their achievements and increases their visibility through a formal recognition program. “I am delighted that we are able to resume the Community Spirit Award after taking a pause in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemics,” said Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. “I was greatly impressed with the way Nova Scotia’s municipalities, towns...

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