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Monday, February 22, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 9 March 2021

Registration is now open for the second event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 9 March 2021. Award-winning Theatre Nova Scotia directors will talk about how they study scripts, characters, and storylines to create their vision for a stage production. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As such, those...
Monday, February 15, 2021

National Flag Day 2021

On 15 February 2021 we celebrate the 56th anniversary of the adoption of the National Flag of Canada. Adopted by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons, and formalized by a Royal Proclamation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 28 January 1965, the National Flag of Canada (the “Maple Leaf”) was raised on 15 February 1965 at 1pm EST, Parliament Hill, Ottawa. His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, accompanied by Her Honour Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc, raised the National Flag of Canada at Government House Halifax in celebration...
Monday, February 15, 2021

Nova Scotia Heritage Day – 15 February 2021

In 2021, Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours Edward Francis Arab Edward Francis Arab was born September 6, 1915 in Halifax. He was the grandson of Abraham and Annie Arab, and the son of Louis and Sadie Arab. His grandfather was among the first villagers from Diman, Lebanon to settle in Nova Scotia. Edward attended Saint Patrick’s Boys’ School and in 1931, at the age of 16, he joined the Canadian Officer’s Training Corp (COTC), based out of Dalhousie University. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University in 1935. In 1937 he graduated with honours from...
Friday, February 12, 2021

The Order of Nova Scotia – 2021 Call for Nominations

Now in its 20th year, the Order of Nova Scotia is the province’s highest honour and recognizes outstanding citizens for making significant and lasting contributions to their communities. Since its creation in 2001, 110 members have been appointed to the Order. Past recipients have included a Nobel Prize Laureate, academics, athletes, volunteers, advocates and artists. “As the Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, I believe it is important to see nominations of citizens who have excelled in their chosen field of endeavour or have championed a cause that has benefitted Nova...
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Launch of Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House. In addition to celebrating the amazing artistic talent in Nova Scotia, the following themes/anniversaries are marked in this series: African Heritage Month 2021 40th Anniversary of the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens “Patsy and I are delighted to welcome people to the eighth series of Evenings @ Government House that we have hosted since my installation as Lieutenant Governor," said Lieutenant...
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 23 February 2021

Registration is now open for the first event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 23 February 2021. In celebration of African Heritage Month 2021 and in collaboration with the Halifax Public Libraries, Suzy Hansen will perform an evening of gospel and spiritual music. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As such,...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Lieutenant Governor Invites Iain Rankin to Form a Government

This afternoon, The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, received The Honourable Iain Rankin following his recent election as Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. During the meeting, and in fulfillment of his most important duty to ensure that Nova Scotia always has a Premier, His Honour formally invited Mr. Rankin to form Her Majesty’s Government if he could command the confidence of the Legislature and form a Government. Following this assurance, Mr. Rankin became the Premier-designate and will remain so until he is sworn-in by the Lieutenant Governor...
Monday, February 8, 2021

Formal Resignation of the Premier

Following his announcement in August 2020 that he would resign as Premier in early 2021, the Honourable Stephen McNeil met with the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, at Government House this afternoon to formally tender his resignation as Premier of Nova Scotia. This resignation includes all members of the Executive Council. The Lieutenant Governor accepted this resignation and thanked Mr. McNeil for his service to Nova Scotia and his leadership as Premier for over seven years. Mr. McNeil will remain as Premier until the swearing-in of a new Premier and Cabinet...
Saturday, February 6, 2021

Anniversary of The Queen’s Accession to the Throne – 6 February 2021

Today marks the 69 th Anniversary of when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, acceded to the throne on the passing of her father His Majesty King George VI. The Queen is now in the 70 th year of her reign. Plans are under development to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022...
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Appel de candidatures pour le Prix du lieutenant-gouverneur pour la francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 2021 / Call for Nominations – 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Nova Scotia Francophonie Award

On a annoncé aujourd’hui, 28 janvier, que les candidatures sont maintenant acceptées pour le Prix du lieutenant-gouverneur pour la francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le prix a été créé en août 2020 par le lieutenant-gouverneur Arthur J. LeBlanc et reconnaît les personnes dont les contributions sociales, économiques ou culturelles ont changé le cours des choses au sein de la communauté francophone et dans l’ensemble de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Tout au long de mon mandat de lieutenant-gouverneur et, notamment, chaque Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes, j’ai été...

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