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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.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

The call for submissions for the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines was announced today by Government House, Halifax. The award, established by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia in 2014, recognizes the outstanding quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the commitment and craft of those in Nova Scotia’s wine industry. The administrative process for the award is conducted in conjunction with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova...
Sunday, April 9, 2017

A Message from The Queen on the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Today, as people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean gather to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, there will be difficult memories of loss and of suffering, but also memories of many heroic acts of bravery and of sacrifice on the part of those who served. On this day a century ago, thousands of Canadian soldiers stood far from home together with their allies in defence of peace and freedom. They fought courageously and with great ingenuity in winning the strategic high point of Vimy Ridge, though victory came at a heavy cost with more than 10,000 fallen and wounded. I am...
Friday, April 7, 2017

Centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

On Sunday, 9th April 2017, we solemnly commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle in France is often cited as where a young Canada demonstrated its place amongst the nations of the world. Canadian Soldiers from all across the nation fought as a single force in the Canadian Corps. The victory generated a sense of nationalism at home in Canada. We pause on this 100th Anniversary to remember the sacrifices of the 3,598 killed and 7,004 wounded in this battle of the Great War.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

National Tartan Day in Canada

Today we mark Tartan Day where we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Scots and their descendants in Canada. On October 21, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as Tartan Day. It is celebrated on April 6 because it is the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the Scottish declaration of independence. In Canada, the day originated in the late 1980s in Nova Scotia, where it was declared an official day by the provincial government. It then spread across the country, with many provinces joining over the years.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

This Commonwealth Day, a baton will set out from Buckingham Palace and begin a long and extraordinary journey. Over the next twelve months, the Baton will visit people living in the nations and territories of our Commonwealth family in every continent and ocean. Carried on its way by thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds, by the time it reaches its final destination, The Queen’s Baton will have brought together through its route and symbolism, almost 2.5 billion people who share the special connection of being Commonwealth citizens. Contained within the Baton will be a written...