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  1. Through blind tastings an independent panel of experts chose the following wines, as the best among the Nova Scotia wines submitted. They are (left to right): -- Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards, Ancienne Chardonnay, 2014-- Gaspereau Vineyards, Riesling, 2015 -- Avondale Sky Winery, Tidal Bay, 2015
    Three Nova Scotia Wines Receive Award for Excellence

    Three Nova Scotian wines have received the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. Established in 2014, the award recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines.

  2. Regan Maloney, fossil lab manager, holds up small bones of 200 million-year-old lizards from the Jurassic Period that are being exposed along the Bay of Fundy.
    New Discoveries of 200 Million-year-old Lizard, Dinosaur Bones

    Some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada were recently discovered along the Bay of Fundy.

  3. From left: Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey, Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine, Sister Brendalee Boisver, Joe Shannon and Jason Shannon turn the first sod for the new construction.
    New Nursing Home for Antigonish

    A new 25-bed nursing home will replace the Bethany facility presently used by the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish.

  4. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell, right, tours Ka' Le Bay Seafoods Limited in Glace Bay with, from left,  manager Jan Voutier, Audrey Van Oostrum of Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council and Karen Wong-Petrie, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
    Government Helps Seafood Processors Promote Employment Growth

    Government is supporting Nova Scotia's seafood processing industry with educational tools to highlight and promote the industry and encourage employment growth.

  5. Environment Minister Margaret Miller, left, and Don Downe, Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, congratulate 12-year-old Stella Bowles after the signing of a memorandum of understanding to clean up the LaHave River in Bridgewater. Stella was instrumental in drawing attention to the polluted condition of the river.
    Province, Municipality Sign Agreement to Improve Water Quality of LaHave River

    Under the agreement, the province and the municipality will work together on a graduated compliance program to address the discharge of raw sewage into the LaHave River.

  6. Left: Maddi MacDonald, co-chair of the LGBTI Network, and Deputy Premier Diana Whalen hold the pride flag at Province House.
    Government Raises Pride Flag at Province House

    LGBTIQ+ Nova Scotians and government employees were celebrated as the Pride flag was raised outside Province House in Halifax.

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