News release

Lieutenant-Governor Recognizes Excellence in Engineering

Harbourside Engineering Group, in collaboration with Englobe Corporation, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Engineering for work on the Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Design Project.

The project improved access to an iconic Canadian setting without interfering with the topography or changing the character of the surrounding community. It also supports economic and structural sustainability through a design that withstands coastal conditions.

“For the first time, Peggy’s Cove is accessible to all visitors. Everyone can experience the beauty of the area and enjoy viewing the lighthouse in person,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “The project also demonstrates respect to the spirit of the community and the surrounding landscape.”

The prestigious award is presented annually by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia and is administered by Engineers Nova Scotia. Recipients demonstrate creative accomplishment in engineering, excellence in engineering design, and a high quality of professional standards.


This project showcases the dedication, energy, knowledge and expertise that teams of professional engineers and engineers-in-training, supported by other professionals, bring forward to make the lives of Nova Scotians better. It is a prime example of how professional engineers help build better tomorrows. DS (Pal) Mann, CEO and Registrar, Engineers Nova Scotia

Quick Facts:

  • the award was named in recognition of former lieutenant-governor John James Kinley, the first professional engineer to hold the position of lieutenant-governor in Canada
  • the award was first presented at Government House during National Engineering Week in March 1997
  • Engineers Nova Scotia is the licensing and regulatory body for close to 8,500 professional engineers and engineers-in-training registered in the province

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