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Governor General Julie Payette pays first official visit to Alberta

Canada’s Governor General paid tribute to Alberta in a speech to the legislature during her first official visit to the province.

Julie Payette said Alberta is “the economic powerhouse of Canada” and she urged legislators to continue to seek avenues of teamwork and common ground. 182 more words


Global News named as finalist for 2017 Michener Award

Global News has been nominated for the Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism, Canada’s most prestigious journalism prize, for its Inadmissible series, which exposed serious flaws in the way Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada handles permanent residency applications for people with disabilities and medical conditions. 425 more words


Rideau Hall takes a second look at hundreds of events in a sweeping review

OTTAWA — Rideau Hall is conducting a sweeping review of the hundreds of events organized and hosted by the Governor General each year to determine which ones will stay, which ones will go, and which ones will be done differently. 346 more words


Pierrefonds resident celebrates her centennial year

Hundred-year-old West Island resident Rose Blanche Simpson blew out her candles on Tuesday.

Simpson is the grandmother of Global’s morning traffic reporter Debbi Marsellos.

Pierrefonds Borough Mayor Jim Beis and city Coun. 239 more words


'I love space,' Belgian king tells former astronaut, current Governor General Payette in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Self-described space buff King Philippe of Belgium began a week-long visit to Canada on Monday with his wife, Queen Mathilde, saying he wanted to view the country through the eyes of an astronaut. 527 more words


Douro and Hastings men receive medals for bravery after saving victims in fiery crash

Two area men are among a trio who were recognized on Tuesday for saving two people from a fiery crash nearly three years ago.

Christopher Hay of Hastings, and Jeffrey Stewart of Douro-Dummer, along with Francis Underwood of Big Cedar, Ont., received Decorations for Bravery from Governor General of Canada Julie Payette at a ceremony in Toronto. 402 more words


New Year message 2018

2018 New Year message from the Governor General of New Zealand:

Dame Patsy and Sir David wish all New Zealanders a safe and happy New Year. 17 more words