In an interesting article, the Chronicle Herald reported that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s newly appointed, first Indigenous Governor General along with her husband, a native of Pictou County, NS, isolated in our midst.
Governor General, Mary Simon along with her husband Whit Fraser purchased a cottage in Caribou River located in Pictou County during the pandemic. When cases were surging in Ontario, they moved to Nova Scotia and renovated the cottage so they could live there year round.
During their time here, the article says they made friends and were welcomed into a tight knit bubble with open arms.
Fraser, who was born in Merigomish and grew up in Stellarton says that during conversations about Simon’s schedule as new Governor General they talk about making time for their property in Nova Scotia.
Fraser adds, he’s sure there is Caribou River beach glass, pieces of Pictou County that Mary picked, on her Rideau Hall desk.