The Government of France announced that Nova Scotian Andrew John Bayly (A.J.B.) Johnston, Canadian historian and writer, would be made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques in recognition of his body of work associated with the history of the Fortress of Louisbourg. Johnston authored fourteen books of history, over one hundred articles on different aspects of the history of Atlantic Canada, three novels of historical fiction, and wrote for many historical-themed exhibits. (Photo: Ajbjohnston.com.)