Kamloops-area rancher Judith Guichon says she will honour the province's agricultural roots as British Columbia's new lieutenant governor.
Guichon told an assembly of dignitaries, including Premier Christy Clark and federal Heritage Minister James Moore, that she believes a healthy society relies on the health of its soil, and she'll make sure beef is served as a main course at Government House.
Guichon's family runs a grassland cattle ranch in the Nicola Valley near Merritt.
She says many of B.C.'s ranchers trace their arrival in the province back to the Cariboo gold rush, but ended up staying because of the grasslands.
Guichon replaces former Lt.-Gov. Steven Point, who served as the Queen's representative for the past five years.
Guichon says she is humbled to be chosen for the post, especially following in the footsteps of previous trailblazing lieutenant governors Iona Campagnolo and Point.