Medal of Bravery Nominations Open

Premier's Office

January 18, 2016 12:11 PM

Nova Scotians have a chance to honour those who have put themselves at risk to help others.

Nominations are open for Nova Scotia's Medal of Bravery. This is the ninth year for the award.

"Last year, two men received a Medal of Bravery for risking their lives to help those in need. Dr. Nathan Urquhart saved a drowning victim from the icy water and Mr. Kenneth MacNeil saved a young man from being violently assaulted," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "It's a privilege to recognize these courageous individuals. I encourage any Nova Scotian to nominate someone who has acted bravely. This award is our way of thanking them."

Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly and at www.novascotia.ca/bravery . The deadline for nominations is May 1.

Only acts of bravery that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2007, will be considered under the Nova Scotia Medal of Bravery Act.

An advisory panel, chaired by retired brigadier-general Remi Saulnier, will select the recipients.

Other committee members are:
-- CEO of the Emergency Management Office
-- deputy minister of Justice
-- Nova Scotia Fire Marshal
-- president of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association
-- commander of Land Force Atlantic Area
-- Cynthia Stevenson, member at large
-- Jim Hoskins, member at large

Completed nomination forms should be sent to: Provincial Secretary, Medal of Bravery, Department of Justice, 7th floor, 1690 Hollis St., Halifax, N.S., B3J 2L6.

For more information, contact Nadia Gardin at 902-424-5941, email medalofbravery@novascotia.ca or visit www.novascotia.ca/bravery .


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     Nova Scotians have a chance to honour those who have

put themselves at risk to help others.

     Nominations are open for Nova Scotia's Medal of Bravery.

This is the ninth year for the award.

     Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia

centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly and at

Nova Scotia dot c-a slash bravery.

      The deadline for nominations is May 1st.

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