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  Wanda Lee Jensen of Hemford, Lunenburg County, has been
  awarded the W.J. Scott Fire Prevention Memorial Bursary. 
  The award was presented today at Province House by Labour
  Minister Guy Brown and Natural Resources Minister Don Downe,
  in Halifax.
  The bursary is a one-time $750 award given to a student
  whose parents are involved in the fire service. It is
  sponsored by the Association of Canadian Fire Marshals and
  Fire Commissioners, represented in Nova Scotia by Fire
  Marshal Bob Cormier. The bursary works on a rotating basis,
  moving from one province or territory to another each year.
  "It gives me great pleasure to present this bursary to help
  support a young Nova Scotian who is working towards a better
  education and a brighter future," said Mr. Brown.
  The admissions and awards office at the University of
  Toronto is responsible for choosing the award recipient.
  Ms. Jensen is a first-year student at Dalhousie University.
  She is studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in
  psychology. She graduated from New Germany Rural High School
  with an impressive record in academics and extra-curricular
  Ms. Jensen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jensen.
  Mr. Jensen is a long-time firefighter with the Hemford and
  District Volunteer Fire Department in Lunenburg County.
  Mr. Brown noted the tremendous contributions made by all
  members of  the fire service across the province. "They
  provide a vital service to Nova Scotians. They save lives,
  reduce costs, and provide leadership in education and
  prevention. The fire service give so much to our
  communities. This is our opportunity to give something
  The bursary is in memory of W. J. Scott, one of Canada's
  most distinguished firefighters. During his 25 years of
  public service, he was an effective advocate for fire
  service training, motivated by a strong commitment to
  improve fire services.
  The Department of Labour includes the office of the fire
  marshal. Staff work to improve fire safety in Nova Scotia by
  inspecting buildings, investigating fires, and working with
  local fire departments on prevention initiatives.
  Contact: Bob Cormier  902-424-5721
  trp                     Dec. 07, 1995