Nominations are Now Open for Nova Scotia’s Medal of Bravery

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

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

“Nova Scotia is home to everyday heroes and to a special few who act without thought of personal safety to save someone else’s life or property,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “These people deserve special recognition and I encourage Nova Scotians to thank someone who has acted bravely by nominating them for this award.”

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

Government is seeking nominations about acts of bravery that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2014.

An advisory panel, chaired by Hugh Laurence, will select the recipients.

Other panel 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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