HALIFAX – There is still time to recognize people who have put themselves at risk to protect others.
The nomination deadline for Nova Scotia's sixth annual Medal of Bravery award is May 1. The award is a chance to honour friends, family members, neighbours or colleagues who have acted courageously to protect the life or property of others.
"I encourage anyone who knows someone who has acted courageously to take the time to send in a nomination," said Medal of Bravery Advisory Committee Chair Duncan Miller. "We want to help recognize acts of bravery, and hopefully, inspire other Nova Scotians."
The acts of bravery must have occurred on, or after, Jan. 1, 2007. Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia Centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly and online at www.gov.ns.ca/bravery .
An advisory panel will select the recipients.
Medal of Bravery Advisory Committee members include:
-- Chair of committee
-- the CEO of the Emergency Management Office
-- the deputy minister of Justice
-- the Nova Scotia fire marshal
-- the president of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association
-- the commander of Land Force Atlantic Area
-- Ann MacLean, former mayor, Town of New Glasgow
-- Paul Pettipas, CEO Nova Scotia Home Builders Association
Completed nomination forms should be sent to Provincial Secretary, Medal of Bravery, Department of Justice, 4th floor, 5151 Terminal Rd., Halifax, B3J 2L6.