Nominations open for N.S. Medal of Bravery

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Seventh year for the award

HALIFAX – Nova Scotians have the chance to honour those who have acted bravely and risked their lives to help others.

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

"Every year, some Nova Scotians go above and beyond, even at risk to their own safety, in order to help those in need," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "It's a privilege to recognize these selfless individuals. I encourage everyone to take the time to nominate those who deserve this honour."

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.

An advisory panel, chaired by retired vice-admiral Duncan Miller, selects 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, Ann MacLean, former mayor, Town of New Glasgow and 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, N.S., B3J 2L6.

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

Organizations: Access Nova Scotia, Department of Justice

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotians, Nova Scotia

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