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 eighth year for the award.
“This award is our way of thanking Nova Scotians who have gone above and beyond, in order to help those in need,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It’s a privilege to recognize these courageous individuals. If you know someone who deserves this honour, I encourage you to take the time to nominate 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.