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Port Hood man receives N.S. Medal of Bravery

At the ceremony were Premier Stephen McNeil, Elijah Watts and Richard Petley-Jones

-by Rankin MacDonald

    It was a nasty spring day when a young man from Port Hood had his life changed forever.
    For his heroic actions on that day, he was awarded the Nova Scotia Medal of Bravery last week.
    The Medal of Bravery is awarded each year to Nova Scotians who have risked their life protecting the life or property of others.
    This year’s recipients are Sophia LeBlanc of Amherst – the youngest Nova Scotian to ever receive the award – and Elijah Watts of Port Hood.
    “People like Elijah and Sophia make our communities stronger and inspire us all,” said Premier Stephen McNeil.  “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to thank and recognize them for their bravery.”

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