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Chief Medical Officer Honoured for Excellence
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Chief Medical Officer Honoured for Excellence

Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health has been named the 2020 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

Dr. Robert Strang will receive the medal as a public administrator who exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment. 

Lieutenant-Governor Arthur LeBlanc said, “Throughout his career, Dr. Strang has placed the health of Nova Scotians at the forefront of his work, developing and implementing policies with our well-being in mind.” The Vice Regal added, “His commitment to the health of all Nova Scotians has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a most deserving recipient of this year's award.”

Dr. Strang has been chief medical officer of health for more than a decade.

Strang said, “I'm honoured to receive this recognition during such a challenging year. While it's my face you see and voice you hear when it comes to the COVID-19 response in Nova Scotia, I represent the hard work of hundreds of skilled professionals whose commitment and dedication to public service is truly inspiring. This award is for them, too.”

The Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration is presented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, who serves as its patron. Thirty-three individuals have been awarded the prestigious medal since 1986.

Premier Stephen McNeil says, “It has been a privilege to have Dr. Strang by my side - six feet away, that is - throughout this pandemic.” McNeil added, “I have sought and trusted Dr. Strang's advice in making the difficult decisions that affect us all. That advice comes from a sound foundation that he calls the three C's — caring, compassion and community. What an appropriate reflection of Nova Scotians' values.”

For more information on the Lieutenant-Governor's Award go to https://www.ipacnovascotia.ca/lg-awards.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:45 AM

Lenore Zann, MP for Cumberland-Colchester, live on Morning Talk on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:45 am.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:45 AM

Tory Rushton, MLA for Cumberland South, live on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 8:45 am.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:45 AM

Mark Collins chatting about faith, live on Morning Talk each Thursday at 9:45 am.

Events This Week

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 AM

Walk and Talk every Monday and Wednesday at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 PM

Baked Fresh Wednesday in support of Big Lake Camp. Click HERE for details.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:00 AM

Takeout Pancake Supper in Wentworth. Pre-order ONLY by March 6th. Click HERE for details.

Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Pugwash Legion, now open on Saturdays.

Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00 PM

The monthly meeting of the Pugwash Village Commission at the Village Hall.

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