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Two residents of this province are among the 125 Canadians honoured by the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, in the latest appointments to the Order of Canada.

Barbara Neis of St. John’s was recognized for her innovative research on the interactions between work, environment and health in the coastal communities of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.

And Calvin A. White, of Flat Bay, was honoured for his vital role in the preservation and revival of Indigenous culture in Newfoundland and Labrador and for his sustained leadership and mentorship within the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation.

Also on the list of Order of Canada recipients, well-known Canadian actor William Shatner.

The release cites Shatner’s iconic contributions to popular culture, spanning theater, television and film, and his philanthropic support of causes related to health care, the environment and the well-being of children.
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. Appointments are made by the governor general on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.

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