Tuesday, May 27, 2014

South Shore: Paramedics Recognized For Long Service

Fifty paramedics - each with at least 20 years of experience - were given long service medals today during a special ceremony in Halifax. Nearly a dozen recipients work and live on the South Shore. Chester Basin's Richard Baglole and Conquerall Bank's Martin Bell each have over 30 year of working as a paramedic and were honoured today. Other recipients, include Bridgewater natives Allan Cranton, Jonathan Pippy. James Holmes of Shelburne County, Peter MacPherson of Mahone Bay and Bruce Parks of Lunenburg were also recognized for their years of service. Yarmouth County had three paramedics picking up a medal - they include - Dean Vokey, Shane Strong and Douglas Borque. The Paramedic Long Service Award is given to paramedics with 20 years or more of experience.

Here's a complete list of recipients: 

Richard Baglole, 31 years, Chester Basin, Lunenburg Co.
John Bartlett, 36 years, Bible Hill, Colchester Co.
Martin Bell, 30 years, Conquerall Bank, Lunenburg Co.
John Bessonette, 26 years, Hammonds Plains 
Kevin Boudreau, 26 years, Arichat, Richmond Co.
Douglas Bourque, 25 years, Middle West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co.
Harvey Cameron, 20 years, Glace Bay
John Campbell, 20 years, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co.
Richard Campbell, 28 years, Berwick, Kings Co.
Bruce Cox, 20 years, Bedford
Allan Cranton, 26 years, Bridgewater
Jeffery Currie, 20 years, East Ship Harbour, HRM 
Craig Deveau, 20 years, Whites Lake, HRM 
Charles Dixon, 25 years, Port Hawkesbury 
Allister Edwards, 25 years, Port Caledonia, Cape Breton Regional Municipality 
Richard Foley, 31 years, Lower Sackville 
Gary Galley, 25 years, Berwick, Kings Co.
Jimmy Hogan, 20 years, Sydney
James Holmes, 20 years, Shelburne
Walter Howard, 26 years, Digby
Lisa Hutt, 20 years, Port Dufferin, HRM
Craig Jamieson, 20 years, Guysborough County 
Laurence Kaizer, 20 years, Hubbards 
Paul Landriault, 20 years, Port Hawkesbury 
Robert Langille, 30 years, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co.
John Lewis, 36 years, Glace Bay
Chess MacDonald, 26 years, Sydney
Peter MacPherson, 25 years, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg Co.
Stephen McCulloch, 30 years, Shubenacadie, Hants Co.
Kerry McNeil, 20 years, Port Morien, CBRM 
Steve Menzies, 26 years, Berwick, Kings Co.
Shawn Mills, 20 years, Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co.
Chris Mizuik, 20 years, Amherst
Neil Mooy, 26 years, Upper Tantallon
Gerald Parfitt, 36 years, Falmouth, Hants Co.
Gordon Parker, 40 years, Truro
Bruce Parks, 20 years, Lunenburg
Stephen Pertus, 35 years, Sydney
Jonathan Pippy, 20 years, Bridgewater
Lionel Robichaud, 20 years, Meteghan, Digby Co.
Earl Russell, 31 years, Berwick, Kings Co.
Anthony Sanders, 20 years, New Glasgow
Dwayne Semple, 30 years, Tatamagouche, Colchester Co.
Noel Simon, 31 years, Eskasoni
Shane Strong, 26 years, Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Yarmouth Co.
Greg Theriault, 25 years, Falmouth, Hants Co.
Dale Traer, 26 years, Waverley
Robert Veniott, 30 years, Amherst
Dean Vokey, 25 years, Tusket,Yarmouth Co.
Keith Wilcox, 32 years, Glace Bay