Five people will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia this year, the province announced yesterday.

Premier Darrell Dexter said the award recognizes those who have brought honour and prestige to the province by making life better for Nova Scotia families.

The winners are:

• Burnley (Rocky) Allan Jones of Halifax, a champion of racial equality who established the Black United Front of Nova Scotia and the National Black Coalition of Canada.

• The late James Herbert Leonard Hill of Dartmouth, co-founder of the Christmas Daddies Telethon.

• J. Chalmers Doane of South Maitland, a leading music educator.

• Eva June Landry of St. Peter’s, a teacher who became the first female superintendent of schools in Nova Scotia.

• The late Rev. William Robert (Bill) Pope of Mount Denson, a publisher and philanthropist.

The recipients were selected by an advisory council from 75 nominations from across the province.

The winners will be recognized at a ceremony Dec. 1 at the provincial legislature.

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