Five people including the late singer Raylene Rankin are the newest members of the Order of Nova Scotia.
Rankin, who was also a songwriter and member of the popular musical group the Rankin Family, died last year after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Other recipients of the province's highest order include:
- Halifax businessman Fred George
- Cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Cecil (Ed) Kinley
- Fossil collector Eldon George
- Peace activist and teacher Hetty van Gurp
The awards will be presented during an investiture ceremony in Halifax on Nov. 27.