Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four Canadians among 24 People to Win Carnegie Hero Medals and Cash

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Four Canadians among 24 People to Win Carnegie Hero Medals and Cash

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Four Canadians win Carnegie hero medals

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PHILADELPHIA - Four Canadians are among 24 people being honoured with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.

They include Helen Goulet of Courtenay, British Columbia, who saved her 89-year-old friend from a house fire in January.

Goulet, who was 72 at the time, was helping Rose Downing's husband clean out their garage when she heard a scream from the house. Goulet entered the burning home and dragged Downing to safety.

The other Canadians include Clifford W. J. Peterson, a police officer from Ajax, Ont., who saved a man from falling off an icy bridge in Toronto on Dec. 8, 2013.

Fraser A. Potts of Limoges, Ont., is being honoured for saving a woman from drowning in a suicide attempt in Fairford, Man. …

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