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Ryan Reynolds with the Humanitarian Award at the Comedy and TV Drama awards evening at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on April 14.Chris Young/The Canadian Press

Ryan Reynolds has received his home province’s top honour after being named to the Order of British Columbia.

The Deadpool star was among 14 new appointees announced by Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin today.

Other honourees included Susan Giles and Evanna Brennan, long-time outreach nurses working in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, music talent scout Sam Feldman and conservationist George Riefel.

The province says the Order of B.C. is intended to recognize residents who have made a significant provincial, national or international impact.

Premier David Eby extended his congratulations to the new order members, describing them all as “superheroes” for their “unique and profound” contributions to the province.

Also newly appointed to the order are Penny J. Ballem, Jane Buxton, Pieter R. Cullis, Gordon J. Fyfe, Byng Giraud, Chief Councillor Harold Leighton, Susan E. Paish, Daljit Thind and Patricia Woroch.

A ceremony for the new appointees will take place in Victoria this fall.

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