An experienced lawyer and a chartered accountant are the two new appointees to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. The appointment of Dawna Ring, and Murray Doehler to the Utility and Review Board was announced today, Sept. 9, by Kerry Morash, Minister of Environment and Labour. “Ms. Ring and Mr. Doehler are distinguished professionals whose qualifications, intellect and experience make them excellent additions to the Utility and Review Board,” said Mr. Morash. Ms. Ring is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and a Queen’s counsel. She brings 24 years of extensive experience in various areas of law — including administrative and regulatory law, civil litigation — and has represented persons affected by Hepatitis C and AIDS at the Krever inquiry into tainted blood in Canada. Mr. Doehler is a practising chartered accountant and also a professional engineer. He has appeared before regulatory boards on a wide range of issues, and has consulted on telecommunications charges, water rates, taxation of pipelines and municipal taxation. The two recommended appointees applied for this position and have completed the independent selection process of review that is followed for full-time board appointments. This independent selection process follows the same protocol used for the appointment of provincial court judges. These are full-time positions for which the salary is $110,000 per year.