Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Action Plan Update 2012
Domestic Violence Action Plan
On Nov. 20, 2012, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced the Transgendered Persons Protection Act. This Act makes it clear that Nova Scotians cannot be denied a job, a place to live or service at a business because they are transgender. Nova Scotia is the fourth jurisdiction in Canada to include a specific reference to gender identity in its human rights legislation.
In November of 2010, the Department of Justice announced construction plans for a new 100-cell correctional facility in Priestville, Pictou Co. The facility, with two beds per cell, will be built near Priestville, next to Highway 104, east of Thorburn highway Exit 26. The site will provide quick and easy access to medical, police, fire and other services. Replacing the aging Antigonish and Cumberland facilities, the new facility will service the courthouses in Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, and, to some extent, Port Hawkesbury.
Job postings for the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility will begin in fall 2013 and will be ongoing throughout the winter months. All job postings will be available on Career Beacon.
To see current Province of Nova Scotia postings, please visit the Public Service Commission.
By clicking on Current Opportunities, you will see the current job postings. Click on the Career Title to view the job posting. (The link will bring you to Career Beacon, careerbeacon.com) Each job posting includes instructions on how to apply for the position. The competition number must be included on the cover letter or resume. Please check the site regularly for up-to-date postings.
100-plus turn out to hear about correctional facility , The Advocate, February 5, 2014
Correction facility work progressing, The Advocate, January 29, 2014
New provincial jail scheduled to open late next year , The News, September 24, 2013
Community Liaison Committee Ad, November 27, 2012
Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Update, October 30, 2012
Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Jail's Construction, media release, July 16, 2012
Final Tender Awarded for New Jail, media release, July 3, 2012
Province Accepting Proposals to Build Jail, media release, April 10. 2012
Second Contract Awarded for New Jail in Pictou County, media release, November 25, 2011
Justice Minister Visits New Jail Site in Pictou County, media release, September 30, 2011
New Correctional Facility Will Save Millions, media release, November 1, 2010. Includes images, audio and video content.
Site Analysis and Selection Business Case for Candidate Sites (PDF), October, 2010
Review of Proposed Construction of One or More New Correctional Facilities (PDF), October 2009
Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Community Liaison Committee Representatives
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