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Head of Province’s Serious Incident Response Team to Retire

Justice

September 14, 2017 3:30 PM

JUSTICE--Head of Province’s Serious Incident Response Team to Retire
Ron MacDonald, head of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), is retiring next month after 26 years in the civil service.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

September 12, 2017 2:08 PM

JUSTICE--Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The homicide of Lori Katherine Jollimore has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Special Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Justice

September 7, 2017 11:16 AM

JUSTICE--Special Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The province will support families and communities through the emotional challenges expected when the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Nova Scotia next month.

Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting

Justice

July 19, 2017 12:34 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/JUSTICE--Opioid Framework Includes Free Naloxone, Public Education, Regular Reporting
The Nova Scotia government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

July 7, 2017 10:31 AM

JUSTICE--Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The 2010 homicide of Donald Jermaine Stevenson in Halifax has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Builders’ Lien Act Amendments Come into Effect

Justice

June 30, 2017 12:05 PM

JUSTICE--Builders’ Lien Act Amendments Come into Effect
Legislative amendments and regulations that will better protect subcontractors and suppliers in the building trades come into effect today, June 30.

Digby Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

June 28, 2017 1:17 PM

JUSTICE--Digby Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The homicide of Lynda Anne Comeau has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Review into Death of Inmate at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Completed

Justice

June 28, 2017 10:04 AM

JUSTICE--Review into Death of Inmate at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Completed
The Department of Justice has completed an internal review into the death of an offender on Nov. 7, 2016.

Gerry Post nommé directeur général de la Direction de l'accessibilité

Justice

June 16, 2017 2:29 PM

JUSTICE--Gerry Post nommé directeur général de la Direction de l'accessibilité
Gerry Post, un défenseur des droits des personnes handicapées qui a travaillé à l'amélioration de la loi sur l'accessibilité (Accessibility Act) de la province, a été nommé au poste de directeur général de la Direction de l'accessibilité.

Gerry Post Named Executive Director of Accessibility

Justice

June 16, 2017 2:26 PM

JUSTICE--Gerry Post Named Executive Director of Accessibility
Gerry Post, an advocate for persons with disabilities who worked to improve the province’s Accessibility Act, was named the first executive director of the Accessibility Directorate.

Security Upgraded at Sydney Justice Centre

Justice

June 5, 2017 8:59 AM

JUSTICE--Security Upgraded at Sydney Justice Centre
The province has improved the safety and security of the Sydney courthouse with new security screening technology and access-control measures effective today, June 5.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

May 18, 2017 11:35 AM

JUSTICE--Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The homicide of Edwin Michael Thomas Forgeron has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Proclamation de la nouvelle loi sur le parentage et le soutien aux enfants et des règles du Tribunal de la famille

Justice

April 28, 2017 12:51 PM

JUSTICE--Proclamation de la nouvelle loi sur le parentage et le soutien aux enfants et des règles du Tribunal de la famille
Des modifications législatives adoptées par l'Assemblée législative visant à améliorer le soutien aux enfants et à faire passer les intérêts des enfants avant tout le reste pendant une rupture familiale entreront en vigueur le 26 mai.

New Parenting and Support Act, Family Court Rules Proclaimed

Justice

April 28, 2017 12:46 PM

JUSTICE--New Parenting and Support Act, Family Court Rules Proclaimed
Legislative amendments passed by the House of Assembly to improve support for children and put their interests first when their families break up will come into effect on May 26th.

La loi sur l'accessibilité rendra la province plus accessible

Justice

April 27, 2017 5:53 PM

JUSTICE--La loi sur l'accessibilité rendra la province plus accessible
La Nouvelle-Écosse a établi l'objectif d'être une province accessible avant 2030, en vertu de la loi sur l'accessibilité (Accessibility Act), adoptée aujourd'hui 27 avril.

Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible

Justice

April 27, 2017 5:48 PM

JUSTICE--Accessibility Act to Make Province More Accessible
Nova Scotia has set a goal to be accessible by 2030 under the Accessibility Act, passed today, April 27.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

April 24, 2017 12:36 PM

JUSTICE--Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program
The Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are adding the homicide of John Fulton Newcombe to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Aboriginal Wellness/Gladue Court and Provincial Court Services Established at Wagmatcook

Justice

April 24, 2017 10:36 AM

JUSTICE--Aboriginal Wellness/Gladue Court and Provincial Court Services Established at Wagmatcook
Provincial Court services will soon be established in Wagmatcook First Nation, including Nova Scotia’s first Gladue or specialty court. The court will support the cultural needs of aboriginal people in conflict with the law.

Two Homicide Cases Added to Rewards Program

Justice

March 30, 2017 11:53 AM

JUSTICE--Two Homicide Cases Added to Rewards Program
Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve two homicides in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Progress Update on Segal Report Recommendations Released

Justice

March 22, 2017 12:21 PM

JUSTICE--Progress Update on Segal Report Recommendations Released
All recommendations of the Independent Review of the Police and Prosecution Response into the Rehtaeh Parsons Case have been completed or are underway.

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