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Department Notifies Public of Mistaken Release

Justice

October 2, 2008 6:19 PM

JUSTICE--Department Notifies Public of Mistaken Release
The Justice Department is notifying the public about a Halifax man who was mistakenly released Sept. 24 because of a clerical error.

Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointment

Justice

October 1, 2008 8:53 AM

JUSTICE--Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointment
Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke appointed bilingual lawyer Theodore Tax to the position of provincial and family court judge today, Oct. 1.

New Glasgow Courthouse Remains Closed

Justice

September 24, 2008 4:36 PM

JUSTICE--New Glasgow Courthouse Remains Closed
As a result of recent flooding and storm drain back-up, the New Glasgow Justice Centre will remained closed.

First Police Long Service Awards Presented

Justice

September 22, 2008 1:09 PM

JUSTICE--First Police Long Service Awards Presented
Police officers from northern Nova Scotia were recognized for their contribution to law enforcement in the province through the new Nova Scotia Provincial Police Long Service Award Program.

Fatality Inquiry Called into the Death of Howard Hyde

Justice

September 17, 2008 3:28 PM

JUSTICE--Fatality Inquiry Called into the Death of Howard Hyde
Minister of Justice Cecil Clarke, after consulting with the chief medical examiner, said today, Sept. 17, a fatality inquiry will be held into the death of Howard Hyde.

Cause of Death of Howard Hyde Released

Justice

September 17, 2008 3:02 PM

JUSTICE--Cause of Death of Howard Hyde Released
Nova Scotia's chief medical examiner met with Howard Hyde's family today, Sept. 17, to share the cause of Mr. Hyde's death.

Night Court Capacity Doubles in Halifax Regional Municipality

Justice

September 11, 2008 2:03 PM

JUSTICE--Night Court Capacity Doubles in Halifax Regional Municipality
Nova Scotians in the Halifax area are getting their night in court within a matter of weeks thanks to changes made by the Department of Justice.

Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointment

Justice

September 5, 2008 1:52 PM

JUSTICE--Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointment
Halifax's former Chief Crown Attorney is Nova Scotia's newest provincial court judge. Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke appointed Frank Hoskins to the position today, Sept. 5.

Province Offers $150,000 for Information in Slaunwhite Case

Justice

September 5, 2008 1:28 PM

JUSTICE--Province Offers $150,000 for Information in Slaunwhite Case
The 2006 murder of Harold James "Buster" Slaunwhite in Cape Breton is one of the cases which the Department of Justice is hoping an increased reward will lead to a conviction.

Province Offers More Cash to Catch Criminals

Justice

September 4, 2008 10:02 AM

JUSTICE--Province Offers More Cash to Catch Criminals
The province is strengthening its commitment to build a safer Nova Scotia by increasing the amount of money for the Rewards For Unsolved Crimes Program.

Minister Brings Nova Scotia Concerns to Quebec Meetings

Justice

September 2, 2008 1:45 PM

JUSTICE--Minister Brings Nova Scotia Concerns to Quebec Meetings
Justice Minister Cecil Clarke is planning to be in Quebec City for three days of meetings with his provincial counterparts and the federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.

Public Safety Investigation Section Plays Key Role in Drug Bust

Justice

August 14, 2008 4:01 PM

JUSTICE--Public Safety Investigation Section Plays Key Role in Drug Bust
Four Cape Breton properties with drug connections were targeted today, Aug. 14 under the province's Safer Communities and Neighborhoods Act.

Federal Government Adopts Made-In-Nova Scotia Solution To Tracking Offenders

Justice

August 14, 2008 10:37 AM

JUSTICE--Federal Government Adopts Made-In-Nova Scotia Solution To Tracking Offenders
NOTE: The following is a feature story for the Department of Justice
It's 9:05 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and Brian MacDougall is watching TV with his family when his BlackBerry goes off.

Province, Government of Canada Sign Agreement for Electronic Monitoring Technology

Justice

August 11, 2008 2:10 PM

JUSTICE--Province, Government of Canada Sign Agreement for Electronic Monitoring Technology
Nova Scotia's electronic monitoring systems are going to be used in a pilot program for federal offenders, the two governments announced today, Aug. 11.

Nova Scotia Crime Rate Down for Third Consecutive Year

Justice

July 17, 2008 9:43 AM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Crime Rate Down for Third Consecutive Year
Crime is down in Nova Scotia for the third year in a row, a sign that the province's anti-crime agenda is working.

Government Addresses Auditor General's Concerns

Justice

July 15, 2008 1:11 PM

JUSTICE--Government Addresses Auditor General's Concerns
The Auditor General will now have access to privileged documents in order to complete his audit of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

Taser Review Complete

Justice

July 10, 2008 11:35 AM

JUSTICE--Taser Review Complete
The second part of a ministerial review of the policies and use of conductive energy devices, commonly known as Tasers, was released today, July 10, by Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke.

Nova Scotia Youth Facility Marks 20th Anniversary

Justice

July 4, 2008 1:00 PM

JUSTICE--Nova Scotia Youth Facility Marks 20th Anniversary
The Nova Scotia Youth Facility located in Waterville Nova Scotia is marking its 20th anniversary this summer.

Two Inmates Attempt Escape from Sheriff's Van

Justice

June 26, 2008 11:49 AM

JUSTICE--Two Inmates Attempt Escape from Sheriff's Van
Two inmates attempting to escape from a sheriff's van today, June 26, were apprehended within minutes and are back in custody.

Youth Court Processing Times Reduced to Meet Nunn Recommendation

Justice

June 25, 2008 3:45 PM

JUSTICE--Youth Court Processing Times Reduced to Meet Nunn Recommendation
Cases of young people in trouble with the law in Nova Scotia are now being processed within 89 days on average from their first appearance in youth court to their sentence or acquittal.

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