933 releases issued in the specified time period for Justice
July 19, 2006 12:02 PM
JUSTICE--Law and Order Legislation Passes
Several key pieces of legislation to improve the safety of Nova Scotia communities were passed during the recent session of the legislature.
July 10, 2006 12:34 PM
JUSTICE--Inmate Death at Correctional Facility
An inmate at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility passed away suddenly on the evening of Sunday, July 9.
June 28, 2006 1:39 PM
JUSTICE--New Tools to Deter Criminals
People who use a motor vehicle in the commission of an offence or who steal gas will lose their drivers' licences, under legislation that takes effect on Saturday, July 1.
June 26, 2006 2:05 PM
JUSTICE--Input Needed on Legislation Recommended For Pawn Shops
Nova Scotians are being asked to comment on a report that will govern pawn and second-hand shops.
May 26, 2006 12:37 PM
JUSTICE--Employee Terminated Following Audit
An employee responsible for taking fine payments at the Dartmouth courthouse has been terminated after an audit revealed a small number of payments had not been recorded or deposited. The funds involved are believed to total less than $5,000.
May 12, 2006 1:47 PM
JUSTICE--Safer Streets and Communities Task Force
Justice Minister Murray Scott has announced the creation of a new Task Force on Safer Streets and Communities.
May 8, 2006 5:01 PM
JUSTICE--Plans Unveiled for Lunenburg County Justice Centre
Community members got a first look at plans for the new and improved Lunenburg County Justice Centre during a public presentation today, May 8th.
May 5, 2006 11:15 AM
JUSTICE--New Legislation to Protect Privacy
New provincial legislation will better ensure that Nova Scotians' personal information is not disclosed under the U.S. Patriot Act.
May 5, 2006 11:09 AM
JUSTICE--New Legislation for Safer Communities
Legislation introduced today, May 5, by Justice Minister Murray Scott will tackle crime by providing more tools to help make Nova Scotia's communities safer.
May 5, 2006 11:07 AM
JUSTICE--Special Day to Recognize Fallen Peace Officers
The province has introduced the Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day Act. This act designates the third Sunday of each October as a special day for Nova Scotians to commemorate peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
May 2, 2006 12:39 PM
JUSTICE--Justice Minister Encouraged by Federal Talks
Nova Scotia's Justice minister is looking forward to public safety improvements in Nova Scotia following meetings in Ottawa.
May 2, 2006 10:32 AM
JUSTICE--Electronic Supervision of Offenders Begins
The justice system in Nova Scotia is making neighbourhoods safer by keeping track of people on conditional sentences and house arrest.
April 28, 2006 11:29 AM
JUSTICE--Justice Minister Meeting with Federal Counterparts
Justice Minister Murray Scott will be in Ottawa on Monday, May 1, to lobby for federal support to address public safety issues in Nova Scotia. Mr. Scott will meet with federal Justice Minister Vic Toews and Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day.
April 25, 2006 1:18 PM
JUSTICE--Nova Scotia to Change Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time will start three weeks earlier in the spring and will last one week longer in the fall, beginning next year.
April 6, 2006 1:52 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Speaks Out Against Violent Video Game
Nova Scotia's Justice Minister Murray Scott is speaking out against a violent video game, in which players earn points for killing police and criminal suspects.
March 27, 2006 9:42 AM
JUSTICE--Plans Unveiled for Yarmouth Justice Centre
Community members got a first look at plans for the new and improved Yarmouth Justice Centre during a public presentation on today, March 27.
March 15, 2006 11:53 AM
JUSTICE--Lawyer Appointed to Conduct Inquiry
Kentville lawyer LeRoy Lenethen has been appointed to conduct an inquiry into the actions of Halifax Regional School Board member Bernadette Hamilton-Reid.
February 13, 2006 10:30 AM
JUSTICE--Amendments Further Define Sunday Shopping Regulations
Changes are coming to the Sunday shopping regulations which will help further define the rules for some Nova Scotia businesses.
January 25, 2006 1:19 PM
JUSTICE--Possible Fraud Referred to Police
The Department of Justice has referred a case of possible fraud to the Halifax Regional Police Service. An external forensic audit will be conducted to support the police investigation.
January 13, 2006 1:32 PM
JUSTICE--Chief Medical Examiner Appointed
Dr. Matthew Bowes has been appointed chief medical examiner for the province of Nova Scotia, Justice Minister Michael Baker announced today, Jan. 13.