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Amendment to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act

Justice

November 17, 2015 1:31 PM

JUSTICE--Amendment to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act
The process for Nova Scotians dealing with child and spousal support orders between provinces and territories will be clarified with changes to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act introduced today, Nov. 17.

Judicial Appointments Announced

Justice

November 10, 2015 2:21 PM

JUSTICE--Judicial Appointments Announced
Two appointments have been made to the Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Courts by the Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen.

Time Falls Back Nov. 1

Justice

October 29, 2015 1:11 PM

JUSTICE--Time Falls Back Nov. 1
Nova Scotians will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday, Nov.1, when daylight savings time ends.

Independent Review of Rehtaeh Parsons Case Released

Justice

October 8, 2015 1:18 PM

JUSTICE--Independent Review of Rehtaeh Parsons Case Released
Government will take additional action to strengthen policies and procedures to help victims of sexual assault and cyberbullying.

Court-monitored Drug Treatment Program to Continue in Kings County

Justice

September 25, 2015 10:57 AM

JUSTICE--Court-monitored Drug Treatment Program to Continue in Kings County
Alternative sentencing options and treatment programs will continue to be available in Kings County for people whose addictions have led to criminal behaviour.

Better Support for Families Owed Child and Spousal Payments

Justice

September 18, 2015 9:40 AM

JUSTICE--Better Support for Families Owed Child and Spousal Payments
Government is making changes to the program that helps families collect court-ordered child and spousal support payments. Justice Minister Diana Whalen has announced actions that will lead to stronger enforcement and better services to families.

Limitations of Actions Act To Be Proclaimed Sept. 1

Justice

August 5, 2015 12:06 PM

JUSTICE--Limitations of Actions Act To Be Proclaimed Sept. 1
Legislation that sets standard time limits to file civil lawsuits will come into force Sept. 1.

2005 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

July 22, 2015 1:13 PM

JUSTICE--2005 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program
Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the death of Naomi Wendy Kidston through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Date limite pour les commentaires du public sur l'utilisation des chiens d'assistance

Justice

July 21, 2015 9:00 AM

JUSTICE--Date limite pour les commentaires du public sur l'utilisation des chiens d'assistance
Le gouvernement continue de recueillir des commentaires sur la manière de protéger les droits des gens qui dépendent d'un chien-guide ou d'un chien d'assistance. La date limite pour soumettre des commentaires est le 31 juillet.

Deadline for Public Input on Use of Service Dogs

Justice

July 21, 2015 8:57 AM

JUSTICE--Deadline for Public Input on Use of Service Dogs
Government continues to seek feedback on how to protect the rights of people who rely on guide and service dogs. The deadline for submitting comments is July 31.

Public Trustee Appointed

Justice

June 17, 2015 10:19 AM

JUSTICE--Public Trustee Appointed
Shannon Ingraham-Christie has been appointed as the Public Trustee for Nova Scotia.

Le gouvernement invite les commentaires du public sur l'utilisation des animaux d'assistance

Justice

June 5, 2015 8:43 AM

JUSTICE--Le gouvernement invite les commentaires du public sur l'utilisation des animaux d'assistance
Le ministère de la Justice cherche à obtenir des commentaires sur la définition et la protection des droits des utilisateurs d'animaux d'assistance. Ces points de vue serviront à façonner les nouvelles mesures législatives régissant les animaux d'assistance.

Government Seeks Public Input on Use of Service Animals

Justice

June 5, 2015 8:40 AM

JUSTICE--Government Seeks Public Input on Use of Service Animals
The Department of Justice is seeking feedback on the definition and protection of rights of service animal users. It will be used to shape new legislation governing service animals.

AMBER Alert Relaunched to Better Use Facebook, Mobile

Justice

May 25, 2015 11:58 AM

JUSTICE--AMBER Alert Relaunched to Better Use Facebook, Mobile
The power and reach of social media will be used to its full potential to better protect children and certain vulnerable adults who are abducted in Nova Scotia.

Amendment Will Improve Effectiveness of Public Inquiries

Justice

May 11, 2015 9:11 AM

JUSTICE--Amendment Will Improve Effectiveness of Public Inquiries
Legislation introduced today, May 11, will improve the effectiveness of public inquiries in the province.

Suspicious Packages Arrive at Several N.S. Justice Centres

Justice

May 5, 2015 2:32 PM

JUSTICE/INTERNAL SERVICES--Suspicious Packages Arrive at Several N.S. Justice Centres
Nova Scotia's justice centres are on alert after suspicious packages were delivered to a number of provincial courthouses today, May 5.

Government Recognizes Correctional Services Week

Justice

May 5, 2015 11:17 AM

JUSTICE--Government Recognizes Correctional Services Week
Correctional Services employees are being celebrated this week for dedication to their work and building safer communities in Nova Scotia.

Suspicious Package Prompts Amherst Justice Centre to Close Front Office

Justice

May 4, 2015 6:20 PM

JUSTICE/INTERNAL SERVICES--Suspicious Package Prompts Amherst Justice Centre to Close Front Office
The front service counter at the Amherst Justice Centre on Church Street was closed today, May 4, after a suspicious package was delivered to the courthouse just after 1 p.m.

2012 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

April 28, 2015 2:14 PM

JUSTICE--2012 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program
Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the death of Kevin Sean Farren through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Police Can Access More Information to Help Solve Missing Persons Cases

Justice

April 22, 2015 10:47 AM

JUSTICE--Police Can Access More Information to Help Solve Missing Persons Cases
Police will now be able to access more information that may help solve missing persons cases.

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