News releases from Justice (Page 4)

Lokeny Case Added to Rewards Program


Halifax Regional Police and the province are adding the homicide of Benjamin (Loka) Lokeny to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Prompt Payments for Construction Industry

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Legislation introduced today, March 15, will ensure Nova Scotia’s construction businesses and workers get paid on time for the work they do.

Act Supports Expanded Specialized Family Court


Changes to the Judicature Act will help give Nova Scotia families improved access to a single, specialized court for all family law matters.

Amendments to Justices of Peace Act Introduced


Legislation introduced today, March 8, will align the pay review process of presiding justices of the peace with provincial and family court judges.

Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program


Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are adding the homicide of Ryan Nehiley to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Expanded Supports for Sexual Assault Victims


Victims of sexual assault will now have access to free legal representation to challenge applications to have their past sexual history considered as part of the evidence in criminal court cases.

Grant Program Helps Businesses Become More Accessible

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Justice / Community Services

Government is partnering with businesses across Nova Scotia to make locations, products and services more accessible.

Fourteen Prominent Lawyers Appointed to Queen’s Counsel


The prestigious Queen’s Counsel (QC) designation is being awarded to fourteen of the province’s top lawyers.

Restrictions on Possession and Sale of Body Armour Come into Effect


The Body Armour Control Act takes effect in February, helping to make our communities safer.

Ouverture des mises en candidature pour la Médaille de la bravoure

Justice / Premier's Office

Les candidatures à la Médaille de la bravoure sont maintenant acceptées.

Medal of Bravery Nominations Open

Premier's Office / Justice

Nominations for the Medal of Bravery are now open.

Demandes acceptées aux comités d'élaboration des normes en matière d'accessibilité


Le gouvernement invite les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à contribuer au travail visant à établir une province sans obstacle.

Applications Open for Accessibility Standard Committees


Government is inviting Nova Scotians to help advance work toward a barrier-free province.

Additional Resources for Burnside Correctional Facility Following Death of Inmate


The Department of Justice is adding additional resources to the correctional facility in Burnside following an internal review into the death of an inmate.

More Police Officers Being Trained to Detect Impaired Driving


A partnership between the federal and provincial governments, and police agencies, will see more front-line police officers trained to detect impaired driving and keep roads safe.

Grants Help Community Groups and Municipalities Improve Accessibility

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Justice

Community groups and municipalities across the province are investing in capital improvements to improve accessibility at community and municipal facilities.

L’Opération Noël cible la conduite avec facultés affaiblies

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Cette année encore, le gouvernement, les agences d’application de la loi, les services d’urgence et MADD Canada joignent leurs forces pendant la période des fêtes de fin d’année pour empêcher les conducteurs avec facultés affaiblies de prendre le volant.

Operation Christmas Takes Aim at Impaired Driving

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada are joining together again this holiday season to help keep impaired drivers off the roads.

New Intimate Partner Training for Police


Police officers in Nova Scotia are receiving enhanced domestic violence training so they can respond more effectively to incidents of intimate partner violence and abuse.

Restorative Justice: Building a Responsive Justice System, Op-ed


Imagine what it might be like if those affected by crime could be part of a plan to work towards repairing the harm. What if there was a way for everyone to have a better understanding of the impact that a crime had on individuals and community?