News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 22)

Amendments Introduced to Engineering Profession Act


Amendments to the Engineering Profession Act, introduced today, April 19, by Justice Minister Ross Landry, will correct two minor typographical errors.

Offender Dies in Custody


An inmate died Saturday, April 17, at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. Halifax Regional Police are investigating, but foul play is not suspected.

Crime Prevention Empowers Youth


Crime prevention starts with a positive direction, and that is what the Lighthouse Program provides for youth in communities across Nova Scotia. The program helps community groups provide recreational, educational and after school programs for young people.

Reporting of Child Pornography Now Mandatory


Nova Scotians will be required to report suspected child pornography to help reduce the sexual exploitation of children under a new law that comes into effect today, April 13, 2010.

Private Security Legislation Introduced


Nova Scotians will benefit from improved regulation of the private security industry in new legislation introduced today, April 9, by Justice Minister Ross Landry.

Province to Eliminate Need for Some Arraignment Hearings


Nova Scotians will no longer have to go to court to plead not guilty to summary offence tickets, such as speeding and motor vehicle infractions, under proposed changes to the Summary Proceedings Act introduced today, April 1, by Justice Minister Ross Landry.

Funding for Community Programs Helps Prevent Crime


Twenty-one communities are receiving one-time Community Crime Prevention and Reduction Investment grants this week from the Department of Justice for projects aimed at reducing and preventing crime in Nova Scotia.

Personal Directives Act Takes Effect

Health (To Jan. 11) / Justice / Community Services

Nova Scotians are encouraged to create their own personal directive to outline their wishes for care decisions if they are unable to make them.

Minister Recognizes Leaders in Crime Prevention


A number of Nova Scotians were recognized today, March 30, for their efforts to prevent crime and make communities safer.

Innovative Project Funding for Seniors

Seniors / Justice

Nova Scotia seniors will benefit this year from $700,000 being awarded to 75 projects that promote safety, age-friendly thinking and opportunities for positive aging.

Remember to Turn Clocks Ahead


Nova Scotians are reminded to set their clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 14, when daylight saving time comes into effect at 2 a.m., or before going to bed Saturday evening.

Nova Scotia Youth Correctional Facility Art Expo, Performance


Youth from the Nova Scotia Youth Correctional Facility in Waterville, held an art exhibition and performance art show Thursday, Feb. 25.

Attorney General Announces Board of Governors Chair Appointment


Attorney General and Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, Feb. 17, the appointment of Robert MacKeigan, as chair of the board of governors of the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Community Organizations Receive $180,000 in Lighthouses Grants


Fifteen organizations involved in community recreational activities will each receive $12,000 from the province's Lighthouses Program, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, Feb. 12.

Minister's Awards for Leadership in Crime Prevention


JUSTICE--Minister's Awards for Leadership in Crime Prevention ----------------------------------------------------------------- The Department of Justice is accepting nominations for the annual Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention.

Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced


Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry announced today, Jan. 28, the 14 recipients of the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation.

Drivers Reminded to Stay Safe During New Year Eve Celebrations

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Justice

With the festivities of New Year's upon us, the province is asking drivers to stay safe and sober behind the wheel.

Community Safety Order Issued


The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has upheld another Department of Justice Community Safety Order application.

Nova Scotia MADD Rating Improves

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Nova Scotia has moved up seven places in the latest provincial ratings release by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada.

Province Moves Forward with New Correctional Facility


A new 100-cell correctional facility will service Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough and Richmond counties, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced today, Dec. 1.