News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 27)

New Glasgow Courthouse Remains Closed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Justice Department Complies With Workplace Order

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The Department of Justice complied today, June 24, with a workplace order from the Department Of Labour and Workforce Development.

Services For Victims of Crime To Be Offered in Mi'kmaq

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A full-time victim services officer of Aboriginal descent and fluent in the Mi'kmaq language has been been hired for the new Victim Services Office in Eskasoni First Nation, Cape Breton.