News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 6)

Time Falls Back Nov. 1

Justice

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

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

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

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

Legislation that sets standard time limits to file civil lawsuits will come into force Sept. 1.

2005 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 / Internal Services

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

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 / Internal Services

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

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

Police will now be able to access more information that may help solve missing persons cases.

Minister Accepts Findings of Independent Reviews into Clayton Miller Death

Justice

Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab today, April 16, accepted the findings of two independent reviews into the death of Cape Breton teenager Clayton Miller almost 25 years ago.

Nova Scotia Elections Act Gives More Chances to Vote

Justice

Amendments to the Nova Scotia Elections Act will modernize provincial elections and give Nova Scotians more opportunities to cast their vote.