Province and Police Finalize Initial New Officer Allocation

first_imgAdditional police officers will be added to all 55 Nova Scotia municipalities within the next two years. The allocation of the initial round of officers was finalized today, Nov. 16, at a meeting of the Department of Justice, municipal police forces and the RCMP. Earlier this year the province announced 250 new officers to be added over four years, starting in spring 2007. The total budget for the new officers is $65 million over the four years. “I am pleased to have the input and support of law enforcement in preventing and addressing crime in our province,” said Justice Minister Murray Scott. “These new officers will support both their local communities and collaborate with neighbouring jurisdictions on strategic enforcement activities.” Today’s meeting determined the allocation of an initial 109 officers, with all municipalities receiving at least one new officer by spring 2008. Smaller municipalities will receive one or two officers, Halifax Regional Municipality will receive 36 and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality will receive 10. “The chiefs of police for the four municipalities in the County of Pictou are happy to receive such strong support for our collaborative proposal and we are very glad to see it moving forward,” said Lorne Smith, chief of the New Glasgow Police Service. “We’re very pleased with the province’s decision to further invest in police resources,” said Chief Superintendent Tom Bennet, RCMP criminal operations officer. “This funding will benefit us all as individual policing agencies but more importantly it will be maximized through our integration and partnership initiatives to the benefit of all Nova Scotians.” “We are particularly pleased that this plan is a safety package that includes not only good law enforcement measures but also recognizes community development and proactive prevention measures,” said Edgar MacLeod, chief, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Police Department. “In Cape Breton we will be using the minister’s support on this comprehensive approach to community safety by addressing both enforcement and root causes of crime.” A Strategic Deployment Committee is being established to plan for the allocation of the remaining officers. Priority issues when considering distribution of new officers include activities to address organized crime, street crime, child exploitation, illegal drugs and school safety. “We have adopted a phased-in approach to allow for joint planning with law enforcement, to ensure we make the most impact on community safety,” said Mr. Scott. “At the same time, police agencies need adequate time for their own planning and recruitment efforts.”last_img read more

Nouvelle présidente et nouveaux membres du Conseil de leadership pour la création

first_imgLe Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse a accueilli une nouvelle présidente et trois nouveaux membres, aujourd’hui 2 octobre. Un autre membre a été nommé pour un deuxième mandat. Tony Ince, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, a annoncé que Pamela Scott-Crace est la nouvelle présidente, Martine Durier-Copp, Barbara Manning et Trevor Murphy sont des nouveaux membres, et Jamie MacLellan est nommé pour un deuxième mandat. « Les arts et la culture entraînent des collectivités saines et dynamiques qui contribuent à la vie des Néo-Écossais à l’échelle de la province, affirme M. Ince. Ce groupe de bénévoles passionnés et dévoués participe à l’élaboration des politiques provinciales pour le secteur de la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, et permet la collaboration entre le gouvernement et le secteur. » Les nouveaux membres maintiennent l’engagement du conseil visant à refléter la diversité culturelle, professionnelle et géographique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Mme Durier-Copp est professeure en administration publique, directrice du Centre for Advanced Management Education de l’Université Dalhousie et directrice de la troupe de danse Flamenco en Rouge, basée à Halifax. Mme Manning est une entrepreneure et ancienne présidente et directrice générale d’une entreprise mondiale de marketing et de logiciels. Elle a de l’expérience en planification stratégique, en gestion des opérations, en leadership et en commerce international. M. Murphy est un professionnel de l’industrie musicale qui est actif au sein de la communauté musicale et de l’industrie culturelle de la province depuis plus de 10 ans. M. MacLellan a été nommé pour un deuxième mandat au conseil et à titre de membre de la direction du conseil. Il est coordonnateur de l’art civique à Halifax et responsable d’un inventaire d’environ 300 objets d’art et du patrimoine. Mme Scott-Crace est présidente de la troupe de danse contemporaine Mocean Dance et membre des conseils d’administration de Discovery Centre et Engage Nova Scotia, ainsi que membre du comité d’activité du Halifax Viennese Opera Ball. Les nouveaux membres se joignent aux autres membres du conseil, soit Carol Beaton, Terrilee Bulger, Laurie Dalton, Fiona Diamond, Troy Greencorn, Scott Long, Candace Stevenson, Susan Tooke ainsi qu’aux représentants du ministère, Marcel McKeough et Peggy Tibbo-Cameron. « Le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse est ravi de la nomination de Barbara Manning, Martine Durier-Copp et Trevor Murphy, et du renouvellement de la nomination de Jamie MacLellan, affirme Pamela Scott-Crace, présidente. Ces nouveaux membres ont une expérience et une expertise inestimables, et leur volonté de siéger à ce conseil démontre une reconnaissance du potentiel de l’économie de la création pour l’avenir de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » Le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse est un partenariat entre le secteur culturel et le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse visant à favoriser une meilleure compréhension et un processus amélioré de prise de décisions. Il offre des conseils et du leadership au gouvernement au sujet des politiques et des programmes qui font la promotion des arts et de la culture, il représente les intérêts du secteur et il est la voix des artistes et des travailleurs du secteur de la culture. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le conseil, consultez le read more

A birthday party for Sir Isaac Brock

Brock University is throwing a party Tuesday and everyone’s invited.Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock was born on Oct. 6, 1769, and while the anniversary of his death (Oct. 13, 1812) is often remembered, his birthday doesn’t get much recognition.Hoping to start a new campus-wide tradition, a handful of Brock students, faculty and staff got together and planned a birthday party – a 246th birthday party, to be precise.“This was the perfect year to start this annual tradition with the arrival of the General statue on campus,” said Kristen Smith, Manager, Student and Community Outreach.“It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring all members of the Brock community together to celebrate our namesake. And who doesn’t love a birthday party?”What started as a party in front of the new Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock statue, has now turned into a day-long celebration of all things Brock.RED DAYFaculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear red Tuesday in honour of Brock’s big day.BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONAt 12:30 p.m., hundreds of students and staff will meet in front of the statue to mark the occasion with 1,000 red and white cupcakes, a celebratory toast of red punch, and the singing of Happy Birthday. There will also be a giant birthday card for everyone to sign using their thumbprints.BROCK BEERAt 3 p.m., the Brock University Students’ Union will launch Sir Isaac’s Ale. The craft beer is being produced for BUSU by the Niagara College Teaching Brewery and will be available on tap moving forward. The launch party runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at Skybar Lounge.ALPHIE’S TROUGH SOCIALBrock staff and faculty are invited to attend a casual social gathering at the recently re-launched Alphie’s Trough at 4:30 p.m. Sir Isaac’s Ale will be available for the occasion.SOCIAL MEDIACan’t make it to the party? Brock alumni and community members are encouraged to send along best wishes to Sir Isaac by using the hashtag #Surgite on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.HYPE NIGHTBuilding on the excitement of Sir Isaac’s birthday party, Brock University Athletics are hosting Hype Night #WeAreReady, a pep rally at Bob Davis Gymnasium from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free event will launch Brock’s #WeAreReady school pride campaign and will include introductions of Badgers athletes, singing and dancing performances, and lots of giveaways. Space is limited and tickets are available at the Walker Complex welcome desk. Click here for more info about hype night. read more