Nova Scotia justice minister to pick site for new jail by April

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Nova Scotia's justice minister says he hopes to pick a site for a new jail in northeastern Nova Scotia in about a month.Ross Landry says government officials are looking at about seven potential sites.He says that list will be reduced to about three, and he hopes to have a site decision in early April. The new facility will replace the aging jails in Amherst and Antigonish and be located somewhere between Truro and Antigonish. The location of the new jail has been a hot topic since the NDP won the June election.

Before the vote, the Conservative government said the jail would be built in Springhill, but Landry said that decision was under review once the New Democrats took over.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Springhill

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