A new justice centre was dedicated to Finance Minister Michael Baker in Bridgewater today, Feb. 13. As a prominent member of the legal community and as Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 1999-2002 and 2003-2006, Mr. Baker has been instrumental in improving the overall administration of Justice in Nova Scotia. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in March 1998. He was re-elected July 1999, August 2003 and June 2006. Mr. Baker’s cabinet duties have included, among other portfolios, Minister of Transportation and Public Works; Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; and Minister of Justice. He has also been chair of the Treasury and Policy Board. -30-
Family and friends are gathering to remember Hamilton’s Kirk Wilson today. The 49 year old was one of 5 people killed in a shooting at BPM electronic music festival at Blu Parrot nighclub in Mexico last week.A married father of two, and a veteran in event security, died after a lone gunman entered the club and began exchanging fire with another person inside. Wilson was providing security at the nighclub when chaos erupted.Friends of Wilson told CHCH News that Wilson was one of the kindest and gentlest souls. A GoFund me page has been set up for Wilson’s wife and two young children.Visitation takes place today at Bay Gardens.