HALIFAX – Justice Minister Diana Whalen says she’s very happy to see information received through Nova Scotia’s Reward for Major Unsolved Crime Program led to a conviction in a 2010 murder case.
The program paid out it’s second maximum reward of $150,000 since the program was launched in 2006, with Whalen saying Thursday there’s a number of other unsolved cases eligible for the same award.
“We have 81 other cases that are eligible for this reward and we’re encouraging anyone with information about anyone of those crimes to come forward and let us know,” said Whalen. “There are people in the community that can make a difference and it makes a huge difference to the family and to the community if they come forward.”
The tip, received in 2013, helped police arrest and charge Kale Gabriel with the murder of Ryan White.
White was shot in Halifax on July 2010 and later died in hospital.
Whalen urges anyone with information to call the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.