Samsung Heavy Clinches Order for SpecialPurpose Ships

first_imgSouth Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has received a contract to construct two special-purpose ships for a European company.According to the shipbuilder’s stock exchange filing, the deal has a value of around KRW 266.1 billion (USD 240 million).The special-purpose units are scheduled for delivery to the unnamed owner by the end of January 2021.Samsung Heavy did not unveil any further details related to the units on order.In a separate statement, the shipbuilder said it agreed with Ocean Rig to delay the delivery of a drill ship from January 2019 to September 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Provincial Parks Closed for the Season

first_imgAll provincial camping and day-use parks operated by theDepartment of Natural Resources will be closed for the season asof Monday, Oct. 13. Provincial parks located in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)and Colchester County – areas hit hardest by Hurricane Juan – are already closed for the season. The department asks thatpeople not enter parks in these areas. Off-season access is oftenaccommodated, however, unsafe conditions currently exist. “This is a matter of public safety in HRM and Colchester County.Downed power lines, damaged boardwalks, and unstable trees inthese parks pose a threat to the public and clean up is expectedto take time,” said Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt.”Our parks are being assessed to ensure any safety issues areidentified and to determine the extent of damage to ourfacilities. We ask everyone to please respect the closed signs asthey are in the interest of public safety.” Although the Wildlife Park in Shubenacadie suffered some damage,it is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Wednesday, Oct. 15.As of Saturday, Oct. 18, the park will only be open on weekendsfrom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As a result of damage caused by the hurricane, some Parks are forPeople programs scheduled for the month of October have beenmodified or cancelled because of safety concerns in provincialparks: Friday, Oct. 10 – Harvest Moon Walk on the Salt Marsh Trail,Halifax Regional Municipality will be held at 7 p.m. on variousother trails in the area that are safe for users. For moreinformation contact Ruth Jardine at 902-435-5950. Saturday, Oct. 11 – 20th Anniversary 5-km Walk at Mount UniackeEstate Museum Park, Hants County, will take place from 8 a.m. to11 a.m. on trails that were not damaged. Contact Sue Banks formore information at 902-443-0365. Saturday, Oct. 18 – Discover Long Lake Provincial Park Hike,Halifax Regional Municipality has been cancelled. Sunday, Oct. 19 – Fall Foliage Tour on McNabs and Lawlor IslandsProvincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality has beencancelled. Fall Colours Walks (the Hike the Wetlands Trail hike in the morning and the Hike the Red Spruce trail in the afternoon) at Mount Uniacke Estate Museum Park, Hants County, have been cancelled.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-424-4545 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Beaver Meadow Road To allow for repaving, Beaver Meadow Road will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Trunk 4 at James River for 3.2 kilometres to the intersection of Mill Road. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Road West Bay Road from about 6.4 kilometres east of the Black River Road, easterly to Pringle Brook Bridge will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. NEW WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Ohio Cross Iron Bridge The Ohio Cross Iron Bridge on the Ohio West Road over the Ohio River is closed for replacement until Friday, Dec. 15. A detour is available on Ohio Cross Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Motorists on Highway 103 between Exit 4 and Exit 5 should drive with extra caution as traffic will be diverted between old and new highway sections while this section is being twinned. Motorists are advised to follow traffic control measures in place and obey the 80 km/h speed limit. Two-way traffic is still in place on most sections. The work is expected to be completed by early October. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 255 Route 255, from Glace Bay town line to Durns Corner, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 INVERNESS COUNTY: River Inhabitants Road and Cenotaph Road River Inhabitants Road, from Highway 105 at Exit 2 southerly for 8.4 kilometres to the intersection at Cenotaph Road, and Cenotaph Road, from River Inhabitants Road about 2.5 kilometres east through the Village of West Bay Road, will have a one-lane closure until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for repaving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Three Brooks Subdivision Three Brooks Drive and White Sands Court in Three Brooks subdivision will have intermittent one-lane closures for paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones, and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, from Louisbourg town limits northerly for about 4.6 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19 from Port Hastings rotary northerly for five kilometres will be reduced to one lane for re-paving from Monday, Oct. 9 to Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic control will consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4 will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Fraser Mountain Road, to the intersection of Highway 104 at Exit 27A until Tuesday, Oct. 31, to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Street Bridge Bridge Street Bridge on Bridge Street will be reduced to one lane for bridge and sidewalk repairs until Tuesday, Oct. 31. There is a heavy truck traffic detour at Trunk 1 to Route 201 in Kings County and Trunk 1 to Route 201 in Annapolis County. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Chester The intersection of Trunk 3 and Duke Street in Chester will periodically be reduced to one lane for installation of new sidewalks and curbs until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 HANTS COUNTY: Georgefield Road Georgefield Road, from Shubenacadie Road northerly to the landfill site, a total of 5.5 kilometres, will have occasional one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from 1.1 kilometres east of Old Queensport Loop easterly towards Canso, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Centerville Street Centerville Street, from Gardiner Road to Atlantic Drive, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102, from Exit 9 to Exit 10 near Shubenacadie, will have one-lane closures for paving. The work will take place from sunrise to sunset until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of traffic barrels and signs. Speed reductions in the work zone will be enforced. Drivers should expect slower travel through the work zone. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Exit 11 (St. Ann’s), to Exit 12 (Englishtown), will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 ANTIGONISH/GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 The intersection with Route 316 southerly for 3.75 kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Oct. 31 Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 at Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. A reduced speed limit of 80 km/h is posted for the duration of the project. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102 inbound at Exit 5A and 6 will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 16, for paving. Traffic control consists of cones and barrels. Work takes place from 9 a.m. to dusk. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Weight Restrictions The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour is open to one lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-421-0224 Fax: 902-543-5593 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245 will be reduced to one lane, from the intersection of Browns Mill Road, northeasterly for 5.8 kilometres until Tuesday, Oct. 31, to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane via detour bridge until Thursday, Nov. 30. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals or traffic control persons. KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road Closure The Gaspereau Road will be closed until Friday, Oct. 13, to allow for the replacement of the Minor Bridge over Curry Brook. Detour routes are marked on Gaspereau River Road, Grand Pré Road, Ridge Road, and Highway 101. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 302 Route 302, from Athol Road to Trider Road, will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Oct. 10, to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from Humes River easterly to West Side Middle River Road, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 between Hillside and Pictou Landing, is closed due to fire damage. Alternate routes are available on Change Harbour Road or Egypt Road. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Lane closures will be required on Trunk 4 between Victoria Junction and Gardiner Road to allow for repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. This is a four-lane section, so one lane will always be open in each direction. Drivers should reduce speed and drive with extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, between Paddy’s Head and West Dover, will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for paving. Traffic control consists of signs. Traffic will be stop and go. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-424-0849 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 PICTOU COUNTY: Durham Bridge Durham Bridge, located on Green Hill Road and Route 376, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Oct. 30. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Dec. 25, for repairs. Traffic control consists of traffic signals 24 hours per day. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until Tuesday, Oct. 31., while a new bridge is built. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 209 Route 209 will be reduced to one lane, from 2.1 kilometres east of Fox Point Road for three kilometres to the east, for repaving until Friday, Oct. 13. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by a traffic control person. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Black Rock Road Black Rock Road from Trunk 1 to Route 221 will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to a half hour after sunset. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Middleton’s eastern town line, easterly 8.25 kilometres to the Kings County line will be reduced to one lane from Monday, Oct. 9, to Tuesday, Oct. 31 for paving. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 KINGS COUNTY: West Brooklyn Road West Brooklyn Road over Highway 101 will be closed until Saturday, March 31, 2007. This is to allow for the removal and replacement of the existing overpass. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Morgan Falls Bridge Morgan Falls Bridge on Lower Branch Road in New Germany, located between the intersection of School Street and Trunk 10, will be closed for the replacement of deck and concrete abutments until Friday, Oct. 20. Detour route on School Road, Route 208 and Trunk 10. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: St. Margaret’s Bay Village Ashford Close, Fox Hollow Drive, Ashbury Court, Fox Point Drive, Fox Ridge Court and Magnolia Court in St. Margaret’s Bay Village will have intermittent one-lane closures for paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, signs, cones, and barrels. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some weekend work may be involved. PICTOU COUNTY: Woodburn Road Woodburn Road, from Trunk 4 at Pine Tree to Route 289 Little Harbour Road, will be reduced one lane until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for patching and repaving. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Between the intersection at Highway 111 and the airport, Highway 118 will have intermittent lane closures in both directions for interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 236 Route 236, from the 102 overpass structure at Robie Street to Old Mill Road, will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Oct. 31, so workers can install culverts and pave. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Railway Overpass, Falmouth Avon River, No. 2 railway overpass structure, west of Exit 7 at Falmouth on Highway 101, will be reduced to one lane for deck repairs until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of barricades and traffic lights. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail from Highway 105 to Yankee Line Road will have a one-lane closure for patching and repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Portapique River to Little Bass River will have intermittent one-lane closures until Tuesday, Oct. 31, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Area: 902-542-6342 PICTOU COUNTY: Thorburn Road Overpass Structure The Thorburn Road overpass structure at Exit 26 on Highway 104 will occasionally have a reduced speed limit due to shoulder work until Friday, Dec. 15. Drivers are asked to reduce speed and watch for construction equipment and personnel when passing through the area. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is requesting that motorists using Route 347 use an alternate route. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 902-752-7908 KINGS COUNTY: Victoria Road, Secondary Road 221 Road improvement work will be taking place on Victoria Road north of Aylesford, from the Highway 101 overpass north for two kilometres to the intersection of Secondary Road 221, and then east on Secondary Road 221 for one kilometre, until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in sections where work is taking place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Robie Street Robie Street, Truro, will be reduced to two lanes for paving and construction of curb and sidewalk until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 320 Route 320 from Arichat about five kilometres towards d’Escousse will be to reduced to one lane from Monday, Oct. 9, to Wednesday, Nov. 15, for repaving. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from the intersection with Route 276 at Goshen southerly towards Goldboro, will have intermittent one lane closures for gravelling and paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 will be reduced to one lane, from the church in East Bay for 3.5 kilometres west, to allow for repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and traffic will be directed by traffic control persons and signs.last_img read more

Nova Scotians Invited to Discuss Workplace Violence

first_imgThe Department of Environment and Labour is seeking feedback on a discussion paper published today, Dec. 14, about violence in the workplace. The department hopes to gather knowledge from the public and people in high-risk industries. “This public consultation is a component of our 2006-07 business plan and clearly demonstrates our commitment to take action on the serious issue of workplace violence,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “Workers are afforded protection from workplace violence hazards by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. But it’s time to look at providing a more comprehensive strategy to address risks in particular workplaces.” The discussion paper outlines the need for a strategy to address the issue, and offers an overview of regulatory and non-regulatory measures. It also discusses the need for a definition of workplace violence that adds clarity for employers and employees. The department wants comment on the best use of resources to promote learning and accountability and reduce risks for workers. Mr. Parent thanked other department ministers dealing with workplace violence for their support, including Community Services, Justice, Health, Education, and Health Promotion and Protection, as well as the Public Service Commission. “We recognize that violence towards workers in the health professions is a serious issue and I am pleased to see my colleague is seeking important input so that this issue can be addressed,” said Health Minister Chris d’Entremont. “Violent activity in schools cannot be addressed by schools alone,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “It must be addressed by students, teachers, parents, and the community. That is why the work my colleague is doing is so important — we need input from all Nova Scotians to address the issue of workplace violence.” Comments on the paper are invited until Thursday, Feb. 15. The discussion paper may be viewed online at www.gov.ns.ca/enla . Printed copies are available by calling 1-800-952-2687.last_img read more

Highland Village Hosts Òrain as tEarrach

first_img Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach is located in Iona, Victoria Co., overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes. It is part of the Nova Scotia Museum family. Ur beatha an Clachan. Welcome to Highland Village. Music, culture, history and fun will come together on Saturday, May 19, during a Gaelic song workshop at the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach. The workshop, Òrain as t-Earrach, or Songs in Spring, is being conducted by Highland Village Museum’s manager of interpretation, Jim Watson. During the workshop, Mr. Watson will present songs in the traditional Gaelic style and draw on his own experiences to explain the songs’ stories and history. They will include examples of popular traditional ones such as milling and sailing songs, humorous compositions and love songs. Registration for Òrain as t-Earrach will begin at 12:30 p.m. Participants will gather to listen and sing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is ten dollars for adults and students attend free of charge. Light refreshments will be available during intermissions. For further information, contact Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum at 902-725-2272, or highlandvillage@gov.ns.calast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img PICTOU COUNTY: Route 256 (Scotsburn Road) Traffic on Route 256 (Scotsburn Road), from Durham Road west, for about three kilometres to Campbell Hill Road, will be restricted to one lane to allow for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control people and signs. Reduce speed in the construction area. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lewis Lake Bridge, Trunk 1 The Lewis Lake Bridge structure on Trunk 1, is reduced to one lane for bridge repairs from Monday, Oct. 22, until Friday, Nov. 16. Traffic control consists of traffic light and jersey barriers. Bridge lane narrows to 3.5 metres. Wide loads are advised to use alternate route. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Lockhart Mountain Road to Lovett Road, will have one-lane closures for widening, traffic lights, sidewalk and repaving until Monday, Dec. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344, from the intersection at Trunk 16 east to MacPherson Lake Road, will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally, Saturdays. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7 metre height restriction and 15 tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Are Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-7352 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou roads. Motorists are advised of a one lane closure at the intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou roads for upgrades to the intersection until Wednesday, Oct 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: MacDougall Bridge MacDougall Bridge on Reservation Road in Waycobah will be closed to all traffic until Wednesday, Oct. 31 for bridge repairs. Traffic should detour on Highway 105. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sedgiwich Bridge Sedgiwich Bridge, near the intersection of the Archibald Brook Road and the Higginsville Road, will be closed until Wednesday, Oct. 31, for replacement. Traffic will be routed through the site over a one-lane temporary bridge controlled with traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: South River Lake Road South River Lake Road, from Route 316 east for 6.1 kilometres, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Oct. 27. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30, from Highway 105 intersection (Exit 11) northerly about five kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Truro Heights Connector Truro Heights Connector from Truro Heights Road, east to the entrance to Wal-Mart, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2, from Alton Road north to the tracks near Brookfield will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-860-5615 Fax: 902-860-5616 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ingram River Bridge Ingram River Bridge on Highway 103 will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Monday, Oct. 29. Traffic control consist of flashing unit display. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Traffic on Trunk 4, from the end of Highway 104 at River Tillard, east for four kilometres to the St. Peters Canal Bridge will be restricted to one lane until Wednesday Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on hand to assist traffic safely through the construction zone. Drivers should travel with extra care in the area. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from about six kilometres south of Route 276 at Goshen, south to the Guysborough-St. Mary’s municipal boundary, will have intermittent one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Oct. 27. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 The intersection of Highway 104 and Beech Hill Road will have a one-lane closure for improvements and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic will move slowly and traffic control will be marked with signs. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. PICTOU COUNTY: Millers Ford Bridge Millers Ford Bridge over the West River on a connecting road, between Saltsprings Loop and West River East Side Road, will be closed for replacement until Wednesday, Nov. 14. A detour route is provided on Trunk 4 and West River East Side Road. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 207 Highway 207, from West Lawrencetown Road to Three Fathom Harbour, will have intermittent delays for repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Route 209 Route 209, from the Trunk 2/Rte 209 intersection west toward Diligent River, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be a traffic control person and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Black Brook Bridge Black Brook Bridge on Route 347 (East River, St. Mary’s) will be closed for replacement until Friday, Nov. 30. A temporary detour is parallel to the existing structure. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling though construction zone. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2, from Little Bass River to Economy River will have one-lane closures for ditching and paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kearney Lake Road Kearney Lake Road and the Highway 102 northbound exit will have one-lane closures for intersection improvements, signal installation and widening until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Gaspereaux Brook Bridge on Trunk 7 at Liscomb, will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Some work possible on Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Lovett Road Lovett Road from Trunk 1 to Brooklyn Street, will have one-lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Route 201 The width of driving lanes on Route 201 between Paradise Lane and Nictaux Road is being restricted to allow for repaving until Friday, Oct. 26. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. A 20.7 kilometre, wide-load detour is marked through Paradise Lane, Trunk 1, Elliot Connector, Highway 101, Brooklyn Street, Trunk 1, Trunk 10, and Nictaux Road. HANTS COUNTY: Bishopville Road The Bishopville Road will be closed at Highway 101 for construction of the new Highway 101 structure over Bishopville Road until Friday, Nov. 30. Detour route via Rand Street, Bog Road and Old Post Road. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive, about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: McEwan Bridge – Trunk 1 McEwans Bridge over McEwans Brook on Trunk 1, about four kilometres west of Middleton, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Nov. 5. A detour is provided on Mount Hanley Road, Clarence Road and Elliott Road. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from East Bay west for about four kilometres to the Ski Ben Eoin area, will have one-lane closures until Friday, Nov. 30, for paving and construction of a left-turning lane into the golf and ski area. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4050 Fax: 902-625-0763 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, Louisbourg Highway from Highway 125, Sydney Bypass to Landry Crescent, will have one-lane closures for paving and repairs to guardrails until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work take place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 pm. Local Area Office: 902-798-6888 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, from Little Salmon River Bridge to Exit 18, will have one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Detour Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, Highway 104, east of exit 26 near New Glasgow will have a detour in place to allow for the installation of a recreational trail underpass. A 200-metre detour parallel to the highway has been constructed to carry traffic around the work zone. Reduced peed zone signs will be posted and drivers are ti use extra caution in the area. Wide loads will be detoured via Route 347, Park Falls Road and Thorburn Road. The work is scheduled for completion on Monday, Nov. 12. -30- VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, about one kilometre east of Exit 8 for 5.8 kilometers, including ramps at Exit 9 will be reduced to one lane for guardrail and repaving until Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1, from Ardoise School Road west to the St. Croix River Bridge, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Thursday, Nov. 15. Traffic control consists of cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from the intersection at Larrys River Road north to Church Street, will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and occasionally, Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259last_img read more

Un régime dassurancemédicaments pour les aînés plus abordable et plus durable

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais de 65 ans et plus auront un plus grand nombre d’options de paiement, et il n’y aura aucune augmentation des frais pour le paiement des médicaments sur ordonnance cette année. « La province s’est engagée à répondre aux besoins changeants des aînés néo-écossais, et le régime d’assurance-médicaments pour les aînés et un programme important qui nous aide à répondre à ces besoins, » a dit Chris d’Entremont, ministre de la Santé. « Des changements apportés au régime cette année permettront de nous assurer que cette partie du système de soins de santé demeure abordable et durable au fil du temps. » À compter du 1er avril, la limite de 30 $ par ordonnance sera éliminée. Les aînés continueront de verser une participation de 33 pour cent des coûts de chaque ordonnance, avec une limite annuelle de 382 $. Les aînés auront maintenant le choix de verser leur participation aux coûts de façon mensuelle, trimestrielle ou annuelle, de la même façon que le paiement de leurs primes. Tout changement au régime fait l’objet de discussions avec le groupe de IX organismes pour les aînés, par l’entremise du ministère des Aînés. Le rôle principal de ce groupe est de s’assurer que les besoins des aînés sont représentés dans la prise de décisions du gouvernement. « Nous sommes heureux de voir que les aînés seront en mesure de verser leur participation aux coûts sur une période de temps pendant l’année. C’est donc plus facile pour certaines personnes qui ont un revenu limité, » a dit Bernie LaRusic, président du groupe de IX. « Nous sommes aussi heureux de voir qu’il n’y aura pas d’augmentation des frais cette année, ce qui rend le programme encore plus accessible pour ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. » Plus de 96 000 personnes participent au régime d’assurance-médicaments pour les aînés, et plus de 50 pour cent, y compris les personnes qui reçoivent le Supplément de revenu garanti, sont exemptes des primes ou doivent payer un montant réduit. Il s’agit d’un régime à frais partagés entre le ministère de la Santé et le ministère des Aînés. Le gouvernement paie 75 pour cent des frais du régime et les membres paient 25 pour cent. Le coût total d’exploitation du régime en 2008-2009 est d’environ 178 millions de dollars. « Le gouvernement s’est engagé à payer 75 pour cent des coûts croissants associés aux médicaments afin de permettre aux aînés qui en ont besoin de rester en bonne santé ou de gérer leur maladie, » a dit M. d’Entremont. La trousse de renouvellement annuel du régime d’assurance-médicaments pour les aînés sera envoyée par la poste à compter du 25 février. La trousse contient des renseignements sur les changements apportés au régime, y compris les formulaires pour les nouvelles options de paiement, qui aideront les aînés à couvrir les coûts de leurs médicaments sur ordonnance. Des renseignements supplémentaires et des formulaires sont également disponibles sur le site Web www.nspharmacare.ca .last_img read more

Service Delays at Access Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Offices

first_img vehicle permit renewal fine payments road test and knowledge test payments change of address for driver’s licence and licence plate numbers Service delays are being experienced at Access Nova Scotia centres and Registry of Motor Vehicles offices across the province. Normal seasonal increases for vehicle licencing, and a recent move to a new computer system are causing the delays. As a result, customers across the province may experience waits of up to one hour. “We appreciate the continued patience of Nova Scotians as staff become familiar with the new system and work to resolve IT challenges,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “We hope to have the majority of computer challenges resolved over the coming weeks.” People are encouraged to visit www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr for the following on-line services: Access Nova Scotia serves about 4,000 people per day. Every effort will be made to minimize delays and Access Nova Scotia apologizes for any inconvenience caused by longer waits.last_img read more

Le vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 sera uniquement offert aux groupes à

first_img Les personnes qui ne font pas partie de ces groupes ne recevront pas le vaccin pour le moment. Le gouvernement provincial réévaluera sa réserve de vaccins de façon continue et offrira le vaccin plus tard à d’autres groupes, selon les risques et selon la réserve de vaccins. « Aujourd’hui, en raison des changements dans l’approvisionnement du vaccin, nous ajustons notre stratégie pour protéger d’abord les Néo-Écossais les plus vulnérables, » a dit le Dr Robert Strang, médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la province. « Je sais que les gens sont inquiets et ont des questions. Je demande aux Néo-Écossais de faire preuve de patience, de calme et de compréhension alors que nous relevons les défis auxquels nous faisons face. » Les cabinets de médecins ne recevront plus le vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 jusqu’à avis contraire. On demande aux médecins qui ont déjà reçu les vaccins de les donner uniquement aux personnes qui font partie des groupes indiqués. Les cliniques de vaccination contre la grippe H1N1 organisées par les employeurs seront reportées jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Pour obtenir les renseignements les plus à jour sur les cliniques communautaires de vaccination, surveillez les annonces dans votre communauté ou consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/H1N1/FR. À ce jour (30 octobre), la Nouvelle-Écosse a reçu 160 000 doses du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 avec adjuvant. La semaine prochaine, le gouvernement provincial recevra 12 500 doses du vaccin avec adjuvant et 5 400 doses du vaccin sans adjuvant, un nombre considérablement moins élevé que prévu. Le vaccin est distribué aux provinces et territoires chaque semaine par l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada, après le contrôle de la qualité de chaque lot. Le nombre de vaccin distribué est proportionnel à la population de chaque province et territoire. Le Dr Strang rappelle aux personnes qui ne se font pas vacciner immédiatement de prendre les précautions suivantes pour éviter de contracter la grippe : Lavez-vous les mains souvent avec du savon et de l’eau, particulièrement après avoir éternué ou toussé. Si vous n’avez pas facilement accès à de l’eau et du savon, il est acceptable d’utiliser du désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool. Couvrez votre bouche avec votre bras ou votre manche pour tousser et éternuer. Si vous utilisez un mouchoir, jetez-le immédiatement et lavez-vous les mains. Évitez de vous toucher les yeux, le nez et la bouche. Ne partagez pas votre verre, bouteille d’eau, cigarette, protège-dents ou vos cosmétiques ou ustensiles. Les enfants de moins de cinq ans, les femmes enceintes ou les personnes de moins de 65 ans atteintes d’une maladie chronique pour laquelle elles reçoivent régulièrement des soins qui présentent des symptômes de la grippe doivent consulter leur médecin de famille ou se rendre à une clinique sans rendez-vous ou un centre d’évaluation de la grippe. Les personnes qui présentent des symptômes grippaux graves, par exemple le souffle court, des douleurs thoraciques, le vertige, des vomissements graves, une fièvre élevée pendant plus de trois jours et de la confusion doivent composer le 911 ou se rendre immédiatement au service d’urgence de leur région. Les personnes qui présentent des symptômes de la grippe et qui n’ont aucun autre problème de santé doivent rester à la maison jusqu’à ce qu’elles se sentent mieux. Si les symptômes s’aggravent, il faut obtenir des soins médicaux. La Nouvelle-Écosse modifie sa stratégie de vaccination en raison de problèmes d’approvisionnement du vaccin au niveau national. À compter du lundi 2 novembre, le vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 sera offert uniquement aux personnes les plus à risque, c’est-à-dire :center_img les femmes enceintes; les enfants de moins de cinq ans (de six à 59 mois); les résidents des communautés des Premières nations; les travailleurs de la santé dans les régies régionales de la santé, les établissements de soins de longue durée et les organismes de soins à domicile qui offrent des soins directs aux patients. Ce groupe inclut les médecins de famille, les infirmières en milieu familial, les pharmaciens et les techniciens en pharmacie.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Hants County

first_imgHANTS COUNTY: Sangster’s Bridge Sangster’s Bridge is being repaired and will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for inspections Friday, July 15. There is a detour on Trunk 14, Trunk 1 and Falmouth Dyke Road. During the repairs there is a five tonne weight restriction on it. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 -30-last_img

Western Crown Land Forest Roads to Temporarily Close

first_imgForest roads on western Crown land formerly owned by Bowater will be closed to all motorized vehicles as of Thursday, April 3, to protect drivers and roadbeds. The road closures are temporary. They are part of the province’s ongoing management of the western Crown lands, to protect the roadbeds during the spring softening period, and as a safety precaution, to protect vehicle drivers. Travel on roads in wet spring conditions can cause severe damage that is expensive to repair. Closing the roads temporarily gives roadbeds time to dry as weather grows warmer. It will also help protect against vehicles getting stuck in remote wooded areas where cellphone coverage is weak and personal safety could be at some risk. The former Bowater lands, now owned by the province, have 2,500 kilometres of forest roads, many of them gated. Many of the gates will be closed by Department of Natural Resources until further notice. Provincial Crown land policy allows Nova Scotians access to all provincially-owned land except where restricted for appropriate reasons, such as ecological protection, and in the interest of roadbed protection and the safety of road users. To view an updated map of western Crown forest road gates that will be closed until further notice, visit, www.novascotia.ca/natr . The gates could be closed for several weeks and will be reopened when conditions allow. The reopening will be announced.last_img read more

Strengthening Residential Tenancies Act for Tenants and Landlords

first_imgService Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan introduced amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act today, Sept. 18, that will benefit both tenants and landlords. “Our goal is to make the act more inclusive, accessible and balanced for tenants and landlords,” said Mr. MacLellan. “These changes are largely based on consultations with tenant and landlord groups. While we are pleased to adopt these amendments now, we will continue to work with these groups on other opportunities for improvement.” The following changes will improve clarity and consistency in the law, increase efficiency and help balance interests of tenants and landlords: both tenants and landlords will have alternate ways to serve documents, such as electronically, in addition to only through personal service or registered mail reducing the minimum timeframe landlords are required to store abandoned property from 60 days to 30 days currently, new homebuyers who do not wish to be landlords may only make an application to evict a tenant after a home is purchased and in their possession. The proposed changes allow the seller to initiate the eviction upon proof of sale allowing tenants to give notice to change their yearly tenancy to month-to-month instead of asking for a landlord’s permission providing landlords with entry times to show an apartment to a prospective tenant or purchaser where there is a fixed-term lease in place terminating a lease the next month after a single tenant dies to eliminate unnecessary financial hardship for family of the deceased. Currently, a family of a deceased tenant must give one month’s formal notice to end the tenancy and could be responsible for up to two months’ rent, depending on when the notice is given. There are over 300,000 people living in over 110,000 rental properties across Nova Scotia. These changes are part of ongoing work to modernize the Residential Tenancy Program and support government’s commitment to cut red tape for business and citizens, modernize legislation and make government services more accessible and efficient for Nova Scotians.last_img read more

Visitor Experience Strategy Coming for Halifax Harbour Islands

first_imgThe province announced today, Feb. 12, it is developing a visitor experience strategy for the Halifax Harbour islands, at a cost of about $100,000. The focus will be on Georges and McNabs Islands. “By investing in these iconic places, we are making sure that travellers from all over the world have amazing experiences when they visit our province,” said Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan. “At the same time, the investment will help our tourism operators grow their businesses and contribute to an even more vibrant tourism sector.” This strategy is part of the $1.5 million announced in July for the Halifax waterfront under the Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program, administered by Tourism Nova Scotia. The $6 million infrastructure funding program aims to revitalize Nova Scotia’s most compelling tourism sites and creating opportunities for private businesses to develop new excursions and experiences. Five sites have been identified for development over the next three years, including the Halifax waterfront area. Develop Nova Scotia will lead this project in consultation with property owners, management agencies, island users, and visitors. The public will also have the opportunity to share their ideas through pop-ups and an online survey. “This strategy will build on the excellent work already done by the Department of Lands and Forestry and Parks Canada, as well as organizations like Friends of McNabs Island who have dedicated significant time and energy to these beautiful places,” said Jennifer Angel, CEO, Develop Nova Scotia. “The Harbour islands, and access points on the Halifax waterfront and Fisherman’s Cove, will enable connections for more people across and around the harbour. We are looking forward to continuing conversations with the public and key stakeholders to decide how we accomplish this sustainably and in an inspiring way.” Develop Nova Scotia is also leading the planning and implementation of tourism infrastructure enhancements at Peggy’s Cove, another project announced through the Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program, which includes consultation with community and business stakeholders. For more information, visit developns.ca .last_img read more

Rapport final publié

first_imgLa Commission de délimitation des circonscriptions électorales, une commission indépendante, a publié son rapport final aujourd’hui 15 avril. Les membres de la Commission ont été nommés en juillet 2018 par un comité spécial multipartite de l’Assemblée législative et ont reçu un mandat général, tiré en grande partie du rapport de la Commission Keefe. « Les enjeux clés auxquels fait face la Commission aujourd’hui sont essentiellement les mêmes auxquels ont fait face les commissions précédentes, a dit Colin Dodds, président de la Commission. Il s’agit de trouver un équilibre entre la représentation effective des électeurs afro-néo-écossais et acadiens et la parité électorale, et de s’adapter au changement continu de la population dans les régions rurales, tout en tenant compte de la géographie et des communautés d’intérêt de la province. » Dans son rapport préliminaire publié en novembre à la suite d’un processus de consultation à l’échelle de la province, la Commission a présenté quatre options. Ces options sont les suivantes : conserver les 51 circonscriptions actuelles, créer 55 circonscriptions électorales, créer 55 circonscriptions électorales avec la double représentation pour le comté d’Inverness, ou encore créer 56 circonscriptions pour inclure Chéticamp à titre de circonscription électorale exceptionnelle. Ces quatre options ont été considérées par le public dans le cadre d’autres rencontres publiques qui ont eu lieu en janvier. Le mandat de la Commission exigeait qu’une seule option soit recommandée dans son rapport final. Selon les renseignements recueillis lors des rencontres publiques et auprès d’Élections Nouvelle-Écosse, la Commission, par voix de majorité, recommande une Assemblée législative formée de 55 sièges. Une voix minoritaire recommandait que Chéticamp soit établie comme une circonscription exceptionnelle, et la raison d’être de cette recommandation est présentée dans une lettre d’opposition. Toutefois, le rapport est signé par les neuf commissaires. L’Assemblée législative proposée inclut deux sièges supplémentaires dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax ainsi que le rétablissement de la circonscription électorale de Preston et des circonscriptions électorales acadiennes de Clare, d’Argyle et de Richmond. La Commission a apporté des changements aux limites de nombreuses circonscriptions actuelles qui sont en place depuis 2012, mais elle a tenté de respecter les limites municipales et les intérêts des communautés qui ont été exprimés dans le cadre des consultations publiques. Le rapport final peut être consulté en ligne à l’adresse https://nselectoralboundaries.ca/fr .last_img read more

Pvt contractor 4 others thrashed rape survivor

first_imgGreater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police have booked a private construction contractor and his few other accomplices for allegedly thrashing a gang rape survivor forcing her to withdraw the case filed against them. Cops said that the incident took place on Monday night in Beta-2 area of GreaterNoida. As per reports, the 24-years-old victim was allegedly attacked by five men who were travelling in a Santro car, around 10:30 pm on Monday, when she was returning home from a nearby market in Beta-2 area. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarShe was brutally beaten with sticks which injured her badly while both of her hands and her ribs got fractured. The accused persons fled from the spot leaving her behind and she was taken to nearby Kailash hospital and got discharged on Thursday. Following the incident, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gautam Buddh Nagar ordered an enquiry into the case while an FIR was registered. “Based on the media reports and directions from senior police officials, an FIR has been registered into the case. The victim had not given any complaint to police but we will record statements and will probe the case,” said Ajay Kumar, Station House Officer of Kasna police station. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceReports said that the victim had lodged a case of gang-rape against the main accused Vinit Rajbhushan who along with his nephew Ankit and a few unknown men had gang raped her in December 2018. Soon after the case being lodged, the accused persons have been forcing her to withdraw the case. The reports further said that the victim was in a relationship with Vinit when he on the pretext of marriage made physical relations and also involved friends who forcefully raped her in December 2018. The victim also got pregnant in the incident.last_img read more

Bengal government reinstates top cops transferred by EC

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Government has reinstated Anuj Sharma as Kolkata Police Commissioner and other top police officers who were transferred by the Election Commission (EC), according to an official notification. Sharma who was posted as Additional Director General (ADG) and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Operations, has been directed to take charge from the outgoing officer Rajesh Kumar, it said. Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police (CP) Gyanwant Singh, who was replaced by N. Ramesh Babu, has been given back his charge. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist Rajesh Kumar and Ramesh Babu have been sent on compulsory waiting for further posting orders. Also, Barrackpore Commissioner of Police Devendra Prakash Singh has been reinstated, while Sunil Kumar Choudhary, who had replaced him, is now on compulsory waiting for his posting orders. Two Superintendents of Police (SP) — Shyam Singh of Birbhum and Abhishek Gupta of Coochbehar – removed by the EC, have got back their old positions. Avanyu Rabindranath, who was given the charge of SP Birbhum, has been made Deputy Commissioner (Airport Division). Amit Kumar Singh, who was given the charge of SP Coochbehar is also on compulsory waiting for further posting orders.last_img read more

Bengal man kills wife for giving birth to girl

first_imgKolkata: A 28-year-old man has been arrested in West Bengal’s Paschim Midnapore district for strangulating his wife to death after she gave birth to a girl child, police said on Thursday. “Lakshmipriya Jana, 25, was killed on Wednesday night. Her husband Shintu Jana has been held for interrogation,” a police officer said. The victim’s family has lodged a complaint mentioning domestic violence, repeated harassment over dowry and also about giving birth to a girl child, the officer added.last_img

Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The striking doctors of West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies. “The last press interview by our honourable Chief Minister was full of discrepancies which had led to false propagation of the motive behind our protests and the response of the government to it. Hence it needs clarification,” a representative of the protesting doctors of the NRS Medical College and Hospital told media after a General Body meeting on day six of the strike that has majorly hit state-run health services. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The meeting was attended by representatives of other hospitals participating in the strike. “We want immediate end to this impasse through discussions with the CM which, to maintain transparency, shouldn’t be behind closed doors. The venue can be chosen by the CM, but that should be able to accommodate representatives of all medical colleges and the national media,” he said. Doctors “want to join duty as early as possible in the best interest of health care delivery to the common people once all our demands are met adequately and logically”, the representative said. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize “We are hopeful that our honourable Chief Minister will be considerate enough to solve the problems that our entire state is facing currently,” he added. Senior doctors expected a solution after the meeting to end the stalemate. “We are hoping to end the impasse as early as possible and resume normalcy in the state health care services,” West Bengal Doctors Forum President Arjun Sengupta told IANS. Earlier, the agitating doctors had insisted that Banerjee visit the NRS Medical College and Hospital, the epicentre of the protests. On Friday night, the striking doctors rejected a proposal from the Chief Minister for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their demand that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances and apologise for having cast aspersions on them. Health services in the state-run hospitals remained partially disrupted due to the “cease work” by junior doctors. There was mass resignations of doctors at various hospitals and the patients suffered without treatment as the protests reached its sixth day. Protesting against the brutal attack on two junior doctors by the family members of a dead patient in the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday night, doctors across the state have stopped work at the outpatient departments (OPDs) in most government hospitals in the state since Tuesday.last_img read more

South Africa aim to sign off from World Cup with a flourish

first_imgBirmingham: Struggling South Africa need a miracle to make the World Cup semi-finals but coach Ottis Gibson said the team have plenty to play for in their remaining three matches. The Faf du Plessis-led side have flopped badly at the 50-over event in England and Wales, recording just one win, over minnows Afghanistan, in their six matches so far. The Proteas did put up a fight against New Zealand on Wednesday but lost a tense game mainly due to Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson’s brilliance with the bat. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevSouth Africa, ranked fourth in one-day internationals, play Pakistan on Sunday before taking on Sri Lanka and Australia. “We’ve still got three games to play and I’d like to think that we can at least play the way we know we can play,” said Gibson. “The thing about the squad is that there are guys playing their last World Cup and I’d like to think that they will leave the world stage having signed off on a strong note.” “And there are some youngsters here that I’m sure will play in future World Cups. So they too would like to leave a statement. That’s the way we’ve got to look at it,” said the former West Indies allrounder. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsLeg-spinner Imran Tahir and middle-order batsman JP Duminy will both retire from ODIs at the end of the tournament after impressive careers. Tahir, who made his ODI debut at the 2011 World Cup, has played 104 matches and is the most successful spinner in South Africa’s 50-over history, with 170 wickets. Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi are part of the younger crop of players who are playing in their first World Cup. Gibson admitted South Africa’s failing had been their batting. They have only reached 300 once in the tournament and that was in a losing cause against Bangladesh. “We’ve not really been able to put enough runs on the board. We don’t have the bowling attack that we wanted to have, therefore we needed more runs to work with,” Gibson said.last_img read more

Fire rips through explosiveslittered German forest

first_imgSchwerin: German fire-fighters were Tuesday battling a huge forest blaze ripping through a former military training area littered with unexploded munitions dating back to the Nazi era. Hundreds of emergency personnel — backed by helicopters, army vehicles and police water canon — have been fighting the flames and evacuated four nearby villages with a total of over 1,000 residents in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state. The acrid smell from the blaze, the largest recorded in the ex-communist northeastern state, has drifted as far as Berlin, 200 kilometres Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’away, as much of Europe swelters in blistering summer temperatures. The German army on Tuesday sent in armoured vehicles to clear pathways of dangerous unexploded ordnance (UXO) so that fire engines can enter the burning region that measured some 600 hectares (1,400 acres). The former military training ground near the town of Luebtheen is littered with bombs, grenades and bullets from the Nazi era’s Wehrmacht, the former Soviet army, and from reunited Germany’s Bundeswehr.last_img read more