22 Oct

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Bridgetown to Annapolis will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and sealing from Monday, July 31, until Friday, Aug. 4. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: West Side South River Road West Side South River Road, from 1.2 kilometres south of Highway 104, will have a one-lane closure for slope stabilization. Work is expected to be complete by Monday, July 31. Traffic control consists of traffic lights. Work takes place 24 hours per day. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Humes River easterly to the West Side Middle River Road will be reduced to one lane for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Broadway Overpass – Highway 104 Broadway Overpass on Highway 104, about 11.1 kilometres east of Sutherland’s River bridge will have a one-lane closure and a wide load restriction of 4.7 metres, for bridge rehabilitation until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of signals. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and occasionally on weekends. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 PICTOU COUNTY: Eureka Mills Bridge East River West Side Road in Eureka will be closed to all through traffic from Monday, July 31, until Friday, Aug. 11, for 24 hours per day for repairs to the Eureka Mills Bridge. Closure signs will be posted. There are no detours. Motorist are advised to use local alternate routes. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Cape Jack Road easterly to Frankville Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 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. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: West Advocate Road Detour Reids Brook Bridge on West Advocate Road will be closed for replacement until Tuesday, Aug. 1. Traffic will be handled by a two-lane gravel detour now in place beside the existing bridge. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309 will be closed from Monday, July 31, until Friday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while the bridge is being painted. Motorist are advised that a detour is available via the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Trunk 4 Highway 125, Trunk 4 in Sydney River, will have a single-lane closure for paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Motorists are advised to expect delays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the lane closures and are advised to use alternate routes. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from 6.2 kilometres south of Margaree Harbour to the new pavement at Margaree Harbour will have a one-lane closure for repaving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: North Sydney Rail Road Overpass The North Sydney Rail Road Overpass on Highway 105 will be reduced to one lane for repairs for 24 hours per day, until Tuesday, Aug. 15. Automated signals will control traffic. An alternate route is available through Northside Industrial Park. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Weight Restrictions The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. 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. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 5A on Highway 125 will be closed for gravelling and the installation of a guardrail until Wednesday, Aug. 30. Detour signs are posted. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-568-3378 Fax: 902-563-3379 Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 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 re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Route 224 Route 224, from Cooks Brook easterly to Exhibition Grounds Road will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a follow-me truck. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-396-8426 Fax: 902-755-7184 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 4 Lane closures will be required on Trunk 4 between Victoria Junction and Gardiner Road to allow for repaving. Work is taking 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: 902-369-2169 Fax: 902-369-2074 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327 from the Highway 125 overpass to Caribou Marsh Road will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Exit 11 (St. Ann’s), to Exit 12 (Englishtown), will be reduced to one lane for re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes palace from 6 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER: Highway 104 – Cobequid Pass There will be intermittent single-lane closures for maintenance on the eastbound lanes of Highway 104 (Cobequid Pass), between the toll plaza and Masstown. Work will occur during daylight hours. A single-lane closure of about three kilometres will be used to separate the work zone from traffic. Motorists should reduce speed in the work zones. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7, Spry Harbour Bridge A 500-metre detour on Trunk 7 near Spry Harbour will allow for the replacement of the Spry Harbour Bridge. The detour will be in place 24-hours a day until Friday, Aug. 11. There will be two-way traffic on the detour with a maximum speed of 50 kilometres an hour. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road Gaspereau River Road is closed until further notice from the intersection of Oak Island Road to the intersection of West Brooklyn Mountain Road. The closure is necessary because of a washed out culvert. A marked, seven-kilometre detour route is available on Oak Island Road to West Brooklyn Road to West Brooklyn Mountain Road. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 will be reduced to one lane from the intersection of Route 358, for 1.6 kilometres to the intersection of Deep Hollow Road, to allow for repaving. Work will take place until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic control consists of flagpersons. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-885-2821 Fax: 902-885-3090 RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Repaving work will cause traffic to be restricted to one lane on Highway 104 from east of the railway underpass (east of Port Hawkesbury) to Exit 44. Traffic will be controlled by a traffic control person. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Thursday, Aug. 31. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-752-7913 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 from Exit 3 to Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Sept. 30. A reduced speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour 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. 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. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 HANTS COUNTY: Miller Corner Bridge Miller Corner Bridge on Rines Road will be closed 24 hours a day until Monday, July 31, for repairs. A detour is available on Route 235 to Kings Road and then to Cross Road. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 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: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Cape Jack Road Cape Jack Road, from Trunk 4 at Linwood northerly to Cape Jack Wharf Road will be reduced to one lane for road repaving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Thursday, Nov. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail from Highway 105 to Yankee Line Road will have a one lane closure for patching and re-paving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to sunset. 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: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local Area Office: 902-755-7147 Fax: 902-755-7188 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail The Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from north of the East Margaree-Belle Cote intersection, north for seven kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Oct. 31. A traffic control person will be on site. Local Area Office: 902-543-4733 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Route 221 and Route 358 Traffic on sections of routes 221 and 358 in Kings County will be restricted to one lane to allow for road repairs until Friday, Aug. 4. The work will be taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Route 221 near Centerville and near Canning and also on Route 258 near The Lookoff. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 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: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Poplar Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 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: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 9 (Avonport) interchange, on and off ramps and roundabout on Trunk 1 will have one-lane closures until Monday, July 31, for paving. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 PICTOU COUNTY: White Hill Road White Hill Road has a one-lane closure varying in length and location during ongoing work until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 southbound will have a one-lane closure between exits 13A and 15 (Highway 104) until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of signs. Commuters are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 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. PICTOU COUNTY: Upper Stellarton – Church Bridge The Upper Stellarton-Church Bridge will be closed to all traffic until Friday, Aug. 11, for replacement of the deck. No detours will be posted. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, eastbound between Exit 21 and Exit 27 will be reduced to one lane from Monday, July 31, until Friday Aug. 4. Motorist are advised to expect delays on interchange ramps. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 -30-last_img read more

22 Oct

Les gens peuvent voter par message texte dans le concours de New7Wonders

first_imgIl est maintenant encore plus facile de voter pour la baie de Fundy dans le concours des merveilles de la nature de New7Wonders. Une initiative qui permet aux gens de voter par message texte a été lancée, aujourd’hui 17 février, dans le cadre des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax. Percy Paris, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et Trevor Holder, ministre du Tourisme et des Parcs du Nouveau-Brunswick, ont fait l’annonce lors d’une conférence de presse, accompagnés de Terri McCulloch, directrice générale de Tourisme baie de Fundy. Les gens peuvent appuyer la candidature de la baie de Fundy en faisant parvenir un message texte de leur téléphone cellulaire. Il suffit d’envoyer le mot BAIE au numéro 77077. Chaque message coûte 0,25 $, et les gens peuvent voter aussi souvent qu’ils le veulent. « Il y a un grand sentiment de fierté nationale ici aux Jeux du Canada à Halifax, a dit M. Paris. Il s’agit de l’occasion idéale pour mettre en vedette la baie de Fundy, seul finaliste canadien au concours international de New7Wonders. Nous encourageons tous les Canadiens à montrer leur appui et à voter, que ce soit en ligne ou par message texte. » « Je suis heureux d’être ici aujourd’hui avec le ministre Paris pour annoncer la nouvelle fonction de vote par message texte au concours de New7Wonders, a dit M. Holder. Nous sommes fiers de partager cette attraction naturelle spectaculaire. Nous encourageons tous les Canadiens à voter pour la baie de Fundy et à visiter notre région afin qu’ils puissent voir pourquoi il s’agit réellement d’une merveille de la nature. » Seulement cinq des 28 finalistes au concours de New7Wonders offrent le service de vote par message texte. « Cette option permet de renouveler l’enthousiasme et d’augmenter le nombre de votes dans la campagne pour la baie de Fundy, jusqu’à la déclaration des sept gagnants au cours des prochains mois, a dit Mme McCulloch. Les gens nous demandent ce qu’ils peuvent faire en plus de voter en ligne pour appuyer le finaliste canadien. Le vote par message texte offre aux Canadiens une nouvelle façon d’assurer la sélection de la baie de Fundy en novembre. » Le vote par message texte est offert à l’échelle du Canada. Les gens peuvent également voter en ligne à l’adresse votemyfundy.com (en anglais seulement). Les sept nouvelles merveilles de la nature seront annoncées le 11 novembre.last_img read more

8 Oct

CIABOC commences investigation into attempted bribery of MPs

Obeyesekere added, “we hope that upon the conclusion of this investigation, those who sought to bribe MPs will be held to account and that anybody attempting to do so in the future is mindful of the consequences”. TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said, “there are 3 key points to flag from the recorded conversations. One is the offer of 500 million rupees (50 crores) to crossover. Secondly, the offer to pay the amount in US dollars and thirdly, the willingness to carry out the transaction in Anamaduwa.” Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) provided a detailed statement to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today, pursuant to a complaint filed by TISL on 5 November, relating to allegations of attempts to bribe MPs.In the statement provided today, TISL officials highlighted to CIABOC investigators that the contents of telephone conversation recordings shared with the media recently by Palitha Range Bandara MP, clearly indicate an offence under Section 14 of the Bribery Act. The offence of bribing a member of parliament carries a prescribed prison term of up to 7 years under the provisions of the Bribery Act. CIABOC officials confirmed to TISL today that an investigation has been initiated into the complaint and that statements would be obtained from the relevant parties. read more

6 Oct

Despite Annans call for antiterrorism pact by years end panel puts off

Only three weeks ago, visiting the site of suicide bombings on three hotels in the Jordanian capital of Amman, which killed some 60 people and injured more than 100 others, Mr. Annan said the adoption of a comprehensive convention against terrorism by 31 December “will be a wonderful New Year’s gift to the peoples of the world.”But yesterday the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee on legal affairs decided that the Ad Hoc Committee on Terrorism would reconvene in February to resume its elaboration of a draft convention and would notify the Assembly during its current session, which ends in September, in the event that the instrument was concluded.The Ad Hoc Committee will meet again from 27 February to 3 March to address remaining issues on an expedited basis, including consideration to convene a high-level conference under UN auspices to formulate a joint organized response on all aspects of terrorism.Finalizing the convention has been elusive. A major point of difference has been lack of agreement on whether the activities of “armed forces” proper should be exempted from the scope of the treaty since they are governed by international humanitarian law, and whether the exemption should also cover armed resistance groups involved in struggles against colonial domination and foreign occupation.There is also disagreement regarding activities of a State’s military forces and whether there should be any circumstance in which official actions could be considered acts of terrorism.By other terms of the draft approved yesterday, the Assembly would strongly condemn all acts, methods and practices of terrorism, and reiterate that all acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public were unjustifiable.It would reaffirm its call for States to adopt measures to prevent terrorism in line with the UN Charter and other relevant provisions of international law, reminding them of obligations to ensure that perpetrators of terrorist acts are brought to justice. States would also be called upon not to finance, encourage, provide training for, or otherwise support, terrorist activities.States would be urged to ensure that their nationals and others within their territory did not engage in activities on behalf of those intending to commit terrorism-related actions. All States would be urged to become parties to relevant instruments and cooperate in assisting other States to become parties.The Outcome Document adopted by the UN World Summit in September called for a strong political push for a comprehensive convention within a year but Mr. Annan has continually stressed the urgency of a speedy conclusion.In July, he said the “brutal and barbaric” murder of two Algerian diplomats in Iraq once again made it all the more urgent for the UN to complete the treaty by the end of this year.Such a convention formed a major plank in his report on UN reform – “In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all” – which he presented to the General Assembly in March. read more