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first_img Nova Scotia anglers will contribute directly to the province’srecreational fishery through a new Sportfish Habitat Fund. TheDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries is introducing the fundand a $5 habitat fee on fishing licences for the 2005 anglingseason. “This new fee allows anglers to share in the restoration andprotection of fish habitats, and helps to sustain a healthy sportfishery,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture andFisheries. “Community volunteers carry out most of the projectwork and this fund will provide them with money to continue theirexcellent work.” The fee will be part of general and salmon fishing licences.However, seniors 65 years and older do not have to pay the $5 feewhen they acquire general fishing licences. The primary goal ofthe fund will be to support the conservation and enhancement offish habitats and to improve public access to resources. Through the Sportfish Habitat Fund, projects will be funded up to50 per cent of the total project cost. An advisory committee willbe established to review all project proposals and they willrecommend to the minister which projects to approve. Thecommittee will consist of a representative from the Nova ScotiaSalmon Association, the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers andHunters, Trout Nova Scotia and the Canadian Association ofSmallmouth Anglers. A staff person from the Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries will also be on the committee. The four provincial angling organizations requested theconservation initiative and are partners in the establishment ofthe new sportfish fund. AGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–New Conservation Fee Contributes to FishHabitatlast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Guysborough County

October 22, 2019 | nvxeoqvi | No Comments

first_img Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix, GuysboroughCo., will be reduced to one lane beginning Wednesday, March 23.Temporary traffic signals will be in place to control traffic. -30-last_img

Lecture to Honour Remember and Thank Women

October 22, 2019 | jipzttuh | No Comments

first_imgThe contributions of Halifax women to the First World War will be celebrated in a lecture by Halifax historian Janet Guildford on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Agnes Dennis Lecture for 2005 commemorates the Year of the Veteran — celebrating, honouring and remembering the sacrifice of veterans and teaching youth about the importance of their contributions. Canadian women have made countless contributions to the war effort and the peace movement throughout history. Members of the Local Council of Women of Halifax were leaders in the city in the early part of the 20th century. Other historians have called them Halifax’s feminist superstars. “Agnes Dennis and friends on the Red Cross board raised more than a million dollars during the four years of the First World War,” said Ms. Guildford. “They were remarkable administrators and organizers and quite sophisticated fundraisers.” The group shifted their attention to support the national war effort, after having been at the forefront of work in many areas that affect women and families, especially in the effort to gain women’s right to vote. Halifax women also dominated the executive of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Red Cross. In an era when the Canadian military lacked the resources to provide full support for serving personnel, the women of the Red Cross provided everything from personal comforts to medical supplies and international diplomacy in aid of prisoners of war. The lecture on Nov. 8 will also feature two women who will talk about their experience in the military. Retired major Marial Mosher has been decorated for her service in the Canadian Army and received the Coronation Medal. She has been awarded the Order of Nova Scotia for service during her career. Cmdr. Elizabeth Steel has served in Canada’s regular forces for 19 years, providing financial advice and logistical support. She has served in Cambodia and recently organized the Disaster Assistance Relief Team’s work in New Orleans. “Women have played many important roles in Canada’s wartime and peace-making efforts,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. “Their contributions deserve to be remembered alongside those of our other veterans.” The department of Veterans Affairs and and the Canadian Forces provided support for the 2005 Agnes Dennis Lecture. The 2005 Agnes Dennis lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the McInnes Room in the Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave., Halifax.last_img read more

first_imgHalifax’s former Chief Crown Attorney is Nova Scotia’s newest provincial court judge. Attorney General and Justice Minister Cecil Clarke appointed Frank Hoskins to the position today, Sept. 5. “This experienced individual is extremely qualified to serve Nova Scotians, and will contribute to the fair and effective administration of justice,” said Mr. Clarke. A Halifax native, Mr. Hoskins graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of education. He graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1989. Mr. Hoskins began prosecuting in 1990 and was appointed a Crown attorney in 1991. In 1995, he left the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service to do criminal defence work. In 1996, he returned to the service, and subsequently held positions as senior Crown attorney, senior Crown counsel, and chief Crown attorney of the Halifax region and special prosecutions. He was appointed to the Queen’s counsel in 2006. Provincial court judges are required to have at least five years experience as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, and must meet other criteria set by the Advisory Committee on Provincial Judicial Appointments. Committee members include two members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the chief judges of the provincial and family courts, and four laypersons appointed by the minister of justice. The provincial court has exclusive jurisdiction over all summary offences under provincial statutes and federal acts and regulations. The family court provides a forum for hearing issues including maintenance, custody, access, violence between spouses or between parent and child, and child protection matters. More information on Nova Scotia courts is available on the website at www.courts.ns.ca .last_img read more

first_imgA north-end Sydney area with heritage streetscapes has received provincial designation as Nova Scotia’s sixth heritage conservation district. The North End Sydney Heritage Conservation District was announced at a reception today, Oct.10 at St. Patrick’s Church. The new designation, established under the province’s Heritage Property Act, comes after a four-year effort by community residents, members of the Old Sydney Society, and staff and officials of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, in conjunction with the provincial government. “This is a positive step towards preserving an historic neighbourhood in Cape Breton Regional Municipality,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “It will allow the district’s heritage to be protected while permitting residents to enjoy the benefits of new development.” The project highlights the value of combining the efforts of community members, heritage organizations and multiple levels of government to preserve Nova Scotia’s rich heritage. It reflects one of the strategic directions included in the province’s heritage strategy, A Treasured Past, a Precious Future, launched earlier this year. “The District contains the oldest buildings in Sydney, including several that were built shortly after the community’s founding in 1785,” said Tom Wilson, chair of the municipality’s Heritage Advisory Committee. “It has already become a significant attraction for visitors to the area, especially the thousands of cruise-ship passengers who come to Sydney each year.” Cape Breton Regional Municipality has adopted a heritage conservation district bylaw to reinforce the efforts of north-end Sydney to preserve historic property. Finalized after intensive community consultations, it includes a heritage plan that sets standards for demolition, building and the development of streetscapes. The bylaw allows blending of old and new properties in the designated area, encourages renovation and allows for new development. The North End Sydney Heritage Conservation District is roughly bounded by Desbarres, George and Nepean streets, and the Esplanade.last_img read more

Private Security Legislation Introduced

October 22, 2019 | kzmwuuff | No Comments

first_imgNova Scotians will benefit from improved regulation of the private security industry in new legislation introduced today, Nov. 2, by Justice Minister Ross Landry. The development of the proposed bill, an Act Respecting the Provision of Security and Investigative Services, represents the first significant legislative change governing the security industry in 35 years. “The current private security legislation is outdated and does not address public safety issues resulting from the current heightened security environment, and the growth of the security industry,” said Mr. Landry. “This legislation is long overdue.” The bill will enhance protection of the public through increased public trust and confidence in the security industry by ensuring those engaged in such security activities are suitable and properly trained. Similar legislation has been introduced in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba. Introducing new private security legislation to expand the licensing requirements and introduce mandatory training will bring Nova Scotia in line with the other Canadian provinces.last_img read more

first_imgRecently, I received a report recommending how the province should manage its parks, minerals, forests and biodiversity. The report, named A Natural Balance: Working Toward Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources Strategy, was prepared by a panel of prominent Nova Scotians and gives us direction to write a new strategy to manage natural resources. It calls on all of us to be bold and courageous, because the status quo is not an option. A Natural Balance acknowledges the consensus amongst Nova Scotians that there is a need to change the status quo, and to do better. Our natural resources strategy must be balanced, the report’s authors say, between the economic gains of resource consumption against the intrinsic, hard-to-measure benefits offered by a healthy natural environment. The new strategy must protect our natural resources for future generations. Today, we have an opportunity to make changes, and we need to make good, commonsense changes to ensure our goals of sustainable natural resources are reached. At the same time, we must find new ways to balance diverse and often competing interests. Some of the recommendations in A Natural Balance may seem controversial, meaningful change often is. I expected some forest industry concern with the recommendations in the report. I heard some of those concerns when I spoke with woodlot owners at the annual meeting of the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners. Woodlot owners and others in the forest industry have contacted me to express their feelings about the upcoming strategy. There seems to be an organized assault on the recommendations in the strategy by having private landowners believe that recommendations are regulations. Some woodlot owners have raised concerns that they won’t be able to harvest on their land without a management plan. Nothing could be further from the truth. Some were concerned that we will force them to sell their timber. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, I’d fight any government that tried that. Other woodlot owners thought we would tax them if they didn’t follow certain rules. Nothing could be further from the truth. At this point in time, I can tell them two things I’m quite certain will happen: there will be a reduction in clearcutting and no whole-tree harvesting. For centuries, the government and industry partnered to manage Nova Scotia’s natural resources for the province’s economic development. From this single perspective, their relationship worked very well. Today, perspectives have broadened. When it comes to natural resources policies and practices, the status quo is just not an option. It is clear that citizens and technical experts want a more balanced approach to resource consumption and conservation. For the most part, the forestry industry’s response reflects an understandable concern for its future autonomy and prosperity. But this strategy is about more than forestry, and some of their recorded comments do not reflect an accurate account of the strategy development process to date. Let me make it clear — the strategy has not yet been written, and no decisions have been made. Department of Natural Resources staff are working through a comprehensive review and analysis of the recommendations from A Natural Balance. Various options are being considered and the most reasonable, balanced approach will be selected for those most affected by changes to forest practices. In short, a commonsense approach will be applied to land owner issues. There are very important decisions to be made, including forest policy and practices in the areas of clearcutting and biomass. I call on all Nova Scotians, including the forestry sector, to take responsibility to ensure that discussion and debate around A Natural Balance is indeed balanced, so all four focus areas — parks, forests, minerals, and biodiversity — receive the attention they need. We’re all in this together, and with clear, thoughtful and informed thinking we’ll write a natural resources strategy that our children, and our children’s children, will be proud to inherit. -30-last_img read more

Invest in your Financial Education

October 22, 2019 | rfunaawx | No Comments

first_imgNova Scotians have a chance to have fun playing a trivia contest, win valuable prizes including a wi-fi Kindle, and improve their investing knowledge in the process. In recognition of Investor Education Month, the Nova Scotia Securities Commission is holding an online trivia contest called Invest in Education. Nova Scotians can enter the contest on the commission’s website (www.beforeyouinvest.ca), Twitter (www.twitter.com/B4UInvest) or the commission’s Facebook page. “Our past research tells us investors want unbiased financial information, but don’t always know where to find it,” said Natalie MacLellan, investor education and communications coordinator. “By using social media, we are taking the information to investors where they already are, rather than waiting for them to find our website. “We also know that fraud artists are using social media to target investors, so we feel it is important to have a presence there to counteract their tactics.” The commission will post daily investing-related quiz questions through Twitter and Facebook. Entries will also be accepted through the comments section of the Before You Invest blog. Participants can submit one entry per website, per day, for weekly prizes of personal finance books and resources. A grand prize of an Amazon Kindle WiFi will be drawn from eligible entries at the end of the month. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province.last_img read more

Surplus Auction Scheduled for Nov 27

October 22, 2019 | hpnymhct | No Comments

first_imgIt may not be Christmas shopping material, unless Santa is delivering a Dake 30-ton hydraulic press, but there will be bargains at the Nova Scotia Government surplus auction Saturday, Nov. 27. The auction will be held at the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal warehouse, 10 Acadia St., Dartmouth. The items can be viewed on auction day between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. In addition to the aforementioned hydraulic press, bargain hunters will find equipment such as a backhoe, a road grader, snowmobiles, several vans and trucks, a boat trailer, a ride-on mower/snowplow, pressure washers, lathes, milling machines, welders, snow shoes, assorted filing cabinets, office furniture, televisions, GPS units, cameras, VCRs, and lighting fixtures. A partial list of items and photos will be posted at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/hottopics/auction.asp a few days before the auction. The auction will be conducted by Auction Advantage. Payment must be made by cash, debit or auctioneer-approved cheque. Credit cards will not be accepted. A canteen will be on site with proceeds going to the United Way campaign. Money earned through the auction is used to help pay down the provincial debt.last_img read more

first_imgThe province is holding the line on the budgets of the nine district health authorities and the IWK for the coming year. By asking them to manage with the same amount of funding they received last year, government is balancing the need to protect and provide better care sooner, with the plan to live within the province’s means. “Delivering better health care is important to Nova Scotians,” said Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald. “That is why we are protecting health care within this budget.” Like all other departments and publicly-funded organizations, districts and the IWK are also expected to manage and control any cost pressures. “Managing with the same amount of funding, after years of funding growth, is challenging,” said Ms. MacDonald. “But given that health care costs have almost doubled in 10 years, and that health accounts for 42 per cent of the provincial budget, it is a challenge we must meet to protect patient care now and into the future.” As the district health authorities plan their budgets, they are expected to protect patient care as well as mental health and addictions services as work continues on the mental health strategy. They must also ensure the government’s Better Care Sooner action plan can be implemented. “We are confident that districts can meet this challenge. They are providing great leadership in identifying ways to save millions of dollars by doing things differently while protecting and improving care,” Ms. MacDonald said. “We appreciate getting to see the number early because that definitely helps with budget planning” said John Malcom, CEO of the Cape Breton District Health Authority. “We are also looking at all areas of operations to reduce expenses and control spending. All health authorities and the IWK are working together to find innovative solutions.” Initiatives such as the recent move to a single group purchasing organization for all district health authorities and the IWK, administrative reductions on travel and consultants, and more appropriate use of diagnostic testing will help save money while not impacting patient care. “We are taking the time to plan to deliver better care sooner, while living within our means,” said Ms. MacDonald.last_img read more

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter will travel to the United States from June 26 to June 29 to promote Nova Scotia’s life sciences and energy industries, and meet with Michelin executives. While in Washington, June 26 to 28, the premier will attend the world’s largest biotechnology conference, addressing delegates at the opening of the Canadian pavilion and the National Bio-Economy Roundtable. Last year, more than 15,000 industry leaders from 65 countries attended the annual BIO International Convention. “Nova Scotia’s life sciences industry holds tremendous potential for creating high-value jobs and improving the province’s competitiveness on the world stage, key components of our jobsHere plan, and ultimately, for growing the economy and making life better for Nova Scotians,” said Premier Dexter. Nova Scotia is home to more than 50 companies in such commercial areas as pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and nutraceuticals, medical technologies, Bio IT and Bioproducts. The local industry exports products and services to more than 100 countries, with sales at close to $300 million annually, and employs 1,100 Nova Scotians. Another 2,300 people are employed as a result of research and development activity underway in local research facilities. In Washington, Premier Dexter will also meet with Senator Jeff Bingaman, chairman of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to discuss opportunities associated with the development of the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project. The premier will then travel to Greenville, South Carolina to meet with Richard Wilkerson, chairman and president, Michelin North America. Michelin has plants in Bridgewater, Granton, Pictou Co. and Waterville, Kings Co., employing close to 3,500 Nova Scotians. After 40 years of operations, Michelin has built more than 224 million tires in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

first_imgThe province is better protecting public safety and strengthening patient rehabilitation after a review of community access privileges at the East Coast Forensic Hospital released today, Sept. 18. Government is acting on 18 recommendations made after the joint review led by the deputy ministers of Health and Wellness and Justice and the CEO of the Capital District Health Authority. The recommendations were helped by independent experts in forensic psychiatry from Ontario and British Columbia, who concluded that Nova Scotia’s policies and procedures are similar to those commonly used across Canada, but could be improved. “Ensuring the public’s safety while supporting patients’ treatment and rehabilitation is the primary goal,” said Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson. “We listened to the independent experts and agree there are improvements to Nova Scotia’s forensic healthcare system that can, and will, be made. We must set the bar higher.” The review examined whether procedures and practices for community access were adequate, if patient supervision was sufficient and whether public notification could be improved. The review found that Criminal Code Review Board practices were in keeping with the Criminal Code of Canada and the standards for mental health services in Nova Scotia are appropriate and consistent with national best practices. “Government has a responsibility to improve Nova Scotia’s forensic health-care system,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “This government accepts each and every one of the recommendations and is acting to make immediate changes.” Some of the 18 actions the province is taking include: requiring community access decisions consider all risks according to explicit criteria suspending community access leave until a review is conducted after an incident when the patient did not return on time improving documentation, transparency and accountability for community access decisions and factors that enter into them providing an onsite smoking area to end unescorted offsite leaves to smoke, before a disposition hearing has been held by the Criminal Code Review Board requiring increased reporting on absent-without-leave incidents to ensure policies are effectively protecting the public and patients creating an oversight committee to review decisions about community access before it is granted. The province will report on progress within six months. The Joint Review of the East Coast Forensic Hospital’s Community Access Privileges can be found online at www.gov.ns.ca/just/review_ECFH.asp .last_img read more

Province Looks to Improve Employment Services

October 22, 2019 | tdpedrwj | No Comments

first_imgAs Nova Scotia gets ready for the large number of opportunities on the horizon, the province is improving employment services to help people find and get good jobs. “For too long, employment services have been focused only on the unemployed, and the level of service is different in different parts of the province,” said Ministerial Assistant for Youth Mat Whynott, on behalf of Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “Our goal is to ensure all Nova Scotians — young people, people considering a career change, newcomers to our province, and people wanting to get back into the workforce — have the services they need to find and get good jobs here at home.” The province launched a public consultation today, Jan. 30, that will include focus groups, a discussion paper, and targeted outreach for job seekers, employers, employment service providers and community organizations. The province funds 55 organizations across Nova Scotia to provide career services, but the services differ by location and don’t reach everyone. The jobHere’s plan and workforce strategy will use the career centres to support career planners, job seekers and employers throughout Nova Scotia. “Once I graduate from NSCC, I’ll have a science degree and health information management diploma,” said student Lynn McLean. “It would be great to be able to get direction and support from employment services to help me in my search to find a good job which fits with my education.” The discussion paper is posted on the government website. The deadline for responses is March 15. “We need to have superior employment services to support our changing economy and to ensure that our workforce is prepared for the abundance of opportunities that mega projects such as our shipbuilding and IT will bring to Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Whynott. “We want people to tell us how we can improve. We want ideas and input so we can better help people get a job.” For more information, visit http://careers.novascotia.ca/YourFeedback.last_img read more

Outreach Sessions Begin in Province

October 22, 2019 | jqykayon | No Comments

first_imgThe Office of the Ombudsman is holding the first of several outreach sessions across the province Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Sydney to tell people about its work. “These meetings are a chance to meet with Nova Scotians and give them a clearer idea of what we do, services we provide and answer any questions,” said Ombudsman Dwight Bishop. “We hope the sessions provide people with knowledge they can use, including the complaint process, and give us ideas of what Nova Scotians expect from the office. We also use the opportunity to meet with volunteer and community organizations.” The Sydney meeting is from 6 to 9 p.m., Mayflower Mall, 800 Grand Lake Rd. Dates and locations of the other meetings will be announced in March. To arrange a meeting contact the office at 1-800-670-1111 or at ombudsman@gov.ns.ca. The office investigates complaints against provincial and municipal government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. It also provides youth and seniors services, and a public interest disclosure of wrongdoing process. Investigations provide an opportunity to make recommendations that impact policies, procedures and structures. Established in 1971, the office promotes the principles of fairness, integrity and good government. For more information, go to www.gov.ns.ca/ombu.last_img read more

first_imgAgriculture Minister Keith Colwell is praising the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers for a huge increase in farm gate value, and will speak at their annual meeting this weekend. The estimated farm gate value, the net value of a commodity when it leaves the farm, for the beef industry for 2014 is $28 million to $31 million, up from $22.12 million in 2013. There are about 475 registered cattle producers, and about 700 total, across the province. Market prices are at an all-time high. “This is a very optimistic time for the beef industry in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Colwell. “We are experiencing increased demand for local beef along with record-high market prices, creating the perfect environment for us to grow this important industry.” Mr. Colwell will address the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers’ annual general meeting Saturday, Feb. 21, in Truro. This year, the department is supporting Nova Scotia Cattle Producers with funds to improve safe handling during transportation, and health procedures where the animal needs to be kept still. About 16,000 feeder calves were sold in 2014, and about another 4,000 cattle slaughtered.last_img read more

New Affordable Rental Housing for Seniors

October 22, 2019 | tqhsdewk | No Comments

first_imgSeniors in Mahone Bay will soon have access to more affordable housing with the construction of a 26-unit rental housing development, including three units that will be barrier-free. Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, on behalf of Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard, and MP Bernadette Jordan, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, announced funding for the construction of the Brookside Apartments today, March 13. “We’re pleased to support the creation of new affordable homes for seniors in Mahone Bay,” said Ms. Lohnes-Croft. “This investment will make a real difference in the lives of seniors who want to stay here in this vibrant community. This project shows what can be achieved when business and government partner to help Nova Scotians.” “When people think about affordable housing, they sometimes think it is a problem unique to cities. Affordable housing is an issue I have heard about time and time again in conversations with constituents across our rural communities,” said Ms. Jordan. “Through investments in affordable housing our government is providing assistance to those who need it most here in Nova Scotia and in all corners of the country. These investments help create new jobs and stimulate the local economy, while providing access to safe, affordable homes for Canadian seniors.” The rental units will be built with a $1.3 million investment from the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement through the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia and will be constructed by private developer M.A.D.E. for Mahone Bay. The federal contribution is from a fund that is providing $8.6 million for the construction, repair and adaption of affordable housing for seniors during the next two years in Nova Scotia. The funding for this program is expected to create about 170 new units for seniors. The provincial and federal governments are also investing nearly $375,000 to provide 13 rent supplements at Brookside Apartments available to support older adults with lower incomes. “The demand for affordable housing in Mahone Bay and the surrounding area is high and we want to continue to do our part to help seniors who need it the most,” said Bob Youden, CEO, M.A.D.E. for Mahone Bay Ltd. “Our team is looking forward to starting construction on the Brookside Apartments project in the spring. I want to thank the Town of Mahone Bay, the Province of Nova Scotia and the federal government for their continued support for our community.” The Brookside Apartments are the first affordable housing development to benefit from an increase in capital contributions for new rental housing projects. Developers in Nova Scotia can now access up to $50,000 per affordable unit, which is double the level of the previous available funding.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

October 22, 2019 | tqhsdewk | No Comments

first_img John Arnold Avenue, from Harris Drive for about 300 metres to Owen Drive Harris Drive from John Arnold Avenue for 100 metres to Glendale Avenue Glendale Avenue (paved section only) for 600 metres. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place. NEW WORK CONTINUING WORK QUEENS COUNTY: Danesville Danesville Loop, from the Queens-Lunenburg county line for 2.5 kilometres to Highway 103, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Monday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Bayard Bridge, Wilmot Bayard Bridge on Bayard Road, Wilmot, is closed for repairs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Friday, June 16. Drivers can detour on Route 201, Trunk 10 and Trunk 1. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 2 Sections of Trunk 2, from the south end of Acorn Drive, near Oakfield, to the Hants County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, near Whycocomagh, is reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. The lane reduction starts 3.7 kilometres west of Exit 4 and continues for 8.4 kilometres west. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traffic control personnel will be on site. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Lower Branch The following roads in Lower Branch have alternating lane closures until Monday, July 31, for repaving: LUNENBURG COUNTY: Conquerall Mills Birch Hill Drive, in Conquerall Mills near Bridgewater, has alternating lane closures for about half a kilometre for repaving until Monday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Kingsburg Hirtle Beach Road to the end of the parking lot at Hirtle Beach, in Kingsburg has alternating lane closures for repaving until Monday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Shore Road Shore Road, from Trunk 3 for about nine kilometres to Ford Point Road, has alternating lane closures for paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Spectacle Lake Bridge, Camperdown Spectacle Lake Bridge on Camperdown School Road, in Camperdown will be closed for repairs from Monday, June 12, until Friday June 16. Detour route on Crouse Settlement Road and Sarty Road. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104Highway 104, westbound near Exit 4, is down to one lane until Friday, June 16, to replace a damaged girder on the overpass. MacDonald Road, which runs over the highway, is closed until Friday, June 16. Traffic will be detoured between Trunk 2 and Route 204 onto Robert Angus Drive. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Upper Branch Road Upper Branch Road, in Upper Branch, north of Bridgewater, has alternating lane closures for 4.6 kilometres for repaving until Monday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 from the Town of Yarmouth for about 6.9 kilometres to Exit 34 at Hebron, is reduced to one lane for road work until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Signs and traffic control people are on site. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. INVERNESS COUNTY: Asylum Bridge Asylum Bridge on West Mabou Road, Mabou, is closed for repairs until Friday June 30. A detour is on Hunters Road.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi high court has initiated a PIL to look into a private unaided school’s decision not to grant school-leaving certificates to two of its students, who could no longer afford to study there due to their family’s poor financial condition. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi has issued notice to the Delhi government and the school, seeking their response, after the court received a letter bringing to its attention the plight of the two brothers – aged nine and five years. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe letter, sent through a lawyer, said the two boys, whose father was a labourer, could no longer afford to study in the school and when their parents tried to get them admitted elsewhere, the school management refused to grant them school-leaving certificates over unpaid dues. Without the certificates, the children could not be admitted in another school, the letter said and sought the court’s intervention. The communication was received by the high court’s PIL committee in May and it decided to take up the issue as a public interest litigation (PIL).last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A city-based model who was hired and flown to Thailand by an organisation for shooting a promotional event, has brought charges of harassment and unlawful detention against the organisation. The girl managed to return to the city following the intervention of the External Affairs Ministry. On her arrival, she lodged a complaint at Beniapukur police station. She alleged that she was taken to Phuket in Thailand by a promotional organisation based in Mumbai for shooting an endorsement. She was given an accommodation in a resort. In the name of shooting, she was abused in the resort and when she protested, she was subjected to physical and mental torture. When she expressed her desire to return home, she was asked to pay a ransom of Rs 2 lakh. She then contacted her family members who in turn took up the matter with the Prime Minister’s Office. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe matter was taken up with the Indian High Commissioner’s office in Thailand and the local administration rescued her. She arrived in the city on Friday night. She went to Beniapukur police station and lodged a complaint mentioning the names of three agents who were instrumental in taking her abroad. A detailed probe has begun. Her family members thanked the External Affairs Ministry for its timely intervention without which she could have faced difficulties in freeing herself from the agents.last_img read more

Issa Lopez collaborating with Guillermo

October 18, 2019 | jqykayon | No Comments

first_imgLos Angeles: Tigers Are Not Afraid director Issa Lopez is helming a “werewolf-Western” film with Guillermo del Toro attached to produce. Lopez has revealed she wrote the script for the new project, which is currently with the Oscar-winning director, who also became the “champion” of her recently released horror fantasy film. “I have a movie with Guillermo del Toro, who not only became a champion of that movie but said, ‘What are you going to do next? Let’s do something!’ Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”I could not believe that. So, we’re prepping a werewolf movie, a supernatural Western. It’s a werewolf-Western. I’m super excited. He has the script, I wrote it, he loves it, and we’re gearing up to make it,” she told Entertainment Weekly. Lopez added werewolf films have been far few in between with An American Werewolf in London as the big one, so it’s time to revisit the narrative. “It’s about revisiting the essence of what it is, which is trying to contain the beast in you. It’s as simple as that, and I think that’s perfectly relatable with humankind, and particularly the moment that we’re living in,” she said.last_img read more