May-30-31
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Weekend Wrap-up: May 30-31, 2015

1. This weekend is the 31st annual IWK Telethon for Children. It will broadcast live this weekend from the IWK. Give what you can and help support…
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Diy Wedding Hair

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fiddleheads and baby gnocchi

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Dueling Magicians, or What to Read while You’re Waiting for Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell


If you’re anything like me, you might be inclined to skepticism towards movie adaptations of your favourite novels. For every stellar Gone Girl, there’s a “what were they thinking?” Winter’s Tale. When it comes to putting fiction on screen, there are only two words guaranteed to have me drooling in anticipation: BBC miniseries.
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North Preston Road – Road Construction

Friday, May 29, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning on Monday, June 1, crews will be doing asphalt patching on North Preston Road from Long Lake to Johnson Road.

This work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is expected to wrap up on Tuesday, June 3, weather permitting. There will be lane drops in place, as well as stop-and-go traffic while this work is underway.

Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible. The municipality regrets any inconvenience this road work may cause.


Source: Release

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Main Road (Eastern Passage) – Road Construction

Friday, May 29, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning on Monday, June 1, and continuing until Friday, June 5, curb replacement will take place on Main Road from Hines Road to Cow Bay Road.

This work will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work there will be lane drops in place.

Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to use alternative routes, if possible.

The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause.


Source: Release

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Sackville Drive (Beaver Bank Road to Florence Street) – Road Construction

Friday, May 29, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning on Monday, June 1, and continuing until Wednesday, June 3,  asphalt patching will take place on Sackville Drive from Beaver Bank Road to Florence Street.

This work will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this work there will be lane drops in place.

Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to use alternative routes, if possible.

The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause.


Source: Release

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Statement on Peter MacKay

Premier Stephen McNeil offered the following statement today, May 29, on the announcement of federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay in Stellarton:

"I would like to thank Peter for his many years of public service to Nova Scotians. Peter and I have enjoyed a very good working relationship and friendship, because we have always shared a common goal of working to make our province a better place.

I wish Peter and his family all the best as they enter the next chapter of their lives. I look forward to talking to him soon."


Source: Release
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Huxley. Roving reporter bunny report

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Greetings, fellow Dartmouthians!

How have you been? I’ve been keeping very busy here at The Dart Gallery – there have been so many visitors lately! In between naps (bunnies tend to sleep during the day, and are most active in the early morning and late evening – in case you were wondering) I’ve been making notes on what’s been happening so I can share with all of you.

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Provincial Traffic Updates This Week - May 29 2015

CONTINUING WORK
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ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104

Sections of Highway 104, from Pomquet River Road for about two kilometres to Exit 36A, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, June 12.

Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104

Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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COLCHESTER, HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River

Construction on Highway 102, at the bridges over the Shubenacadie River, continues until September.

Traffic is moving in both directions, but drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area.

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road

Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert.

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DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road

The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, Digby Co., is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked.

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DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge

Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck.

A detour route is in place.

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HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Night Work

Sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 5 at Fall River and Exit 4-C at Glendale Avenue and Duke Street, are reduced to one lane during night hours.

On weekdays, lane reductions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. On weekends, the lane reductions are from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.                
Delays are possible during construction. Travel with caution and use an alternate route if possible. Work will be completed this fall.

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HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118, Fall River

The Highway 118 overpass over Perrin Drive in Fall River is reduced to one lane in each direction during repairs until Monday, June 15.

Two lanes are open during peak hours. For inbound lanes, it is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes.

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HANTS COUNTY: Clayton McKay Road

The Clayton McKay Road, near Smiley's Provincial Park, will be closed until Sunday, June 28, to replace the bridge.

Detour signs will be posted. Access to the park will not be affected.

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HANTS COUNTY: New Cheverie Road

New Cheverie Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, July 31.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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HANTS COUNTY: Walton Woods Road

Walton Woods Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, July 31.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road

Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, will be down to one lane for asphalt and concrete patching and paving. This will require reduced speed and may require vehicles to stop. The work, from sunrise to sunset, is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road

Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north to the Colchester County line for about four kilometres, will be down to one lane for asphalt and concrete patching and paving. This will require reduced speed and may require vehicles to stop. The work, from sunrise to sunset, is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge

Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale, and Hatchery roads.

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INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19

Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road

The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction.

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KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge

Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice.

The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road.

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LUNENBURG COUNTY: Old Town Bridge, Bridgewater

The Old Town Bridge on Trunk 3 over the LaHave River will be closed to all traffic until June 12 for repairs.

Traffic will be detoured via the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

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LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 332

Route 332, from Trunk 3 towards Riverport for about eight kilometres, will have alternating one-lane closures for paving until Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Traffic control will have stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.

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LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge

Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The bridge is open during construction, but there may be occasional, brief closures during construction. Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year.

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PICTOU COUNTY: Fraser's Mountain Branch Road

Fraser's Mountain Branch Road, from Fraser's Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, will periodically be reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road

Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Fraser's Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, will periodically be reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road

River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, will periodically be reduced to one lane for asphalt patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road

Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 northerly to River John Road, will be periodically reduced to one lane for asphalt patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31.

Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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PICTOU COUNTY: Springville Bridge

Springville Bridge on Springville Road will be closed until further notice. Detour on East River West Side Road and Route 348.

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PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289

Route 289 from Pictou/Colchester County line, west for almost six kilometres, will be down to one lane for asphalt and concrete patching and paving. This will require reduced speed and may require vehicles to stop. The work, from sunrise to sunset, is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person will be on site.

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RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road

Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge

Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected.



Source: Provincial Release
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Apprentices Advance to Certification

Like most young boys, Albert (A.J.) Wood, from Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., loved big trucks and he was determined to turn that interest into a career.

"I've been around heavy equipment my whole life," said Mr. Wood. "My dad was a mechanic and I used to spend a lot of time at the garage with him.

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Pan Am Games Torch Relay Community Celebration in Halifax on June 7

Friday, May 29, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax is pleased to be part of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay getting underway on May 30. The torch relay will be a 41-day journey that will share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities, culminating in its final stop on July 10 at the Opening Ceremony in Toronto.

Residents are invited celebrate and share the Pan Am spirit at a free, family-friendly community celebration when the Pan Am Flame visits Halifax.

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Centerplate New Concessions Partner for Scotiabank Centre

Scotiabank Centre announced today, May 29, Centerplate will be its new concessions services partner as part of the facility's plan to enhance customer experience.

"We're thrilled to partner with Centerplate as we take another exciting step in the evolution of our community facility," said Scott Ferguson, president and CEO of Trade Centre Limited, the Crown corporation that manages Scotiabank Centre.

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New Tobacco Legislation Effective May 31

Legislation banning the sale of flavoured tobacco and treating e-cigarettes like tobacco products comes into effect Sunday, May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

"I'm proud that Nova Scotia now has the most progressive tobacco legislation in Canada," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

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Harrietsfield residents plan water march

Harrietsfield residents are planning a march Saturday to raise awareness against contaminated water in their community, which has been a problem in their community for years. Here are the details of the march, from resident Melissa King:

All Canadians NEED the Right to a Healthy Environment
Please Join Us in Our Fight for Clean Water
Safe drinking water is essential to all life, and if contaminated, all life will suffer.
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