Road Construction - Joseph Howe Drive intersection

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents and motorists that asphalt patching will take place today at the Joseph Howe Drive and Dutch Village Road intersection.

Work begins at 9 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m.

Traffic lights will remain operational and four-way traffic will continue uninterrupted. The only disruption will be that lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause.
Source: Release

Road Construction - Wyse Road/Nantucket intersection

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – Paving will take place this evening (Monday) at the Wyse Road and Nantucket Avenue intersection.

Work will begin at 7 p.m. and will continue until it’s complete.

Lane drops will be in place during this construction work and as a result motorists can expect stop-and-go traffic.

Motorists should expect delays and are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible.

The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.

Source: Release

Road Construction - Highway 7 at Ross Road

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that crews are doing sidewalk work on Highway 7 at Ross Road today, Oct. 20, that may affect traffic in the outbound lanes.

Crews are on site now and this work is expected to continue until about 4 p.m. today. There are lane drops in place.

This work will also continue later in the week, depending on the weather conditions. A separate will be issued once the work is confirmed. The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this ongoing work may cause.

Source: Release

Mayor Participating in Urban Orchard Tree Planting

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – Mayor Mike Savage will join regional councillors, municipal gardeners, representatives from Halifax Diverse and community volunteers this Saturday, Oct. 18, to plant edible fruit trees and shrubs at the Dartmouth Commons, part of the Halifax region’s first urban orchard pilot project.


Yves Rocher shimmery holiday

The warm temperature we were blessed with last week kinda threw me off the season radar. It is back to 5 degrees today, so it's appropriate now to talk about holiday makeup :)

Yves Rocher is releasing their shimmery holiday makeup next month with some gorgeous items, with just enough sparkles to catch attention.

Province Celebrates Duke Awareness Week

Young Nova Scotians who are volunteering and involved in their communities are being celebrated today, Oct. 20, during Duke Awareness Week.

The week, part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program, runs until Friday, Oct. 25, and has young people, program participants, leaders, board members, parents and volunteers taking part in theme days such as Thank You Thursday and Service Saturday. The events highlight great work youth are doing in their communities.

"For the past 42 years, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program has had a positive impact on the lives of Nova Scotians," said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. "Through the program, every year, young Nova Scotians volunteer their time and efforts to improve our province and for that I want to recognize their efforts and thank them."

More than 4,100 young Nova Scotians, age 14 to 25, participate in Duke of Edinburgh Award programs each year. The program promotes community and national development, while participants learn the life skills that lead to personal growth and achievement.

For more information, visit .

Source: Release

NS Traffic Update: Annapolis County

ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Eager Bridge, Temporary Closure

The Eager Bridge on Route 201, about one kilometre east of the intersection of Highway 10, is closed to traffic until 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, to repair the bridge deck.

A detour route is marked on Highway 10, Highway 1, and Byard Road.

Source: Provincial Release

Staff Pick: sometimes my heart pushes my ribs by Ellen Kennedy

This slim little volume came in on hold for me at the library a couple of weeks ago. I looked at its simple cover and the glowing review quote on the back and I wondered - where did I hear of this book and why did I put it on hold? I still can't answer the question, but I'm glad at some point that I did request this title -- a combination of poetry and short prose pieces -- which ended up being a quick and thoughtful read that was by times soothing, baffling and profound.

Kayla And Mo Take Toronto #Wmcfw



I'm pretty excited to be taking in the shows this week blog reader with my bestie blogger Mo ( Follow along with me on instagram and twitter @shortpresents #kaylaandmotaketoronto, as I'll be instagraming and tweeting like crayyy-zay.

Jana crew stranded in Argentia NF

(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — International Transport Workers Federation inspector Gerard Bradbury has reported another vessel and crew stranded in the port of Argentia in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Bradbury said the crew of the Jana comprised of three Russians and eight Ukrainians contacted him stating they had not been paid since June of this year with outstanding wages topping $120,000 for current and former crew.

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