Christy Huskins living it up on the set of Price is Right at the Dartmouth Sportsplex
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The Price is Right: A day of joy for one “super-fan”

Christy Huskins living it up on the set of Price is Right at the Dartmouth Sportsplex Christy Huskins has loved The Price is Right since she was a…
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The Culinary Chase

Naturally Dyed Eggs – an Easter Treat!

If you were to tell me a rabbit could lay eggs, I would seriously have to check your pupils. German folklore suggests a story about a rabbit laying…
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Life of Burgers

Halifax Burger Week – Day #5

Over halfway through of Burger Week, and I’m still going strong! Joining me for Day #5 was Keegan, Jordan, and Olivia. Burger #35 – Bourbon Bacon…
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Adventures In Local Food

Tap that Sap: 6 Steps to make your own Maple Syrup

Natures Sweet Gift. We know it’s part of our heritage (remember this) but how many of us can actually say we know how to make maple syrup? Perhaps,…
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Outlook: Last weekend in March

The rain system that gave some heavy amounts along the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia is sliding southward today. This has added to the…
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Life of Burgers

Halifax Burger Week – Day #4

Closing in on the midway point of Halifax Burger Week, it’s time for Day #4! Joining the team on this day was Jordan, Ryan, and Olivia. Burger #26 –…

Scotia 1 Arena at Cole Harbour Place Reopens to the Public

Friday, March 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that snow removal work on the roof of the Scotia 1 Arena at Cole Harbour Place is complete and the rink is once again open to the public.

The rink has been closed all week as a precaution while frozen snow and ice were removed from the roof. Building maintenance staff were on site today for another structural assessment, which confirmed the building is safe to reopen.

The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may have caused and thanks residents for their patience. For more information on Cole Harbour Place and its programs and facilities, please visit http://www.coleharbourplace.com/.


Source: Release

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Three of Four Ice Surfaces Now Open at BMO Centre

Friday, March 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that three of the four ice surfaces at the BMO Centre in Bedford are now open. The fourth will remain closed until work can be done to fix a leak in the roof.

The BMO Centre has been closed since Tuesday night as a precaution while frozen snow and ice were removed from the roof. Building maintenance staff were on site with an engineer today for another structural assessment, which confirmed that rinks A, B and C are safe to reopen. Rink D will remain closed until further notice.

The municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may have caused and thanks residents for their patience. For more information on the BMO Centre, please visit http://www.bmocentrehalifax.com/.  


Source: Release

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Halifax Burger Week – Day #5

Over halfway through of Burger Week, and I’m still going strong! Joining me for Day #5 was Keegan, Jordan, and Olivia.

Burger #35 – Bourbon Bacon Jack Burger from Cheachie’s

Cheachie

We arrived at Cheachie’s and they informed us that they weren’t making their Burger Week burgers for that day.

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Provincial Traffic Updates This Week - March 27 2015

CONTINUING WORK

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COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River

Construction is taking place on Highway 102 at the bridges over the Shubenacadie River until September.

Traffic is moving in both directions, 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.

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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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GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge

The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place.

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INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge

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


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INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 4 - Port Hastings Rotary

Trunk 4 at the Port Hastings Rotary will have partial lane closures during the installation of an overhead sign. The work will last until the end of March.

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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, Victoria Road and Ward Road.

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LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge

Work is underway 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 normal construction activities. Drivers should use extra caution in the area.

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

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VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge

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



Source: Provincial Release
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Construction beginning soon on Second North Park Street Roundabout

Friday, March 27, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Work on the second phase of the North Park Street Intersection Redesign project is set to begin in early April, starting with the construction of another roundabout near the Halifax North Common.

The first phase of the project focused on construction of the Cunard Street roundabout, which opened in November 2014. This year’s construction involves the second roundabout at the intersection of North Park, Cogswell, Rainnie, Trollope and Ahern streets.

Other work will include upgrading greenway trails in the area, developing new entrances to the Common, moving overhead utilities underground and the installation of concrete curbs, new sidewalks, asphalt and new lighting.

Like the Cunard Street intersection, the intersection at Cogswell needs to be upgraded as it no longer meets national transportation standards. With five streets feeding into it, the Cogswell intersection suffers from problematic traffic flow, frequent collisions and poor connectivity from street to street.

Construction of the roundabout will require three phases of street closures over the coming months, beginning with the closure of North Park Street from Cornwallis Street to Cogswell Street, as well as Cogswell from Bauer Street to North Park.

Specific information on the first phase of street closures and other traffic impacts will be shared in the coming days through Public Service Announcements, via @hfxgov on Twitter and on the municipal government website, www.halifax.ca. Notices have also been sent to residents in the area to advise them of impacts to their property during construction.

The redesign project also includes the realignment of Rainnie Drive to Cogswell near Bauer. This will result in Rainnie being converted to a one-way street towards downtown, from Cogswell to Gottingen Street. This permanent change will go into effect later this year.

For more information on the North Park Street Intersection Redesign, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/traffic/NorthParkIntersectionRedesign.php.


Source: Release

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Tap that Sap: 6 Steps to make your own Maple Syrup

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Natures Sweet Gift. We know it’s part of our heritage (remember this) but how many of us can actually say we know how to make maple syrup?

Perhaps, we’re in the same boat? And you are know the familiar tale of  warm days + cool nights = tree awakening and sape running but how many of us have actually drilled a hole in a maple?

I for one, have not.

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Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act

Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act introduced today, March 27, further strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault.

The new amendments allow victims of sexual assault and individuals in an intimate or dependent relationship to file a civil lawsuit against their abuser regardless of when the assault took place.

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