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Trampoline Park, Fancy Hot Dogs, Aritizia opening date

Get Air is opening an indoor trampoline park on Windmill where Brewdabakers was, still some conflict on the date of opening but it appears it will…
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USS Virginia Arrives

I missed the arrival this morning but some readers sent me photos. Thanks to Them both
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US Navy submarine due tommorow

Rumors are About that a US Navy vessel is due in port tomorrow. It reportedly has US and Canadian escorts, which suggests it might be an aircraft…
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Atlantic Huron unloads at grain elevator

Atlantic Huron arrived this morning at tied up at pier 25. She is self unloading to the grain elevator and based on her draft is fully loaded.She…
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ZIM London arrives empty

A sure sign of trouble, ZIM London is riding high in the water and is being fully unloaded at pier 42.She arrived today after stopping in La Havre…

US Navy submarine due tommorow

Rumors are About that a US Navy vessel is due in port tomorrow. It reportedly has US and Canadian escorts, which suggests it might be an aircraft carrier...

The US Memorial Day weekend is coming up, so its not uncommon to Have US Visitors that weekend.

More as known.

update: U.S. Navy submarine is due tommorow around 9am. She is due to tie up at shearwater so we know it's a nuclear powered vessel.
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Mobile Household Special Waste Drop-off Event, Saturday, May 23

Friday, May 22, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Residents looking to dispose of  special waste such as stale gas, motor oil and propane tanks, not acceptable for curbside collection can bring their materials to a mobile special waste depot tomorrow, May 23, in Porter’s Lake.

The mobile drop-off depot will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the MetroX Park & Ride lot located at 21 Inspiration Drive, Porter’s Lake.

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Minister Clarifies Position on Lobster Fee

NOTE: The following is a statement from Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.
I would like to clarify statements made in a recent interview I did on a proposed lobster fee.

In saying a fee could move ahead without harvesters, I was referring to the possibility of separate arrangements if that is what the industry decides it wants to do.

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National Program to Help Hard-to-Match Transplant Patients

Nova Scotians whose immune systems are more likely to reject a transplanted kidney will have a better chance of getting a successful transplant through a new national program.

The Highly Sensitized Patient program, run by Canadian Blood Services, in partnership with the provinces and territories, will help hard-to-match patients increase the odds of getting a kidney transplant.

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Cabinet, Mi'kmaq Chiefs Hold Annual Meeting

Provincial cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaq Chiefs met in Halifax today, May 22, to discuss social and justice issues, education and culture, as well as land and natural resources.

"This meeting is demonstration of the nation-to-nation relationship that we have built with the provincial government," said Chief Terrance Paul, co-chair of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs.

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Provincial Traffic Updates This Week - May 22 2015

CONTINUING WORK
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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: 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/COLCHESTER COUNTY: 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 COUNTY: 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 COUNTY: 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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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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