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Genmar George T for bunkers

The 2007 built, Very Large Crude Carrier Genmar George T dropped anchor in Anchorage 1 for bunkers. Pictured above, inbound, she appears to be…
Halifax Shipping News

Johanna C with turbine blades

The Johanna C Stopped for bunkers this morning. Loaded with Wind Turbine parts, she is bound for Montreal. The ship is registered in the UK, and was…
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Weekend Outlook: will there be any snow Saturday night?

Quite a bit of sunshine in spite of a rather unsettled Spring pattern… This afternoon clouds will thicken with some rain or showers that will mostly…
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Weekend Wrap-up: April 18-19, 2015

1. Young soccer fans will be thrilled to know the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour is stopping in Halifax this weekend at the Mic mac Mall. The…
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Holy Sweet Pineapples

 this is a whooooooole lotta outfit. FEATURED ITEMS: Minkpink Dress: c/o Sweet Pea Boutique (sold out, but also available online here). Jeans, c/o…

Cogswell Street – Natural Gas Pipeline Installation

Friday, April 17, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that starting on Monday, April 20, crews will be installing a natural gas line on Cogswell Street, between Robie and Trollope streets, for Heritage Gas. 

Installation of the pipe is expected to take approximately six days with additional work required in May to restore the street. Work will begin daily at 9 a.m. and continue until about 4 p.m., with no work during peak traffic hours.

Lane drops will be in place in the Robie-bound lanes only while this work is going on. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to find alternative routes, if possible.

Motorists should also keep in mind that the block of Cogswell Street between North Park and Bauer streets, as well as the block of North Park between Cornwallis and Cogswell streets, are currently closed for construction of a roundabout in the area. Those closures will continue until early June.

The municipality and Heritage Gas apologize for any inconvenience this work or the streets closures may cause.

Source: Release


Statement from Minister

The following is a statement from Finance and Treasury Board Minister Diana Whalen about a meeting with film industry officials today, April 17.

"This was a constructive meeting. I'm grateful the industry could spend the full afternoon in discussion with our government officials.

"We have agreed to not get into the details of our talks. There is more work to be done, and we'll continue consultations next week."

Source: Release

Provincial Traffic Updates This Week - April 17 2015


COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River

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

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



Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice.


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.


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.



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


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 Friday, May 1.


INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road

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


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.



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.



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

Bill Sets Timeline to Close Boat Harbour

Legislation was introduced today, April 17, to close the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility in Pictou County in January 2020.

Last June, a leak was discovered in the pipeline carrying wastewater from the mill to the treatment facility at Boat Harbour. Meetings between the government and the Pictou Landing First Nation led to government promising to put a timeline for the closure of the treatment facility into law within a year.


Legislation Introduced to Ban Flavoured Tobacco

Legislation introduced today, April 17, will ban the sale of flavoured tobacco in Nova Scotia, including menthol, with minor exceptions.

"The health and safety of Nova Scotians, especially our youth, is our number one priority," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. "We are banning the sale of flavoured tobacco to discourage a culture of tobacco use among Nova Scotians and protect their health.

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