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Dredging the Fraser River

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"Nastiness is rich. Nastiness is fun. Who needs all that boring, cliche Hallmark stuff when you've got flying dentures? Nastiness has texture. Nastiness has the power to transform. Describing and embracing my nasty memories, as opposed to camouflaging them with baby's breath and doilies, has helped me integrate my past with my present and made me a more jolly and contented individual.

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Market Street – Road Closure

Friday, July 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a section of Market Street in Halifax will be closed for the next three weeks starting Monday, July 6, to facilitate the operation of a large crane working on a development in the area.

Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, Market Street will shut down to vehicles between Prince and Sackville streets. The road will remain closed until about 7 p.m. on Friday, July 24, and will not reopen on evenings or weekends.

During that time pedestrians will be able to access the sidewalk on Market Street and crews will accommodate access for local traffic. There will be no parking allowed on that block for the duration of the closure.

The municipality regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause.


Source: Release

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Barrington Street – Road Closure & Night Construction

Friday, July 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that crews will be working overnight on Barrington Street for the next three weeks, laying new asphalt and improving the connecting sidewalks and other infrastructure.

Starting on Monday, July 6, and continuing until Friday, July 24, Barrington Street will be closed to vehicle traffic on weeknights starting at 9 p.m. to allow crews to pave the street and replace the curbs, gutters, crosswalks and sidewalks between Morris and Blowers streets. Barrington will reopen each morning at 6 a.m.

Crews will accommodate local traffic, including bus and emergency vehicles during the closure and pedestrian access will not be affected; however, there will be limited vehicle access to businesses in the area. Crews will work with businesses to accommodate deliveries outside of daytime business hours.

Crews have been granted an exemption to the municipal noise bylaw, so residents may notice louder than normal construction noise after hours.

This work will take place from Monday to Thursday night only. The street will reopen during the day and there will be no work on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

The municipality regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause; however, this work is required to improve the look of the neighbourhood and make the surrounding infrastructure safer for all users.


Source: Release

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Provincial Traffic Updates This Week - July 3 2015

NEW WORK
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CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road

Starting Monday, July 6, Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading.

Upgrade work will also be done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive and the Yolanda Drive intersection.

Traffic control people are on site, but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible.

Work takes place from dawn until dusk. Work is expected to be completed by the end of August.

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CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4

Starting Monday, July 6, Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for about 2.8 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading.

Traffic control people will be on site, but delays are possible.

Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

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PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Eastbound Lanes

Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, between Exit 19 at Salt Springs and Exit 20 at Greenhill, are reduced to one lane for repaving.

Speed limit through the construction zone is 80 km/h and drivers should use extra caution. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of July.

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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, July 17.

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

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COLCHESTER COUNTY: Barnhill Bridge

Barnhill Bridge, about three kilometres north of Trunk 2 on Belmont Road, is closed for repairs until Wednesday, July 24.

Detour signs are in place.

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COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102

Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line are reduced to one lane for rumble strip installation until Friday, July 31.

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 COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry

Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31.

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

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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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CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road

Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31.

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

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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: Highway 101, Gilberts Cove

Highway 101, near Gilberts Cove, is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs until Saturday, July 25.

Traffic control signals are on site. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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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 Saturday, July 18.

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: New Cheverie Road

New Cheverie Road is 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, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone.

The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road

Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone.

The work is from sunrise to sunset and 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, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31.

Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are 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: Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville

Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, is closed between Greenfield Road and Black River Road to replace a culvert until Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Detour via White Rock Road.

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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: Varner Bridge
Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge is open, 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: Highway 104

Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 20 at Alma for 4.4 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Friday, July 31.

Speed through the work zone is reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road

Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31.

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

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PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road

Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31.

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

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PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road

Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31.

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

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PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road

Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31.

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

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PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289

Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site.

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QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103

Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31.

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

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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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Property Tax Rebate Program Open to Eligible Seniors

Government's Seniors' Property Tax Rebate program, which provides seniors with up to $800 to help them live in their home longer, is accepting applications.

The program is for seniors who receive the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement, own and live in their own homes, and have paid their previous year's property taxes in full.

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Camp Rankin Provides Unique 4-H Experience

Camp Rankin, the provincial 4-H camp, is ready to welcome 200 4-H members and their friends from July 5 to Aug. 7 for an outstanding experience involving healthy living, leadership and skills training.

For the past 43 summers, the camp, in partnership with the Nova Scotia 4-H Council and the Department of Agriculture, has offered campers a positive, educational experience based on the
4-H motto of "learn to do by doing.

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Old Beaver Bank Road - Bridge Closure

Friday, July 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning Monday, July 6 at 9 a.m. and continuing until July 20, 2015 at 9 a.m., the bridge on Old Beaver Bank Road near the intersection of Glendale Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic to accommodate bridge repairs. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained during this closure. 

Motorists will have to use alternative routes. The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this bridge closure and road work may cause.


Source: Release

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Main Street - Road Construction

Friday, July 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning on Monday, July 6 and continuing until Friday, July 17, concrete curb and gutter replacement will take place on Main Street between Gordon Avenue and Caledonia Road.

Crews will be on site during non-peak hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.).

Lane drops will be in place while work is underway and motorists should expect delays in the area.

Drivers are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible. The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this road work might cause.


Source: Release

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Pedestrian Bridge on Victoria Road Closed for Repairs

Friday, July 3, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that on Monday, July 6, the pedestrian bridge that spans Victoria Road in Dartmouth will close for the summer for repairs.

The closure will go into effect at 7 a.m. Monday and remain in place until Tuesday, Sept. 1. Pedestrians should use the marked crosswalks at Highfield Park Drive or Primrose Street to cross Victoria Road while the bridge is shut down. Motorists are advised to slow their speed and watch for increased pedestrian traffic in the area.

The municipality regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause; however, it is necessary for the public’s safety, as crews will be replacing the surface of the walkway and the fence enclosing the bridge.


Source: Release

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Late Night Attempted Robbery

At approximately 11:05 pm last night, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the Metro Pizza located on Lady Hammond Rd in Halifax. The male suspect entered the store carrying a firearm but, fled the store empty-handed. The suspect is described as approximately 5’5 to 5’8, medium build, wearing gray jogging pants and, a black hoodie with a silver logo. He wore a mask covering his face at the time of the robbery. The employees were not injured during the incident. Members of the Integrated General Investigative Section are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 902-490-5020. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Source: Release

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