Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Lockhart Mountain Road to Lovett Road will have one-lane closures for widening, traffic lights, sidewalk and repaving until Monday, Dec. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Northwest Arm Drive Northwest Arm Drive at Walter Havill Drive and the Albert Walker Connector intersection will be reduced to one lane for signal upgrades until Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive, from Commodore Drive to the ramp at Highway 111 and the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre, will have lane closures at various locations and times for widening, gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Some weekend work may be involved. PICTOU COUNTY: MacDonald Bridge MacDonald Bridge about 1.5 kilometres west from Exit 29 on Trunk 4, will have one-lane closures for timber bridge rail replacement until Monday, Dec. 24. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.center_img PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 -30-last_img read more

Legal Aid Council to Launch Website

The Legal Aid Council (LAC) will be launching its first official website on September 4, to increase citizens’ access to information and services provided by the Council. “We sought to institute the website without an expansive outlay of capital, so we used the services and resources within the Ministry of Justice,” Mr. Faulkner pointed out. Story Highlights “Justice should be accessible for all citizens and the Legal Aid Council seeks to provide excellent service, as our clients’ satisfaction is paramount to us,” he emphasised. The Legal Aid Council (LAC) will be launching its first official website on September 4, to increase citizens’ access to information and services provided by the Council.“The LAC is seeking to expand its reach across the length and breadth of Jamaica, so with our Justice Mobile Unit and our new website the public will have access to updated information on how to make use of our services,” Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, told JIS News.Mr. Faulkner highlighted that the website will be interactive and persons can expect an expedited response to their concerns, queries and requests.“The website will provide information on key constitutional rights that each citizen has, including a summary of children’s rights,” he informed.The LAC’s website will be launched at the Ministry of Justice, Kingston headquarters at 10:00 a.m. Special guests will include the Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Sancia Bennett-Templer.“We sought to institute the website without an expansive outlay of capital, so we used the services and resources within the Ministry of Justice,” Mr. Faulkner pointed out.Currently, the Legal Aid Council has more than 200 Senior Counsels who can be assigned to cases involving murders, and 11 Queen’s Counsels who are available.“For the past year, we had 2,931 matters resolved before the Parish Court and 510 matters were completed in the Gun Court. Some 836 matters were completed before the circuit court, and we assisted 36 Jamaicans to make their appeal in the Appellate Court,” Mr. Faulkner said.He said that with the Council’s new interactive website being launched, the numbers are expected to increase, as more persons will have access to affordable legal representation and advice.“Justice should be accessible for all citizens and the Legal Aid Council seeks to provide excellent service, as our clients’ satisfaction is paramount to us,” he emphasised. read more

Jamaica Celebrates Intl Literacy Day September 6

Schools across Jamaica will celebrate International Literacy Day on Friday (September 6), under the theme “Literacy and Multilingualism”. Schools across Jamaica will celebrate International Literacy Day on Friday (September 6), under the theme “Literacy and Multilingualism”.Speaking with JIS News, National Literacy Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. André Hill, said that the day, which is observed annually on September 8 worldwide, is part of UNESCO’s efforts to emphasise the importance of literacy to individual, national, regional and international development.“The Ministry accepts and values that sort of focus within the context of what we want to achieve as a nation, so every year, we join the rest of the world in celebrating International Literacy Day,” he said.“There are people in Jamaica who speak Standard English, Spanish, Jamaican Creole, French and several other languages; therefore, Jamaicans need to accept that we are a multilingual society in light of this year’s theme,” he added.He noted that language facilitates the development of literacy, “so what the Ministry wants to emphasise is the value of language and its relationship to literacy development as we celebrate the day”.Dr. Hill, who has responsibility for implementing the Ministry’s National Literacy Programme as well as the Language Arts Curriculum for grades one to 9, said that on Literacy Day, schools will undertake several activities under the guidance of the Ministry’s regional offices.“They are encouraged to use the theme effectively, so for example, during devotion, greetings may be conveyed in different languages or students could design posters depicting the theme,” he said.Other actives include having children translate Creole to English or English to Creole; mounting a word wall showing three or more languages; or inviting parents, past students and community members to visit schools to read aloud to students.UNESCO has been observing International Literacy Day since 1966 with special focus on educational programmes that engage individuals in improving their levels of literacy. Speaking with JIS News, National Literacy Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. André Hill, said that the day, which is observed annually on September 8 worldwide, is part of UNESCO’s efforts to emphasise the importance of literacy to individual, national, regional and international development. Story Highlights “The Ministry accepts and values that sort of focus within the context of what we want to achieve as a nation, so every year, we join the rest of the world in celebrating International Literacy Day,” he said. read more