Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Parking lot lights

11:38 2009-03-31

Bright lights and a big glare from a business just off Highway 103 at Exit 12 are catching driver's eyes. And they've also caught the attention of the D-O-T's District Traffic Supervisor after people started complaining about them. Joe Crowell says under the Motor Vehicle Act you're not allowed to put up a light that creates a glare on the highway. The area manager is asking the owner of Bluenose RV to have the lights in their lot adjusted to change that. Joe Crowell says this type of issue doesn't come up often, but he says the business happens to sit at the top of the hill. He adds they are at a perfect level to mimic a vehicle coming at you down the highway but slightly offset.Crowell says they don't want people thinking the 103 was in a different locations. And with a less than perfect night, he says it does create quite a bit of glare. The area manager is sending a letter to the owners of Bluenose RV asking them to adjust the lights away from the highway.

Provincial Mixed Curling

5:58 2009-03-31

The Provincial Mixed Curling championship will be handed out today in Liverpool with three teams still in contention. In the 1-2 page playoff last night Mayflower's Paul Flemming stole three in the final end to top clubmate Mark Dacey 7-3. In the 3-4 contest it was Windsor's Ricahard Barker ousting Mark Kehoe 6-3. This morning's sudden-death semi final at 10 o'clock pits Dacey against Barker. The winner will advance to this afternoon's championship final at 3 against Flemming. The winners will earn a trip to the Canadian Mixed championship next fall in Burlington, Ontario. All of today's action takes place in Liverpool.

Conrad pleased

05:45 2009-03-31

Queens MLA, Vicki Conrad, the NDP's Transportation critic  is pleased the Transportation Minister  has reconsidered laying off road workers. Conrad says its great news for the workers and their families. She says retaining the workers is a good first step, but Premier Rodney MacDonald still has an obligation to unveil details of his infrastructure spending plan.  Conrad says the premier intends to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on highway and roadway work but the Department of Transportation workers, and all Nova Scotians, have been kept in the dark. She says the Premier refuses to call back the legislature, refuses to introduce a timely budget and refuses to give Nova Scotians the details they expect on the infrastructure spending plan. Approximately 200 Department of Transportation employees will avoid being laid off during the transition from winter to summer seasons.