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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img 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. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 NEW WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 7, on Highway 125, will have occasional lane closures until Aug. 31 during construction of a new bridge. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 PICTOU COUNTY: Weirs Bridge Closed Weirs Bridge on Shore Road in the Waterside – Caribou Island area of Pictou County is closed to all traffic. Two paved detour routes are available, R. Grant Road and Shore Road, and a gravel road detour on Otter Road. Drivers should use extra caution and allow for extra time when travelling in this area. CONTINUING WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Indian Sluice Bridge Indian Sluice Bridge will be closed for repairs from Monday, Jan. 30, until Monday, Feb. 6. The bridge will be closed to the public each day from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge during these house. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane to build a bailey bridge. A detour will replace the bridge until Aug. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 INVERNESS COUNTY: Point Cross Bridge The Point Cross Bridge on the Cabot Trail, south of Cheticamp, is closed to traffic during the replacement of the bridge. A four kilometre detour using Le Forte Road, Cheticamp Back Road, and Redman Road is available. Drivers should use extra caution in the construction area. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of June. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 SHELBURNE COUNTY: Clyde River Bridge, Highway 103 Traffic on the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103 near Exit 28 is restricted to one lane for bridge repairs. Traffic is being controlled by traffic signals. Work will be completed in January. Motorists should drive with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-412-2416 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 -30-last_img read more

Television hockey and politics among topics to be discussed at Brock crossborder

With President Donald Trump now in power south of the border, politics may appear to be the biggest cross-border issue on people’s minds.But a group of students from the MA program in Canadian-American Studies offered jointly by Brock University and the University at Buffalo are hosting a symposium Wednesday that will examine everything from politics to sports, to entertainment, tourism and even disability issues.Five students from the program will present their major research papers at the Canadian-American Studies Symposium being held in Brock’s ST102 Wednesday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Graduate Program Director Marian Bredin said students throughout the four-year history of the Canadian-American Studies program have proven just how wide-ranging cross-border research can be.“This is an interdisciplinary program and each cohort of students brings unique experience and background that adds to our knowledge of this hugely complex and historical relationship,” she said.Bredin said living close to the border sometimes makes it more difficult to see how different the two countries are.“We go back and forth so often so we’re not aware of how significant these cultural and social differences are,” she said.For his major research paper, Ibrahim Berrada chose to examine the media industry and how successful Canadian content regulations and the Canada Media Fund grants have been at keeping American pop culture from dominating the airwaves.“I think the biggest problem is that it’s cheaper for a (broadcast) company to buy an American product than it is to produce a product in Canada,” Berrada said. “The Canadian Media Fund is working in some aspects … but there are some problems that need to be rectified in order to fix access to the Canadian digital content for youths.”As an example, Berrada points to the requirement that Canadian content producers use a portion of their funding through the CMF on interactive digital components such as online games, eBooks or web series.“It’s a waste of money. They could put that into promotion, marketing and figuring out how to expand access to the content and to making sure Canadians know there is good Canadian content out there,” he said.Also giving presentations at the Canadian-American Studies Symposium are: Keynote speaker Political Science Professor Blayne Haggart: Canada-U.S. Relations in the Trudeau-Trump EraBrock MA student Craig Hilimoniuk: Communicating Brand Politics in CanadaBrock MA student Patrick Morris: Hockey Nationalism in CanadaUniversity at Buffalo student Paul Coleman: Disability in Canada and the United StatesBrock MA student Oleksandr Chernomorchenko: Business and Tourism in the Niagara regionWednesday’s Canadian-American Studies Symposium is open to everyone, but those attending are asked to RSVP to Bredin at [email protected] read more