CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Route 305 Route 305, Seaview Drive, will have occasional lane closuresuntil Thursday, Sept. 30, while the Leitches Creek Bridge isreplaced. Work will take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.Traffic control persons will be in place when necessary. Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from the top of Kelly’s Mountain easterly, aboutnine kilometres, will have full lane closures for road work, fromMonday, Aug. 30 until Thursday, Sept. 30. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Traffic control willconsist of traffic control persons. Local area office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2518 PICTOU COUNTY: Upper Stellarton Church Bridge (Plymouth Bridge) The Upper Stellarton Church Bridge, also called the PlymouthBridge, in Plymouth will be closed to all traffic on Monday, Aug.30 and Tuesday, Aug. 31, between 8 a.m and 4 p.m, for bridgerepairs. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. KINGS COUNTY: Keil Schofield Bridge The Keil Schofield Bridge in Black River will be closed formaintenance until Friday, Sept. 10. Motorists are advised to use a detour route via Lower Sunken LakeRoad to Miner Meadow Lane to Upper Sunken Lake Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Mill Brook No. 1 Bridge The Mill Brook No. 1 Bridge on the Leville Road in New Ross willbe closed to loads wider than 3.5 metres (11 feet) until Friday,Sept. 3. One lane will also be closed. Road crews will be carrying out bridge rehabilitation between 7a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays. Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lower Gulch Bridge Lower Gulch Bridge, on the Mines Bass River Road, will be closeduntil Thursday, Sept. 30. The bridge is located 900 metres westof Westchester Mountain Road. Bridge rehabilitation work will be carried out between 7 a.m and7 p.m daily. A signed detour will be available and trafficcontrol persons will be in place. Local area office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 395 Route 395, north of West Lake Ainslie Road to Trout Brook Bridge,will have lane closures until Sunday, Oct. 31 for repaving andbridge work. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.weekdays. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control persons. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. Adetour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville StationRoad. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Riversdale Truss Bridge The Riversdale Truss Bridge will have lane closures and a 10-tonne weight restriction from Monday, Aug. 30 to Friday, Oct. 1. Road crews will be carrying out bridge repairs between 8 a.m and4 p.m. The weight restriction will be in affect 24 hours a day.Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons andsigns. The bridge is located on the Riversdale Road, about 7.2kilometres south of Highway 104. Local area office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 104, Port Hastings Rotary The Port Hastings Rotary on Highway 104 will have lane closuresuntil Sunday, Oct. 31. Road crews will be carrying out repavingwork between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays. Traffic control personswill be in place. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14, from Route 202 (Cheesefactory Corner) westerly to Route354 (Beaverbank Road), about five kilometres, will have laneclosures due to repaving. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. and will be complete by Thursday, Sept. 30. Traffic controlwill consist of traffic control persons and pilot vehicles. NEW WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337 Two sections of Route 337 will have intermittent lane closuresfrom Monday, Aug. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 31. One section starts at the intersection of Route 337 and MarshRoad at Livingstone Cove and goes seven kilometres west. Theother section starts at Cribbons Point Road and goes 2.4kilometres to South Lakevale Road. Work will take place between 6 a.m and 8 p.m. Traffic controlwill consist of a pilot vehicle. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Cobequid Road There will be lane closures on the Cobequid Road from SackvilleDrive to Memory Lane until Thursday, Sept. 30. Motorists are asked to use caution while travelling through thework site. Delays may be experienced. An alternate route shouldbe used if possible. Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Trafficcontrol will consist of traffic control persons, signs andbarrels. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 will have intermittent lane closures for repavinguntil Thursday, Sept. 30. Work is being carried out west of Exit17, near Valley Cross Roads and easterly to the Manganese MinesOverpass. Traffic in eastbound lanes will be affected and lanewidths will be reduced in the Exit 17 area. Work will take placebetween 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily. Traffic control will consist of signage. Motorists are asked touse extra caution while travelling in this area. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Two sections of Highway 102 will have intermittent lane closuresuntil Tuesday, Aug. 31. Traffic travelling in northbound laneswill be affected periodically while repaving work is carried out.Work will take place daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Section one begins 1.3 kilometres north of Commo Road, nearStewiacke, and goes 5.3 kilometres to Shortts Lake RoadMultiplate, near Brookfield. Section two begins from the north side of Robie Structure, nearTruro, and goes 3.4 kilometres to the intersection of Highway 102and Highway 104. Traffic control will consist of signage. Motorists are asked touse extra caution while driving in these areas. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local area office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local area office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 northbound lanes, from the Halifax County/HantsCounty line to Exit 8 at Elmsdale, about five kilometres, willhave one-lane closures due to repaving. Work will take place fromWednesday, Sept. 1, to Thursday, Sept. 30. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, north of River Denys Mountain Road to north of SandyGillis Bridge, will have occasional lane closures for repavinguntil Sunday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.Traffic control will be in place. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, between Boylston and Guysborough, will haveintermittent lane closures for repaving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from daylight to dark, Monday to Friday,with some weekend work. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 The speed limit at the St. Croix interchange at Exit 4 is reducedto 80 km/h until further notice, while bridge and roadconstruction takes place. KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Local area office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local area office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER/HALIFAX COUNTIES: Route 224 Route 224, from the intersection of Route 277 at Gay’s River tothe Elderbank Road, about six kilometres, will have intermittentlane closures due to repaving. Traffic control will consist of apilot vehicle. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. andwill be complete by Friday, Oct. 15. Local area office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local area office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7 will have intermittent one-lane closures until Sunday,Oct. 31. The closures will be in effect from 1.3 kilometres westof Liscomb River to the MacKinley Point Loop Road at Spanish ShipBay. Work will take place from daylight to dark, Monday to Friday,with some weekend work. Local area office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Trunk 4 Three kilometres of Trunk 4 will have periodic lane closures nearMiddle Cape until Wednesday, Nov. 10, for repaving. Work willtake place west of Breac Brook Bridge to the top of the hill inMiddle Cape, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Traffic control willconsist of a pilot vehicle. Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternateroutes where possible. Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local area office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local area office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local area office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 6 Trunk 6 will have one-lane closures, between the town line atAmherst East and Ripley Loop, until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Repaving work will be carried out between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.weekdays. Traffic control persons will be in place. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347 There will be periods of lane closures on Route 347 betweenThorburn Road and MacPherson’s Mills Bridge until Thursday, Sept. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 The Highway 102/Trunk 2 Interchange, at Exit 5 near Fall River,will have lane closures until Friday, Oct. 1. Road crews will becarrying out interchange improvements between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30p.m. daily. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local area office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local area office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, west of River Denys Mountain Road and extending fourkilometres east, will have one-lane closures for repaving untilSunday, Oct. 31. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.weekdays. Traffic control will consist of traffic controlpersons. Local area office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local area office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Repaving work will be carried out between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Local area office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 HANTS COUNTY: Elmsdale Bridge Elmsdale Bridge on Trunk 2 between Elmsdale and Lantz is closeduntil Thursday, Sept. 30. A detour is available around thebridge. Traffic control consists of a detour sign.
SAN DIEGO — A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it “paid Russian propaganda.”One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego.The small, family-owned network based in San Diego is challenging Fox News for conservative cable and satellite TV viewers and has received favourable tweets from President Donald Trump.The lawsuit contends that Maddow’s comment on her July 22 MSNBC show were retaliation after OAN President Charles Herring accused cable television giant Comcast of censorship. The suit contends that Comcast refused to carry the channel because it “counters the liberal politics of Comcast’s own news channel, MSNBC.”A week after Herring sent an email to a Comcast executive, Maddow opened her MSNBC show by referring to a report in the Daily Beast that said an OAN employee also worked for Sputnik News, which is linked to the Russian government.“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right-wing news outlet in America really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” Maddow said on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”“Their on-air U.S. politics reporter is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government,” Maddow said.In the lawsuit, OAN said Kristian Rouz was a freelancer for Sputnik News, not a staff employee, and his work there had nothing to do with his work for OAN.The lawsuit includes a statement from Rouz that said he wrote some 1,300 articles over the past 4 1/2 years for Sputnik but “I have never written propaganda, disinformation, or unverified information.”“One America is wholly owned, operated and financed by the Herring family in San Diego. They are as American as apple pie. They are not paid by Russia and have nothing to do with the Russian government,” Skip Miller, an attorney representing OAN, said in a statement. “This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law.”The suit names Maddow, Comcast, MSNBC and NBCUniversal Media.A message seeking comment from an MSNBC spokeswoman was not immediately returned.However, the lawsuit included an Aug. 6 letter from Amy Wolf, an attorney for NBCUniversal News Group, to OAN’s attorney.It said OAN “publishes content collected or created by a journalist who is also paid by the Russian government for writing over a thousand articles. Ms. Maddow’s recounting of this arrangement is substantially true and therefore not actionable.”The Associated Press