Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103Blasting will take place on Highway 103, at exits 3 and 4,between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until September 2004. Both eastboundand westbound motorists may experience short delays. Trafficcontrol consists of traffic control persons. Work takes placefrom 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 PICTOU COUNTY: Black Brook BridgeBlack Brook Bridge on Minto Road is closed for removal andreplacement of the bridge structure until Monday, Dec. 15. Detoursignage is available. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101Highway 101, from Mount Uniacke to the Stillwater overpass, isnow open. Work will continue in isolated areas. The speed limitis 100 km/h. Motorists may occasionally experience some minortraffic delays in areas where traffic has been reduced from twolanes to one. HANTS COUNTY: Elmsdale BridgeElmsdale Bridge on Trunk 2 between Elmsdale and Lantz is closeduntil June 2004. A detour is available around the bridge. Trafficcontrol consists of a detour sign. Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-6196 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Joudrey RoadJoudrey Road is closed except to local traffic for culvertrepairs, until further notice. A detour is available fromLouisville Road to Route 6. Work takes place 24 hours a day. CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Luther McNutt BridgeLuther McNutt Bridge on Truro Road is closed except to localtraffic until Monday, Dec. 15, for bridge structure removal andreplacement. Traffic control consists of detour signage. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Canal BridgeThe Canal Bridge in Raynardton will be closed to all trafficuntil Saturday, Dec. 20 to facilitate replacement of thestructure. Traffic control consists of detour signage. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 KINGS COUNTY: Simpson BridgeSimpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. Detour signage is available. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 INVERNESS COUNTY: Sandy Gillis BridgeSandy Gillis Bridge in Judique is closed until Saturday, Dec. 13for bridge replacement and repair to approaches. A detour isavailable on a temporary bridge. Traffic control consists ofsignage. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Little River BridgeLittle River Bridge at Mill Creek near Port Hood is closed untilSaturday, Dec. 13 for replacement of bridge and approaches. Adetour is available. Traffic control consists of traffic lights. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael RoadToney 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. -30-
The representatives of the 15-member Security Council, led by Brazilian Ambassador Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg, arrived today on their first fact-finding visit to a Latin American or Caribbean country in preparation for voting on extending the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti at the end of May.During the four-day trip, the delegation aimed to support the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as it assisted the Transitional Government in disarming illegal armed groups, establishing a national dialogue, organizing free, fair and open democratic elections and installing an elected government in February next year, Mr. Sardenberg told a news conference before leaving New York.The Council was also concerned about such issues as human rights compliance, he added.The Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan and MINUSTAH chief Juan Gabriel Valdés yesterday welcomed the Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Ad Hoc Consultative Group on Haiti, led by the Permanent Representative of Canada, Allan Rock.The Ad Hoc Group was established last year to work with the Transitional Government on devising and implementing long-term, sustainable development strategies, Mr. Rock noted.It will also assess how the country has coped with recent flooding and how it is preparing to face future natural disasters, he said.The Group comprises representatives of Benin, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Haiti.