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Supporting Local Musical Talent

Our very own Jennifer Langille presented Luke MacIsaac with this year's $5,000 scholarship last week. Luke is going to pursue his passion for music this fall at Memorial University in the Bachelor of Music program. He has been heavily involved in school and community music programs since elementary school, winning numerous awards including North Nova Education Centre’s Jazz Choir Top Male. He plays several instruments and sings in multiple choirs, including the Nova Scotia Youth Choir.

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How to be Safe This Halloween

The spookiest time of year is almost upon us - Halloween. The costumes and candy can bring out the kid in all of us, but it’s important to be safer than ever with the influx of kids walking in our neighbourhoods. Whether you’ll be accompanying your kids this Halloween or driving during trick-or-treat hours, you need to be aware of safe pedestrian practices. The three most common factors in any pedestrian accident are visibility, distractions, and vehicle speed.

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Why the Limitations of Actions Act Matters

When it comes to filing a claim, timing is crucial. Depending on the type of incident, and where the wrongful conduct occurred, your window of opportunity to take legal action can vary substantially. This period of time is known as the limitation period and is in accordance with each province’s and territory’s Limitation of Actions Act.

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How reduce traffic fatalities?

The Nova Scotia government is considering a long-term plan to twin a number of highways in the province in order to make them safer, according to CBC News. While no definite plans have yet been put into place, the government says it is considering tolls as a way of funding highway twinning in the future. A number of highways in Nova Scotia, notably Highway 103, have been the scenes of deadly car collisions in recent years. The plan to twin some highways comes just months after federal figures showed that Nova Scotia has the second- highest traffic mortality rate in the country.

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