YARMOUTH COUNTY: Abrams River Bridge, Trunk 3 Abrams River Bridge on Trunk 3, about one kilometre west of Eel Lake Road, will be closed for bridge replacement until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Detour signs are in place. DIGBY COUNTY: Cape St. Marys Bridge Cape St. Marys Bridge, located on John Doucette Road, Cape St. Marys, is closed for replacement until Thursday, Nov. 15. Detour signs in place. CONTINUING WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Trunk 3 Trunk 3, from Trunk 12 to Wake Up Hill Road, will have alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, northbound from Exit 4C (Bedford) to Exit 5 (Fall River), is reduced to one lane for repaving and widening until Thursday, Nov. 15. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 Highway 118, northbound between Exit 13 and Exit 14, is reduced to one lane for repaving and widening until Thursday, Nov. 15. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Wyman Road, Chebogue Wyman Road, Chebogue, is reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. -30- COLCHESTER COUNTY: Bass River – Edgewood Road Edgewood Road to Trunk 2, Bass River, is reduced to one lane for brush cutting and road patching until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, near Liverpool, between Exit 18 and Exit 19, has alternating lane closures for paving until Sunday, Sept 30. Traffic control will consist of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Leary Fraser Road Leary Fraser Road, from Route 325 to Bolivar Road, will have alternating lane closures for gravelling and regrading until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sarty Road Sarty Road, from Wentzell Road to Lower Branch Road, has alternating lane closures for gravelling and regrading until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. INVERNESS COUNTY: Judique Trunk 19, from about one kilometre north of Joe Effie Road, in Judique, northerly for about seven kilometres, is reduced to one lane for drainage improvements and repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Parks Creek Bridge Parks Creek Bridge on Route 332 is closed for bridge replacement until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Motorists are required to detour via Route 332 to Indian Path Road and back to Route 332. PICTOU COUNTY: Sutherlands River Bridge Trunk 4 is closed in Sutherlands River, east of Church Road and west of the intersection of Route 245 and Thorburn Road, for the replacement of the Sutherlands River Bridge. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, Sept. 30. A detour route and signs are in place. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. DIGBY COUNTY: Trunk 1, Meteghan River Bridge Trunk 1, Meteghan River Bridge, Meteghan, to Highway 101 Connector, for about six kilometres, has alternating lane closures for paving and patching until Monday, Oct. 15. Personnel and signs will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348, East River Road Route 348 East River Road, is reduced to one lane in various sections from the Stellarton town line to the New Glasgow town line for repairs and repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Eastern Shore Road Eastern Shore Road, from Trunk 3 easterly for about four kilometres, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Traffic control will consist of stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: John Joe Gillis Bridge John Joe Gillis Bridge on Route 216 (Eskasoni Road) between civic numbers 440 and 539 will be closed for repairs until Saturday, Oct. 4. Detour route on Trunk 4 and Chapel Road. NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102/103 – Bicentennial Highway Blasting is taking place on Highway 102 between Exit 2A and Exit 1D and Highway 103 between Exit 2A and Exit 1B. Work is for the new 102/103 interchange. Blasting will take place twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for ten-minute intervals. Work is expected to continue until Saturday, Dec. 1.
Sri Lanka said it recognizes refugee returns as vulnerable individuals who require government assistance for re-integration, and as such the Government provides assistance to returning refugees, especially in the sectors of livelihoods and housing in addition to the re-integration grant and non-food relief assistance provided by the UNHCR. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filipo Grandi, has said the UNHCR will continue to work on, the return of those Sri Lankans who want to return, solutions for internally displaced people and commendable work that the Government is doing for the statelessness.The High Commissioner made this observation, in response to the national statement of Sri Lanka delivered by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, at the 67th Session of the Executive Committee of the UNHCR, held in Geneva. Aryasinha said the Government is assisted in the resettlement process by the UN and other development partners, yet, Sri Lanka requires further assistance for the displaced and the Government hopes that the international community will be forthcoming in this regard. (Colombo Gazette) A National Steering Committee on Refugee Returnees has also been established enabling those involved in the refugee returnee process to discuss challenges, find solutions and have regular follow- up.