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Nova Scotians Urged to Exercise Caution During Storm

first_img do not drive into flooded roads, as the water may be deeper and faster than it seems for your own safety, please obey all signs restricting access to roads stay away from the edges of rivers, creeks and culverts, as water levels may rise quickly and cause the banks to become unstable avoid crossing bridges if the water is running high and fast if you are asked to leave your home, do so and take your emergency kit with you The Emergency Management Office is activated and is supporting municipalities, Nova Scotia Power, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and first responders in addressing issues that arise from the storm. Because of ongoing poor weather conditions, Nova Scotians are urged to watch forecasts and listen for instructions from local officials. Heavy rains and high winds are causing flooding and dangerous conditions, especially in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough and Cape Breton counties. This has led to several road closures, including, Halifax Harbour bridges closed to high-sided vehicles or trucks with heavy loads. For information on other road closures, call 511 or visit http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/ Residents are reminded to exercise flood safety:last_img read more

Ranjan Ramanayake comes under fire in Parliament

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake came under fire in Parliament today for making statements critical of the court and some judges.The joint opposition told Parliament that Ramanayake was attempting to create a rift between the legislator and the court. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that while a Parliamentarian has some privileges he should not abuse those privileges. Joint opposition Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa said that Ramanayake had named and shamed some judges and lawyers should never have been allowed. Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said that Ramanayake should not have been allowed to continue with his statement by the chair at the time. (Colombo Gazette) read more