Prov­ince propos­ing new Traf­fic Safety Act

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Shel­burne Mu­se­ums by the Sea’s Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Coun­cil is pleased to host a pre­sen­ta­tion en­ti­tled Ar­chae­ol­ogy at Fort St. Louis-Re­cent Dis­cov­er­ies and Fu­ture Plans in Port la Tour on Satur­day, May 19 at the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Bar­ring­ton’s Multi-Pur­pose Room.

Join Dr. Cather­ine Cot­treau-Robins, Nova Sco­tia Mu­seum’s Cu­ra­tor of Ar­chae­ol­ogy, for a pre­sen­ta­tion on the finds from the 2017 ar­chae­o­log­i­cal field work at Port la Tour’s Fort St. Louis. Par­tic­i­pants will have an op­por­tu­nity to view ac­tual arte­facts found at the site.

Fol­low­ing the Fort St. Louis lec­ture, Dr. Cot­treau-Robins is in­ter­ested in speak­ing with the pub­lic about po­ten­tial sig­nif­i­cant ar­eas that the Nova Sco­tia Mu­seum should be in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Pos­si­ble sug­ges­tions could in- clude subter­ranean shell piles on coastal prop­er­ties, pre-de­por­ta­tion Aca­dian foun­da­tions, the site of the il­lu­sive French fur trad­ing posts on Cape Sable Is­land or Vieux Lo­gis.

Of­ten fam­i­lies have anec­dotes handed down over gen­er­a­tions that could prove to be help­ful in iden­ti­fy­ing these lo­ca­tions. Guests are en­cour­aged to bring along any ar­chae­o­log­i­cal finds that they would like to have iden­ti­fied. Maps will be avail­able to pin­point po­ten­tial new sites based on sug­ges­tions or lo­ca­tion of finds.

Nova Sco­tia Mu­se­ums has in­di­cated that they have no in­ten­tion of con­fis­cat­ing any finds un­der the Spe­cial Places Act, they are only fo­cused on gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion.

As a fol­low-up to the pre­sen­ta­tion and to com­pli­ment the con­tin­u­a­tion of the field work sched­uled for this sum­mer in Port la Tour, the Cape Sable His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is pleased to be host­ing a pop-up Nova Sco­tia Mu­seum ex­hibit of the Fort St. Louis dig for the 2018 sea­son. This ex­hibit will be lo­cated in the Old Court House, site of the West­ern Coun­ties Mil­i­tary Mu­seum and Ge­nealog­i­cal Re­search Cen­tre at 2401 Hwy 3, Bar­ring­ton.

The Fort St. Louis event will be­gin at 1 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion and all funds will go to­ward fu­ture Shel­burne Mu­se­ums by the Sea pro­gram­ming. The multi-pur­pose room is lo­cated at 2447 Hwy 3 and is lo­cated in the for­mer court room for the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Bar­ring­ton. Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact shel­burne.mu­seum@ns.sym­pa­tico. ca or bar­mu­se­um­com­plex@eastlink.ca or phone Shel­burne Mu­se­ums by the Sea at 902-875-3219 or the Bar­ring­ton Mu­seum Com­plex at 902-637-2185

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to re­place the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Act with a new Traf­fic Safety Act and Nova Sco­tians will have a chance to pro­vide feed­back.

One of the first ar­eas be­ing up­dated are rules of the road, in­clud­ing dis­tracted driv­ing, speed lim­its and bi­cy­cling.

“Nova Sco­tians are on our roads every day and we want to hear what they have to say as we de­velop the new act and reg­u­la­tions,” said Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal Min­is­ter Lloyd Hines. “The ex­ist­ing act was writ­ten in the early 1900s and we need to mod­ern­ize our laws. We want the new act to be more flex­i­ble and re­spon­sive.”

The new act, ex­pected to be in­tro­duced in the Nova Sco­tia leg­is­la­ture this fall, gov­erns and reg­u­lates the reg­is­tra­tion and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of mo­tor ve­hi­cles and the use of pro­vin­cial high­ways and roads. This in­cludes driver’s li­cences, the reg­is­tra­tion and in­spec­tion of ve­hi­cles, traf­fic laws and equip­ment stan­dards.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to pro­vide feed­back visit, no­vas­co­tia.ca/traf­fic­safety­act/ .

The dead­line for feed­back is Fri­day, June 8.

Writ­ten sub­mis­sions can be sent to:

Traf­fic Safety Act En­gage­ment/ Pol­icy and Plan­ning

Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion & In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal P.O. Box 186

Hal­i­fax, NS B3J 2N2

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