Province proposing new Traffic Safety Act
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ca or email@example.com 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