first_imgBe Energeticcity.ca staff The next sale is scheduled for April 21 and will offer 30 parcels covering more than 27,000 hectares. The Province raked-in more than $13 million in bonus bids, for the March Oil and Gas land-rights sale.- Advertisement -That’s slightly down from last year’s sale, which generated almost $15 million.Wednesday’s sale offered 77 parcels in northeast B.C., covering 25,171 hectares, and sold 66 parcels covering 18,736 hectares. The average price per hectare for this sale was approximately $715.Included in the sale are four leases for deep-drilling rights in the Blair Creek area, around 105 km northwest of Fort St. John. Bids ranged between roughly $4,000 and $7,000 per hectare, for a total of nearly $6.1 million.Also, two leases were awarded in the eastern portion of the Horn River Basin, about 70 km northeast of Fort Nelson totaling nearly $1.1 million.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img0Shares0000France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin credits his wife Camille in helping him revive his flagging career and popularity with the fans at Everton © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 10 – France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says his wife Camille helped him revive his career at Premier League side Everton after his popularity with the fans plumbed the depths last season.The 28-year-old — who joined Everton from Manchester United in 2017 for a reported £20 million ($25.8 million) — became a focal point for fans’ anger as despite millions being spent under manager Ronald Koeman they failed to spark. However, Schneiderlin — who had flourished under Koeman at his first English club, Southampton — told The Times on Monday that Camille gave him some sound advice after he was roundly booed by the Everton fans when he was sent on as a substitute against Crystal Palace in February this year.His image with them had been tarnished by a nightmare few days in November.He was sent off in a Europa League match with Lyon and then dropped for the following game against Watford by interim manager David Unsworth, who had filled the breach when Koeman was sacked, with rumours that he had walked off the training ground in a huff when he was omitted from the matchday squad.“My wife is very supportive of me,” Schneiderlin said.“She said: ‘You have to show them who you are.’“Maybe it was a time to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Why? Why did this happen?’.”Schneiderlin, capped 15 times, said it helped him also talking to his inner circle as they pulled no punches either.“As well as my wife, I had a long chat with my best friends, my parents, my agent,” he said.“They are not the type of guys who say, ‘Oh Morgan, you are the most beautiful. Oh Morgan, you are the best.’“They say (honest) things to me. I agreed with them. I didn’t have the best season.”Schneiderlin, who has one assist to his name this season in three league appearances after having none to his credit last term in 30 matches, says the fans wrongly gained the impression that he was not dedicated to the club.“It eats me like crazy because the most frustrating thing is that image is not myself,” he said.“I am an honest guy who works very, very hard.“I can have a bad game, or a bad performance, but putting that on me that I don’t give a shit, I don’t care — that is not who I am.”Schneiderlin, who began his professional career at French outfit Strasbourg before then second-tier side Southampton purchased him in 2008, says he feels comfortable with current Everton manager Marco Silva.“I knew I had to work twice, maybe three times as hard as anyone else because I knew some people and some fans would see me in a different way,” he said.“That is what I said to the manager. I said I was prepared to do that and that was what I have done.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_img1 Simon Mignolet has no desire to be Liverpool’s hero in the Europa League final despite earning praise from former Reds goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek.The Merseysiders will be aiming to secure a first European triumph since their famous Champions League win over AC Milan in 2005 where, after coming back from 3-0 down, Dudek was the star in the penalty shoot-out.The former Poland international, who replicated Bruce Grobbelaar’s ‘spaghetti legs’ for the penalties, stopped efforts from Andrea Pirlo and Andriy Shevchenko having also denied the Ukrainian with a memorable double-save in extra time.Dudek last week hailed the current Liverpool goalkeeper but Mignolet wants to avoid the spotlight in Basle against defending champions Sevilla on Wednesday.He said: “I know Dudek spoke well about me. I want to thank him for that as he was one of my heroes when I was younger because of what he did in that Champions League final.“One thing I’d like to make clear is that I don’t want to be a hero in the final, I don’t think it’s important for any individual to do that.“Of course people will decide games like any other but what is most important to me is that we win the final. It doesn’t matter in what kind of way.“Winning the final is all important. Being the hero doesn’t make any difference to me.“It can go to extra time and penalties and then of course I would get the chance to help the team and be decisive but hopefully we can win it inside 90 minutes.”Mignolet watched Dudek’s 2005 heroics in the garden of the family home and they have stuck with him ever since.If it does come down to penalties, however, there will be no antics from the straight-laced Belgian.“Dudek didn’t only make great saves in the shoot-out but he made a few before that,” he added.“The final could have been finished before penalties but for his double save from Shevchenko and then he put the strikers off in the shoot-out and delivered for his team.“I’ve seen what Grobbelaar did against Roma too but I don’t think I’ve got the shaky legs!“There is so much pressure on the penalty taker so I suppose anything that puts him off will help.”READ MORE: Jerzy Dudek – Having ‘passionate and enthusiastic’ Jurgen Klopp as manager is a big advantage for Liverpool Simon Mignolet is expected to be in between the sticks for Liverpool in the Europa League final last_img read more


first_imgPAUL Durcan has spoken about his ambitions for an All-Ireland for Donegal to add to his two Ulster SFC medals.This week he has been put under the spotlight by the official website gaa.ie.Q: Some goalkeepers prefer to play outfield. What are your outfield credentials? A: I played outfield for the club at underage all the way through the ranks and only started playing in goals when I was 15 or 16. I also played outfield for the club (Four Masters) last year, but when we lost our ‘keeper – he transferred this year – I moved back between the posts. I played at full-forward and I was taking the frees.Some people would my playing in goals is down to laziness! But I always admired guys like Shay Given, Packie Bonner and Gary Walsh (former Donegal goalkeeper). I always liked it. My two older brothers used to stick me in goals when we were young so it kind of stuck.Q: What’s the best or most important save you’ve ever made in your career?A: I suppose it was this year against Tyrone in the last minute of the Ulster semi-final. We were three points up and it was practically the last kick of the game. I went low to my left to stop Martin Penrose’s shot and deflected it out off the post for a 65. I think that save probably got us through to the Ulster final. Q: Donegal have changed their style drastically in recent years, but have you been forced to adapt your game too?A: You do adapt your game in ways. The main thing for a goalkeeper is the kick-outs and winning primary possession off them. You do adapt and it’s always in your head how you’re going to do it and how you are going to win the kick-outs.Q: If you could play an All-Ireland final or Ulster final in any stadium outside of Ireland, what stadium would you choose?A: I’ve always liked the stadium in New York, Meadowlands, the home of the New York Jets. I like American Football and watch it as much as I can, as I do most sports.Q: Some big soccer games have been settled on penalty shoot-outs this summer. If there were penalties in Gaelic Games and the All-Ireland final ended in a draw, would you volunteer to take one? A: Ah yeah. If the boys out the field didn’t want to take them then I’d definitely step up and take one. There are players on the team that can stick them past me any day so it would depend. I would think that I would have the confidence to step up and take one.Q: What’s the greatest game you’ve been to in any sport?A: It would have to be the Donegal-Dublin All-Ireland final in 1992. I was nine at the time and I still remember bits and pieces of it. It was a real thrill, sitting in the old Cusack Stand with my father. It was unbelievable. I remember the celebrations then back in Donegal Town on the Monday. I was up until all hours, but that was special so I was allowed to stay up beyond my bedtime.Q: What’s the most enjoyable game you’ve ever played in? A: I always love playing for Donegal, but apart from that I always really enjoyed playing college football. I loved playing in the Sigerson Cup (with Sligo IT), the speed of it was just something that I enjoyed.But I remember playing a Ryan Cup final against UCD in Longford in the middle of winter. It was a bad day but it was one of the best games I’ve ever seen or been involved in.Q: Have you ever shown any ability in another sport and would you like to have pursued it?A: I played a lot of soccer and basketball at school. I was a schoolboy soccer international. I have four caps for Ireland as a goalkeeper. I played for Finn Harps and made it to the bench for the first team. Growing up, Gary Walsh would have been a hero of mine and I was lucky enough to train with Packie Bonner a few times. He was a great ‘keeper and there were a few other guys in my area that played at a high level as goalkeepers. It was when I went to college that I stopped playing soccer and focused on the Gaelic football, when I was 20, 21. I enjoyed soccer but I was always going to focus on Gaelic football.Q: Who’s the most famous sportsperson you’ve ever met?A: Shay Given or Packie Bonner.Q: If you could revisit any moment in your career and change what happened, what moment would you choose?A: I remember a game against Tyrone in the Ulster championship in 2007 (Ulster semi-final) when I gave away a bad goal. If I could go back, I’d definitely change that. I gave away a penalty for throwing the ball in the square and they scored from it.Courtesy of www.gaa.ie – Nothing Beats Being There – get your tickets from your club, at Centra stores or at www.gaa.ieCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: TEN QUESTIONS WITH DONEGAL KEEPER PAUL DURCAN was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: TEN QUESTIONS WITH DONEGAL KEEPER PAUL DURCANwww.gaa.ielast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supporting proposed improvements to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and noting the importance of the program for both the environment and domestic and global food security.“NFU appreciates USDA’s work to improve the efficacy of CRP and stands ready to provide any support or assistance that would be helpful to the program,” Johnson said. “The CRP program not only benefits the environment, but it also adds substantially to U.S. and international food security by safeguarding land that can be used in emergency circumstances.”Johnson highlighted changes that USDA has proposed to improve the program, including the inclusion of an “infeasible to farm” provision and the allowance of farmers to transfer land from CRP to the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) without penalty.“The inclusion of an “infeasible to farm” provision will allow farmers to enroll an entire field as long as at least 75 percent of the field qualifies,” Johnson said. “Also, allowing farmers to transfer land from CRP to ACEP without penalty gives participating producers more freedom to utilize the conservation program that best suits their land. These changes strengthen the program by opening it up to more farmers, allowing USDA to secure the best conservation results possible.”Johnson also affirmed NFU’s longtime support for conservation programs. “Family farmers and ranchers have historically been our best soil and water conservationists when given the economic incentive and flexibility necessary to do so,” he said. “NFU supports the objectives of the conservation plan being used to reduce and control wind and water erosion, prevent non-point source pollution, and enhance the soil and water capacities of the land.”last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Pamela SmithDTN Staff ReporterDECATUR, Ill. (DTN) — I have a hearing loss. It is a disability.There, I said it. Did you hear me?If you are a farmer, maybe not. It is no secret agricultural workers are exposed to a laundry list of deafening noises. It’s not just machinery either — from bellowing livestock to hammering that steel something or other into position, we endure a lot of racket.The end result can be a mish mash of problems. Beyond the inability to hear clearly, the other common ailments include tinnitus (ringing) and hyperacusis (pain associated with loud noises). Unlike other disabilities, hearing issues aren’t outwardly visible and therefore, are not always fully considered.There’s much to write about this topic, but for now, let this just stand as a public service announcement about holidays and other events that thrust us into noisy places.It is not uncommon for those struggling with hearing issues to retreat. Going out to eat in restaurants or attending a simple family meal can be an exhaustive chore. Sounds such as the squeal of a child or the raucous boom of fireworks that should be, or once were, joyous can be agonizing. Sadly, my husband’s whistle-while-he-works habit used to be endearing, but now is very painful to my sensitive ears.My own hearing went haywire three years ago on Thanksgiving Day. The journey to resolve those issues is far from over, but I have learned some ways to cope. The biggie has been realizing I need to be proactive about my disability. In other words, don’t suffer in silence alone.Shari Eberts, a New York-based blogger, advocates for those with hearing difficulties through her website: Living With Hearing Loss (https://livingwithhearingloss.com/…). “Communication practices apply to the person with the loss and those who live and work around them,” said Eberts.Trust me, this message may take repeated reminders because loved ones don’t always “hear” or absorb it. Remember, this is mostly an invisible disability. Here’s how the conversation typically goes at our house:Husband: “I told you that.”Me: “Where was I when you said it and where was I?”Husband: “I was in the office and you were in the kitchen.”Me: “Well there you go …”Unless you are facing me and in the same room, the telling is a waste of breath. No, I don’t need you to speak loud and slow, but I need face-to-face communication. Many with hearing loss are the same. Reality is, people often tell you something as they are doing other things. The hearing impaired need others to stop and purposefully communicate and that doesn’t mean with your back turned or looking into a computer screen.Hearing aids and other devices are part of the treatment puzzle, but they only go so far. So, I encourage you to speak up if those long hours in the combine or auger cart this fall have dulled the senses.Below are a few practical things that might help as you gather through the holiday and meeting season.–In a dinner setting, ask to be seated in the center of the table or near the person you most want to converse with.–Ask if background music can be lowered. In the same light, candlelight is lovely, but it makes it hard to lip read if that’s how you fill conversational gaps.–Hearing fatigue is a real thing. It may be necessary to remove yourself from the dinner din to let the brain rest and regroup.–Back of the room seating may be great if you want to sleep through a meeting, but not if you want to pick up important details. Sit where you can hear and not just where it is convenient to make an escape.–Small recorders or phone recorders can be helpful for review purposes if it is important to get every last word during a meeting.–Be patient and realistic. Group conversations at large gatherings can be frustrating. You may need to pull individuals aside to a quiet spot for more intimate discussions.–Some locations make hearing more difficult. Taller ceilings or metal buildings are tough for me, for example.–Let others know you are having a difficult time hearing and simply tell them your needs. They can only help if they know.Finally, I’d encourage you not to use your hearing challenge as an excuse to simply dodge commitments you think you don’t want to do. If you approach hearing loss as part of your normal life, others will adapt and help. Learning to live with a hearing loss means speaking up so others can hear and understand your needs.For more on this topic check out these posts from Shari Eberts: https://livingwithhearingloss.com/…https://livingwithhearingloss.com/…We would like to hear from farmers or farm families who have dealt with hearing loss to help with future stories. Please write and tell us of your journey so we can help others.Pamela Smith can be reached at pamela.smith@dtn.comFollow her on Twitter @PamSmithDTN(CZSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgBengaluru, Aug 22 (PTI) Indian athlete Sudha Singh, who returned from Rio Olympics with fever and body ache last week, has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital here for a suspected Zika virus. “Sudha Singh arrived here in Bengaluru on August 20 with fever and body ache. She was admitted to one of the chains of Fortis Hospital the same day. The athlete is undergoing treatment and medication for suspected zika virus,” Sports Authority of India (SAI) Regional Director M Shyam Sunder told PTI. Sudha had participated in the steeplechase competition at Rio. Giving an update on the condition of the athlete, Sunder said officials from health departments of state and central governments visited the hospital and gave the required medical help and advise. The doctors have collected the blood samples of Sudha and have sent them to a virology institute for Zika testing, Sunder said. “The doctors have taken the blood samples to avoid risk factors. Hopefully, it is not Zika that Sudha is suffering from,” he said. As per doctors, Sudha is recuperating and feeling better than when she was admitted on August 20, Sunder said. In May, Sudha broke the national record in womens 3000m steeplechase event to finish eighth in the second leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meet in Shanghai. She had qualified for Rio Games during the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi in April, where she clocked nine minutes 26.55 seconds. Before the commencement of the Rio Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had issued a detailed advisory to all the athletes and support staff in view of the zika virus scare in Brazil. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus which can cause crippling birth defects and also affects neurological system. PTI BDN AH PDSadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe Xiaomi Mi A2 is finally here and it’s every bit as fantastic as the Mi A1 that it replaces. It goes on sale on August 23. While Xiaomi does make some compromises in order to give the Mi A2 a premium design while keeping the price relatively affordable, the phone comes with enough goodies to warrant your attention. The Mi A2, more importantly, gets almost all those things right that you will want to see right in a value-for-money smartphone. This means good performance and outstanding cameras for the price.Yes, the Mi A2 could have done better in some areas, but hey, no phone is perfect.The Mi A2, just to refresh it for you, is an Android One phone. In other words, just like other Android One phones — there are Nokias too made by HMD Global — and pure Android phones like the Google Pixels, the Mi A2 runs a clean “googly” software. Now, this software is one selling point of the phone but that is not all it offers. Here is a quick look at the Mi A2 — for a more detailed impression check out the India Today Tech review of the Xiaomi Mi A2.1. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a looker. There are no two ways about it. The front is big and almost bezel-less and there’s a vertically-aligned dual camera module on the back. The phone comes with U-shaped antenna lines that will be hard to notice unless you’re out looking for them. And yes, it sports an all-metal design that means that the Mi A2 looks and feels like it has been carved out of a single block of aluminium. It can be slippery, but then Xiaomi ships a clear case in the box, so that’s nice too. The Mi A2 is available in a choice of 4 colours in India: gold, blue, black and rose gold.advertisement2. The build quality is fantastic. The Mi A2 is the most affordable phone to ship with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front, which means technically it should hold up well if you happen to drop it screen facing down.3. The Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display that has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It also gives the phone 403ppi density, which is something that you should not bother about because even 300ppi is good enough. Xiaomi has shaved off bezels around the screen, and that makes the Mi A2 smaller compared to regular 6-inch phones. Also, the Mi A2 uses an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9, as against the more traditional 16:9. The screen is one of the weak spots of the Mi A2, something we noted in the review as well. The Mi A2 screen lacks contrast and it’s brightness levels leave a lot to be desired.4. The Mi A2 carries the legacy of the Mi A1 forward. in other words, it comes with Google software and promise of timely OS updates directly from Google with some help from Xiaomi. It is an Android One phone after all. But there are areas where Xiaomi has tried to improve the Android Oreo that is inside the Mi A2. The phone comes with Xiaomi’s Mi Feedback and Mi Remote apps. The purpose of the Mi Feedback app is to let users report issues with the phone and the Mi Remote app allows users to use the IR sensor in the phone. The Mi Remote app can be uninstalled, the Mi Feedback app can’t. There are three more Xiaomi apps — Mi Drop, File Manager and Mi Store — pre-installed on the Mi A2. Also, the camera app is the one created by Xiaomi and not Google. 5. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Sounds impressive, and works well enough. On paper, the Mi A2 is the most powerful phone at its price in the Indian market right now. And in practice too, it is one fast phone. Basically, if you are worried about the performance of the Mi A2, you shouldn’t. It’s a beast.6. Xiaomi has not brought all variants of the Mi A2 in India. Only the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version is available here. Do note that the Mi A2 does not support expandable storage. The Mi A2, however, gives users unlimited high-quality storage through Google Photos. There’s also Google Drive and Google Docs. All these features come bundled with the Mi A2 because it’s an Android One phone.7. While the 3,000mAh battery inside the Mi A2 lasts one full day, although with some struggle, it can’t match the battery performance of Redmi Note 5 pro. The Mi A2 seems like a step-down in this regard, which is a little disappointing considering Xiaomi phones are known for good battery life.advertisementThe India Today Tech battery loop test gave lasted just 10 hours on the Mi A2. Most users with regular usage will be able to pull one day on the Mi A2, but that’s all that you’re going to get out of it. The Mi A2 India variant supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology but Xiaomi is not bundling a Quick Charge 4.0 compliant charger in the box.8. One big reason to buy the Mi A2, if you are looking for one, isn’t its clean Android software or blazing fast performance. Instead, the reason is the camera performance.The Mi A2 comes with two cameras on the back. One uses a 12-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 486 sensor) and another a 20-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 376 sensor). Both the sensors have a lens with f/1.75 aperture. The main sensor has large pixels while the secondary sensor supports pixel binning that technically results in decent photos in even low light. The dual-camera setup is paired with a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. But the star attraction here is how the two cameras can sense ambient surroundings and intelligently switch between the sensors: the 12-megapixel sensor is used in good light, the 20-megapixel sensor kicks in low-light conditions.While the two cameras switch automatically depending on the available light, it is also possible to manually choose the sensor you want to use for a particular shot. It’s safe to say that the Mi A2 offers best dual camera implementation on a mainstream phone right now, even though those who have used the Mi A1 will miss its 2X zoom lens. On the front, the Mi A2 sports a 20-megapixel camera with LED flash which is the same as the one inside the Redmi Note 5 Pro.9. Xiaomi has launched the Mi A2 in India at a price of Rs 16,999. This is for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is only available online.10. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is available for purchase through flash sale model for now although in future Xiaomi may sell it in open sale. For now, Xiaomi is going to sell the Mi A2 once every week (probably more when there is more stock or if there’s a promotional sale) until stocks last. This means that getting a hold of a Mi A2 won’t be easy, at least initially.last_img read more


first_imgUSATSI_8069305_154512258_lowresThe second half of the Missouri State game was messy — and not very fun to watch, I might add — but that doesn’t mean we didn’t learn anything from OSU’s only FCS game this season.Five things…1. Florida State isn’t as tight as we thought: That was my big takeaway from Week 2. I get that OSU wasn’t super fired up to follow up that war with the Noles with a FCS clash against a team that vandalized its library fountain but I honestly feel like Missouri State could have done some stuff against FSU and no FCS team should ever be able to do anything against you if you’re the No. 1 team in the country.Not even North Dakota State.2. Daxx can go against FCS teams: He wasn’t perfect but this was big boy stuff.The problem is that I know how JW translates against the Texas’ and FSUs and Georgias of the world. I’m not sure how Daxx translates. Part of me hopes he gets his chance to prove it on Saturday night.3. Special teams are special: In all of the ways. Three blocked kicks, two missed field goals, pooches to Tyreek, Teddy Johnson catching a kickoff. I’m terrified.Speaking of the missed field goals, allow me to stick up for Ben Grogan really quickly. He’s 5/8 so far this year with misses from 51, 46, and 41 and makes from 37, 19, 34, 36, and 37.According to historical data from the NFL (the NFL, not college…because I couldn’t find college) the average points expected on those eight kicks is  about 20.55. And again these are NFL kickers — the best of the best. Grogan has tallied 15 points.It’s not great but it’s not as bad as you think.4. It’s all poison: Glenn Spencer thinks every single thing his players hear outside of what he tells them is poison. Calls from their parents, columns in the Oklahoman, the New Testament, the Old Testament, How to Win Friends and Influence People.All of it.5. The offensive line might be as bad as we thought it would be: Daxx got sacked twice in three quarters on Saturday. It’s true that Walsh probably would have wriggled free and that the offensive line didn’t have to do as much against FSU because of the run option with No. 4 but last time I checked No. 4 was pretty questionable to close out the next 11 games.That means the big fellas up front will have to be quite a bit better than they were on Saturday.GIF via CRFFTotally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more


first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Motorists Advised to Use Caution onGravel Roads Rain is turning gravel roads into frozen surfaces in some partsof Nova Scotia today, Feb. 4. Motorists are advised to avoid travelling on non-paved roads ifslippery conditions exist and are asked to use added cautionduring periods of freezing rain. Department of Transportation and Public Works staff report thatrain is hitting snow-packed roads and bringing frost out of theground where it turns to ice. Motorists are advised to call the local base of the Department ofTransportation and Public Works if they see problem conditions.Local area bases are available by calling 1-888-432-3233. The department provides updated road condition reports threetimes a day, seven days a week in winter by calling toll-free 1-800-307-SNOW (7669) or 902-424-3933 in Halifax RegionalMunicipality. The service is also available online atwww.gov.ns.ca/tran . -30-last_img read more