Sign Vandals Place Annapolis County Drivers at Risk

first_imgA rash of road-sign vandalism in the Annapolis Valley could have serious consequences for drivers. Over the weekend of June 10, eight road signs in the Nictaux and South Farmington areas of Annapolis County were removed or damaged. “This may seem like a harmless prank but the consequences could be very serious,” said Paul Stone, area manager for the Department of Transportation and Public Works in Middleton. “Removing a stop sign could get somebody killed and a missing street sign could delay fire trucks or ambulances during an emergency. “If we’re out there repairing signs that have been vandalized, that’s time and money not being spent on fixing potholes and dealing with the other road problems that are important to the people in our county.” The problem is not unique to Annapolis County but sign vandalism within that county alone costs Nova Scotia’s taxpayers up to $8,000 every year. Anyone having information about this type of vandalism is asked to contact the local RCMP.last_img read more

Fleury posts second straight shutout Vegas beats Sharks 60

LAS VEGAS — Max Pacioretty scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 shots to earn his league-leading fifth shutout of the season as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 6-0 Saturday night.It was the second shutout in as many nights for Fleury and marked the first time the 15-year veteran recorded back-to-back shutouts since the 2014-15 season, when he blanked Calgary (Feb. 4) and Edmonton (Feb. 6). On Friday, Fleury stopped 29 shots against Calgary.The Sharks came into the game having scored 75 goals this season, tied for sixth in the league. But San Jose couldn’t find the back of the net.It was the 53rd shutout of Fleury’s career, and moved him into a tie for 23rd all-time with Nashville’s Pekka Rinne.William Karlsson, Colin Miller, William Carrier and Alex Tuch also scored for Vegas.Vegas was 3-0-1 against the Sharks last season, and eliminated them from the second round of the playoffs.Aaron Dell, who registered shutouts in his previous two starts, made 30 saves in the loss.Karlsson got the Golden Knights on the board moments after the puck drop, scoring the fastest goal in franchise history, just 14 seconds into the game. Miller, who also had an assist, ripped a slap shot from the circle to make it 2-0 shortly thereafter.Pacioretty, who has at least one point in four of his last five games, scored the team’s next two goals as he took a pass from Reilly Smith and one-timed it to the net midway through the period and later punched home a loose puck after Dell poke-checked the puck from Tuch.The four goals in the first period were the most in any period by the Golden Knights this season.Carrier, who leads the league with 122 hits, got the lone goal in the second period when he backhanded the puck just under Dell’s pads to make it 5-0.Tuch continued his impressive season with his seventh goal of the season in the third period.NOTES: Vegas is 4-1-0 since Nate Schmidt returned from a 20-game suspension. … Vegas D Nick Holden is one game shy of his 400th career game. … With his two assists, Reilly Smith is riding a five-game point streak (1 goal, 7 assists). … San Jose is now 1-5-0 when its opponents score first. … The Sharks are outshooting opponents 842-686 and have outshot their opponent in 18 of 24 games.UP NEXTSharks: Continue a five-game road trip in Buffalo on Tuesday.Golden Knights: Visit Chicago on Tuesday.___More AP NHL: and Ramirez, The Associated Press read more

Multivehicle crash on N7 causing rushhour delays in Dublin

first_img multiple vehicle collision on the N7 outbound between Avoca & the Poitin Stil traffic is very heavy— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 8, 2014 Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter Updated: 6.10pmA MULTIPLE VEHICLE collision outbound on the the N7 between Avoca and the Poitín Stil in south Dublin is causing major delays this Friday rush-hour.center_img The incident is understood to have taken place near Junction 4 Rathcoole shortly after 5pm this evening, but it is not believed to have caused any serious injuries.According to reports, traffic had been at a standstill in and around Saggart, Rathcoole and City West as commuters and travellers set off for the weekend.The National Roads Authority has issued an update, however, to say that the incident has been moved to the hard shoulder, and there are reports that all three lanes of the N7 have been reopened from Junction 4 Rathcoole outbound.According to an update from the Gardaí, the incident has been cleared, and traffic is moving once again although very slowly.last_img read more