HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Halifax Stanfield International Airport Until the end of June, road work at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport will result in detours for traffic leaving the airport to Highway 102 Halifax bound. Expect delays. CONTINUING WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348, Pictou Landing Route 348, in Pictou Landing, is reduced to one lane from 500 metres east of Well Hill Road to Lewis Road for paving until Friday, August 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Traffic control personnel are on site. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. -30- RICHMOND COUNTY: Lennox Passage Bridge, Isle Madame The speed limit on the Lennox Passage Bridge on Isle Madame is reduced to 20 kilometres per hour while repairs are being carried out to the bridge’s joints. The bridge is safe and the public will be advised if further restrictions are required. PICTOU COUNTY: Sutherlands River Bridge Trunk 4 is closed in Sutherlands River, east of Church Road and west of the intersection of Route 245 and Thorburn Road, for the replacement of the Sutherlands River Bridge. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, Sept. 30. A detour route and signs are in place. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone.
A Sri Lankan woman in Cromer, England, who claimed she was raped and then tortured with cigarettes by security forces in Sri Lanka has pleaded with the Home Office not to send her back, the Eastern Daily Press reported.Her husband said he escaped from the soldiers after being shot and wounded and came to Cromer in 1998. She expressed fears she would face further danger should she be sent back.Emma Rutherford, representing the woman, told the tribunal her client might commit suicide if separated from her husband and sent back to Sri Lanka.The husband said he was diabetic and his wife did the cooking and looked after him. The woman appealed against a Home Office decision to deport her back to Sri Lanka after rejecting her application as an asylum seeker. He added: “I do not want to return to Sri Lanka because I like the food in Cromer and dislike the weather in Sri Lanka. John Smith, representing the Home Office, said they refused the woman’s application because she had been unreliable in making claims about her bank statements and employment.The woman, who denied these claims, told the tribunal she was held in captivity, raped by security forces in Sri Lanka and burned on her body with cigarettes. The alleged victim recently joined her husband in the seaside town. The couple’s background was revealed at an Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in Birmingham. “I escaped from the security forces to reach England after being shot and I still have the wounds to prove it.”Tribunal judge George Ferguson said he would make a decision at a later date.