Sondage sur le système dinformation sur les conditions routières

first_imgLes automobilistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse auront la chance de suggérer des façons d’améliorer le système d’information sur les conditions routières 511 par l’entremise d’un questionnaire en ligne. Le système 511 offre des renseignements bilingues sur les conditions routières en Nouvelle-Écosse par téléphone, Internet ou dispositifs mobiles tels qu’un BlackBerry. En entrant le numéro d’une autoroute, les voyageurs peuvent obtenir des renseignements à jour sur les conditions de cette route. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a été la première province à mettre en œuvre un système 511, a dit Bill Estabrooks, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. Nous demandons maintenant aux automobilistes de nous dire si le système fonctionne bien et si nous avons besoin d’y apporter des améliorations. Un lien au questionnaire se trouve à l’adresse http://511.gov.ns.ca/fr_map. Le numéro 511 fait partie du système d’information sur les conditions routières de la province, qui permet aux automobilistes de connaître les conditions météorologiques et routières avant d’emprunter une route. Ce service inclut 47 caméras routières installées à l’échelle de la province. Pendant l’hiver, le service 511 est mis à jour trois fois par jour à 6 h, 13 h et 16 h ou lorsque les conditions routières changent. Le service s’est avéré très populaire. En janvier 2009, il a été utilisé par 135 365 personnes. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la conduite sécuritaire et l’entretien des routes en hiver (en anglais seulement), consultez le site Web du ministère à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/tran/winter.last_img read more

Court digest Jail time for fall crime spree

An Oakwood Avenue man who repeatedly broke laws throughout last fall and into January was given escalating jail time for his crimes when the charges were dealt with in Simcoe’s Ontario Court recently.Jason Robert Harrington, 35, pleaded guilty to charges from eight different dates, starting with committing mischief last September and threatening death or bodily harm and causing a disturbance in October. For those, he received a suspended sentence.At the end of October, Harrington drove while disqualified, breaking his bail conditions by confronting two women he was supposed to avoid. He pleaded guilty to those charges, received five months of time already served and another two-and-a-half months of jail and a five-year driving prohibition.Ten days later he didn’t show up for a court appearance and three weeks later, he breached his bail conditions again.On New Year’s Day he was charged with committing mischief, but that charge, like 10 others, was dropped.On Jan. 29 Harrington assaulted a woman, damaged her glasses, cellphone and the walls of her home, all while not residing at the Norfolk Street South address he was supposed to be in.Justin Gethin Edward levied another four-and-a-half months of jail time for those offences, giving Harrington a global sentence of more than a year, leaving him with eight months to serve.Harrington must not own or use weapons for 10 years.Man sent inappropriate photo to girlA Simcoe man who sent pictures of his penis to an underage girl was sent to weekend jail after pleading guilty recently in Simcoe’s Ontario Court.Lawren Kadey, 21, was charged with making sexual material available to a child for actions he took in June 2017.A police investigation also found Kadey had child pornography — digital images of a young female —  in his possession.Justice Aubrey Hilliard ordered that Kadey spend 90 days in weekend jail, submit a DNA sample for the national offenders databank and go on the sexual offenders registry for 10 years.The judge also ordered that Kadey get counselling from someone who specializes in sexual deviancy for sexually offending behaviour and not discontinue that treatment without the consent of his probation officer.Back to jail for breaking court ordersA Cherry Street man who continued to break court orders was sent to jail after his angry outbursts got him arrested earlier this year.Michael Allan Whittaker, 30, was convicted last year of breaching several probation orders by not reporting to his probation officer, failing to show up to therapy programs and assaulting a person.In February and March, he was charged with breaking probation orders and conditions of his release.When he appeared before Justice Aubrey Hilliard, Whittaker pleaded guilty to the charges and was credited with already serving three months of jail. But Hilliard sent him back to jail for a further five months.Whittaker is under orders to stay away from a Montclair Crescent home, avoid contact with his victim and take some anger management programs.SGamble@postmedia.com@EXPSGamble read more