Residents rejecting P3 Highway 104 model

Glasgow Square was full last week as CUPE hosted a Highway 104 twinning meeting regarding the Public Private Partnership or P3 proposal for the deadly stretch between Pictou County and Antigonish. That stretch of highway, which is still single lane, is set to become the first privately maintained and owned non-toll highway in Nova Scotia....

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Video shows dangers on hwy. 104

The announcement to speed up the twinning process for TransCanada Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish may have been made, but construction itself cannot come soon enough. Each day travelling on the highway poses a risk for some, although it is not necessarily the highway but the drivers on it that make the road...

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Highway twinning at last

SUTHERLAND’S RIVER — A long-sought twinning of Highway 104 from Sutherland’s River to Antigonish will become a reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday $90 million in federal funding toward the estimated $195 cost to extend the highway’s four lanes the 38 kilometres between Sutherland’s River and Antigonish. Design work will start next week,...

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Truck fire

This is all that remains of a tractor trailer following a fire earlier this afternoon on TransCanada Highway 104 in the Broadway area. Several fire departments responded, including the fire stations in Barney’s River and Merigomish. Traffic was diverted along the Shore Road. (Brimicombe photo)...

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RCMP investigating two-vehicle collision on Highway 104

BARNEY’S RIVER – At least two people are injured following a two-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday on TCHighway 104. At 8:23 a.m. Saturday, Pictou District RCMP was called to the scene of a head-on collision on Highway 104 in Barney’s River. A small car lost control and crossed the centre line into the path of...

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Highway 104 talk recessed

When governments truly want to do something, they do it. When they don’t, they delay. Discussion about twinning Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish is a case in point. Members of the Liberal McNeil government saw the calendar and did two things with the subject of twinning the highway. They accepted informally the 15,000...

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MP talks local issues at meeting

NEW GLASGOW – Healthcare, highway twinning and small businesses were the focus of a discussion that took place Monday night at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. MP Sean Fraser hosted a Town Hall Community Consultation Session to get a feel for the issues constituents in Central Nova and in particular, Pictou County are experiencing. The...

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