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TRURO, N.S. - The Truckers' Association of Nova Scotia has written the province's transport minister, Ron Russell, urging him to reconsider pushing back the start of the winter works program:Dear Mr. ...


TRURO, N.S. – The Truckers’ Association of Nova Scotia has written the province’s transport minister, Ron Russell, urging him to reconsider pushing back the start of the winter works program:

Dear Mr. Russell,

The Truckers Association has always been an advocate of highway safety and must commend the attention of the government surrounding safer highways.

However, it has been brought to the attention of an Area Director, Brady Hennigar, that there have been a number of incidents, that directly involved winter weather conditions, including a fatal accident which occurred in Lunenburg County.

It is well known that the department has been looking for ways to reduce expenditures, including the start date for the winter works program. The program was moved from its starting date of November 15th, to the current first Saturday in December.

Although it seems a good way to save money, we all know it is impossible to mandate when winter will officially start.

Unfortunately, it has cost the lives of two people from Lunenburg County and may do so again in the future. We must remember that the traveling public comes first and foremost.

The Executive and Members of the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia would like you to reconsider the winter works program, by returning it to its original November 15th start date, as it is our families who travel these roadways. n


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