Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 YARMOUTH COUNTY: East Kempt Bridge The East Kempt Bridge on Route 203 will be closed for bridge replacement until Saturday, Dec. 31. Traffic control consists of detour signs. A detour is available on the North Kempt Road and the Gray Road. HALIFAX COUNTY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Highway 118, from intersection at Highway 111 northerly (toward the airport) will have intermittent lane closures in both directions during interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. For information call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 by Exit 25 is no longer reduced to one lane for installation of a culvert but work does continue until Friday, Dec. 16. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Brooklyn Road Underpass Brooklyn Road underpass at Exit 18 will be reduced to onelane for repaving and repairs until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30- COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Dec. 9 to replace culverts. Traffic control consists of traffic control lights. Traffic lights will be in operation 24 hours a day. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2, Route 209 The intersection at Trunk 2 and Route 209 in Brookfield will have a one-lane closure — to construct a right turning lane on Route 209 — until Friday, Dec. 23. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CONTINUING WORK KINGS COUNTY: Cambridge Mountain Road Cambridge Mountain Road will be reduced to one lane for repairs until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-2213 Fax: 902-424-7116 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Antigonish-Guysborough Road The Antigonish-Guysborough Road, from the Antigonish-Guysborough County line easterly to Doyle Branch Road, will have intermittent lane closures for upgrading and gravelling until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-2369 Fax: 902-798-2927 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mt. Hanley Road Overpass Mt. Hanley Road overpass will be reduced to one lane for repairs and repaving until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County, is open to one-lane traffic. There is a weight restriction for vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Main Street, Bible Hill The intersection of Main Street, Pictou Road and College Road in Bible Hill will be reduced to one lane for installation of lights and repairs of curbs and sidewalk until Thursday, Dec. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424
“Near-complete repatriation and reintegration are facts of life and were achieved with an indispensable contribution from the programme of assisted return,” according to the study commissioned by the US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has assisted with the return of nearly 500,000 people, or 6 per cent of the population, over the past seven years, mostly from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Tanzania.The report, compiled by independent experts, was intended by PRM, one of the main sponsors for UNHCR’s Burundi programme, to assess its impact on the return and reintegration of Burundian refugees.Most refugees interviewed for the study said that they had benefited from their returnee status in Burundi, with families who had been back in their home country for four years in similar living conditions to those who had never fled.UNHCR has “ensured comprehensive physical, legal and economic protection of Burundian refugees during their repatriation,” the experts found, but pointed to challenges that remain such as access to land, overcrowded schools and lack of food security. 21 April 2009The assisted voluntary repatriation operation scheme run by the United Nations refuge agency has been praised in a report commissioned by the United States Government, which has hailed aspects of the programme as being the “best practice responses” to refugee and humanitarian crises in general.