Drivers travelling through the historic and beautiful Baddeck area will soon be doing so on an upgraded highway thanks to a paving contract tendered by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is calling for repaving on three roads near Baddeck: Highway 105, from Exit 10 east for about 1.2 kilometres and from east of the intersection of Big Harbour Road for about 0.8 kilometres Route 205, from the intersection of Beinn Breagh Road for 3.3 kilometres, to Exit 10, and Old Margaree Road, from the intersection of Shore Road for 2.2 kilometres to the entrance of the landfill facility. Also included in this tender is the construction of new pavement on Hilltop Crescent in Baddeck for 0.3 kilometres. This portion of the tender is being co-funded equally by the province and the county through the subdivision road paving program. The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
The average value for the Canadian dollar on Wednesday was 80.09 cents US, up 0.40 of a cent from Tuesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2486, down 0.62 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6459, down 0.79 of a cent, and US$1.3182, up 0.02 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4708, down 0.44 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.