To help make the province an even safer place for students and educators, Premier Darrell Dexter has declared Oct. 17-21 School Bus Safety Awareness Week in Nova Scotia. This year’s theme is Be Aware: Know the Danger Zone. “Children are taught at an early age how to stay safe when riding the school bus,” said Premier Dexter. “It is important that parents, educators and other motorists also know the safety procedures in place to avoid an accident. “The purpose of this week is to help raise awareness of school bus safety to prevent a tragedy. I encourage all Nova Scotians, whether they have children or not, to familiarize themselves with the laws when driving near a school bus.” Motorists are required to stop for a school bus when it is stopped with its alternating red lights flashing. This indicates that the bus is loading or unloading students. The penalty for passing a school bus in this situation is a significant fine and six points added to a person’s licence. To further protect students and help make communities safer, government also plans to introduce legislation this fall to reduce the current speed limit when driving in a school zone. For more information on school bus safety, go online at www.schoolbussafety.ca.
by News Staff Posted Apr 11, 2013 11:39 am MDT Royal Bank chief executive makes public apology for outsourcing jobs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Royal Bank is making a public apology to the workers who are being affected by the bank’s outsourcing arrangement with a foreign company.Chief executive Gord Nixon says in a letter to be published in newspapers that RBC should have been more sensitive and helpful to them.He repeated assurances that all of them — about 45 people by most reports — will be offered comparable job opportunities within the bank.Nixon says Royal is also reviewing its supplier arrangements and policies to balance RBC’s desire to be a successful business and a “leading corporate citizen.”Nixon’s public apology follows a backlash against the bank after some of its Canadian information technology workers complained they were being replaced by foreign workers working for a company contracted by RBC.IGate brought its own employees into Canada on temporary foreign worker visas so they could be trained at RBC branches for the services they’ll be providing to the bank. read more