Starting today, June 10, the Indian Sluice Bridge on Route 308 in Yarmouth County will be closed to traffic during specific times of the day for repairs. During weekdays, the bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bridge will be open at all other times and on weekends. The work, scheduled to be completed by Friday, June 21, weather permitting, involves replacing the upper portion of the timber deck and inspecting steel connections. “I want to thank the residents in advance for their co-operation over the next two weeks while repairs are made to the existing bridge,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “I fully appreciate the closures might be an inconvenience, but the repairs are necessary while we continue our work to build a brand new two-lane bridge for residents and others who travel to and from Surette’s Island.” Residents, RCMP, fire, Emergency Measures Organization, Emergency Health Services and the CSAP school bus supervisor have been notified of the closure. The province is investing $13,533,445 to build a new bridge to replace the Indian Sluice Bridge. It is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2014. It is part of government’s 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan and the jobsHere economic development plan. A sketch of the new Indian Sluice Bridge, also known as Surette’s Island Bridge is available online at http://gov.ns.ca/news/Photos/2012/nov/Indian-Sluice-Bridge.jpg. People can view the progress as the bridge gets built, at http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/isb.asp .
PARIS — Sixty-two years after Stanley Matthews won the first Ballon d’Or, the women’s game received its inaugural winner: Trailblazing Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg.The three-time Women’s Champions League winner with French side Lyon was named the world’s best female player of 2018 at a gala in Paris on Monday. A jury of 45 journalists picked the 23-year-old Hegerberg from among 15 nominees.She called the award “a huge step for women’s football.”Hegerberg, who scored a tournament-record 15 goals for Lyon in the Women’s Champions League last season, also told The Associated Press she feels “very proud” to be the first Ballon d’Or-winning woman.But she also expressed frustration about living “in such a man’s world” and said the award will not make her reconsider her refusal to play for Norway because of her unhappiness over perceived inequality.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press