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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 61 School buses are back on the roads and police want to make sure motorists are paying attention to them. This week marks School Bus Safety and Awareness Week. Constable Ken MacDonald of the New Glasgow Police Service said the focus this week will be on safety on and around school buses. Police will be making targeted patrols, not only to curb the number of incidences of cars failing to stop for a school bus with its lights deployed, but also to increase student safety on the bus. “We want to make sure that students riding on the bus are following proper procedures.” The week is a joint initiative between police and the Nova Scotia Safety Council. Failing to stop for a school bus with its safety lights on is an offense under section 103(3) of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act. The fine is $387.50, up $50 from last year. MacDonald, quoting a survey on infractions of this type, said in a two-week period in June, several hundred cases of failing to stop were observed in Nova Scotia alone. BY SEAN KELLY - THE NEWS NEW GLASGOW OCT. 20/06 Sean Kelly The News Elaine Delaney, Chignecto Central Regional School Board bus driver, and New Glasgow Police Service’s Const. Robin Hatt pose for a photo at North Nova Education Centre. Pulling out all the stops The New Glasgow Legion was packed Thursday night with families of military people who attended an information session offered by the Military Family Resource Centre in Halifax. In attendance were, from left, 2nd Lieut. Ken MacDonald with the first Nova Scotia Highlanders, Stellarton Police Sgt. Hugh Muir, Heather Cudmore-McCarthy, outreach coordinator for the Military Family Resource Centre, Donna Sutton, also with the MFRC, Don MacKenzie, protocol officer for the Legion, New Glasgow Deputy Mayor Ross Hamid and Peter Vickery with the MFRC. Families of military personnel The News Jennifer Vardy Little Feb. 23/07 Both articles as originally published

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