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Prepared for the worst
COBEQUID PASS - It will be a long time before Amherst's Boyd Taylor uses the Cobequid Pass in bad weather.
Stranded for 15 hours last Nov. 19, after an early season storm paralyzed the toll highway, Taylor doesn't feel the province and the corporation running the highway have done nearly enough to fix the problem.
"Putting new signs up over the highway is not the answer. That's money they could have used to get more plows and more people to keep the highway open," Taylor said. "I don't have a lot of confidence after what we went through."
Scott maintains pressure
SPRINGHILL - Cumberland South MLA Murray Scott wants Justice Minister Ross Landry to release copies of the correctional facility business plan his department used in deciding to build a new jail outside Cumberland County.
The veteran Cumberland South MLA remains angry with the government's decision last week to build one new jail serving all of northern Nova Scotia to replace aging facilities in Amherst and Antigonish.
Telethon sets record
AMHERST - Raising more than $18,000, LA Animal Shelter board member Jean Henley said this year's Telethon of Love surpassed all previous levels to set a new record.
Eastlinktv aired the 22nd annual Telethon of Love from the Lions Den on Sunday afternoon.

Geographic location: Amherst, Cumberland County, Antigonish

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