HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333, Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake The intersection of MacDonald Lake Drive and Route 333 (Prospect Road) in Hatchet Lake has occasional stop-and-go traffic during work to widen and pave the road. Work will continue until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Drivers should reduce speed and expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Fitch Road, Conquerall Mills Fitch Road from Conquerall Road to Lake Road, Conquerall Mills, has alternating lane closures for gravelling and grading until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Exit 2, Night Work Highway 102, southbound lanes, from Exit 2 to Bayers Road are reduced to one lane for road repairs until Monday, Oct. 30. This is for night work only. Work takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316, Goshen Route 316, from the intersection of Route 276 in Goshen north to the Antigonish-Guysborough county line, has alternating lane closures for paving and patching until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Traffic signals and traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: North West Arm Drive Both southbound lanes on North West Arm Drive are closed during repairs to the bridge over the Chain of Lakes Trail beside First Chain Lake. Traffic is being detoured to the northbound bridge where there is one lane for each direction. Repairs to both bridges are expected to be completed by Thursday, Nov. 30. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 3, Argyle Route 3, between Exit 32 and Ye Old Argyle Road, is reduced to one lane for paving and construction until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Drivers should expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103, Hubbards to Ingramport Highway 103, from the Lunenburg County/Halifax Regional Municipality line, easterly for nine kilometres is reduced to one lane for repaving, shoulder work, gravelling and guardrail work until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Alternate route is on Exit 5A off Highway 103 at Ingramport, to Trunk 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) and back to Highway 103 at Exit 6. Work takes place during daytime hours. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Hirtle Road, Lunenburg Hirtle Road from Route 325, Lunenburg, southerly for 1.6 kilometres has alternating lane closures for gravelling and grading until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mira Gut Bridge The Mira Gut Bridge on Mira Bay Drive is temporarily closed for inspection. There is a detour route via Brickyard Road and Hornes Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Garber Road, Newcombville Garber Road from Route 210 to Lapland Road, Newcombville, has alternating lane closures for gravelling and grading until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from Coddles Harbour Bridge to Drum Head Wharf Road, is reduced to one lane for upgrades and repairs until Friday, Nov. 17. Traffic lights are in place but delays are expected. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 1 Highway 1 from Avon River Bridge, Windsor, to Holmes Hill Road, Hantsport, is reduced to one lane for road work until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Watermills Road, Lunenburg Watermills Road from Italy Cross Road to New Cumberland Road, Lunenburg, has alternating lane closures for gravelling and grading until Wednesday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset.
Sri Lankan mobile phone users have been warned of a possible ransomware attack on Android phones.The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) issued the warning and urged Android phone users to be on alert. Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used recently in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99 countries recently, with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan being the top targets. The programme encrypts your files and demands payment in order to regain access.Security experts warn there is no guarantee that access will be granted after payment.Some forms of ransomware execute programmes that can lock your computer entirely, only showing a message to make payment in order to log in again. Ransomware is a programme that gets into your computer, either by clicking or downloading malicious files. It then holds your data as ransom.Some security researchers say the infections in the case of WannaCry seem to be deployed via a worm, spreading by itself within a network rather than relying on humans to spread it by clicking on an infected attachment. Others create pop-ups that are difficult or impossible to close, rendering the machine difficult or impossible to use. (Colombo Gazette) The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients, affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica, and threw other Government agencies and businesses into chaos.