Government is asking drivers to use caution when passing crews painting lines on Nova Scotia highways. Warmer, drier weather in Nova Scotia means the province is able to repaint the yellow and white lines on roadways. Despite crews using a number of large, bright vehicles, there were three serious incidents last year when they were hit from behind. “Freshly painted lines make the road safer for drivers,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “In turn, we hope drivers will keep our people safe while they’re doing this important work.” The province uses a string of vehicles, called a train, of a paint truck, trail vehicle, with a crash-absorbing trailer and electronic arrow board, and a second trail vehicle with an electronic message board. Approaching traffic must follow the instructions on the message and arrow boards until they pass the entire group. The province has four paint crews on the roads in dry weather. Their goal is to paint all road lines in the province by mid-October. Promoting work-zone safety is one of the province’s many road safety initiatives. May 13-19 is National Road Safety Week. For more road safety tips and information this week, follow @NS_TIR on Twitter.
MINNEAPOILS — Target Canada says it will complete inventory liquidation and close the last of its 133 Canadian retail stores to the public on April 12, about a month ahead of the original schedule.In addition to the store closures, the company’s three distribution centres and Mississauga headquarters have also been closed.“We are pleased with the results of the liquidation sales to date and the speed at which we have moved through the wind-down process,” said Target Canada CEO Aaron Alt, who added that liquidator-led fixture sales would continue at some locations.Target Corp speeds up its Canadian exit, plans to wind up all stores by mid-AprilTarget Corp to get US$1.6-billion tax break in U.S. for exiting CanadaTarget Corp considered Canadian retreat or partial closure in September, but didn’t decide for monthsMeanwhile, the court-approved real estate sales process is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of June,” Alt said in the company’s announcement Wednesday.Target Canada has been winding down its operations since Jan. 15, when it was granted protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Late last month the court-appointed monitor overseeing the windup had indicated the shutdown was moving faster that originally planned and would likely be completed by mid-April.Target Corp. announced in January that it was making plans to leave Canada, saying it would take years to turn a profit after a bungled launch hurt its reputation with consumers.An inventory liquidation has been underway since February, while lawyers worked to iron out the details of Target’s departure. A variety of creditors that include landlords, suppliers and others impacted by the closures are trying to determine what will happen to money they’re owed.18:50ET 01-04-15