Monday, August 21st, 2017
Sunny today and a high of 27.
-A Nova Scotia man has died after he was hit by a vehicle in a parking lot.
It happened around 5 p.m. On Saturday. The 83-year-old Bridgewater man was struck in a parking lot on Queens Place Drive in Liverpool.
The man died at the scene. The driver wasn’t hurt.
The investigation is ongoing.
-Weekend closures of the Macdonald Bridge will soon be a thing of the past come mid-September, but nighttime closures will still be happening until late fall.
For more than two years, the deck replacement project known as the Big Lift has had evening and weekend shutdowns.
One final job will have to wait until next spring. That’s when a new platform for performing maintenance underneath the bridge will be installed.
-Anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse today without hurting their eyes will have a handful of safe-viewing events to choose from.
The Discovery Centre is partnering with the Halifax Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to help people observe from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with outdoor telescopes free of charge.
Dalhousie University is making several telescopes with solar filters available to the public, and Saint Mary’s University will have reflecting telescopes and 40 pairs of eclipse viewers on hand in front of the Burke Building on Inglis Street in Halifax, starting at 2:15 p.m.
Chicago beat the Jays 6-5 in 10 innings
Boston took the Yankees 5-1