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Valley Journal Advertiser - 2021-11-23

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The Municipality of the County of Kings has launched a new geographical mapping app to help residents find property information. Announced in a Nov. 18 release, the launch of the Kings County Public Atlas, a webbased mapping app, will allow users to view a property or geographic location to determine its civic address, cultural features or assets. The app will let users access assets such as trails, buildings, or heritage designations, zoning information, road ownership as well as polling divisions, police and fire jurisdictions and village or community boundaries. “The recent mapping software upgrade means an innovative era of online mapping has dawned for the County of Kings,” said Monica Beaton, a GeoInformatics specialist with the municipality. “The geographic information systems team is now able to deliver interactive, web-based maps directly to residents. These maps will be key tools for delivering mapbased data and information.” The geographic information systems team will be offering residents a virtual training workshop to better navigate the app on Nov. 25. Registered attendees will be entered into a draw to win an ArcGIS Personal Use License valued at US$100. Access and use the interactive mapping app online at countyofkings.ca/services/ maps.aspx. Register for the how-to workshop online at tinyurl. com/35krsrs2. Two drivers were severely injured, and two others suffered minor injuries after what police described as a serious multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Wolfville Ridge on Nov. 18. In a Nov. 19 news release, Kings District RCMP said emergency crews were dispatched to the crash scene just after 8:30 p.m. Police learned that a blue car was travelling west on the highway when it tried to pass an SUV heading in the same direction. The blue car crashed headon with a white car travelling eastbound, which then collided with the SUV. The blue and white cars both came to rest in the ditch. Both vehicles suffered significant damage. The SUV came to rest on the highway and sustained minor damage. A fourth vehicle attempted to avoid the other three vehicles, leaving the road and coming to rest in the ditch. Police said that vehicle was not damaged. The driver of the blue car, a 31-year-old man from West Hants, suffered serious injuries and was taken to local hospital by ambulance. He was later airlifted by Emergency Health Services LifeFlight to a hospital in Halifax. Two passengers in the blue car also suffered minor injuries. The driver of the white car suffered serious injuries and was transported to local hospital by ambulance. The driver of the SUV and fourth vehicle were uninjured. The investigation is ongoing. County of Kings launches new app Four injured in crash in Wolfville Ridge

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