Work crews are about to attack overgrown brush along NovaScotia’s highways to help increase visibility for motorists. “Improving highway safety is always our main objective,” said RonRussell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. The brush cutting campaign is about to begin along secondaryhighways throughout the province and will continue into December. “Our highway workers are set to start this week, cutting treesand brush, and making sure road signs are clearly visible tomotorists,” said Mr. Russell. “This work is needed and it’s theperfect time of year to get it done, when there is less foliageon the tress and before the snow flies”. High brush can hide highway signs and potentially create a hazardby attracting animals out of the woods and closer to the road. Brush cutting and mowing are part of the department’s roadsidevegetation program, which promotes safety and protection of theroadways. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincialferries.
Brock alumni Deborah Rosati and Omosalewa (Shalewa) Iaboni met at an International Women’s Day event.You can thank International Women’s Day for bringing alumna Deborah Rosati (BAdmin 84) and Omosalewa (Shalewa) Iaboni (BAcc 99) together.The two women, who both graduated from the co-op accounting program and are both CPAs, had never met.Iaboni, who graduated from the accounting program 15 years after Rosati had finished at Brock, pursued a career in public accounting at Crowe Soberman LLP. She now works as a partner in audit and advisory at the Toronto-based firm.Rosati’s world was in the private sector, and after selling the company she founded in 1999, she has gone on to sit on numerous boards and was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in business in Canada.But at the annual Celebration of Women as Business Leaders gala, hosted by the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs on March 5, their paths finally crossed. Rosati was a speaker at the event when Iaboni realized that the speaker on stage was a fellow alumna. The two connected after the event, making this International Women’s Day celebration a particularly memorable one for both.