Residents and visitors to the province will have no trouble spotting veterans thanks to new signs at visitor information centres around the province. The signs, on display at all entry points to Nova Scotia and in most visitor information centres, let people know the province honours veterans with their own specially designed licence plate. Nova Scotia is the home of Canada’s first licence plate for veterans. “The veteran licence plate program pays tribute to our veterans who did their duty for their country and returned home to Nova Scotia,” said Cecil Clarke, Minister responsible for the Year of the Veteran in Nova Scotia. “When you see a veteran’s plate, it’s a reminder to all of us to respect those men and women who put their lives at risk in service to their country.” The signs were installed as one part of the province’s commemoration of the Year of the Veteran in Nova Scotia. Anyone who has honourably served with the Armed Forces of Canada, another commonwealth country or wartime ally of Canada, the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while on United Nations service or on a peacekeeping mission, is welcome to request a veteran licence plate. Veteran plates feature the words Nova Scotia and veteran, along with the Canadian flag in place of an image of Bluenose II. More than 7,600 licence plates have been issued to veterans since the program began in November 2002. For more information on Year of the Veteran celebrations in Nova Scotia and for applications for veteran licence plates see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/govt/yearoftheveteran .
KATHMANDU, Nepal — The leaders of India and Nepal have inaugurated South Asia’s first cross country oil pipeline, allowing the Himalayan nation of Nepal to receive an uninterrupted supply of oil from its large southern neighbour.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart, Khadga Prasad Oli, hit the switch simultaneously Tuesday from their offices in New Delhi and Kathmandu to open the 69-kilometre (43-mile) pipeline, which will bring gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene across the border to Nepal.The two leaders hailed the pipeline as another step in the friendship between the two nations.Nepal imports all of its oil products from India. Disturbances in the border area have in the past led to disruptions of the supply.The Associated Press