Marathoners cheered on by tutus and stilts

Runners in the half and full marathons found a water station like no other on Kenny Street, near Needham Recreation Centre.

Sarah Jebet, of Kenya, is all business as she runs through the North End on her way to  the women's title and a record time at the Blue Nose Marathon on Sunday.

Sarah Jebet, of Kenya, is all business as she runs through the North End on her way to the women’s title and a record time at the Blue Nose Marathon on Sunday.

A surreal scene at the water station on Kenny Street, in front of the Needham Recreation Centre.

A surreal scene at the water station on Kenny Street, in front of the Needham Recreation Centre.

A marathoner runs alone on Novalea this morning.

A marathoner runs alone on Novalea this morning.

A course marshal cheers on Sarah Jebet as she runs past the Devonshire Rink.

A course marshal cheers on Sarah Jebet as she runs past the Devonshire Rink.

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Height of blizzard

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Pedestrians and dog battle the wind on Union Street around lunchtime Wednesday. Note the angle of the real estate sign.

Light show at the fountain

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City workers turned on the fountain at the Commons on Friday. This is the scene at 10 p.m..

Summer may begin.

Castle-building in the North End

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Two young men drew a towering castle out of chalk to celebrate a friend on Sunday. The barbershop- and Kremlin-inspired design was accompanied by the words Happy Birthday, Cari. The drawing lasted until rain overnight Sunday washed it out.

The. Best. Trash. Can. Ever.

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The Community Compass art project delivered its latest creation to the schoolyard at St. Joseph’s A. McKay Elementary last week. Dubbed the Trashinator, it is a glittering and colourful sleeve that fits over the oil-barrel styled trash can at the school. Silk-screened shingles and re-purposed plastic lids and packaging make up the skin. Each element was designed and assembled by students and neighbours at workshops held at the school over the past month.

Trashinator, which sits on the Kaye Street side of the school, will soon be joined by a companion piece that will cover the school’s other outside garbage can.

Click here for more information on Community Compass.

 

Kids pedal at top gear on Commons

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An ambitious pack of 7- and 8-year-olds take off at the start of an 800-metre race at the Oval on Sunday. The sprint was part of a series of events celebrating cycling at the Commons, including the Halifax Criterium, kid races and MEC’s Bikefest.

After all the rain … a rainbow

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