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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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Aerial view of Duffus-Novalea roundabout

The proposed roundabout at Novalea and Duffus, with the existing intersection shown inset. (Images created by HRM staff.)

HALIFAX — City traffic planners will host a public meeting on Wednesday to explain their take on roundabouts, specifically the one proposed for the intersection of Duffus, Novalea and Devonshire. The meeting will be held at St. Stephen’s School, 3669 Highland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

City council has already approved the roundabout in principle. A recent city staff report in favour of roundabouts provided the diagram above, as well as proposed makeovers for the intersections of Cunard-Agricola-North Park (see below), Robie-Quinpool-Bell and North Park-Trollope-Cogswell-Ahern-Rainnie Drive.

Proposed Roundabout at Cunard-Agricola-North Park

The proposed roundabout at Cunard, Agricola and North Park, with the existing intersection shown inset. (Images created by HRM staff.)

Consolidation of Needham Pool in the cards

Over 70 people were forced to stand at the Needham meeting because of a lack of chairs. (Image added day after original posting below.)

Three public meetings this week could have a big impact on Needham Centre and its swimming pool.

The sessions, run by the municipality, are to discuss a 150-page document that looks at the future of the city’s fields, pools and rinks. Some of the recommendations will be of interest to swimmers who enjoy Needham and Centennial pools.

An example:

From page 54 of HRM's Community Facility Master Plan

Read the full document here.

Public meetings are scheduled for the Needham Centre/Pool (Nov. 23), St. Andrew’s Centre (Nov. 25) and Halifax Forum’s Multi Purpose Centre (Nov. 26). The meetings start at 7 p.m..


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