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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.

 

St. Patrick’s Day pipes are calling

Some images from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which rolled down Agricola Street on Saturday:

Cute dog averts eyes from the dreaded bagpipes.

Cute dog averts eyes from the dreaded bagpipes.

Festive couture.

Festive couture.

A scene that harkens back 100 years.

A scene that harkens back 100 years.

Boba Fett gets into the spirit, part of a huge Hal-Con delegation.

Boba Fett gets into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, part of a huge Hal-Con delegation.

Morris House finds parking spot

Volunteers involved in finding 249-year-old Morris House a sanctuary in the north end celebrate on Monday after the building was trucked to its new resting spot on Creighton Street.

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New playground takes shape at SJAM elementary

Nov. 5 update: The equipment and rubber surface are in place (see top photo). The kids won’t have long to wait now.

Two arches forming a new play structure now rise above St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary’s upper yard, almost exactly two years after parents at the school formed a committee to try and improve the concrete play area. Excavation work started last week and workers are aiming to finish the base before the frost arrives in earnest.

Volunteers have created an extensive Facebook site chronicling the project.


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