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Agricola Street blocked by broken water main

Police send cars down West Street  just before noon on Saturday after a water main break damaged asphalt on Agricola.

Police send cars down West Street just before noon on Saturday after a water main break damaged asphalt on Agricola.

The scarecrows of Moran and Woodill

It was no fun being a scarecrow tonight. One stepped in a bucket. Another was pinned high on a door. A third lay crumpled, as if shot.  Yet another perched next to a green bin that smelled like it had last been emptied in August.

Yum.

Happy Halloween.

 

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.

Switch Open Street Sunday signs are up

Volunteers are now putting up signs in advance of today’s Switch event. This stretch of Agricola Street is among the roads that will close to car traffic from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mural, music cap Northwood party

Young fans soak up the tunes at the Northwood Street Party.

And just like that, in the span of one day, volunteers painted a permanent street mural at the intersection of Northwood Terrace and Black Street.

Hot weather, sidewalk chalk and whole bunch of art-making helped make the Northwood Street Party a success on Saturday. For a full description of the pavement mural project visit the Facebook page set up by the organizers.

Sunset on Sarah Street

The sky looking north from Sarah Street.

Took this picture on Wednesday evening. I love the strange effect left by the crisscrossing power lines.

Pavement mural to transform Northwood intersection

An exciting side of the upcoming Northwood Street Party on July 14 will be the painting of a permanent street mural at the intersection of Northwood Terrace and Black Street. The project has the potential to make a regular city street corner feel like a public square.

Congratulations to the neighbours who turned up at several June meetings to create the mural’s design. People who want  to lend a hand painting the mural can do so at the street party. Plus there will be music, a bouncy castle, carnival games and food vendors. A section of Northwood Terrace will be closed to traffic.

For more details, click on the full event poster about the street party or visit the Facebook page that explains the mural project.

(Thanks to Eli Gordon for the information about this event.)


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