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More from today’s cycling festival

Samba Nova drummers, some wearing bike helmets, entertained cyclists who lounged around on the Commons.


Breakaway artist.


Steamrollers take to the oval

Paving crews working on North Park Street are using the site of the Commons skating oval for parking this week.

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.)

Kite festival gets running start

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HALIFAX — Shifty winds and at least 30 kites danced above the Commons on Saturday afternoon. All the flying objects and variable gusts suggest that next year’s Kite Flying Festival could use an air traffic controller.

But a few crossed kite lines didn’t stop the fun.

Among the kites aloft were Chinese panel kites, tetrahedron-shaped cells and store-bought models decorated as butterflies, Spiderman and Barbie.

Rina Otero, director of King’s View Academy, said the school wanted to organize a festival that tapped into an activity shared by cultures around the world. Students attended a kite-building workshop in preparation for the day. She said Saturday’s cool, cloudy weather didn’t disrupt the inaugural event.

“For a beginning, I think it’s great. There are a lot of people out here that we don’t know,” said Otero.

She hopes to have musicians and involve vendors selling international foods at next year’s event.


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