Xmas coming

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Halloween’s not over yet, but already there are signs of Xmas.
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You can buy your tree at tomorrow’s Canadian Tire Grand Re-opening.
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CT has installed new bike racks to supplement the old Hooters’ rack.
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The new benches, a hot topic of discussion on the upstart uncensored Bells Corners Rocks! Facebook site, aren’t just for old folk – skaters like them too!
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These cyclists didn’t need a bench to relax.
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Only a select few knew about the public meeting to unveil the plans for the Baseline Condo/Apartment Towers. Here’s the guy from Fotenn (a generous contributor to the councillor’s electoral war chest) outlining what Brigil gets to build.
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Many local residents think that this project is poorly planned and will hurt the community in many ways.
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But the councillor was there to claim that things would have been even worse if he, Jay and Nancy hadn’t fought so hard to wring concessions from the developer. Pshaw!
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Rick dangles the carrot of a new food store in the tower closest to Baseline (if a tenant can be found).
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Over 500 “upscale” two-bedroom apartments at maybe $1400 a month each – sounds profitable to me.
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Rubber-stamping by Rick and Jim at council is in the bag, so construction could start as soon as next year and is expected to continue for a decade.
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The bike-taxi is equipped with blankets and umbrellas to maximize passenger comfort.
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Starbucks might have stored their patio furniture somewhere else while the renovations are being done.
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There’s room for a single pedestrian.
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It’s a bit tight for a pair of peds, and if you’ve got a wide stroller/walker/bike-taxi – forget it!
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another place to get your free flu shot
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Spiffy new light at the road-widening intersection – will pear trees be planted next?
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The new pedestrian island is tiny compared to the old one.
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At least it’s not as stingy as this one at the scene of the death of the Bells Corners hero. It’s barely big enough for a bike, so a family of four sure wouldn’t fit here!
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Eight hours after Mario was run over by a truck driver this silliness was filmed.

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