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City of Barrie to close downtown parking for snow-removal operations Family Day weekend – Barrie

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The City of Barrie will be performing snow-removal operations this long weekend.

According to a news release issued by the city, the snow removal will begin at 10 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 17, and continue on Monday, Feb. 18.

The City says any vehicles that are not removed from metered parking spots by 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday will be ticketed and towed.

“Snow lift operations in the downtown area are an essential part of the City’s efforts to keep the streets clear and passable for residents, as well as emergency vehicles,” the release reads.


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According to the city, overnight on Sunday, the following roads will be cleared until 7:30 a.m.:

  • Bayfield Street from Sophia Street to Simcoe Street
  • Clapperton Street from McDonald Street to Dunlop Street East
  • Owen Street from McDonald Street to Dunlop Street East
  • Mulcaster Street from Codrington Street to Simcoe Street
  • Poyntz Street from Collier Street to Dunlop Street East
  • Codrington Street from McDonald Street to Mulcaster Street
  • McDonald Street from Sophia Street East to Mulcaster Street
  • Worsley Street from Bayfield Street to Mulcaster Street
  • Collier Street from Bayfield Street to Sampson Street
  • Dunlop Street East from Bayfield Street to Poyntz Street
  • Chase McEachern Way from Bayfield Street to Meridian Place
  • Simcoe Street from Bayfield Street to Mulcaster Street

Overnight on Monday, Feb. 18, the following roads will be cleared until 7:30 a.m.:

  • Ross Street from Wellington Street West to Bayfield Street
  • Park Street between Parkside Drive to Toronto Street
  • Dunlop Street West from Eccles Street South to Bayfield Street
  • Simcoe Street from Bradford Street to Bayfield Street
  • High Street from Park Street to Dunlop Street West
  • Bradford Street from Dunlop Street West to Simcoe Street
  • Toronto Street from Ross Street to Simcoe Street
  • Mary Street from Ross Street to Simcoe Street
  • Maple Avenue from Ross Street to Simcoe Street

According to the release, the snow-removal operation will involve rolling road closures, which will be co-ordinated by Barrie police and city staff.

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A stunning Water Lantern Festival is coming to Montreal

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What might just be the most magical night ever is coming up for Montreal this year.

The Water Lantern Festival has announced that it will be gracing Mississauga with thousands of floating lanterns later this year, as part of a celebration that spans the entire world.

According to the festival’s official website, the event is a celebration of life with proceeds going towards charities and non-profit organizations within the area.

“Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have a memorable experience that you’ll never forget as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water,” the website states.

The festival takes place throughout multiple cities around the world, with the Canadian cities of Quebec, Regina, Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Ottawa, Mississauga, and, of course, Montreal taking part.

For the Calgary event, a date has been confirmed and tickets are already rolling out. Montreal shan’t be far behind, and you can click the Notify Me tab on the event’s site to be kept in the loop.

Expect an evening filled with food trucks, music, lantern designing and finally, a magical launch of the lanterns into the water as the sun goes down.

For our pals over in Calgary, their event includes a floating lantern, a commemorative drawstring bag, a marker, and a wristband. Expect something similar, if not the same, when more details float through about Montreal’s event.

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Euthanasia order on hold for Montreal dog that attacked children

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A pit bull dog that attacked four children and two adults in August 2018 in Montreal North will not be euthanized in the immediate future.

The euthanasia order has been temporarily suspended pending the appeal of a Quebec Superior Court decision.

On Tuesday, Judge Lukasz Granosik rejected a request to halt the euthanasia order issued by the Montreal North borough, which declared the animal a “dangerous dog.”

The City of Montreal has not changed its mind. This is only a delay before it proceeds with euthanizing the dog, a source told the Canadian Press.

Shotta, the one-year-old dog, was in the care of its owner’s acquaintance in August 2018. The dog attacked four children and two adults, causing serious injuries in separate incidents on the same day.

After the attacks, the dog was taken from the home and entrusted to the SPCA.

WATCH: Dog found dead in Angrignon Park

The Road to Home Rescue Support, an American shelter, asked the court if it could take in the dog. Christa Frineau, the dog’s owner, had also asked that Shotta not be euthanized.

Granosik refused to grant the request.

—With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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9 Things To Do In Montreal This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Today’s sunny skies have me itching to make weekend plans. I absolutely cannot wait to make the most of this warmer weather. This might be the time to inflate my bike tires and dust off my running shoes…

Whether you want to brush up on your cooking skills, let loose, or fill your stomach with amazing food, there’s an event out there for you. Read on for 9 fun things you can do with friends or a fling this weekend.

TL;DR Read on for 9 fun things you can do in Montreal this weekend.

Let Yourself Go At Dress Up

Where: 185 Avenue Van Horne, Montréal.

When: Friday, March 29, 9:00 p.m.

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