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Old Strathcona Back Street concept shared with public, needs community fundraising to fully move forward

Some aspects of the design, including greenery and upgraded surfaces, would only be possible with community fundraising.

Project designs for a total revamp of a back alley in the core of Old Strathcona have finally been released to the public, although whether or not the vision will become reality depends on funding that goes beyond what the city has committed to. The Old Strathcona Back Street project is included in the city’s Neighbourhood Renewal plans for the area. The project has been in discussion for several years, but now the city said it hopes to move forward with construction by the end of next year. The plans were posted publicly earlier this week, nine months after […]

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Kingston-area public school board releases video as students’ return to classes nears

Kingston-area public school board releases video as students’ return to classes nears

Parents are getting an early look at what the school experience will look like when students return to classes next month. The Limestone District School Board has posted a video on its website, walking parents through the new COVID-19 “pandemic protocols” both inside and outside the classroom. Read more: Limestone District School Board sets out COVID-19 plans for back to school Whether it’s elementary or secondary school, the video gives an overview of how the board plans to keep students and staff safe when school resumes. Director of Education Krishna Burra narrates. “We know the school year will look […]

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A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

A bathroom with a view: Tokyo unveils transparent public toilets

Tokyo, Japan is putting the “public” in “public toilet” with two new, futuristic bathrooms surrounded by transparent glass. The fixtures opened in the city’s Shibuya neighbourhood earlier this month, where they’re already attracting visitors who are eager to see how they work. Each restroom is a glass case of defecation, with a toilet, sink, accessibility measures and all the other amenities of a public bathroom — including the privacy. Read more: Wild boar faces death sentence after snatching nudist’s laptop in Germany The restrooms are made from a special “smart” glass that automatically frosts over when a person engages […]

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Kapyong Barracks developers ask for public input ahead of final master plan

One of the concept plans for the Kapyong Barracks land along Kenaston Boulevard.

The developers working on a “First Nation urban economic zone” on the Kapyong Barracks land expect to settle on a master plan for the site this fall, and are soliciting feedback from the public. Some 800 people tuned in to a webinar Tuesday night where representatives of Treaty One Development Corporation and the Canada Lands Company, along with urban developers, showcased three concept plans for the 160 acres along Kenaston Boulevard, and explained the vision for the site. One of the concept plans for the Kapyong Barracks land along Kenaston Boulevard. Submitted / Treaty One Development Corporation and Canada […]

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Public consultations for Kapyong site attracting large numbers of Winnipeggers, say developers

Public consultations for Kapyong site attracting large numbers of Winnipeggers, say developers

An emerging development at the former Kapyong Barracks site in Winnipeg is generating huge interest from the public, according to developers. A webinar detailing the master plan for the area will take place Wednesday evening, and so far, close to 1,000 people have signed up to learn more about the long-awaited project. Developers had to scrap previous plans to hold in-person sessions to present the development plans to the public, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The development of the lands has been a complex 17-year process that began when the federal government decommissioned the site and moved the 2nd […]

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