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Urban News: Swaggering Cities and Litter Patrol Fashion

Posted by Laura / April 23, 2007

20070423_brigadiers.jpgOttawa (or one journalist in Ottawa) is apparently trying to up its coolness factor, despite cries that it's an impossible mission. As the article says, "A city 'with swagger' suggests a town that rocks; where people look around and find reasons to say 'Cool, huh?'... While some observers see potential [in Ottawa] to notch it up, others say there’s no way for a government town to put a swagger in its step." The article doesn't mention Montreal, but come on: aren't we THE reason for Ottawa's swagger-envy, and the very definition of cool?

The Big Bibliothèque has been sent back to the drawing board to solve their falling glass panel issue. The majority of the plan, which included barriers and hedges to prevent pedestrians from walking too close to the building, was deemed "insufficient" to protect Montrealers by the Arrondissement de Ville Marie. They did, however, give approval to a temporary net that will apparently be strung along the walls to catch any falling glass. This sounds both ugly and unsafe....

And a young fashionista from LaSalle College has won the contest for designing new uniforms for the "brigadiers de la propreté." The stylish, yet utilitarian uniforms (see picture) will be worn by the Litter Brigade, which begins its second year of service in early June.

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rrrobyn / April 25, 2007 at 12:00 am
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those litter patrol kids and their new-fangled fashion should come up to my hood and check out all the litter that's accumulated in the gaping hole in the sidewalk outside my place. and the hole was dug this morning! (by giant concrete-destroying machines.) people, it is a hole in the sidewalk, not a garbage can!
quite similar to how bike baskets are also not garbage cans!
it has been making me laugh all day though.
Ahmadjenal / February 4, 2015 at 06:48 am
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I know sometimes this hnpepas to me, especially when I have several back to back sessions . conversation and how to conduct a good session with great expressions how to get/keep the talk with kiddos and families flowing smoothe. :) Karmen!
golu dolls / March 14, 2019 at 12:26 am
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nice post
Kanchipuram sarees / March 14, 2019 at 12:26 am
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Kanchipuram sarees / March 14, 2019 at 12:26 am
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nice post
Herbal Powder / March 14, 2019 at 12:27 am
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nice post

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