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666 Chatham Street East

Back in January, a report (which I thought I had, but can’t find…) came across the council agenda, requesting a demolition permit for 666-668 Chatham Street East.

The report stated that based upon inspection the property is structurally sound, and that administration recommended that council deny the request. For what seems like the first time, Council actually listed to administration, and rejected the permit request. The area east of the Casino, is slowly becoming more and more hollowed out. I was happy to see this permit rejected.

However across the street are a pair of turds that have sat vacant and boarded up for years.

This one at the corner of Chatham & Aylmer, has been boarded up like this since it burned in a fire, must be going on three years now… Another eyesore.

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Also – as we kick into the weekend, a few news items to pass along, that you might be interested in.

Rick Fullerton, has released Volume II of “Our Town” about the history of Riverside.

Details above if anyone is interested. He’s located right beside Taloola Cafe in the old Crown Inn building.

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Also Mike Beachamp’s Cross Canada Project is now shipping.

If you missed the local screenings, or if you saw it and want to check it out again at home, head on over to Mike’s website and easily order a copy. Remember they’ll be shipping from New Zealand (Mike’s temporary home) so it will take a little longer than normal to arrive…

From Mike’s site:

The good news is that last week, 2 big boxes of DVD’s arrived for me at work! The bad news is that I’m no longer able to receive packages at work (seriously). The DVD’s look great, and I’ve shipped out all the pre-orders today. I expect they’ll still take a few weeks being shipped air from New Zealand. The DVD packaging contains a clue to a hidden part of the website where I’ve stashed various photos and videos including a downloadable video of the aborted first draft of this movie I did back in January 2006. The inside of the DVD case is very cool too and I put a lot of work into it. It has (in reallllly small text) every journal entry that I wrote during the trip printed on it. So now that I have the DVD’s, orders placed will ship next day. So go buy the dvd!

If you aren’t aware of the Cross Canada Project, the trailer is above.

Have a good weekend everyone. See you back here Monday.

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