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Montreal snow brigades shovel out elderly, those with reduced mobility

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough mayor Sue Montgomery, second from left, gives pointers to new snow crew members Bayo Oshoteku, Toumany Dantiogo and Christopher Lewis. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Toumany Dantiogo is experiencing his first winter in Montreal, but he’s not afraid. The 23-year-old Malian asylum-seeker is jumping in with both feet, shovel in hand, and he’s ready …

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Toronto aims to create space for pets in residential buildings with new guidelines

When it’s time for Firas Arafat and Jennifer Reynolds to go to bed in their two-bedroom, 1,100-square-foot condo, it’s also time for their 11-week old Bernedoodle, Ernie, to prepare for a good night’s sleep. That means take care of Ernie’s “business.” But, instead of going to a nearby park, Arafat or Reynolds take Ernie up …

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Karl Lohnes: Visions of sugar plums are dancing in holiday decor this year

Colours of soft pink, plum and burgundy lend a feminine decorating touch this holiday season. Faux Fur Dusty Rose Stocking, CB2.com This year’s trends in Christmas decorating offer a fresh take on festive decor — perfect whether you’re decorating your first tree or updating older holiday accessories. From fashionable to fun, here’s a rundown of …

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