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May 18, 2000 - Municipal Equipment Display at Grand Parade

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Municipal Equipment Display at Grand Parade

(Thursday, May 18/2000)-- What has bright orange coveralls, a yellow hard hat, a fluorescent safety vest and lots of amber lights flashing?

That will be Mayor Walter Fitzgerald decked out in working clothes and driving a 3/4 ton municipal truck through the gates at Grand Parade to officially launch a huge display of municipal equipment.

It's all part of the celebration of National Public Works Week festivities in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Public Works and Transportation employees will begin moving the heavy equipment into Grand Parade in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 23rd. The display includes a variety of specialized vehicles used by workers to provide a variety of municipal services to the citizens of HRM ( ie. Street sweepers, sewer pumpers, backhoes, dump and plow trucks, etc)

HRM employees will be on hand to show-off the equipment to the public and to explain just how they work. It will be fun and informative for people of all ages.

At noon, Mayor Fitzgerald will drive a municipal vehicle through a ribbon at the Barrington Street gates of Grand Parade to officially mark the occasion.

The equipment will be on display to the public until 2 p.m. Open Houses are planned at other HRM locations at various times during the remainder of National Public Works Week, May 21-27. (See attached notice)

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John O'Brien
Corporate Communications Officer
(902) 490-6531