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As downtown renovation continues, Mesquite calls for local artists to submit their work

Downtown Mesquite will look much different in January 2021 than it did in January 2020, and the city is looking for local artists who can help that transformation be even more visually stunning.

With the city nearing completion on its Front Street Station redevelopment, it is putting out a call to local artists interested in producing a work of public art.

Mesquite City Hall, shown in a file photo. Cindy Smith is set to become the city's Director of Finance in October.

Works by artists in Mesquite and the surrounding areas will be considered, according to a city news release, with the art intended to be displayed for at least one year on “four large surrounds built to camouflage dumpsters placed throughout the new Downtown area. Each of these surrounds will have 10′x7′ panels, where the art will be mounted,” according to the news release.

For each work, the city will pay the artist a $500 honorarium. Eight works of art will be selected.

In addition to the new infrastructure and

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Death of 84-year-old pedestrian renews calls for safety improvements to NDG intersection

Mathieu Campanozzi describes his late Aunt Anna Zanca as a wonderful, kind and generous woman.

“She was very authentic — very Italian,” said Campanozzi. “She loved to cook for us. She loved to bring food.”

Campanozzi said his aunt was like a second mother to him, and learning that she was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she crossed a busy intersection in Montreal’s west end was devastating.

“A lot of pain and a lot of anger mixed together,” Campanozzi said. “We had the chance to stay with her until her last moments. Her last breath.”

Zanca was 84 years old. She was hit on Sept. 10 at a busy, five-way intersection in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that has long been the centre of a safety debate. She died the following evening.

She was crossing where Décarie and De Maisonneuve boulevards meet Upper Lachine Road when, police say, she was struck by a

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