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Sunshine brings Sparks Street back to life

By Peter Mazereeuw      
Musician Brian Noble plays for passersby on Sparks Street on a sunny day this month. The Hill Times photograph by Peter Mazereeuw

A long-awaited end—or least, a pause—to the icy winds that blast down Sparks Street for most of the year brought hibernating public servants and Hill regulars out of their burrows May 5. Patios filled up under the sun, shorts and sunglasses made their first appearance of the season, and veteran busker Brian Noble was in his element, strumming on his guitar and belting out his familiar mix of blues and country rock underneath The Hill Times office east of Metcalfe Street.

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