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Neighbours hit nothing but net

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Residents on Bernard Court will be able to keep their basketball net after city council granted relief from a streets bylaw it violates.

City staff saw the net, installed 18 years ago on the boulevard of the quiet cul-de-sac, as a potential legal liability.

Fourteen of 15 roadside nets identified by staff were taken down after the homeowners were contacted.

But council granted the exemption on Bernard after neighbours signed a petition seeking relief.

The pole and net have never been a problem in the past, are maintained by the residents, provide exercise for children and remain a focal point for neighbourhood spirit and unity, they noted.

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