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National Post - June 28, 2007 - By email@example.com
Mississauga 'demolition' smashes crowd's hopes
The Lakeview Generating Station in Mississauga was scheduled for demolition this morning after weather forced a Monday holdover. A diverse crowd came to watch the blast, including the Post's Matthew Coutts, in the hopes of an explosion-induced adrenaline rush.
7:35 a.m. A crowd of nearly 20 already gathered, mostly the elderly and parents with children in tow.
7:49 Ontario Power spokesman tells crowd the blast time is now aimed for 10 a.m. Destructophiles take delay in stride.
8:12 Plans for a 10 a.m. show are re-announced. Waiting really is the hardest part.
8:23 Plenty of muffins and coffee remain available at refreshment stand to onlookers. Dog walkers join the senior and demo aficionado fan base.
8:26 Mullet sighting. Description: flowing.
8:27 "I've got so much to do today, but I don't want to miss it." A quote for the ages.
8:58 Wind picks up in opposite direction. "Just wait, it will sheer."
9:18 OPG announces a push back to between 10 or 11 a.m. "We're still planning on going ahead unless we hear otherwise." Sounds like an exit strategy.
9:25 Press release circulated opposing possibility of gas plant on property. Crowd jumps on reading material.
9:49 Family crowd is thinning out, demo-philes holding strong. Dog walkers are long gone, but senior contingent flourishing. Flowing mullet appears to be here for the duration.
9:57 Time nearing; buzzing crowd well over 70 at this point. The townsfolk want to see a hangin'.
10:00 Announcement made. "Don't shoot the messenger." Let's try and do it all again tomorrow.
10:02 Crowd rushes refreshment stand for "one more for the road."
10:05 Flowing mullet leaves noticeably upset.
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