PARRY SOUND – It’s not your imagination, there is indeed more snow on Parry Sound’s downtown streets – it was put there on purpose, not by Mother Nature.
Christmas wreaths and tall snowbanks are thanks to a little bit of Hollywood magic during the filming of Pete’s Christmas.
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Although Parry Sound received some snow over the last several days, the public may have noticed the snow banks along James and Seguin Streets are a few feet high – much more than the snow that has fallen.
On Tuesday night, Coun. Bonnie Keith asked Peter Brown, town director of public works, to let ratepayers know that the snow is part of some Hollywood magic; the ongoing filming of the Hallmark Channel’s Pete’s Christmas.
“The movie group has moved into town, they’re doing significant filming downtown, I’m sure everybody has seen all the Christmas decorations that are up that’s confused a lot of people – including myself,” Brown said jokingly. “It looks great and last night (Monday) they brought in a ton of snow – which is also confusing, because I like to have it removed quickly.”
Filming took place on Belvedere Avenue Thursday, and continues today, from 5 a.m. through 11 p.m. on James, Seguin, Gibson, McMurray and Mary Streets.
“Once the filming is done, they’ll be removing the snow, I’m guessing by Friday,” said Brown.