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Helsinki Hit with Snow Mayhem | The Finnishing Touches..

Helsinki Hit with Snow Mayhem | The Finnishing Touches.. | Finland | Scoop.it

Wasn’t it only a year ago that Helsinki was being highlighted on CNN for its great work in coping with the snow? 

http://www.thefinnishingtouches.com/2012/02/helsinki-hit-with-snow-mayhem/

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Fixed Gear Blog: Helsinki Bike Pockets In Practice

Fixed Gear Blog: Helsinki Bike Pockets In Practice | Finland | Scoop.it
First official bike pockets were painted on the streets of downtown Helsinki last week. That was great, I personally think bike pockets are a great thing for cyclist struggling in busy city traffic.
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Maija the police reindeer dies in traffic accident

Maija the police reindeer dies in traffic accident | Finland | Scoop.it

Maija, the traffic safety mascot for Finnish police in Lapland, died in a traffic accident on Kittiläntie in Rovaniemi on Saturday.
Maija [presumably named after the colloquial term for a police van Musta Maija, i.e. Black Maria] usually accompanied the police at PR events, campaigning for road safety.
However, Maija’s calf Artturi, born last spring, will follow in his mother’s footsteps as a road safety ambassador, reports the Rovaniemi Police Department.

According to the police, this is one of the worst seasons of the year for reindeer accidents.
A total of approximately 3,000 to 4,000 motor vehicle accidents involving reindeer occur in the reindeer herding areas of the north every year.

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