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Sam Odrowski

Knox luncheon

A group of ladies shared big smiles Saturday as they enjoyed a delicious spread during Knox United Church's Christmas luncheon and bake sale. Close to 100 people came through the church basement to purchase some homemade treats and enjoy a hot meal.

Trade mentors

New Gold production driller Maria Vandenbrand, New Gold geologist and health/safety advisor Amy Shute, John Gavel/New Gold welder/operator Kaitlyn Baldwin, and New Gold geologist Lisa McGlinchey spoke to girls in Grades 9-12 about their respective careers for the Skills Ontario's Young Women's Career Exploration Event held Thursday at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Vendor sale

Peggy Johnson and Rhonda Howells of “Oh For FUDGE Sakes!" offered free samples of their homemade fudge to passers-by during the fourth-annual "Walkin' in a Winter Vendorland” event held Saturday at the Memorial Sports Centre. The pair had a variety of flavours to choose from, including creamsicle, lemon pie, unicorn, s'more, cupcake, banana cream, and many more.

Kettle kick-off

Walmart assistant manager Rosanne DeGagne, left, and store manager Cheri Dyck joined Pastor Ryan MacDonald and Donna Haney to kick off the annual Christmas kettle campaign there yesterday morning. Kettles also are out at Safeway, with one to be set up at the local LCBO starting Dec. 1. Volunteers will be ringing the bells until Dec. 22. To volunteer, call 1-807-456-3654.

Métis flag-raising

Mayor Roy Avis, left, Ed Lucier, a Métis representative from Manitoba, Sunset Country Métis president Brady Hupet, and mayor-elect June Caul held up a Métis flag in front of the Civic Centre on Friday to mark Louis Riel Day. A flag-raising ceremony followed. Nov. 16 is the anniversary of Riel’s execution that took place in 1885.

Poly sample

Senior water treatment plant operator Randy White showed St. Francis students a sample of polyelectrolyte during their tour of the town's water treatment plant Thursday. He explained that the thick and sticky chemical is added to water to help remove suspended solids and make it more clear.

Family centre needs support

Since March, the Family Drop In Centre at 272 Scott St. has provided friendship, clothing, food, and quality conversation to members of the community who may be struggling.

But the centre, which is run by volunteers, will be shut down by the end of February if it does not receive more funding from the community.

Awareness march

Close to 30 people marched through town carrying signs for Weechi-it-te-win's “Domestic Violence Awareness Walk" held Thursday morning. Some of the signs read "Love Shouldn't Hurt," "The Silence Surrounding Abuse Must Be Broken," and "Choose To Be Kind.”