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Nicholas Donaldson

Pancake tradition

Emily Bouvier and Gracee Heiod enjoyed their pancake breakfast as St. Michael's School here yesterday morning to mark Shrove Tuesday—the last day before Lent begins. Students also learned that pancakes traditionally are eaten on that day to use up ingredients that can't be consumed during Lent.

'Jailed' manager

The local Walmart had manager Mohammad “locked up” in support of the Children's Miracle Network last Friday. It cost a dollar per minute to keep him in there and at the time this photo was taken, $403 already had been raised for the charity.

New fire truck

Deputy fire chief Abe Eberly showed off the new fire truck during the Chapple Fire Department's open house Saturday in Barwick. Visitors got a good look at all of the equipment and also were given some fire safety information. There also was a visit from “Sparky” for the kids.

Shrove Tuesday

St. Michael's School students were treated to a pancake breakfast this morning to mark Shrove Tuesday—the last day before Lent begins. Students also learned that pancakes traditionally are eaten today to use up ingredients that can't be consumed during Lent.

Family fun in Stratton

Stratton residents braved the rainy conditions Monday to enjoy many Family Day activities at the rec centre there. Events included cooking bannock over a bonfire (above), snowshoeing (top right), wagon rides (below), and a visit from the Morley fire department, which gave youngsters a chance to try out the fire hose (bottom right).

'Blanket' exercise

Mr. Thomson's Grade 8 history class at J.W. Walker participated in the Kairos Blanket Exercise last Friday. The exercise, run by First Nations-Métis-Inuit Collaborative Initiative leader Pam King, is a teaching tool that shows students how Europeans shrunk native land.