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Election messages

Students in Solange Busch’s Grade 5 class at St. Francis School have been busy learning about politics during this federal election. Cameron Turriff (upper left), Alyssa Chiasson, Jordan Bruyere, Maddie Sanders, Ian Jodoin (lower left), and Maggie Jean showed off the posters they made about the different parties in the running.

St. Francis votes

Logan Morrisseau was one of many students who cast a ballot yesterday at St. Francis School as part of the nation-wide “Student Vote” program. Votes from students across the country will be tallied and the results released alongside the real ones Tuesday night.

Oktoberfest fun

Emo and District Hospital Auxiliary president Heather Oltsher, left, her husband, George Oltsher, and her sister, Frances Gibbens were among those who dressed the part for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s “Oktoberfest” party Saturday evening at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. The event netted over $22,000 for district health care.

Mock fatality

After smashing the shattered windshield and using the “jaws of life” in order to sufficiently help those trapped inside, members of the emergency response team carefully checked their vital signs during a highly-effective mock fatal car crash demonstration last Thursday by the railway crossing on McIrvine Road.

Skinning lesson

Nancy Jones had students gathered around to hear about the beaver and the uses of his tail, as well as to catch a glimpse of the displayed carcass, which attracted much interest. This was done as part of the Seven Generations Educational Institute’s annual “fall harvest” festivities, which ran last Tuesday through Thursday and saw hundreds of students participating.

Fire hazards

Wendy Adamkowski, left, and her mother, Nelly, chatted with local fire safety specialist Wayne Riches, who used items involved in actual house fires to explain the dangers of faulty appliances and leaving cooking pots on stoves Saturday morning at Canadian Tire. The discussion tied into “Prevent Homes Fires,” which is this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11).

Leaping catch

Muskie Jeremy Whitehead (#34) leaped high in an attempt to make a catch while Tec Voc Hornets’ defender Jordan Moder (#70) covered him like a cheap suit during Winnipeg High School Football action Friday afternoon. The Hornets successfully defended their home turf with a 28-16 win, which dropped Fort High to 2-3 on the season.

‘Tree of Life’

Shoppers Drug Mart employee Heather DeGagné put another “leaf” on the ever-growing display for the “Tree of Life” campaign, which ends this Friday (Oct. 10). The campaign is a fundraiser where shoppers are asked to purchase a leaf ($1), maple leaf ($5), or apple ($50) to place on the large tree showcased on the store’s front window.