Above: Aspen resident Lorraine Meunier tries out the bus’ lift. The residents at Aspen celebrated the arrival of the new town bus (a 24-seat Ford F550 with accommodations for two wheel chairs) with a champagne celebration (Ginger ale), ribbon cutting, and a short maiden voyage around town.

Trying out the new Community Bus

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Aspen resident Art Krauskopf cut the ribbon for the new town of Morinville Community Bus Jan. 18. With Krauskopf is driver Monica Warrener, Town of Morinville Sports/Rec Coordinator Tyler Edworthy, and Aspen Recreation Therapist Mary Benson.

– Lucie Roy Photos

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Celebration of culture

Notre Dame French Immersion students participated in a Festival du Voyageur and celebrated Canada’s pioneers and fur-trading past Jan. 20.

The morning activities presented French heritage and culture through entertainment, including with music using spoons, dance, maple spread tasting, trying out snowshoes, and building an ice house. The festival also made mention of the Quebec Winter Carnival and Bonhomme Carnaval, the biggest winter carnival in the world taking place Jan. 29 to Feb. 14.

– Lucie Roy Photos

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