Above: Twin Primeau students Sierra and Cheyenne Dunn make some crepes.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

Plaisir de Carnaval

George. H. Primeau school held their annual French Canadian Carnaval Feb. 3. The afternoon event consisted of indoor and outdoor activities, including the serving of poutine, and La Tire, hot maple syrup poured on fresh, clean snow, then rolled up on a popsicle stick. Students also had the opportunity to make crepes, create art, and play some outdoor sports.

Local students will have the opportunity to celebrate French culture Mar. 4 when the Franco-Albertan flag is raised, kicking off Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (Mar. 3 to 23). The national event features activities in appreciation of the French language and its many cultural expressions.

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Emily Moore and Faith LaBlanc create some art.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Primeau students play some hockey with a teacher at the outdoor rink as part of the school’s Carnaval.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Monitoring speed

A community peace officer monitors speed on 100 Avenue in downtown Morinville. February is distracted driving month, and Morinville RCMP as well as CPOs are on the look out for drivers who are texting or talking on the phone while driving. As of Jan. 1, distracted driving comes with three points as well as an increased fines.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Stephen Smith just completed his 49th blood donation. Smith said he is waiting for the next Blood Donor Clinic at the Rendez-Vous Centre Mar. 29 to celebrate his 50th donation. The donation scheduled after that is July 12. More than 134 blood donors were booked for the Feb. 2 clinic.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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Denis Pelletier was holding his gift of life after completing his blood donation on Tuesday. This was his 36th blood donation.

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