By Sheldon Spackman
RCMP are encouraging everyone to have a fun but safe Halloween Monday night.
In order to do that, Mounties have a number of safety tips for children, parents and motorists to keep in mind.
Around the house, they include keeping the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks and limited vision. Keep pets indoors on Halloween to protect them from hazards and to protect ‘trick or treaters’. Before you light those candles in your pumpkin, consider using safety glow sticks.
For costumes: wear a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to heighten visibility. Glow sticks are also an excellent method to increase a child’s visibility. Wear a costume that is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it. Make sure your vision is not restricted. Consider completing your costume with make-up rather than masks and accessorize with a flashlight.
On the streets, it is important that parents be aware of the route that their children plan to follow if they don’t go out with them. Stay on the sidewalks, however, if there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic. Don’t jaywalk, use crosswalks whenever possible. Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks. Stop and check for cars before crossing the street. Walk in groups and stay together and stay on the outside, never enter a house; only accept treats at the front door.
For drivers, expect the unexpected and slow down, look for pedestrians. The chances of getting into a serious or fatal collision are multiplied when there are lots of kids and teens out on the streets.
For party-goers, plan your ride home. Don’t drink and drive, with extra patrols on local streets you will get caught. “Fake” Weapons in your costume? Choose fakes that look fake but always remember, not everyone can tell the difference.
Finally, wait until you get home before sampling your treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should check out all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
St. Joseph High School gets a head start on college degree
From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools: Student receives Certificate of Achievement in dual credit from Bow Valley College
Bria Lajeunesse is the first student from St. Joseph High School to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Dual Credit from Bow Valley College in Calgary. This award will be presented to her during the graduation ceremony.
Dual credit programs allow high school students to take a post-secondary course or a series of courses and earn both high school credits, as well as college/university credentials. The Certificate of Achievement in Dual Credit is awarded to students who have completed four post-secondary courses during high school.
“Bria is an amazing young lady who has worked extremely hard to achieve this honour. We are very proud of her and wish her the best of luck as she pursues her goals at university,” said Principal, Graeme Daniel at St. Joseph High School.
Lajeunesse began dual credit courses in Grade 10 and completed four courses connected to practical nursing throughout her time in high school. She averaged 91% in these four courses. “Bria is an outstanding student. We wish her the best of luck in her continued studies, where I know she will excel,” said Dual Credit Lead Teacher, Tracey Millar at St. Joseph High School.
Scott Subaru: Canada’s most environmentally friendly car dealership has opened in Red Deer
You should visit Scott Subaru Passive House even if you’re not in the market for a new ride
From Scott Subaru: IT’S HAPPENED!
We have moved into our new eco-friendly / energy efficient Passive House dealership and man are we happy! Although we are still in our ‘settling in’ process, we welcome you to come on down, have a nice hot beverage, and see just how big and beautiful this place is. We will be setting up a date for the Grand Opening once we have all our eggs in a cozy basket, so stay tuned for more information on that soon!
The Scott Subaru Passive House is inspired by our partner, Subaru of Indiana, the automotive manufacturer that has achieved zero landfill status! Using an already positioned building, we strategically dismantled it piece by piece and saved everything we could for reuse and donation. For example, furniture donated, wires and cables salvaged to be recycled, and windows saved for re-use else where. This is an incredibly energy efficient dealership that is estimated to cost less than $200/year to heat and cool!
Outside we have permeable pavement for the landscaping. This eco-friendly, sustainable pavement helps reduce storm water run off, protecting it from solids and pollutants that travel to drainage facilities, and naturally filters the storm water turning it to ground water. Engineered to keep the building pristine while minimizing our energy use and environmental impact. 🍃🌎♻️
Massive thanks to everyone who was involved in this project! Black Creek Developments Inc., Sublime Design Studio Inc., Peel Passive House, 908 Engineering, Lex 3 Engineering, Sable Electrical Services, Cover Architecture, Heron’s Nest Landscaping, and many more…!!
Our new location address is 6863 50 Avenue, Red Deer AB.
Learn more about Passive House here…
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