Home Front – November 6

Photo radar will be in the following locations until Nov. 13.

Motorists, beware

Photo radar will be in the following locations until Nov. 13.

• School zones: 55th Avenue, 39th Street, Lees Street, 43rd Avenue;

• Playground zones: Dowler Street, Cornett Drive, Roland Street, 58th Street;

• Traffic corridors: Edgar Industrial Drive, 49th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 50th Avenue and 39th Street.

Blood Donation

Soldiers from the 749 Communication Squadron will make a group blood donation on Saturday in remembrance of Canada’s military. Capt. Sam Fasullo, the unit’s commanding officer, will lead the way for the squadron, donating blood at 1 p.m. at the clinic at 5020 68th St. The local army reservists often donate blood during the week of Remembrance Day in honour of Canadian Forces personnel currently serving and those of the past. Canadian Blood Services is encouraging other Canadians to use the occasion to donate blood. Anyone who has had a seasonal flu shot or the H1N1 vaccine shot must wait 48 hours before donating blood. Anyone who has the flu or a cold must be fully recovered before donating blood. Call 1-888-236-6283 for blood donor clinic information, eligibility details or to book an appointment.

Successful fundraiser

Visitors to a Halloween house in Deer Park contributed $7,427.37 to two local charities. Homeowner Maggie Hewitt collected donations from anyone wanting to see the fabulously macabre decorations in the backyard of her home at 2 Denison Cres. The house with the hearse parked on the front lawn attracted thousands of visitors since early October. The public response was “spectacular,” said Hewitt, who was able to give $3,713.69 to the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and $3,713.68 to the Kids with Cancer foundation. Hewitt added this by far surpassed her original goal of giving each charity $1,000. She hopes to do a similar drive next year.

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