The Jotbook

Terry Fox Run

  You are invited to the Terry Fox Run at Reston School on Wednesday, September 25 starting at 1:00 p.m. Pledges are welcomed!

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Fun Fair

 Can you bake a cake for the Cake Walk or baking for the Bake Table. Reston is hosting their annual Fun Fair on Friday, September 27 at the Reston Rec Plex from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Federal Election

 The 2019 Canadian federal election is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament. Parliament was dissolved by Governor General Julie Payette on September 11, 2019 on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

World Suicide Prevention Day

 World Suicide Prevention Day: September 10th marked the 16th annual World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). It was a day for our communities to come together to raise awareness about suicide and to spread the message that help, hope, and healing are possible. If a friend or loved one talks or behaves in a way that makes you believe he or she is experiencing thoughts of suicide, encourage them to access help from a trained professional or encourage the person to call a suicide hotline: Westman Crisis Services (1-888-379-7699) or Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (10877-435-7170).

40 Collisions Yearly

 On average, there are nearly 40 collisions yearly in Manitoba involving agricultural equipment and passenger vehicles, according to Manitoba Public Insurance data.

 “We’re reminding everyone on the roadways that large, agricultural machinery is out as harvest season is currently underway,” said Satvir Jatana, vice-president responsible for Corporate Communications, Manitoba Public Insurance.

 “Observance of road safety is key to keeping our roadways safe. Producers are on the roadways moving their machinery. Everyone is expected to share the roads responsibly and safely.”

 Farm equipment is large, may take up more than one lane, and is slow moving so motorists need to use extra caution when approaching and overtaking.

 Producers need to do their part to ensure equipment is properly signed with lights and reflectors in use. Extra caution is also required when entering roadways and making turns with this equipment.”

 Farm equipment is required to have a slow-moving vehicle emblem clearly visible to traffic approaching from behind, with red reflectors on the back as close as possible to the left and right sides. At night, farm equipment must have headlights, red tail lamps and flashing amber warning lamps.

Farm equipment has a maximum speed of 40 km/h so it’s easy for motorists to misjudge their speed of approach. Motorists can do their part by keeping a safe distance from agricultural machinery added Jatana.

 “Motorists should be patient when they come upon farm equipment and only pass when safe to do so.”

Quote of the Week

 If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right.

Just for Laughs

 Yesterday I saw a guy spill all his Scrabble letters on the road. I asked him, “What’s the word on the street?

 Once my dog ate all the Scrabble tiles. For days he kept leaving little messages around the house.

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