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 Provincial General Election October 26th is the date scheduled by the Saskatchewan Legislature as election day in 2020. If you won't wait or can't wait, you know that every voter can choose to vote in advance of election day. Advance voting is being held at the Tea Room and is open for 5 straight days, Tuesday, October 20 to Saturday, October 24, Noon to 8 p.m. each day. There's some information below you should read before voting. Memorial Hall/Tea Room Heating Situation Before you head out to vote , remember to put on warm layers. Currently there is lack of central heating in the Memorial Hal land Tea Room due to the fact that our boilers appear to have failed. With the sudden onset of cold weather, there are high powered portable heaters being used in the meantime. That would be ok, but voting regulations require access and the library doors must remain open the whole time. That means a constant influx of cold wind will be sucking out the heat even if they were fully operational. So, plan for cold weather inside the voting booth. Flu Clinic Oct 28th There is going to be a flu clinic in the Tea Room on Wednesday of next week. You can Phone 1-877-778-0030 to book an appointment. Health experts have been recommending everyone get vaccinated this year to prevent a doublewhammy of flu/COVID problems. I mentioned in last week's editorial that IPAC Canada reports the recommended actions for preventing the flu virus were the same actions being taken to prevent the spread of COVID 19, and the results were a record nine-year low for flu infection rates in Canada. I think it's important to point out that even with all the precautions that may have reduced flu levels so far, COVID19 remains highly contagious and virulent. An inflated sense of safety arising from a low flu season might make someone think the danger from COVID is gone. A sobering number is the number of deaths Condo For Sale by Owner per year from flu. According to IPAC, the average death toll in Canada from flu is between 500-1500 cases per year. This year we have lost over 9,000 Canadians to COVID. And we are doing a much better job of preventing spread compared to other parts of the World. So, don't freak out and go into a dark hole of fear about COVID. My point is just to illustrate that it is more serious than the flu, but if we keep up what everyone has been doing we will come out of this OK. Extra Word Search Puzzle This Week I messed up the word search last week by neglecting to give you the proper list of words to be searched. So this week I made a brand new extra puzzle for you. (Thanks, DP) . . . .