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HAVE FUN and help the animals too.

Gabrielle Fleming, a student at Jack Cook School, has planned a winter carnival fundraiser for the Terrace Animal Shelter to take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at Jack Cook School.

She says the carnival will have lots of fun games for children including a cake walk, fishing game and a minute to win it competition.

Sweater day

TURN DOWN your thermostat and put on a fun quirky sweater, to help the planet Feb. 17 for National Sweater Day.

Wearing a sweater is a symbolic gesture of support for rethinking our energy consumption and using energy more conservatively, says the World Wildlife Fund. The savings are worth it as heating and cooling accounts for about 60 per cent of home energy costs. As a rule of thumb, you can save two per cent on your heating bill for every 1°C you turn down the thermostat overnight.

Lowering the temperature by 3°C for eight hours a day while at work can reduce your heating costs by up to 4.5 per cent, which is about $150 in savings a year.

Celebrating our heritage

for Heritage Week, everyone is invited to “A Little Town Site, A Big Celebration,” with several events Feb. 21 to 27.

Mayor Dave Pernarowski kicks off the week and cuts the cake at 11 a.m. in the Skeena Mall community room Feb. 21. Each day, heritage displays will be set up in the mall with entertainment, movies and something of interest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Feb. 22, Terraceview Lodge residents will be treated to Heritage Tea at George Little House.

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