The Flin Flon Fire Department is holding its annual Boot Drive Friday. Fire Chief Jim Petrie says for the past 17 years they’ve collected for Muscular Dystrophy but this year they’ve decided to go a little bit different. He says it’s still a boot drive, they’ll still be in the same location but they will be collecting for local charities and this year it’s for the Food Bank and the SPCA and next year it’ll be for two different ones. He says they felt that local charities need money drastically and they would like to give back to the community.
Petrie adds Scotia Bank will match donations up to five thousand dollars and will provide two staff members on site for the day. The Boot Drive runs from nine to five Friday on Third Avenue across from the Gas Bar. Petrie says you don’t have to give by drive through carefully.