Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department members dished out so many flapjacks that they ran out of plates during their annual Labour Day weekend pancake breakfast at their fire hall on the morning of September 2 but all the money they raised to support their efforts wasn’t the only reason they had to feel good. Thompson Fire & Emergency Services Chief Steve Molloy made a special trip out to the lake in his department’s Ladder No. 2 fire truck for the first appearance by one of Thompson’s fire engines at the event since before the COVID pandemic. And when the PLVFD members had finished feeding everyone pancakes, he passed a set of keys to Paint Lake Fire Chief Frank DeRose to mark the official handover of a retired TFES fire truck to the volunteer fire department. It takes the place of one of PLVFD’s existing fire trucks, which needed replacing because of the difficulty finding parts for it.