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Expired birth control pill not a concern in Brooks
Brooks Shoppers Drug Mart was unaffected by an expired birth control pill recall last week.
While the company is still trying to reach some Alberta women who were given birth control pills that were past their expiration date, none crossed Brooks shelves, says Shoppers pharmacist Larry Pratt.
“It certainly was a western Canada recall on expired birth control,” he said.
The medication Alesse 21 was dispensed between March 16 and April 1 but carried an expiry date of September 2014.  Full Story >
Francophones want library for school
With recent plans to combine with Eastbrook Elementary cancelled, division officials from the Franco Sud school division have their eyes on a city facility for L’Ecole Ruisseau — the current Brooks Public Library.
“We have been in discussions with the city and the Eastern Irrigation District,” said corporate secretary and operations lead Yvan Beaubien.   Full Story >
Motorcyclists speed through police radar going 185 km/hr in 110 zone
Spring is here and police say crotch rocket sport motorcycles are causing problems on public roads.
On April 9 Brooks RCMP received a complaint of a loud motorcycle that was heard but not seen on Highway 873 going towards Duchess.
The complaint came one day after 10 motorcycles fled through police radar at 185 km/hr on Highway 1 where the limit is 110 km/hr, shortly before 6 p.m.   Full Story >
Remains of missing man, 32, found in Longview
Kristopher Goerzen, 22, of Brooks will make his first court appearance on a first degree murder charge in Cochrane Provincial Court today.
Goerzen was charged on March 30 for the murder of Nick Lush, 32, of Calgary. Lush’s remains were recovered in Longview on April 6 and positively identified on April 8.
Goerzen’s co-accused, Cody Kenneth Bauer, 24, of Calgary was also charged with first degree murder. He’ll appear in court next Tuesday.  Full Story >
Sears lawsuit certified as a class proceeding
A $109 million lawsuit against Sears Canada has been certified as a class proceeding by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Sears Hometown store dealers have filed a $100 million class action lawsuit again Sears Canada and Sears, Roebuck and Co.   Full Story >
Wal-Mart in Brooks to get bigger
The world’s largest company by revenue and the biggest private employer on the planet is getting bigger in Brooks.
“Things are pretty straightforward,” says director of corporate affairs Alex Roberton.
“We’re bringing in a full grocery component and making it a Wal-Mart Supercentre.”
He says changes will begin over the next few months.  Full Story >
Francophones want library for school 

Motorcyclists speed through police radar going 185 km/hr in 110 zone 

Wal-Mart in Brooks to get bigger 

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