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Artists of all disciplines wanted for June art show
Hosted by the Sage Brush Arts Society with co-hosts the Association of the Arts (Brooks) the 2015 Southern Alberta Zone Juried Art show and sale for the Alberta Communities Art Clubs Association (ACACA) will be at the Brooks Campus this June.
“As well, we are inviting arts and culture groups within Southern Alberta (theatre, dance, singers, bands, poets, etc.) to join in this arts and culture extravaganza,” says member of both the Sage Brush, the Brooks Association and newly elected president of the ACACA Linda LaRochelle-Wilson.
The dates are June 13 and 14, however, LaRochelle-Wilson notes $30 memberships in the ACACA are required to be in the juried portion of show – and the deadline for this is February 28.  Full Story >
Brooks artist is new Alberta Community Arts Club president
Linda LaRochelle-Wilson, already an events co-coordinator and director with the Sage Brush Arts Society as well as director of Association of the Arts (Brooks), was recently elected President of the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) which encompasses artists and art clubs who have memberships with the association in Alberta.
Another Sage Brush Arts Society member, Penny Volk, who has Signature Status with the ACACA, was elected to hold the position of the Southern Alberta Zone Rep for the association.   Full Story >
City rates and fees for 2015 still up in the air
If you think the city has forgotten about rates and fees this year - you’re wrong.
City utility rates and other fees for 2015 have yet to be decided on.
While traditionally fees are decided upon and take effect Jan. 1, this year City of Brooks fees and rates will be decided over the next month.
“We are working on it and hope to have it done in late January or early February,” says Brooks CAO Alan Martens.  Full Story >
County proposes fee increases to land leases, mini bus rates
Mini bus riders in the county could see the rate double this year to $10.
“It has been pegged at $5 for many, many years,” said corporate services director Layne Johnson.
“That covers a round trip from their home to the city and back plus multiple stops within the city,” he said.
The recommendation was made by HDR Inc, the consultant hired to complete the area’s transportation study. The study has not been released.  Full Story >
Multi-vehicle collision near Bassano
Icy road conditions on the westbound lanes of Highway 1 near Lathom Road was the cause of a multi-vehicle pile-up at about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. A Bassano fire rescue vehicle slid into a semi tractor trailer that was already stopped on the side of the road, a shuttle bus slid into the back of the semi and a Volker Stevin plow slid into the shuttle bus with its three occupants. “It was sheer ice. Nothing but ice,” said Bassano resident Tom MacPhail. Other vehicles were off the road in the immediate area including an ambulance which had responded for a call and slid off the road. “They had pulled to the side of the road essentially to a crawl,” said Stuart Brideaux, an EMS spokesman. The ambulance responders were not injured. The EMS was returned to service a couple of hours later.  Full Story >
Video of suspects in B&Es released by Brooks RCMP
Brooks RCMP were able to grab still images from video cameras at businesses on Second Street West and Third Street West where break-ins had occurred and police are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect(s).
A&W, Brooks Lube and Alignment and Capital Glass all on Second Street West along with the Royal Canadian Legion on Third Street West were broken into over a short period of time.
A&W’s break-in was reported just after 6 a.m. on Jan. 12 and is believed to have occurred at about 2 a.m.  Full Story >
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