|Another hail storm causes damages to crops and homes|
Residents of the city and the northern half of the county will continue to mop up this week after a storm bringing high winds and hail moved across the region last Friday, causing damage to homes and crops.
It is the second major storm of the season in just three weeks. On July 19 hail wiped out between 80-100 per cent of many crops near Jenner.
The worst of Friday’s storm appears to have carried 90 km/hour winds and pea to quarter size hail along Highway 550 from Bassano to Duchess, leaving in its wake major crop damage, bullet-sized holes in homes, dented vehicles, broken windshields and torn trees. Full Story >
|Fire code issues force hotel closure|
The Oxford Hotel has been shut down by the City of Brooks due to a litany of fire and safety code issues.
Mike Komljenovic, owner of the downtown business, appealed the July shut down order Thursday for safety, fire, building and electrical concerns. The hearing was held with council Thursday.
The order states the business must stay vacant until all issues are resolved.
“All businesses must comply with federal and provincial regulations. This does not conform to Alberta Fire Codes and is a risk to public safety,” said Mayor Martin Shields to open the hearing.
Komljenovic was looking for some further direction from council. Full Story >
|Medieval faire crowd tops 6,000 people|
More than 6,000 people took in the 11th annual medieval faire, say organizers.
Fire dancers, fools, swords fighter and a dazzling display of colour, costume and custom was on hand for two days at the ye old rodeo grounds.
“We had a wonderful time. The jousting and sword combat was fantastic, the centre entertainers and highland dancers were exceptional. We enjoyed browsing the markets and purchasing some wares, said Gerard A. Lucyshyn on the faire grounds Saturday. Full Story >
|One out of four Bow River candidates addressing crowd was ‘inappropriate’|
Rob Anders has officially announced he is running for the Conservative nomination in the Bow River riding.
The Calgary West MP was dethroned in his own riding by Ron Liepert in a spring nomination and now hopes he will be elected as the Conservative member for the Bow River riding.
In a news release Anders refers to himself as a “movement conservative known for his strong stands and conservative voting record.”
It continues that Anders “has fought hard over the years for property rights, low taxes, gun rights and traditional family values.” Full Story >