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B&Es in downtown
There has been a rash of break and enters in the Brooks downtown core and RCMP are looking for information from anyone who may have witnessed anything or anyone suspicious.
RCMP Cst. Keileigh said police aren’t releasing much information except to say the break and enters occurred in the area of Second Street West and First Avenue and some small items and cash were stolen.
She said it’s believed they happened between midnight and 3 a.m. Sept. 13 to Sept. 14.
If you have any information regarding this or any other crime, please contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400 or anonymously at 403-794-4484 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text the keyword tttTIPS and your information to 274637.

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Buy a membership, urges UCP leadership speaker series organizer
Todd Beasley, who has been organizing a United Conservative Party leader’s speakers series in Brooks, is encouraging all voters to purchase a membership for the United Conservative Party to vote in the Oct. 29 leadership race.
Beasley said it doesn’t matter if you support the party or not, it is a way to have a voice in the leader’s selection prior to the 2019 provincial election.
Speaking to attendees prior to a candidate in Brooks on Saturday, Beasley said he was thrilled to see the 90 or so people.  Full Story >
Council agrees to keep gate times as is at Lake Stafford
As the result of a complaint to Brooks city councillor Dan Klein, staff will ensure the gate at Lake Stafford is open by 8 a.m. each day.
At last Tuesday’s council committee meeting, Klein said he received a complaint that the Lake Stafford gate wasn’t opened by 8 a.m.
Parks supervisor Phil Lunn said since the complaint was filed at the end of August, an employee has been unlocking the gate at about 7:30 a.m. on weekdays on his way to work.  Full Story >
Fildebrandt backs Jason Kenney for UCP leader
Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt has endorsed Jason Kenney as leader of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party.
Last Thursday Fildebrandt made his first public appearance at the Big Country Oilmen’s Association meeting in Brooks since temporarily stepping down from the UCP caucus last month after a series of indiscretions surfaced including renting out his apartment, overcharging for food and an ongoing Traffic Court case.   Full Story >
Fuel cost in Brooks 45th highest in the country, according to GasBuddy
While GasBuddy found the average retail gasoline price in Alberta fell 3.3 cents per litre over the past week and is expected to rise, Brooks has the 45th highest price of fuel in the country.
Fuel in the city has been unchanged since Sept. 1 at $108.9, which was an increase of five cents.
As of Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s survey of over 1,500 outlets, the average price across the province is $101.62. Over the past week the national average has fallen 6.2 cents per litre to $112.19.
The average price of fuel in Calgary is $99.53 which is down 3.8 cents per litre from last week.  Full Story >
Many activities for Alberta Culture Days in Brooks starting Friday
Painting, music, food and even a Christmas trade show are some of the activities scheduled in Brooks during the celebration of the 10th annual Alberta Culture Days Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
Local programs seem to grow each year along with the annual province-wide event.
With the expansion and renovation of the recreation centre the majority of the weekend’s activities will take place at the JBS Canada Centre on Saturday.
“It’s going to be a special year for Alberta Culture Days. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2017 along with Canada 150 celebrations,” said Libin Joseph, the city’s inclusion coordinator.  Full Story >
UCP candidate Brian Jean shares promises, Alberta made ideas
Former businessowner, lawyer and Wildrose Party leader and a candidate as leader for the United Conservative Party Brian Jean said Alberta’s money should be used for Made in Alberta solutions.
Jean made the comments when asked about transfer and equalization payments on Saturday in Brooks during the second Speakers Series event.
He said the province sends approximately $22 billion annually to Ottawa. When the province is asked for their position on the payments every 10 years the government is quiet.  Full Story >
Fildebrandt backs Jason Kenney for UCP leader 

Fuel cost in Brooks 45th highest in the country, according to GasBuddy 

Many activities for Alberta Culture Days in Brooks starting Friday 

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