|100 Women Who Care organize Brooks chapter|
It can be tough for people to volunteer but for those who want to do good in the community there is a new opportunity coming to Brooks.
A new chapter of 100 Women Who Care will start next month.
The international organization is made up of over 350 chapters in Canada, the U.S. and some overseas. It started as a way to support a local charity. Full Story >
|Celebration held to mark end of water project|
A celebration five years in the making took place in Gem last Wednesday to mark the completion of the County of Newell Water Project (CNWP) which recently finished with the final lines in Gem.
A barbecue was held in the Gem Community Hall to mark the completion of the project. On hand were present and former county councillors, Brooks city councillors and Eastern Irrigation District representatives. Full Story >
|City considers volunteer bylaw officer’s program|
A public question has initiated the proposal of a volunteer program in the City of Brooks.
City council committee members agreed to move forward with a municipal enforcement volunteer program.
“The intent of the program would be similar to an RCMP auxiliary constable program but with much less authority,” Lisa Tiffin, the city’s manager of shared services told the committee.
She said staff has been approached by representatives from the ethnic and cultural groups to volunteer and possibly do ride alongs. Full Story >
|Invasive species found in county|
The Phragmites australias that was found near Cassils in March and sent for testing was confirmed to be the invasive species.
Both the invasive and native species look the same.
On Monday removal of the species, which is literally an 12- foot high fence of thick reeds, began with representatives from the county, Eastern Irrigation District, CPR and the province.
At the last county meeting Holly White, the county’s agricultural services manager, told council they would try to remove the phragmites this year. Full Story >
|One in hospital following rollover|
Brooks RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover near Duchess early Saturday morning and they are seeking witnesses.
Brooks RCMP Cpl. Ian Patey said police responded to the call at 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 27.
When they arrived on scene they found two occupants, 16 and 20 year old brothers from Duchess with injuries. Full Story >
|Thirty more sites going into Kinbrook Island|
The provincial government’s latest announcement on Alberta Parks included an additional camping loop at Kinbrook Island Provincial Park.
The loop is being developed in the open area between the registration booth and the shower building.
“That was called our overflow site before, so when the campground was filled they would allow people to park there overnight. This is going to be a full-fledged 30 site loop” said Wesley Yeoman, Alberta infrastructure team leader for the south region. Full Story >