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Brooks officers ticket more than 300 youth
Brooks municipal bylaw officers and the RCMP have ticketed more than 300 youth this year for demonstrating smart or safe decisions observed by officers while out on the beat.
In recognition of the work officers are doing and the decisions youth are making, a free pass to the Lakeside Leisure Centre will now be included with every ticket handed out.
“The Superkids program helps encourage positive behavours in children out and about,” said manager of recreation and facility services Russ Tanner last week.  Full Story >
Brooks wins Communities in Bloom award
The City of Brooks earned a top award in the Communities in Bloom Class of Champions (medium category).
The award was presented on Saturday in Kamloops, B.C. during the Communities in Bloom National and International Awards and Symposium.
“I was a little caught off guard,” said Phil Lunn, the city’s parks services supervisor, who accepted the award on behalf of Brooks Communities in Bloom.  Full Story >
Christ the Redeemer parking back on city business list
It was an off-hand remark made by Brooks municipal enforcement officer Pete Thompson at a recent council committee meeting.
“What is going on at Holy Family? Can something be done about the street parking?”
Thompson was referencing the south side parking of all Christ the Redeemer school buses on 4th Avenue east instead of using 5th Ave. which is north of the three Catholic Schools on the opposite side of the football field.  Full Story >
City signs heat and power agreement with ATCO
It is a move city officials say will save Brooks millions of dollars.
City council has agreed to an ATCO Gas proposal to install a CHP – combined heat and power unit in the Lakeside Leisure Centre.
City staff recently met with ATCO representatives to hammer out funding options for a combined heat and power unit as well as getting some clarification on some contractual issues.
CAO Alan Martens said the city left the meeting ready to sign.  Full Story >
D.U. organizers pleased with support of dinner
Financial numbers were not available but the 34th annual Ducks Unlimited Dinner Friday evening went very well, said chair Ed Secondiak.
He believes a record for what was raised during the evening will not be set but added this was not the intent.  Full Story >
Feeding of seagull fines dropped from animal control bylaw
You can still feed seagulls in the City of Brooks.
After amendments to the city’s animal control bylaw originally called feeding birds illegal, it is now A-OK to do so in Brooks.
Council passed their new animal control bylaw without any additions concerning feeding birds or other animals.  Full Story >
Feeding of seagull fines dropped from animal control bylaw 

City signs heat and power agreement with ATCO 

Roadrunners handed shutout by host Rams 

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