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Changes in store for The Bulletin
After 107 years of continuous publishing we think it’s time for a change.
Our readers have told us from time to time that they would prefer a newspaper that is easier to handle and with more features and a crisp new look.
As of the April 4, 2017 issue, they will get their wish.
We are moving from the large broadsheet format to a 17 inch high tabloid that will be easier to handle no matter where you read the paper.  Full Story >
Economy moving in the right direction; CRC will meet less often

The Community Response Committee will not meet as much as it has over the past year-and-a-half thanks to an apparent upswing in the economy.
The current members of the interagency committee have been meeting about every three months since March 2016 to help residents who were affected by the economic downturn.
Of the approximately $205,000 donated to the CRC, $22,466 is left and will be spent as needed.  Full Story >
Fewer MSI dollars for regional municipalities
The municipalities in the region will receive fewer provincial dollars under Municipal Sustainability Funds (MSI) for 2017 than were received in 2016.
The 2017 MSI allocations based on 2016 populations were released shortly after the reading of the provincial budget last week.
The listing includes the MSI capital component, operating funds and the federal government’s commitment of $335 million for the basic municipal transportation grant (BMTG), which became part of the MSI allocation list in 2014.  Full Story >
New school for Tilley is top priority
A new school to replace the current facility at Tilley tops the capital plan project list that will be submitted to Alberta Education.
Grasslands trustees chose this last week over two other options presented during last week’s board meeting.
Associate superintendent Rhian Schroeder said Tilley School was built in 1947 with additions in 1956, 1986 1993. The capacity is 311 and the school is currently at 28 per cent utilization.  Full Story >
Road work, not flood work gets city go-ahead
Only one of the two major infrastructure projects in the city discussed by committee last week will go ahead this year.
The city agreed to put money into the 10 year capital plan for a storm water project and study but will move forward on the continuation of Cassils Road.
The Cassils road upgrade will take place near 1 Street West to Alberta Street while general street improvements will take place on 1st Street West between 2nd Ave and 4th Ave and Cassils Road and Garrow Ave.  Full Story >
Rosemary woman receives carbon tax rebate bill
Alberta government ministers and the premier claim they are just as upset as the grieving families who received a bill from the province demanding the return of carbon tax rebate.
Acting as the program administrator the federal government began to issue rebate cheques on Alberta letterhead for qualified Albertans on Jan. 5, 2017. The rebates were based on 2015 taxes.
Jacob Wiens, 95, who had been living at Sunrise Gardens, received his $100 rebate. On Jan. 11, Wiens died and earlier this month his daughter received a bill.  Full Story >
Scandia to honour Brooks next month
The annual Honour A Community returns to Scandia on April 8 when the hamlet honours the City of Brooks.
The event was first held in Scandia in 2011 when the hamlet honoured the Village of Rosemary through stories, photos and speeches. It was a unique idea that brought out residents from all over the region.
The following year Rosemary honoured Tilley, then Tilley honoured Bassano.   Full Story >
New school for Tilley is top priority 

Economy moving in the right direction; CRC will meet less often 

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