|Brooks cop guilty on one charge, not guilty on others|
Brooks RCMP Cst. Eric Pomerleau has been acquitted of three assault related charges but was found guilty in a separate assault charge.
On June 10 Pomerleau was acquitted in the Aug. 2012 incident in Red Deer involving a youth in police custody. He had been charged with assault with a weapon (pepper spray), assault causing bodily harm and assault.
On June 13 in a Leduc court Pomerleau was found guilty of assault in a Red Deer incident that occurred in December 2012. Full Story >
|Candlelight ceremony marks 90 years of Royal Canadian Legion|
A candlelight service was held on Saturday at Brooks Cemetery to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Canadian Legion and a salute to veterans.
About a dozen civilians gathered at the edge of a row of veteran graves for the service to put candles on grave stones to acknowledge they have not been forgotten.
“It’s gets me pretty emotional when I get thinking about it,” Errol Raven said after placing a candle at the grave of an artilleryman whom he never knew. Full Story >
|New curriculum is long overdue|
Alberta Education`s plan to develop a new curriculum did not catch school boards by surprise.
Details were released several weeks ago by Education Minister David Eggen at the Alberta School Boards’ Association spring conference in Red Deer, said Grasslands chair Vic Budz Friday.
“We had some idea that something was coming some time ago and this is long overdue,” he said.
Budz said there is a lot of curriculum that hasn’t been reviewed for a long time. He points to art, which is over 30 years old. Full Story >
|Notley cutout ‘inexcusable’ |
A cutout of Premier Rachel Notley that was used as a target at the Oilmen’s Golf tournament in Brooks on Friday has drawn a lot of criticism.
A photo was posted on Twitter by Ken Fleury of Brooks with the hashtag “Just love the #notley target at the oil men’s golf tourney @Dfildebrant.”
Big country president and host of the annual oilmen’s golf tournament Ernest Bothi told media he placed the cutout on the course. Full Story >
|Residents want tree removed|
City officials are pondering the removal of a healthy cottonwood tree.
In a vote of 5-2 city councillors, during their committee meeting, agreed to pay for the removal of a cottonwood tree at 64 Fairview Avenue as requested by area residents.
Voting against the motion were councillors Dan Klein and Norm Gerestein. Full Story >
|Tilley’s Everlast Park officially opens|
Upgrades to the park in Tilley have been completed and on June 5th the community was invited for the official opening of the newly named Everlast Park.
Over the past few years volunteers with the Tilley Community Action Team Society (CATS) have been raising funds to redevelop the park and bring all the equipment up to safety standards.
The organization received provincial funding from Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), Thrive Wellness Initiative, the Tilley Recreation Committee and the Brooks Lions Club. Full Story >