|Brooks Kiwanis supports food bank dairy program|
The Brooks Food Bank Foundation’s dairy program will continue to be served until December thanks to the Brooks and District Kiwanis Club.
On Thursday Kiwanis secretary Jim Kitagawa presented $2,000 to the food bank to ensure the program continues.
The program assures food bank clients they will receive margarine, eggs and milk as part of their hamper. Full Story >
|EID to consider removal of docks from Lake Newell|
Property owners and lessees along Lake Newell could be forced to remove boat lifts and docks from the lake.
The discussion has been raised because of the County of Newell’s requirement for a redevelopment area plan at the North Headgates.
The EID board is concerned about encroachment on their land by property owners and lessees as well as water use, water contamination and access of the EID land. Full Story >
|Lights at Cassils and Third St. East a no go for now|
City of Brooks council accepted as information costs associated with installing a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Third Street East and Cassils Road.
The matter was touched upon earlier this year by council and it was decided that conduits were to be installed under Cassils Road.
“This was done,” said manager of works and utilities Don Saari.
The cost to install the lights is $220,000. This would include GPS to allow the fire department to pass through them with emergencies Full Story >
|No paving entire front of your yard, says city|
In an attempt to thwart a trend of adjoining paved front yards that is catching on in the big cities, city council will be bringing a bylaw forward to prevent this from happening in Brooks. The move comes at the request of the city’s municipal planning commission who noted the city’s new 2014 bylaw does not address the matter.
Planner with the Oldman River Regional Services Commission Spencer Croil said negative impacts could result from “all paved front lawns.” Full Story >
|Thefts from vehicles increases|
Thefts associated with vehicles appear to be on the increase so motorists may want to take time to ensure valuables are removed.
Police report sometime overnight, likely after 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, a truck was stolen from Patricia and items were taken from several vehicles in the community.
With the use of technology the stolen white 2008 Ford F350 was recovered near Brooks.
“At around 8:30 a.m. the dealership was able to locate it using GPS,” said Cst. Mathieu Quimper of the Brooks detachment. Full Story >