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Bassano Arts Council presents music from “The Wardens”
On Thursday, November 23rd, the Bassano Arts Council will host their second concert in their 34th season. With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens – Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt – are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years. They will take the stage at the Bassano Community Hall at 7:30pm, with the doors opening at 6:30pm. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  Full Story >
Cancellation of Griffin’s Christmas concert draws ire of parents
The cancellation of the Christmas concert at Griffin Park School drew criticism from parents last week.
Last week parents took to social media to complain about the decision to change their concert to a winter family night, however, the planned activities will reflect the season.
“This Christmas concert being cancelled is stupid and I feel bad for all of the other families that miss out on this because of course once again we are changing for the better of immigration....it disgusts me,” wrote one parent on Facebook.  Full Story >
Festival of Trees Nov. 23-26
Musicians, choirs, bands, crafters and clubs are scheduled to take part in the 23rd annual Festival of Trees.
The family-oriented event is a tradition in Brooks.
Locally decorated and sponsored Christmas trees are sold during the event and will remain on display during the festival.  Full Story >
Request for budget transparency is not anti-city
The Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce is urging the city to open the 2018-2019 budget to the public before it is passed.
“Currently ratepayers have no opportunity to comment on the proposed budget before it goes through three readings and is passed at one council meeting,” said chamber vice president Sarah Bisbee.
The city does have an online program which does allow the public some input into the budget. Last year 115 people submitted suggestions. This year 30 people submitted suggestions.  Full Story >
Seven ride-on mowers stolen from dealer
Sometime between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Nov. 9 to 10th, seven 2017 John Deere ride-on lawn mowers, valued between $2,100 and $5,600 were stolen from Cervus Equipment on Highway 873 north of the Brooks overpass.
Brooks RCMP Cpl. Neil Bailey said the mowers were accessed from a locked compound.
He reminds everyone who buys items on Kiijii or other websites to ensure they are not stolen property.
The stolen models contain the following identification:  Full Story >
Solar farm ok’d
The county’s Subdivision Development and Appeal Board (SDAB) upheld the Municipal Planning Commission’s decision to permit Solar Krafte’s 22.5 megawatt solar farm in Cassils.
In their decision that was released on Friday the SDAB stated the application is approved and the appeal denied because the development falls within the county’s Land Use Bylaw.
The board reiterated the MPC’s conditions of approval and tightened some of the conditions.  Full Story >
Youth charged in swastika incident
When a swastika was found painted on Eastbrook School in September, it was believed it was made by a youth who did not understand its meaning.
That may not be the case. It’s believed the youth knew exactly what he was doing.
Last week Brooks RCMP charged a 16-year-old male with two counts of mischief and one count of break and enter. According to a report to city council on Monday from Staff Sgt. Chris Zanidean, “The Crown has been consulted in these matters and hate related charges will not be laid.”
The swastikas were not the only racist items.  Full Story >
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