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Archery, guns part of hunter education’s annual field day
The annual field day, a component of the hunter education course was held recently at the Brooks Pistol Club under the watchful eyes of instructors Rick and Donna Martin, who have taught the course for 29 years, and a handful of volunteers. The field day is the practical component to the eight week hunter education course. Thirty-one students were involved in the field day along with 22 volunteers from the Brooks and District Fish and Game Association and the Brooks Pistol Club. At the weekend event 1,400 rounds of .22 calibre rifle shells, 1,500 rounds of pistol shells and 600 rounds of shotgun shells were shot. “There was lots of good, safe shooting,” said Donna Martin. Left, fish and game volunteer Jordan Johnson instructs archery to a student and right, volunteer archery instructor Wade Oliver instructs Tilly Gamble on archery safety. The program finished on Tuesday with the final exam.
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Bandits win 3rd AJHL league title
Brooks Bandits punched their ticket Friday night to the Western Canada Cup in Estevan, Saskatchewan. The Alberta Junior Hockey League champions will play their first game on Sunday, May 1 against the B.C. champion West Kelowna Warriors at 2 p.m. Brooks qualified for the trip to Estevan by defeating the defending AJHL champion Spruce Grove Saints in five games. The Bandits wrapped up the best-of-seven championship Friday night with a 4-1 win. It is their third league title in the past five years.
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Grasslands students set sail on tall ship
Grades seven to nine students from Brooks Junior High, Bassano and Rosemary recently took part in a unique sailing experience. Rather than going on a school field trip to eastern Canada or the United States, students and chaperones spent four days on a tall ship with the Sail and Life Training Society (SALT). Students sailed on the Pacific Swift, one of two tall ships operated by SALT. The Pacific Swift was built by SALT as a working exhibit for Expo 86 in Vancouver. The Pacific Swift is 30’ wide and 110’ long.
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City keeps tax rates at minimum 

Div. 8 rec board gets smaller increase than requested 

Province commits over $6 million for Brooks hospital 

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