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Iddesleigh resident Jaxon Riste honoured as an Alberta Great Kid
The province of Alberta recognized Jaxon Riste as a Great Kid thanks to his generosity and kindness towards the school and the environment. In April 2014 Riste, who was turning 10, decided he wanted to do something for his birthday to help his hometown. That year his birthday landed during the Easter break and on the same day as Earth Day, a day that is used to raise environmental awareness. With that in mind, Riste chose the Earth Day theme. “We decided to pick up bottles and cans around Jenner and Iddesleigh,” he said.
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Brooks man enjoys triathlon success
A Brooks man is home after competing at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago. Christian Reform Church Pastor Martin Boardman placed 87th out of 120 competitors in the triathlon and set a personal best time of 2:19.45. He said this was a fast course so competitors knew there was a good chance they would set personal best times. “But I was really surprised at how well it was. I knocked at least five minutes off my previous times for an Olympic distance so I was very pleased.”
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Brooks teacher publishes children’s book
Long-time Brooks resident and Grasslands teacher Tanya Elliot has self-published a children’s book. The Secret Blanket developed from a game with the same name she played with her nephew five years ago. The two would hide under a blanket where Elliot would tell her nephew a secret like grandpa’s middle name. He would then tell the rest of the family, she said. The Uplands School grades five and six teacher also played the game with her own children. At this point, her mother suggested she write a book about it.
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Eastbrook School expansion budget and timelines now set 

North Headgates landowners ordered to remedy safety issues 

Council adopts amendment tackling all-driveway paving 

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