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Invasive mussels inch closer to Alberta
Invasive mussels continue to move closer to provincial borders and each time there is a new detection Albertans should be concerned. Through positive detections in Montana, mussels are about 80 kilometers from Alberta. At Thursday’s meeting Eastern Irrigation District board member Bob Chrumka reported on a presentation that was made at the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association’s annual general meeting. He focused on the ongoing issue with mussels in Manitoba and the new struggles facing Montana as they begin their fight.
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Provincial champions
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Crusaders capped off an undefeated season Friday by winning their second straight Alberta Six Man Football League provincial championship. The two best teams met at Shouldice Park in Calgary Friday night. In the end, it was the Crusaders who came out on top of a 74-12 decision over Rimbey. The Crusaders went undefeated during the season while Rimbey posted a 10-1 record. Their only loss was against Julian Annicchiarico’s team.
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Grade 9 Brooks students see and learn about Alberta’s original mace
A class of Grade 9 students at St. Joseph’s Collegiate in Brooks had a rousing elected assembly style discussion on lowering the voting age in Alberta from 18 to 16 under the guidance of Robert Wanner. Wanner, Medicine Hat MLA and Speaker of the House made a commitment to bring the mace to students during a spring meeting in Brooks. He, along with Sergeant-at-Arms Brian Hodgson, carried Alberta’s original mace into a class of about 30 students at St. Joe’s and over 100 students at Brooks Junior High School last Thursday.
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County taxes to jump 

City’s SDAB to hear liquor store appeal Dec. 14 

Brooks man gets 26 months in custody 

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