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New technology breaths new life into old power lines
FortisAlberta is giving new life to 8.4 kilometres of 1970s installed underground power lines in Brooks by injecting them with a silicone-based liquid. “We’re putting a compound inside to increase the reliability of the system and to get its insulation value back up,” said Stephen Ricalton, a journeyman power line technician with Fortis. The silicon injection is made into one end of a power line and forced through to the other end with 277 psi (pounds per square inch) of carbon dioxide.
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Vikings tame Buffalos to 10-7 win
The Vauxhall Vikings and Brooks Buffalos traded runs through the first three innings with a score of 2-2. Vauxhall would score two in the 4th and 5th innings before scoring four more in the 6th off starter Jackson Ironside for a 10-2 lead. The Buffalos responded with five of their own runs in the bottom half of the 6th as Bryden Sillito and Colton Anderson drew walks. Dax Wandler singled and with the bases loaded Ayden Matycio would hit a double to the wall to score a pair.
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St. Joseph’s mission trip was real eye opener for students
A mission trip to St. Lucia to build homes gave St. Joseph’s Collegiate (SJC) students a better appreciation of their own lifestyle. From April 6-12, 17 students and six adults travelled to St. Lucia for the 2015 SJC Mission Trip. The students paid for their trip but as a team they fundraised over the course of a year to raise $10,000 to pay for the building materials.
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Workers rally at Sunrise Gardens 

Over $200,000 raised last year for Brooks Health Foundation 

Resident urges county to extend repayment of local improvement tax 

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