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City MPC approves two 22-unit buildings
The city’s Municipal Planning Commission has approved a development permit for two 22-unit adult only apartment complexes in the Meadowlake area on the east side of Brooks. “We’re well versed in what we’re doing. Right now we’re just exploring here in Brooks. This piece of property backs onto the ravine, has some good views and is in a nice neighbourhood so we think there is a good potential for phase one and potentially phase two at some point,” project manager Josh Remai of Span West, which is constructing the buildings, told MPC members.
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Brooks Bandits honour Chad Johnson
Friday was a special night for Chad Johnson, the Brooks Bandits and 1,629 spectators. The former team goaltender was the first inductee into the new SmithGroup Bandits Wall of Fame. He played for the team in 2003-04 and 2004-05. Evidence of the current Calgary Flames goaltender’s popularity was displayed when fans lined the length of the Centennial Regional Arena for autographs. Johnson signed them all. Johnson and his parents Terry and Karen were treated to a video of his time spent with the AJHL’s Bandits before his name was unveiled on the Wall of Fame.
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Husband and wife retiring from educational careers
A Grasslands Public Schools couple announced last week they will be retiring at the end of the school year. Grant and Kathleen Jensen both have over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience. Grant has served as principal of Brooks Composite High School for the past 13 years while Kathleen is in her fourth year as assistant superintendent of the division. In his 33 years with the division, he has also been a classroom teacher for 15 years and a vice-principal for five years. “During that time I have had the privilege of working with some wonderful, talented, creative and compassionate people who have inspired me and who give me comfort that our students are in good hands for years to come.” Kathleen has been in the business for almost 35 years. Her first teaching job was in Smoky Lake, Alberta where she taught music to grades one to 12.
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EID to consider expansion 

Makar ranked 10th by NHL Central Scouting 

Few services affected in city tax reduction 

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