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Bulletin, Regional win prov. awards
Both the Brooks Bulletin and Brooks Weekend Regional were award winners at the recent annual convention of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association.
The Bulletin placed second in its class for best front page, best editorial page, best sports page and best overall score.
The Yellowknife Yellowknifer was first in all categories.
The Regional was awarded second place in its class for best front page and best editorial page.
Bulletin editor Jamie Nesbitt said a very competent and dedicated staff and tremendous support from the community go hand-in-hand in making the local papers two of the best in the province.
“We couldn’t do what we do without either one,” he said.  Full Story >
City working to protect homes near quad diamonds
The City of Brooks is looking for a solution to protect pedestrians and homes from getting struck by baseballs flying out of the quad ball diamond.
The way the diamond is designed, batters hit towards homes which are roughly 440 feet from home plate. Pedestrians who walk along Second Avenue East near the park are about 340 feet from home plate.
Homes have been hit during practices and during a game.
At least two homes have been hit and last week the city received a call from a pedestrian who said she was almost hit by a ball.  Full Story >
County’s info tech leader in dual role as Bassano CAO
Choosing to go in a new direction the Town of Bassano has hired Roberta Fernell as its CAO to replace Sabine Nasse who had been in the position for nine years.
Bassano mayor Tom Rose told The Bulletin along with Fernell the town also has the County of Newell’s management team assisting, including engineering, finance and emergency services.
“They’re all happy to help,” Rose said.
While Fernell works in her new position, she will maintain her job as the county’s director of information and technology.  Full Story >
Crime & Punishment
Ted MacDonald was sentenced to 35 days in jail after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and breaching his recognizance by possessing a cellphone.
The court was told an RCMP member from Brooks responded to a call on Highway 1 near Tilley because a man was jumping into traffic and chased a vehicle while another vehicle was parked on the side of the road.  Full Story >
Kinsmen Club parade winners
Brooks Bulletin
Brooks Kinsmen Club has released their choices for the top two floats in this year’s parade.
The top two entries in order of finish for parade marshals were Scouts and Brooks & District Museum.
The club president’s top two choices were In Sequins and the Canalta Ramada float.
The rodeo chairman’s choices were the Rodeo Queen and princesses and Master Choi & Taekwondo.  Full Story >
Local air cadets honoured at year end presentations
Members of 239 Brooks Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron received awards and medals during the 74th annual ceremonial review on Saturday.
Parents and dignitaries attended the afternoon event at the Centennial Regional Arena.
The program included a parade to demonstrate the dedication and abilities of the cadets.
Strathmore-Brooks MLA Derek Fildebrandt, a former Ontario Sea Cadet, was the reviewing officer for the second consecutive year.  Full Story >
Quad Ball Diamond washrooms now open only during games
Effective immediately the washrooms at the Quad Ball Diamonds will be closed to the public except during ball games.
Last Monday council committee learned there have been increased acts of vandalism inside the washrooms.
Don Saari, manager of public works and utilities, told council members the Brooks Bombers and the Regional Ball Park Association have difficulties maintaining the washrooms when there are no games or when no one is around.  Full Story >
School trustee to run for city council
After two terms as a school board trustee for Grasslands, John Petrie will step down to run as a councillor for the City of Brooks in the Oct. 16 municipal election.
Although he has enjoyed his position as one of three representatives of the city on the school board, Petrie is ready to delve deeper into politics.
“I always had an interest in politics,” said the resident of the city for 37 years.  Full Story >
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