|‘City of murals’ earns five blooms|
Brooks earned just over 86 per cent and added five blooms to their bouquet in this year’s national Communities in Bloom competition.
Brooks councillor Cathy Corbett-Schock confirmed the win from Charlottetown, PEI where she was attending the Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards Event.
Brooks scored 86.25 per cent overall earning 133.5 out of 150 for tidiness, 128 out of 150 for environmental action and 128 out of 150 for heritage conservation. For urban forestry Brooks earned 152.50 out of 175 and 155.5 out of 175 for the floral display. Out of 200 points, Brooks earned 165 in the landscape category. Full Story >
|Cenovus donates $30,000 to Grasslands |
Cenovus has helped boost up the bottom line of the Grasslands Innovations Nutrition Program to the tune of $10,000 per year for three years.
“I’m happy to announce a $30,000 donation to the Grasslands School Division, to be used for the Innovations Nutrition Program over the next three years,” said Cenovus community relations advisor, Jim Aleman.
Aleman noted the company has a long-standing history of commitment to the region’s education and student well-being. Full Story >
|Don’t pass school buses |
RCMP are once again reminding drivers not to pass stopped school buses when their lights are flashing.
Since the beginning of the school year bus drivers have been reporting to police that vehicles are passing stopped school buses which are either picking children up or dropping them off after school.
Police are charging all reported drivers who face $575 fines.
“There is no leniency with this,” said Brooks RCMP Sgt. Raimo Loo.
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|Duchess native earns award for top mark|
Duchess area native Dr. Kenton Rommens has won the Stevens Norvell award and an honorarium in recognition of achieving the highest mark on the 2014 Resident in Training examination for third-year residents.
The 28-year-old said every surgery resident writes the exam. He finished third overall in Canada.
The son of Hubert and Patti Rommens told The Bulletin the exam is supposed to represent the final certification exam and residents have no idea what the exam will cover. He added you have to know your stuff when you get out and practice. Full Story >
|Shields wins Conservative nomination |
Martin Shields is the Conservative candidate for the Bow River riding in the next federal election.
The announcement was made in Brooks Saturday a little more than an hour after polls closed.
“It was really exciting. It was really humbling. You’re being voted in by the people that you work and live with. It’s a tremendous constituency and having that kind of support in this constituency is just a super feeling,” he said.
During the week Conservative members voted in Strathmore, Vulcan and Taber with final poll and counting of ballots in Brooks. Full Story >