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Calgary man killed near Rosemary
A 65-year-old Calgary man died as a result of being crushed by an empty C-Can container at a residence northwest of Rosemary.
Bassano RCMP Cpl. Bruce McDonald reported the incident occurred at about 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 18.
He said the man, who was employed by a C-Can company, had delivered the 18-foot container.
“The driver drove the C-Can to the property and as he was unloading it off a flat deck trailer it somehow slid sideways and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and it landed on him and he died,” he said.  Full Story >
County mini bus fee increase to $10 OK’d
County council agreed to increase the mini bus rate to $10 effective April 1.
Council said they received some letters from bus users about the increase that was proposed in January with only one person against it.
“There was little resistance to that,” said Division 7 councillor Ellen Unruh.  Full Story >
Mussels pose real threat invasive species specialists say
The appearance of zebra and Quagga mussels in Alberta is not inevitable.
That’s according to Bob Chrumka, chairman of the Eastern Irrigation District board speaking to about 200 water users at last week’s invasive species information session.
Chrumka added he’s often asked why the EID funds invasive species prevention projects when their arrival is inevitable.  Full Story >
PC nomination still not open
Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party has still not opened nominations in the Strathmore-Brooks constituency.
Karen Bartsch, president of the local constituency association (CA), said she is surprised the riding isn’t open. On Saturday the PC board opened ridings in Edmonton-Manning, Edmonton-Beverley-Clareview and Edmonton-Centre.  Full Story >
Rural health committee impressed with local presentation
MLA Richard Starke and his committee wrapped up their rural health review meetings last Thursday in Brooks.
“We heard a series of very passionate presentations from communities across this part of the province,” Starke said following the final presentations.  Full Story >
Weapons charges laid
Brooks RCMP charged Thomas Mitchell Stica of Brooks with a second set of weapons offences last Tuesday.
Initial weapons charges were laid in January when Stica was the subject of a vehicle stop by Brooks RCMP.
Police seized five weapons, a high capacity magazine and 300 rounds of ammunition inside the vehicle.  Full Story >
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