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Bassano council says premier’s resignation affects hospital project
Bassano councillor Rick Beddows told council last Monday a meeting has been scheduled between the Newell Foundation and the minister of health regarding the future Bassano hospital.
While it appears the program will move ahead, Beddows told council everything is moving slowly.
Last month Premier Redford resigned and Dave Hancock was named as her successor albeit only until the Sept. 6 Conservative leaders election.  Full Story >
Marshall Drain total rehab price tag nears $2 million
City manager of engineering Ron Henschel outlined rehabilitation plans for the Marshall Drain last week at a city committee meeting.
“We’ve been working on developing concept plans and cost estimates to complete an upgrade to the drain reaching from Young Rd. to 7th St East and from Young Rd. to 12 St West.”
Work includes construction of an earthen dam to detain peak flows during major storms, re-aligning and armor pla  Full Story >
Province addressing fish population in Lake Newell
Paul Christensen is not baiting area anglers when it comes to Lake Newell’s fish population.
“You have to decide what kind of lake and fishery you want,” says the senior biologist of Alberta Fisheries.
“Do you want to take fish home to eat or do you want trophy fish?”
Christensen who spoke last week at the Brooks Legion says he has what he calls a five to ten year plan to help restock Lake Newell fish numbers.  Full Story >
Responsibility for grassfire
A group of youth took responsibility for last Thursday evening’s grassfire that burned an area of about 30 metres by 30 metres south of Brooks. Deputy fire chief Stewart Luchies said the fire, which ignited in a field south of Brooks, was caused by youth playing with parachute rockets. “They started the fire and called 911,”Luchies said. He added that he thanked them for remaining on scene then “lectured” them on the dangers of what they were doing especially because it’s so dry.  Full Story >
Trade Show goes this weekend
The Brooks and District Trade Show goes for the 32nd time this weekend at the Lakeside Leisure Centre.
Chamber executive director Trevor Newton said the 2014 event has all the makings of another classic trade show.
“We’ve got a good blend of old and new exhibitors once again.”
The Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce’s trade show runs April 25 to April 27.
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Province addressing fish population in Lake Newell 

Bassano council says premier’s resignation affects hospital project 

Marshall Drain total rehab price tag nears $2 million 

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