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Celebrate the local Foodgrains project on Oct. 22
The community is invited to help celebrate a third successful crop planted for the Newell Foodgrains Growing Project.
This years barley crop, grown on a 140-acre field in the One Tree area, yielded about 126 bushels an acre.
The sale of the crop will raise an estimated $44,000 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank which will be used to help end global hunger, while the Harvest Supper will see additional dollars.  Full Story >
City OKs ninth liquor store
Members of the city’s Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) approved the city’s ninth liquor store.
The development permit application was OK’d on Oct. 5.
The 5,500 square foot liquor store will be constructed north of Safeway by the company’s landowner, Crombie Riet.
The city’s Land Use Bylaw does state that a liquor store cannot be within 150 meters of a residential area, a high density complex or a religious assembly, however, staff recommended the facility move forward as it would not have an adverse affect on the properties.  Full Story >
Community resource funds nearly drained
Money for the Community Resource Committee has dwindled and with many people still needing financial assistance as the economy continues to flounder, there is a need to give.
In March 2016 the City of Brooks gave the committee $150,000 from its photo radar account for families affected by the downturn in the economy. The funds have been distributed to community organizations including the SPEC LINKS program through Grasslands FCSS.  Full Story >
Family seeks information on missing son, brother
A Brooks family is desperately searching for their 30-year-old son and brother who has not been heard from since Sept. 27.
Fletcher Kimmel was reported missing to Calgary Police by his mother on Oct. 5. His last known location is Calgary.
“This is entirely out of character for Fletcher. It is not like him to take off without informing close friends or family,” states his sister’s Facebook page.  Full Story >
Land is required now for new French school, says trustee
Marco Bergeron, school trustee for École Le Ruisseau, fears that if land for a new French school is not found in Brooks, the school will be moved out of the community.
“We need the land as soon as possible because the more we wait, the more the government can change the idea as well,” Bergeron told members of the city and county joint services meeting last Tuesday.
He said parents are urging school board members to move quickly on the plan or they will be forced to leave and to send their children to another community’s francophone school.  Full Story >
Superintendent happy with provincial results
Alberta Education has released the results of this year’s Accountability Pillar. Many of the measures in which Grasslands has excelled in the past are also strengths this year, states a Grasslands Public Schools press release.
All of the following very important measures were rated high or very high: safe and caring, program of studies, education quality, drop out rate, high school completion rate, work preparation, citizenship, parental involvement and school improvement.  Full Story >
Three head euthanized after cattleliner fire
Three head of cattle were euthanized following a cattle liner fire about 200 yards from their destination of JBS Food during the early morning hours of Oct. 13.
The truck was on Hwy. 1 just after midnight when the back end of the truck caught fire. It’s believed to have been a mechanical fire.
“Forty-one cattle were in the truck,” said Brooks deputy fire chief Stewart Luchies.  Full Story >
City OKs ninth liquor store 

Three head euthanized after cattleliner fire 

Community resource funds nearly drained 

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