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Bandits’ Makar named most valuable player
Defenceman Cale Makar of the Brooks Bandits captured three of the six awards handed out at the annual RBC Cup Awards Banquet last Friday night.
Makar, of Calgary, who played his first full season with the team, was named top scorer, top defenceman and the most valuable player following round-robin play.  Full Story >
City denies request to pay insurance deductible
The city will not pay a resident’s insurance deductible after her basement was flooded by water from the city irrigation system. Council made the decision at Monday’s regular meeting.
Barbara Woodard had previously made a presentation to council committee requesting that the city pay the insurance deductible. She claimed her home sustained water damages due to city negligence.
Woodard, a 40 year resident, said the city has never turned on the irrigation water as early as they did this year and that was the problem.  Full Story >
Coach proud of players
A tremendous season for the Brooks Bandits came to an end Saturday night after they lost the RBC Cup semi-final match to the West Kelowna Warriors by a 4-1 score.
The Warriors went on to defeat the Lloydminster Bobcats 4-0 Sunday afternoon to win their first national RBC Cup championship.
The tournament was held in Lloydminster, Sask.  Full Story >
Fundraiser brings in $57,589 for fire victims
Responding to the devastation from wildfires that have swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, the community of Brooks hosted a fundraising event on Saturday, May 14th from noon to midnight at the Centennial Regional Arena.
With overwhelming support from the community, the event raised $57,589 which will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross where it will be matched 2:1 by the Provincial and Federal Governments. There were 34,000 pounds (Ibs) of non-perishable food items, toiletries and other supplies also collected at the event and these have been distributed to those in need in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas.  Full Story >
Kinsmen change parade route
Brooks Kinsmen Club has changed this year’s rodeo parade route for the June 10-11 annual event.
Rather than starting from the Walmart parking lot, the parade will get underway from the old Kinsmen Rodeo Grounds.
Rodeo chairman Rod Eckes said the route was changed to make staging of the event easier.
“The Walmart parking lot and associated areas there has just been too congested. We needed some place where it was just a little easier to get people in and out for staging,” he said.   Full Story >
Multiple thefts in Patricia area
Brooks RCMP are investigating multiple thefts in an area East of Patricia, south on Highway 544 and Range Road 121.
On or between April 9th 2016 and April 11th, 2016, unknown individual(s) used a backhoe to lift 7 plastic pipes described as being 700 meters long, black and in a continuous roll, surrounded by a steel tubing reel. The pipes are 15-20 feet tall and were lifted over a fence and onto a trailer. The pipes were then transported off the rural property. The value of the items stolen was $50,000.   Full Story >
Organizer wanted for Terry Fox Run
Thirty-six years ago Terry Fox ran a marathon each day for 143 days on one leg to raise money for cancer research. When his own cancer spread and he was forced to stop running, he challenged the world to continue pursuing his dream.
Today, over 700 communities across Canada participate in the run each year to raise money for cancer research and to support Terry’s legacy.  Full Story >
Organizer wanted for Terry Fox Run 

Multiple thefts in Patricia area 

Kinsmen change parade route 

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