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Brooks Preschool wins team award of excellence
Staff at Brooks Preschool are among nine child development professionals to receive awards of excellence.
Teacher/administrator Anita Bruce and child development assistant Christina Jackson were nominated by the Preschool board. They were presented with the Child Development Professional Award of Excellence in the team category in Edmonton Dec. 4.
This is the first award for the Brooks Preschool team.  Full Story >
Christ the Redeemer tops provincial average results
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools (CTR Catholic) has once again outperformed the province on every measure of accountability, according to the exam results and student/parent/staff satisfaction survey results released by Alberta Education at the end of October.
CTR Catholic outperformed the provincial average on 15 of 15 measures of academic achievement and satisfaction. Further, CTR Catholic earned the highest rating (very high) on 11 of 15 measures of achievement, indicating performance in the top 5% of the province.
Highlights from this year’s results include:  Full Story >
Consumers being gouged at the pump
While there are a number of factors that are considered when a gas station owner sets a fuel price, one of them should not be looking at the competition but that’s a fairly standard practice.
“They do it all the time. It happens everywhere,” said GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague.
“Most of the time it’s to look down the street to make sure your competitor isn’t dropping the price,” he said.   Full Story >
Landowner still upset even with changes to solar farm
County council sitting as the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) agreed to a request to amend Solar Krafte’s development permit for their Cassils project to allow panels to be moved further away from a landowner’s property.
Last Thursday MPC agreed to allow the top northwest corner panels of the Cassils Solar Project to be moved another 360 feet east to help accommodate sight line concerns by the Fouche family.
The panels were shown to be 200 feet from the road and now have been moved about 560 feet from the road allowance, an increase of 360 feet.  Full Story >
Resident wants Westland Acres addresses aligned
A motion to keep addresses in Westland Acres status quo was defeated 6-4 by county councillors last Thursday.
Council was told a letter was received from a resident pointing out the discrepancy between historical mailing addresses and the assigned rural addresses.
“Apparently, residents are using original mailing addresses that do not relate to their municipally assigned residential address,” Layne Johnson, the county’s director of corporate services told council.
He said the addresses can be aligned but “it will create some inconvenience for Westland Acres residents during the transition period.”  Full Story >
Sketch released of suspect
Brooks RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the man accused of an indecent act last month.
Sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 28, as two students walked through a back alley in the South Shore area a man in a blue or green Alberta licence plated van drove up and committed an indecent act.
The man is believed to be between the ages of 18 and 25, Caucasian, scruffy but not with a full beard, wearing a black hat, a black hoodie, sunglasses and light blue pants.
If you can identify the man in the sketch please call Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400.  Full Story >
Consumers being gouged at the pump 

Christ the Redeemer tops provincial average results 

Landowner still upset even with changes to solar farm 

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