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‘Oh well’ attitude on landfill frustrates county councillor
County councillor Lionel Juss appeared to be frustrated by the apparent nonchalant attitude of his peers regarding the former landfill southeast of town.
The century-old city owned landfill, which is now on private land, was discussed on Oct. 9. Although council did say no additional soil being removed from the site, they left future soil testing up to the landowner.
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Actions louder than words at Tilley Fire Dept. recognition
“When you make the call, you know everything is going to be okay because the cavalry is on the way,” said County of Newell Coun. Gord Simpson.
He was one of the handful to witness four Tilley firefighters be awarded their Alberta Emergency Service medal. Fire Chief Patrick Fabian, Deputy Chief Richard Villeneuve as well as Alvin Oelke and Gerald Sickel were the recipients.  Full Story >
Brooks ranks high on entrepreneur survey
According to 14 indicators of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Canada’s 2014 Entrepreneurial Communities report, Brooks is the fifth best small city in Canada in which to do business.
Written and compiled by senior analysts, economists and chief economist with the CFIB Ted Mallet, the report is a compendium of why certain locations and cities in Canada are better for entrepreneurs.
Brooks sits fifth overall in Canada with a score of 66.3 out of 100 for cities under 150,000 people. Lloydminster sat atop the list with a tally of 72.4.
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Parliament Hill attack ‘unbelievable’
October 2014 will be a month Canadians won’t forget including Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne.
The MP was at the Parliament buildings on Oct. 22 where he was just “a few feet away from where the shooting went down.”
At 9:52 a.m. while standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National Memorial in Ottawa, reservist Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, was gunned down by a man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32.  Full Story >
Still no leads in oilfield shootings
In his quarterly update to County of Newell council Brooks RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty reported there are still no leads on the 20 oilfield and EID shootings in the county.
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Still no leads in oilfield shootings 

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