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EID dock removal policy not yet completed
The fate of privately owned boat docks and lifts along Eastern Irrigation District controlled shorelines remains in limbo as far as the public is concerned.
The EID has been discussing a ban on boat lifts and docks that have been installed during the summer on shorelines adjacent to homes or cottages.
“We’re still working our way through it,” said EID board chairman Bob Chrumka.  Full Story >
Hort Station fast track one year in, 10.5 % over budget
It has been nearly a year since the Hort Lift Station failed and improvements were “fast-tracked” by the city. T project now faces an increased budget and one councillor calling for a “true picture” of the costs.
As the project turns one year old this week, it is 97 per cent complete. City staff were on hand to talk about the year-long endeavour Tuesday after a request from city council.
Supervisor of works and utilities Don Saari was requested to give a report after a fail occurred in February, 2015 and caused water damage to 80 per cent of the facility.   Full Story >
Newcom offers reward for information on equipment vandalism
A $10,000 reward is being offered by Newcom Earthmovers in connection with about $450,000 in damages to three dozers on a worksite near Lathom Colony.
“We had a whole bunch of vandalism done to some equipment (parked) just west of Brooks,” said a co-owner of the company Trevor Ward.
Bassano RCMP report windows were smashed out of two Caterpillar D6 dozers and holes were punched into both radiators sometime overnight on Jan. 28.  Full Story >
Parents educated on youth drug and alcohol abuse
Joints and reefer, blunts and bongs were all on the table for parents Monday night at Brooks Junior High.
Addictions counsellor Bronwen Rutter was on hand to talk with parents about drug and alcohol use in schools.
“It is pretty universal. Youth will try drugs and alcohol eventually. These days it seems to be getting younger and younger.”  Full Story >
Partial lockdown at school
Christ The King Academy went into a partial lockdown on Thursday after a student directed threatening comments towards staff members.
Kelly Ehalt, principal of 340 students in the grades 5-8 school, said he could not go into details of the incident which he called a “threat.”
He was able to confirm the incident involved a student and took place after 3 p.m. near the end of the school day while students prepared to leave for a three day weekend because of a professional development day on Friday.  Full Story >
Planning fee increase brings questions, concerns
City councillors would like more information before agreeing to an increase in planning fees from the Oldman River Regional Services Commission that they will in turn pass onto city taxpayers.
ORRSC is proposing increases for endorsement applications to offset administrative costs. Fees set to increase are the subdivision endorsement fee from $175 to $200 as well as second time extensions from $350 to $425 and third time applications from $375 to $525.
Coun. Dan Klein said he was concerned.  Full Story >
Tilley writers recognized
Ryder Jenkins and Brody Timko were recognized Thursday by the Brooks Legion for their essays on Remembrance Day.
Lloyd and Marie Hasper were on hand representing the Royal Canadian Legion.  Full Story >
Partial lockdown at school 

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Planning fee increase brings questions, concerns 

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