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A look back... by JAMIE NESBITT - Bulletin Editor
Scores attend last rites
for late Sam Howe  Full Story >
Bob Scammell – Alberta Outdoors
After a decade of writing about Alberta’s cougar over-population problems, I know we’re really in trouble when the lead story for April 6th in The Calgary Herald is headlined “Cougar encounters on the rise across Alberta … even in cities,” and the lead editorial the next day is titled “Wildlife warnings.”
Could it be that the city slickers are getting a hint of what country folk have been putting up with for at least two decades, even though they blame the ruralites for feeding the big cats?
Perhaps not, because the news story starts by swallowing, straight up, the distilled government line that in 2012 there were an “estimated 2050 cougars across Alberta, up from about 680 twenty years earlier.” This pure guess comes from page 30 of the government’s Nov., 2012 Cougar Management plan.  Full Story >
Just a few words... by Jon Nesbitt
Birthdays
Wednesday, April 22 – Theresa Turai
Wayne Duxbury
Saturday, April 25 – Kelly Maxwell
Sunday, April 26 – Jonathan Nesbitt
Monday, April 27 – Patsy King  Full Story >
Life as I know it! by Colleen Crawford
Life Lessons  Full Story >
Sports Talk by Bruce Parker
 The Brooks Bandits had the type of season many teams in the Alberta Junior Hockey League would be envious of despite not winning the Gas Drive Cup.
 While they did not finish first in their division, Ryan Papaioannou’s squad left little doubt who was the best team in the south when they knocked off the Camrose Kodiaks to win a division championship banner.  Full Story >
Tories are happy to ride Modi’s wave - NATIONAL AFFAIRS by TIM HARPER
Sometimes, it’s enough to be the opening act or to simply content yourself banging the cowbell behind the lead guitarist.
That’s been Stephen Harper’s role during the three-day Canadian visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it has provided a nice boost to theCanadian prime minister.
It has also been a boost to a bevy of Conservative backbenchers who merely have to declare, “I’m with the band.”  Full Story >
SPEC Kids Club to close 

IVCF expects to hit $100,000 milestone this weekend 

Brooks minor hockey positions left unfilled 

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