|Brooks Jumpstart benefits from newspaper contest|
Newspapers Canada will contribute $5,000 to the Brooks chapter of Canadian Tire Jumpstart on behalf of the Brooks Bulletin.
The Bulletin was one of 12 newspapers from across Canada selected for its entry into the Canadian Tire Jumpstart contest.
Last fall Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart charities opened the contest to all publications in Canada. Full Story >
|City gives one more chance to skate park toilets|
City of Brooks officials are giving the public one more chance with bathrooms at the skateboard park and if any more damage occurs to them, they will be removed.
Council met last week to discuss options for the washrooms adjacent to the skateboard park.
Discussion comes after Coun. Bill Prentice pushed for a decision on the washrooms earlier this year.
“With all the problems going on, what are we going to do this year?”
The push also comes after city officials threw in the towel in 2013, closing the washrooms in July after 14 acts of vandalism occurred over the first six months of the year Full Story >
|Public directs police to deal with cybercrime|
A good cross section of the community was represented at the fourth community police consultation in Brooks with the 65 attendees giving consistent priorities and concerns to the Brooks RCMP along with a new one: cybercrime.
“The world of public safety is a relatively narrow world,” said Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty following the consultation.
“There’s nothing new and magical to come out of this but it’s very important we hear from the community and the community hears from us,” he said. Full Story >
|Upgrading program leaving Brooks|
Academic upgrading classes are being withdrawn from the Brooks Campus of Medicine Hat College.
Campus manager Reg Radke says changes will be in effect for fall 2014 classes.
“We’re seeing a drop in enrolments here and at the other campus as well.”
Radke says classes could possibly continue but only through a different delivery model.
“We’re looking at how to service this with part-time instruction and distance learning,” he says.
The two and a half instructor positions with the program will also see changes. Full Story >