|Habitat For Humanity seeks family for available Brooks home|
The Southern Alberta Brooks chapter of Habitat For Humanity is looking for a family to fill a three bedroom home on the city’s east side.
Chair of the local chapter, Ryan MacGregor-Wynn, said applications are currently being accepted for 16 Meadowbrook Green which includes a large garage, an unusual feature of a Habitat home.
Qualifications include at least one person in the house working full time, a minimum of one child and an income of $32,500 to $59,000. Full Story >
|Library slated to be seniors facility|
Seniors and arts groups are applauding the recent decision by city council to relocate the Prairie Pioneers to the Brooks Public Library and establish the existing Pioneers building as an arts hub.
When the Brooks Public Library moves into a new state-of-the-art open-concept space in the Lakeside Leisure Centre, the city would like seniors’ organizations to come together under the roof of the former Library. Full Story >
|No funding in county budget for Ashton’s Place|
For the second time this year county council defeated a motion to fund Ashton’s Place Youth Centre. The vote took place during the county meeting on Friday.
Council discussed the issue during a 90-minute in-camera meeting prior to the vote.
At the end of the meeting Division 1 councillor Clarence Amulung who is also the Grasslands FCSS chairman made a motion to put $62,000 in the 2016 budget for the youth centre.
Grasslands FCSS is a major funder of the youth centre providing $75,000 per year. Full Story >
|Villa 3 seniors fed up with no working elevator|
It had been nearly three weeks since resident Gertie Gray had been off the third floor of Villa 3 of her seniors housing villa. Until last week, the facility’s elevator had been out of commission for 18 days straight, says residents.
“To be honest, it really broke down on September 1 and it hasn’t been operating for three full days since,” says fellow resident Julie Turnbull. Turnbull says she, like most of the other residents, is fed up.
“Four flights of stairs? With groceries? Laundry?” Full Story >
|Why no public funding, asks food bank chairman|
Food Banks Canada HungerCount 2015 confirms what Brooks Food Bank officials have been saying — the number of clients has increased over the past year.
“It’s certainly consistent with what we’ve been seeing,” said local food bank chair Cindy Simpson.
The annual report looks at the number of individuals and households assisted by food banks across the country each March. Full Story >