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Child with snake bite airlifted from Dino Park
STARS airlifted a nine-year-old girl from Dinosaur Provincial Park last Friday morning after she was bitten by a rattlesnake.
Fatima Khawaja, a spokesperson for STARS Air Ambulance confirmed the child was bitten and was flown to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in stable, non-life threatening condition.  Full Story >
City to discuss shared trail signs and more x-walk lights
City of Brooks councillor and member of the Safe Communities Committee Norm Gerestein proposed to council committee that there be additional solar powered crosswalk lights installed and new shared trail signs.
Gerestein said he would like to see about 10 solar crosswalk lights with the majority of them on Cassils Road and Second Street West.  Full Story >
County may move to fire ban this week
Residents in the City of Brooks may be facing new driveway installation regulations.
Sitting as committee last Tuesday, city councillors began discussions to amend the LandUse Bylaw to restrict residential and non-residential driveway widths.
“It’s coming up as a recommendation by the Municipal Planning Commission,” said city planner Spencer Croil.  Full Story >
Grasslands passes deficit budget
Grasslands Public School board last Tuesday approved their 2015-16 budget that shows a net deficit of $184,939.
Rhian Schroeder, associate superintendent business services, said in a release the deficit will be covered by a reliance on operating reserves.  Full Story >
Skateboarders hit the hot concrete in B-Town Throw Down
It was a hot day on the concrete but that didn’t stop the 50 athletes from participating in the B-Town Throw Down skateboarding competition in Brooks on Sunday.
Skateboarders travelled from throughout the province including Calgary, Wetaskiwin, Redcliff, Okotoks, Medicine Hat as well as local athletes from Brooks and Tilley.
“The skateboard competition was a resounding success,” said Tara Neifer, owner of 42nd Street and event sponsor.  Full Story >
Stop work order being considered for Bantry Bay
As they continue to wait for an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for Bantry Bay Headgates, county councillors are planning their next move.
The headgates area is home to both residential owners and tenants who lease lots from Ron Redelback.
Since 2005 no building or development permits have been issued by the county for tenants at the north end of Lake Newell, however, development has been ongoing and council is considering a stop work order.  Full Story >
Yellow fish storm drain program underway
Griffin Park School students teamed up with Eco Brooks last week to paint yellow fish next to storm drains in west Brooks and the downtown area.
In all, 20 students and eight adults were kept busy painting fish near 70 storm drains.
The aim of painting yellow fish near storm drains is to remind residents not to dispose of anything such as oil, salt, soap and fertilizer down household drains.  Full Story >
Grasslands passes deficit budget 

Stop work order being considered for Bantry Bay 

Bandits sign goaltender 

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