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Centennial demolition tender met
Quantum Murray expects to knock down the Centennial arena in May.
The company beat out three other bids on demolition and hazardous material abatement for the arena.
Quantum was the only company to come in under the city’s budget.
Manager of recreation and facility services Russ Tanner said the budget for this work is $511,500.
“There are line items involved in this work that are attached to other portions of the project.   Full Story >
County and trio of mini-munis continue work on fire agreement
Progress is being made on standardizing fire and emergency services among municipalities, however, when it comes to funding, that still needs to be ironed out.
The county has been working with Bassano, Rosemary and Duchess on a plan to fund and deliver services.
Acting reeve Brian de Jong recognized that balancing the municipalities is difficult.
“These other fire departments that are represented by Duchess, Rosemary and Bassano struggle with making ends meet sometimes,” he said.  Full Story >
Duchess increases mill rate in 2015
A three per cent assessment increase in the Village of Duchess means taxes will go up this year.
In this year’s tax rates, the village noted an increase in the residential assessment to $87,745,600 from $83,047,910 last year.
The increase means the average ratepayer with a home valued at $217,000 will pay about $2,312 in taxes Last year that same homeowner paid about $2,236.  Full Story >
Over $1,000 in items taken from Walmart
Brooks RCMP report that a man managed to leave Walmart with a shopping cart full of unpaid goods.
On April 29 at about 8:40 p.m. a male suspect allegedly left through a door at the back of the store with a generator worth $677, three Pioneer stereos and over $500 in clothes.
The suspect is Caucasian, possibly has light blond hair, is between 5’10” and six feet tall and is about 180 lbs.   Full Story >
Personal best for top runner in Pump It Up event
Taking the title at this year’s Brooks Rotary Club’s Pump It Up Run at Dinosaur Provincial Park meant managing hills in the park’s preserve area.
“I feel a little tired. I didn’t expect the hills to be so hard,” said Tyron Mossing of De Winton, following his race.
Mossing ran a personal best, crossing the finish line at 42:07.00 which was just two minutes over his last year’s time of 43:65.30.  Full Story >
Provincial funds denied for wastewater, infrastructure plans
Despite a denial of funds from the province for a couple of studies the region may consider moving forward on plans for a regional wastewater assessment and infrastructure master plan.
In October the city, on behalf of the entire region, applied for $345,000 for an infrastructure plan and $58,500 for a regional wastewater assessment.
The application was unsuccessful according to a letter from the deputy minister of municipal affairs, Brad Pickering.  Full Story >
Centennial demolition tender met 

Duchess increases mill rate in 2015 

BCHS Buffalos improve record in baseball play 

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