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Bouchard earns cash at Calgary Stampede
Scandia’s Al Bouchard picked up some cash last week competing in tie down roping at the Calgary Stampede.
The former Calgary Stampede tie down roping champion got off to a rough start posting two no times but earned some money competing during his final two days.
Bouchard won $1,500 in pool B during the seventh performance with a time of 7.9 seconds. The following day he collected $4,000 for his time of 9.0 seconds.  Full Story >
Community Foundation funds for SPEC
The SPEC Association received $8,038 from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta’s Vital Impact Grant program to help integrate citizens.
“It’s to support newcomer integration,” said Moe Andruschak, program director.
The funds will be used to support three of the organization’s programs - multicultural dance, international cooking and sewing.
The funds will also be used for a wrap up activity at the end of the year which will see all three programs come together.  Full Story >
JBS sells Lakeside Feeders to former owners for $50M
Scandal-plagued Brazilian meat packing giant JBS’s plans to sell off non-core assets will see its major cattle feedlot in southern Alberta sold back to its previous owner.
JBS USA announced Friday its JBS Food Canada arm has reached a deal to sell Lakeside Feeders, its cattle feedlot and “adjacent farmland” at Brooks, Alta. for $50 million to MCF Holdings — an arm of the feedlot’s previous owner, livestock trading firm Nilsson Bros. Inc.  Full Story >
Local student named to provincial youth council
Bilan Abdulkadir, whose political interest was peaked during the MLA For A Day program in Edmonton this year, will be one of 32 student advisors to the minister of education.
Abdulkadir, who will enter Grade 11 in the fall, was named as a member of the Minister’s Youth Council.
“I’m really excited about that,” she said from Ottawa.
Abdulkadir joined thousands of other youth for Experience Canada, a program for new and first generation Canadians.  Full Story >
MLA Fildebrandt provides option to electoral boundaries submission
MLA Derek Fildebrandt is hoping common sense will prevail with regard to the electoral boundary changes being considered by the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission.
By law, the Commission is required to periodically review and update electoral boundaries in Alberta, and recently released its proposals for public consideration and feedback.
“I have taken some time to consult with local constituents, and I am hearing significant concerns regarding the Commission’s proposals for our region,” said Fildebrandt.  Full Story >
Precautionary air quality advisory issued for area
Due to wildfires burning in British Columbia, air quality is expected to be variable across much of the South Zone of Alberta Health Services which includes Brooks and area over the coming days and potentially, weeks.
As such, AHS is issuing a precautionary air quality advisory for the entire South Zone of AHS.
Residents of the South Zone of AHS, and visitors to the South Zone of AHS, are advised to be aware of air conditions and take precautions against potential health concerns that can be associated with smoky air conditions.  Full Story >
Voting to unify provincial parties begins Thursday
Electronic voting by members of the Alberta Progressive Conservative and Wildrose Party to determine if a United Conservative Party will be formed will take place over three days beginning Thursday, July 20.
Results will be announced July 22, the same day results of the unity vote by Wildrose members is announced
The party will be formed if a majority of PC voting members and 75 per cent of Wildrose members agree to the unification process.  Full Story >
JBS sells Lakeside Feeders to former owners for $50M 

MLA Fildebrandt provides option to electoral boundaries submission 

Voting to unify provincial parties begins Thursday 

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