|Brooks parents get lessons in online safety|
It took just over a minute for a discussion about online and Internet safety with parents to hit upon the topic of Brooks Confessions, an online group gaining traction on Facebook for all the wrong reasons.
“It is best to avoid it. Talk to your kids about it and keep them off it,” said Tia Argue Monday to a full house of parents in the Brooks Junior High Library. Full Story >
|Early morning fire destroys garage in rural Tilley|
A residential detached garage and its contents were lost in an early morning fire southwest of Tilley on Friday.
County fire chief Keith Martin said a homeowner woke up when she heard a unusual noise, and noticed an orange glow in the sky.
“When she looked outside her garage was totally gone,” said Martin. Full Story >
|Funding required to keep Brooks Music Festival humming|
Residents will be given the opportunity to see some of the area’s brightest talent when curtains open at the 21st annual Brooks Music Festival.
Eight days of the 10 day festival are held to adjudicate the 773 performers.
“It is a teaching festival,” said Sheryl Niebergall, a festival board member. Full Story >
|Hale bows out|
On Friday Strathmore-Brooks MLA Jason Hale announced he will not seek re-election.
“I will not seek re-election at this time,” Hale wrote to friends.
The Wildrose-turned PC MLA said his decision did not have anything to do with his crossing the floor in December.
“I support Premier (Jim) Prentice in his vision and the direction he is taking Alberta,” he said.
Once he is out of the political spotlight, Hale said he will shift his focus to his family but will not neglect the region. Full Story >
|PC nomination opens in Strathmore-Brooks riding|
The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta (PCAA) is now accepting nominations in the Strathmore-Brooks riding.
The PCAA opened the riding on Saturday. If necessary the nomination vote will be held between noon and 6 p.m. on March 21. Full Story >