|‘Use service road’ urges Staff Sgt. following JBS-Hwy. 1 collision|
Brooks RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty is urging drivers who are going to or leaving JBS Food to use the service road that runs parallel to the TransCanada Highway (Hwy. 1).
The call comes following a collision at the JBS Food and Hwy. 1 intersection last Wednesday at about 3:30 p.m. A Pontiac Sunfire crashed into a semi truck that was hauling crude oil.
The lone driver was heading north from Range Road 15-0 when she collided with a westbound semi as she attempted to cross four lanes of highway.
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|Blizzard batters Brooks|
Southern Alberta was slammed with a blizzard so hard Monday that flights out of the province were cancelled.
Blowing snow reduced visibility on roads and highways outside the Centennial City. A blizzard warning was put effect Monday morning for southern Alberta.
The warning issued Monday covered all of central and southern Alberta’s major communities, including Brooks, Red Deer, Airdrie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Drumheller.
Environment Canada officials reported the worst conditions were expected in the corridor from Red Deer south to Strathmore to Lethbridge, with northerly winds reaching 80 km/h with zero visibility.
WestJet posted restrictions for people changing flights throughout Alberta Monday, in and out of Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Full Story >
|City gives away sand, salt|
If you are in need of a sand and salt mix to melt ice, visit the city’s public works building.
Free sand and salt will be available for residents needing an extra boost in combating ice and snow build up on sidewalks.
The City of Brooks has a bylaw in place requiring homeowners to clear sidewalks of snow and ice to prevent injuries to pedestrians. Full Story >
|College’s interim president sees potential for international programs|
Medicine Hat College board members updated the provincial government’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts on the school’s international program.
College interim president and CEO Bob McCulloch, board chair Don Bruce and Kevin Burton, chair of the audit committee, were in Edmonton on Nov. 20.
The trio appeared before the committee to explain what improvements have taken place since the July 2013 audit by Merwan Sehar. Full Story >
|School division signs off on 2012/2013 financials|
Grasslands School Division is showing nearly one million dollars of surplus for the 2012/2013 school year.
Audited financial statements reveal a surplus of $949,317.
Division trustees, senior staff and Young, Parkyn and McNabb LLP representatives met last week to discuss the year that was and how the end of 2012/13 sets the division up for the next year.
Calvin Scott with LLP said the year ended on a more positive financial note than predicted.
“This is great compared to an early budget with a deficit of $326,000,” said Scott. Full Story >