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BCIS shooting videos to mark Elimination of Racism day
Brooks and County Immigration Services want to know if you see what they see.
The organization is ramping up a ‘Do You See What I See?” video campaign for weeks leading up to March 21.
Mohammed Idriss, Service Manager with BCIS says March 21 is an important day.
“March 21, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is something that BCIS is proud to support and raise awareness of in the community,” he said from a prepared release.  Full Story >
County MPC refuses cell tower location near Rolling Hills
County council sitting as the municipal planning commission approved a Cavalier Lands application to erect a cell tower for Rogers Communications near Gem but refused an application for a tower near Rolling Hills.
“It creates a safety hazard,” commented Quikway Air pilot Pat Stinnissen at the Jan. 5 open house in Rolling Hills.  Full Story >
Duchess Rec Centre interior will be completed despite slowdown
Work is on schedule inside Duchess Recreation and Fitness Centre but the slowdown as a result of the low oil prices could hurt the outside work.
“With a little bit of the downturn in the oil industry a lot of the companies that were interested are holding back their money,” said village councillor Darren Drader who has been working with recreation centre committee.  Full Story >
Free youth leisure centre passes bring out opinions
Seconds after the City of Brooks approved their new youth activation pass program, or YAPP, there was yapping and feedback on social media.
In order to help combat low activity rates amongst children and youth the city City of Brooks staff have developed a program based on Okotoks’ Active Eights program, where every Grade 8 student was provided a free leisure pass.   Full Story >
No panic so far in oil patch
Service work on Cenovus’ conventional wells has slowed down because of the continued low oil prices but there are no immediate plans to lay off any company staff.
“Prices go down and they go up again. When they go up again you want to be ready to take advantage as soon as you can with the right workforce,” said company spokesman Brett Harris.
He said during times of slowdowns the company can quickly scale back drilling programs and quickly bring it back.  Full Story >
Persons crimes and domestics trend downward to end 2015

Crime continues to take a break in Brooks,says Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty.
“Persons crimes are down 14 per cent for the year and while theft under $5,000 charges have been up, most crime is down across the board and therefore our enforcement issue related charges are up,” he said.
McNulty gave credit to an eagle-eyed councillor who noticed another statistical anomaly.
“Coun. Norm Gerestein noted sex assaults are up 300 per cent from three to twelve this year,” said McNulty.   Full Story >
No panic so far in oil patch 

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Persons crimes and domestics trend downward to end 2015 

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