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Biggest year yet for women’s shelter Walk a Mile event
Thirty-eight participants in the fourth annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes raised over $20,000 on Saturday for the new Brooks women’s shelter.
For the first three years of the event about $15,000 has been raised each year.
The walk is held to raise awareness of violence against women by seeing what it is like to walk one mile in high heeled shoes.  Full Story >
County projects tax increase in $68 million interim budget
The County of Newell is estimating a $68 million working budget for 2015 and a projected three per cent increase in municipal taxes for the first time since 2000. Combined with assessment, taxes could rise six per cent. The county’s manager of finance Matt Fenske told council the overall budget represents a decrease from what had been planned in 2014 by nearly seven per cent.
“(An) important assumption that we’ve made in preparing this budget include a recommended three per cent increase in municipal tax revenues,” he said.  Full Story >
False alarm numbers continue to rise
Despite city council making it a priority and Brooks RCMP dedicating a constable to the matter specifically, false alarm numbers continue to rise in the City of Brooks.
“We’ve talked about them but things aren’t improving,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty.
“It is disappointing to say the least.”  Full Story >
New oil transfer terminal possible
A new transloading terminal is being considered for the eastern edge of the county 10 kilometres southeast of Tilley.
The existing Tilley terminal, which opened in April 2012, is run by Torq Transloading. At the site heavy crude oil is transferred from truck to rail for transport.  Full Story >
Problems with county water meters mount
Problems with the county’s water meters are mounting with word that a second problem has cropped up which has affected about 260 residents.
A couple of weeks ago county council was told a decimal point in the meter reads was placed in the wrong location and about 360 people were under billed.  Full Story >
False alarm numbers continue to rise 

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