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Brooks Library opens on May 1
SANDRA M STANWAY Brooks Bulletin The Brooks Public Library at Evergreen Park closed its doors at the end of the day on April 22 and will reopen on May 1 at 9:30 a.m. in its new location at the JBS Canada Centre. Most of the shelving has been built and last week volunteers began to move some items to the new library. This week more volunteers including students will be moving the remainder of the library resources. On Saturday a sneak peek inside the new facility was held for some of the donors. The new 15,000 square foot facility contains two floors with shelving and study rooms on both floors. On the four stair landings are nooks for reading. Dan Klein, city of Brooks councillor and library board member, said the library is a jewel. “It’s going to be the centre piece of the whole facility,” he said.
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‘It’s been a good ride’
May 16 will be bittersweet for Brooks RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty who will retire after a 35-year career in policing. Whether his career has taken him to Saskatchewan or Alberta, McNulty said he and his family have always been treated with great respect. “People of this community have treated me very well. That is what I’m going to remember most about this community,” he told The Bulletin. McNulty and his wife, Diane, arrived in Brooks in January 2012 after posts throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta.
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Bandits off to Western Canada Cup
Brooks Bandits will leave this week for Penticton to compete in the Western Canada Cup beginning this weekend. The Alberta Junior Hockey League repeat champions will play their first game Saturday, April 29 against the Chilliwack Chiefs starting at 3 p.m. The Bandits earned the right when they completed a four game sweep last Tuesday of the Whitecourt Wolverines. The sweep gave the Bandits their second consecutive Alberta Junior Hockey League championship.
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