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Fire bug?
Brooks firefighters were kept on their toes Friday night and into Saturday morning as a result of three fires, including two that are suspected to be arson. “It was a busy night,” said Brooks Deputy Fire Chief Stewart Luchies who responded to the first and third calls. The night started for the department at about 10 p.m. with a structure fire at Lakeside Feeders along Highway 1. At midnight a vehicle fire call came in and then a trailer fire about an hour later. The distance between the last two incidents is about 10 blocks.
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Volunteers are appreciated
There was coffee, tea, cake and a change of venue for volunteers of the Brooks Health Centre. An appreciation tea was held at the Heritage Inn Friday and by all accounts of those in attendance; it beat the traditional venue of the hospital foyer. Strathmore-Brooks MLA Jason Hale was in attendance to recognize the work area volunteers do at the health centre. “It is important to celebrate volunteers because they give so much back. Communities are built, on where they are today, because of volunteers,” he said.
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Shoot out mines silver
A hard fought weekend placed the Grasslands FC U14 Boys team in the gold medal game vs. Edmonton Lessard at the Alberta Soccer Association’s Indoor Provincial Championships on March 15-16, 2014. The weekend started off with GFC against Stettler. Grasslands came out strong and finished with a 9-1 win. Second match was played against the Eastside Mavericks with GFC out shooting this team, final score was 8-4. Sunday morning semi-final game was played against Calgary Blizzard Hornets. After 50 minutes of play, the score was tied between these two teams sending it to a shoot-out. Five shooters were chosen by each team to compete, GFC coming away with a 6-5 win sending them to the gold medal match.
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Sparks from a welder and burning barrel likely to blame for separate fires 

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