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Business owner concerned about vehicle sales event
An amendment to the county’s Land Use Bylaw to allow agricultural societies to expand events and activities at their site concerns a business owner.
Last Thursday council gave third reading to the amendment to allow for exhibition and sales events in complexes such as the Silver Sage Community Corral.
The amendment allows lands or buildings to be used for temporarily events such as seasonal shows, conventions, recreation activities and entertainment functions.  Full Story >
Clinic lab to close
The Newell Associate Clinic could be losing their satellite diagnostic lab in 2016.
The lab is operated by Medicine Hat Diagnostic Services whose contract ends with Alberta Health Services in late 2016.
The company has four labs located in southern Alberta, two in Medicine Hat, one each in Brooks and Foremost.   Full Story >
First responders should learn to deal with excited delirium syndrome
Training first responders to deal with excited delirium syndrome is one of five recommendations made by Judge Eric Brooks in the fatality inquiry of Grant William Prentice of Brooks.
Prentice, 40, died on May 6, 2009 from an acute cocaine toxicity combined with excited delirium syndrome.
“It’s not just somebody on drugs. It’s different and they have to treat the situation differently,” said Grant’s mother, Shirley.  Full Story >
Grasslands, Francophones team up for Eastbrook expansion
In what Premier Jim Prentice has called the most expansive school investment in Alberta’s history, Grasslands School Division will partner with the Greater Southern Francophone Education region on expansion of Eastbrook School.
Brooks was included in more than $2 billion in school investments and modification projects announced by the province last week.   Full Story >
United Way to stop funding dairy program at Brooks Food Bank
Effective Jan. 1, 2015 the United Way will no longer fund the Brooks Food Bank Foundation’s dairy program.
“They figure we’re maintaining the problem (of food insecurity), that we’re not coming up with a solution,” said food bank manager Gwen Cameron.  Full Story >
United Way to stop funding dairy program at Brooks Food Bank  

Business owner concerned about vehicle sales event 

Grasslands, Francophones team up for Eastbrook expansion 

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