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County MPC questions recent SDAB decision
At their recent meeting county council sitting as the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) discussed a recent Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) decision and the affect it could have on the county.
Last month the SDAB agreed with a landowner that it is not necessary to upgrade a road on his property.
In 2000 Max Tateson signed a development permit that if a subdivision was constructed in the future the road would be upgraded to county standards if the county believed it was necessary.
Tateson appealed the need to upgrade.   Full Story >
First half of ’16 extremely busy for Brooks firefighters
The Brooks Fire Department responded to 104 emergency calls during the first six months of the year, a 14 per cent increase over last year.
“It just so happens to be the exact same number as the number of calls that we responded to in 2015,” Kevin Swanson, Brooks fire chief told city council last week.  Full Story >
Human remains ID’d
The remains of 45-year-old Mohamed Jama Abdi who had been reported missing July 23, 2015 have been positively identified as those found in a farmer’s field in April.
According to previous reports, on July 23 a friend of Abdi’s reported the man missing since July 12. He was supposed to have gone on holidays and return to work on July 20.  Full Story >
Kinettes take over local Terry Fox Run
The Brooks Kinettes will organize the 36th annual Terry Fox Run in Brooks on Sept. 18.
“This is something we don’t want to see die in town. We don’t want to see it go away,” said event chair and Brooks Kinettes member Sheila Laverty.
“It goes together with the Kin belief of helping others and helping the community. It was important to us that it keep going,” she said.
The run, ride, walk will begin from Freson Bros. at 1 p.m. and head east on Fairview Avenue to Lake Stafford Park where participants can go around the lake as many times as they wish.  Full Story >
Paint the town red and white for 2017
Another year of Communities in Bloom in Brooks is almost complete and now plans are underway for Canada’s 150th birthday.
In recognition of the very special birthday, the Communities in Bloom committee is urging everyone to decorate their property in red and white to represent Canada’s flag.
It may seem like early planning but Communities in Bloom is also hoping everyone with a garden will plant red and white tulip bulbs.  Full Story >
Youth struck crossing road
A 15-year-old boy on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross Cassils Road on Aug. 16 at about 8:10 p.m.
Brooks RCMP report the youth was heading west on Cassils when he was struck by a gold or brown SUV that had turned to head east on Cassils Road from Second Street West.  Full Story >
Kinettes take over local Terry Fox Run 

Bandits coaches face suspensions 

County MPC questions recent SDAB decision  

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