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Brooks Gymnastics Club interior taking shape
The gutted EID building on 2nd Avenue West that houses the Brooks Gymnastics Club is a just a few weeks away from re-opening.
On Aug. 15 EID chairman Bob Chrumka and board members Jim Culligan and Bruce McKellar attended the building on 3rd Street West for an informal tour.
The building was originally divided with equipment on the east and west sides of the building an office in the centre and viewing area on top.
The floor surface is now wide open and boasts 5,000 square feet.
The viewing area has been built above the office and changerooms at the east side of the building, while the west side hosts the piece de résistance, adjoining holes that are seven foot deep that will hold foam trampoline and vaulting equipment pits.  Full Story >
Council split on Legion donation
The City of Brooks will donate $5,000 to the Brooks Legion, although for a second it looked like the amount would be much more.
Coun. Barry Morishita made a friendly amendment to a motion calling for a $5,000 donation to the Brooks Royal Canadian Legion increasing the amount to $15,000.
“This is a key building in the community that many organizations use and $15,000 would likely top up their fund to allow them to build,” said Morishita.
The Legion has plans to renovate their shuffle board area into a 2,400 sq. ft. community space available to host events and groups.  Full Story >
Man gets 10 months jail time for charges back to ’09, ’10
Daryl Lee Crapo, 55, was sentenced to 10 months in custody after pleading guilty to numerous counts of uttering forged documents, break and enter and failing to attend court.
As Crapo wiped tears from his eyes, the Crown read the circumstances of the charges that stem back to 2009.
The court was told Crapo entered the home of his ex-girlfriend while nobody was home and was found passed out and naked in the master bedroom.
In 2010 Crapo forged four cheques from his father that were worth $6,750. The bank reimbursed Crapo’s dad, however, Crapo has not reimbursed the bank.  Full Story >
Man taken into custody, PSR ordered, sentencing in October
Paul Anthony Power was taken into custody in the public interest last Monday during Brooks Provincial Court.
Power, 51, pled guilty to the unlawful confinement of a Duchess man while he was in his home and assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats against the man.
Just after 7 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2013 Power and his co-accused, Rosaleen Organ, attended the Duchess home of Organ’s ex-boyfriend.
Organ was invited inside however, the court heard that Power forced his way into the home where he was “emotionally and physically restrained,” Crown prosecutor Ryan Anstey told the court.
Over a period of two to three hours, Power and Organ kicked their victim, breaking two of his ribs, hit him with a frying pan, broke a phone, drank his beer, damaged picture frames and threatened him if he called the police.  Full Story >
Wildrose is not endorsing any Conservative Bow River nominee
The leader of Alberta’s Wildrose said the party is not endorsing federal Conservative nominee Rob Anders nor any other nominee for the Bow River riding.
Last Wednesday the Wildrose issued a release which states constituents in the Bow River riding were contacted with what sounded like an endorsement of Anders by the Wildrose.
“No nomination contestant in Bow River can claim the official or unofficial endorsement of the Wildrose Party,” stated the leader of the official opposition, Danielle Smith.
She said it is up to individual Wildrose MLAs and party members to show their support for a nominee if they so choose.  Full Story >
Council split on Legion donation 

Wildrose is not endorsing any Conservative Bow River nominee 

Man taken into custody, PSR ordered, sentencing in October 

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