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Annual open house at the genealogy library next week
The Alberta Genealogical Society Brooks and District Branch will host a series of open houses to help people gather information for their family tree.
Family trees are one of the best ways to discover your roots.
“Every family has a story to tell,” states Carol Anderson of the local genealogical society.
Anderson compares the research to being a detective “gathering information and chasing leads that may prove to be correct or otherwise lead you in different direction of research.”  Full Story >
Council adopts amendment tackling all-driveway paving
In an attempt to thwart a hot Calgary trend of adjoining and/or all-paved front yards, city council passed a bylaw preventing residents from paving their entire front yard Monday.
City planner with the Oldman River Regional Services Commission, Spencer Croil, said negative impacts could result from “all paved front lawns”
“There could be some negative impacts to drainage, on street parking is reduced, there could be reduced pedestrian and cyclist safety and increased vehicle speed with a wider driving lane,” he said.  Full Story >
Eastbrook School expansion budget and timelines now set

Timelines and budgeting work is now well underway for Eastbrook Elementary School — the project is budgeted right now at just under $12 million.
“We have official communication from the province and have been told to go ahead,” said Associate Supt. Rhian Schroeder.
“We are looking at an $11.7 million project.”  Full Story >
Electrical franchise fee stays same
The City of Brooks electrical franchise fee will remain at 12.63 percent.
With the City of Brooks receiving electrical franchise fee revenues each month based on a percentage of Fortis’ distribution revenue, city officials have decided to keep the percentage at 12.63 per cent.
“The maximum that the city could increase this rate would be 20 per cent based on a franchise fee rider cap,” said CAO Alan Martens.  Full Story >
Iddesleigh resident Jaxon Riste honoured as an Alberta Great Kid
The province of Alberta recognized Jaxon Riste as a Great Kid thanks to his generosity and kindness towards the school and the environment.
In April 2014 Riste, who was turning 10, decided he wanted to do something for his birthday to help his hometown.
That year his birthday landed during the Easter break and on the same day as Earth Day, a day that is used to raise environmental awareness. With that in mind, Riste chose the Earth Day theme.
“We decided to pick up bottles and cans around Jenner and Iddesleigh,” he said.  Full Story >
North Headgates landowners ordered to remedy safety issues
The North Headgates landowners have until tomorrow to appeal a stop order as well as an order to remedy life safety issues.
The County of Newell executed a stop order on Sept. 30 against the landowners, Ron Redelback, Elizabeth Redelback and Janet Mapes, regarding unauthorized development.   Full Story >
Eastbrook School expansion budget and timelines now set 

North Headgates landowners ordered to remedy safety issues 

Council adopts amendment tackling all-driveway paving 

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