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Brooks RCMP to carry naloxone
Fentanyl has not been a problem in Brooks, however, officers will add the fentanyl overdose antidote naloxone to their tool belts.
“If we do come in contact with it we will be able to administer it,” Brooks RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty told county councillors last week in response to a question.
Fentanyl is deadly opiate, not only for those who ingest it, but also for the officers, public and health officers who deal with it.  Full Story >
Carbon tax protest in Brooks Nov. 5
About 600 people are expected to attend the first Alberta Wide Rally on Nov. 5 to protest the implementation of the provincial carbon tax.
Organizers hope between 500,000 and one million Albertans will sign a petition protesting the way the carbon tax is being imposed.
“There has never been a referendum asking Albertans if they want the tax,” said event organizer Todd Beasley of Brooks.  Full Story >
Chamber presents business awards
The Brooks and District Chamber of Commerce presented the annual 2016 Business Awards on Friday during a ceremony at the Heritage Inn.
The winners are:   Full Story >
City residents: Have your say in Brooks Budget 2017
The City of Brooks wants its residents to help create the 2017 municipal budget to help make the process more understandable and transparent for residents.
“That’s a big initiative to become more transparent. I’m really happy about having a consultation process,” said Shelley Thomas, the city’s manager of finance.
The citizen budget engagement tool is an online survey that was developed to consult with residents on spending and services levels.  Full Story >
Staff Sergeant’s leadership recognized with RCMP award
Brooks RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty was honoured last week for his dedication and leadership in the community.
In a private ceremony in Calgary Lt. Governor of Alberta Lois E. Mitchell and Deputy Commissioner and Commanding Officer of RCMP in Alberta, Marianne Ryan, awarded over 30 officers for bravery, outstanding services, appreciation as well as long term service.  Full Story >
Stolen firearm recovered during residential search
A large amount of stolen items were recovered when police in Brooks executed a search warrant at a local home.
“We recovered a lot of stolen property and made three arrests,” Brooks RCMP Staff Sgt. Tom McNulty told city councillors last Monday.
“We successfully concluded many files on that search warrant,” he said.
During the early morning hours of Oct. 6, Brooks RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the 3rd Ave and 11 St West area.   Full Story >
Stump stops high speed chase
A Brooks man and a Medicine Hat woman were charged after their out-of -control vehicle collided with a tree stump in a yard next to the Brooks United Church on 3rd Avenue West.
Just after midnight on Oct. 20 a Brooks RCMP detachment member attempted to stop a motor vehicle that was suspected in connection with a rash of break and enters.
The suspect vehicle was fleeing from police at a high rate of speed through a residential area when the driver lost control and slammed into the tree stump located in the yard.  Full Story >
Stolen firearm recovered during residential search 

Carbon tax protest in Brooks Nov. 5 

Brooks RCMP to carry naloxone 

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