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Budget will touch every Albertan: Premier
Premier Jim Prentice says every single person will be touched by this week’s budget.
“It’s going to have plans for every single person in the province,” the premier told a group of about 200 Progressive Conservatives at a kick-off fundraiser for candidate Molly Douglass on Saturday.
He said the province needs stability.  Full Story >
City to conduct 2015 municipal census
It is time for an accurate head count of how many people are living in Brooks — even the hidden populations in Brooks this time.
Coun. Fred Rattai said there are people not accounted for within Brooks.
“We know we have people beyond work permits and there is a hidden population in Brooks.”
CAO Alan Martens agreed that a local Brooks census was due.  Full Story >
Local bull sales hot
The first animal on the auction block went for more than $15,000 Tuesday at the Reid Angus Heat Seeker Bull sale at the Silver Sage.
Bull owner Doug Reid said the sale was a great one. Thirty eight yearling bulls and 17 two year olds were up for sale.  Full Story >
Pair of Brooks schools ahead of province by a year on Gay Straight Alliances
While Gay Straight Alliances were approved earlier this year by the government of Alberta, Brooks Composite High School and Brooks Junior High were ahead of the curve, establishing gay-straight alliances at the beginning of the last two school years.
Education Minister Gordon Dirks tabled a surprise amendment to the government’s Bill 10 on the first day of the spring session. The law says all schools in the province must allow for gay-straight alliances (GSAs) on school property at a student’s request.   Full Story >
PC supporters gather at local fundraiser
Speaking to about 200 supporters of Strathmore-Brooks PC candidate Molly Douglass on Saturday, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice acknowledged the rocky road that lies ahead of an election.
“This is not going to be an easy time. Don’t think the NDP who have been running ads on TV criticizing me for a month now - with union money, don’t think there’s not going to be a competition in the days ahead,” he said.  Full Story >
Quicker ambulance response may have saved friend's life, seniors say
Members of a local seniors club are upset at what they say was a 36-minute wait for an ambulance call for a choking man.
The issue is so concerning it has now reached the premier’s office.
“We had an incident here with the ambulance service that was tragic which I’m looking into,” said Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, who was in Brooks on Saturday for a PC fundraiser.  Full Story >
Quicker ambulance response may have saved friend's life, seniors say 

City to conduct 2015 municipal census 

Bandits sweep Oilers from AJHL playoffs 

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