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Business balks at $459 fee to hold outdoor event
Duffy’s Fun Centre co-owner Melissa Smith said a fee for use of the old Rodeo grounds for a drive in theatre could kill the proposal.
After receiving an application from Duffy’s to use the former rodeo grounds for a drive in theatre, city officials decided to let the fun centre have it every night they’d like — but the $459 fee per night isn’t sitting well with Duffy’s  Full Story >
Cenovus safety winners support non-profits
Four Brooks area non-profit organizations benefited from Cenovus’ Health and Safety winners.
Each year the staff at Cenovus nominates contractors or companies who best demonstrate leadership through the promotion of workplace safety.
The winners choose a charity of their choice to present the $2,500 prize which were presented at last Tuesday’s Cenovus Health and Safety Awards in Brooks.  Full Story >
Duchess honours Rolling Hills during 5th annual event
Duchess community hall was transformed into Rolling Hills on Friday during the fifth annual Newell Regional Expo Honour a Community event.
Over 180 people from across the county and a couple from Lethbridge attended the event.
Throughout the evening Duchess focused on the exceptional volunteerism in the county’s Banana Belt – as it was coined at the hamlet’s 25th anniversary.  Full Story >
IVCF expects to hit $100,000 milestone this weekend
It has been a Brooks mainstay for 16 years and organizers say 2015 is going to be a huge milestone for the Brooks InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
“The Brooks Composite High School IVCF, with the help of local EID students and community members have been raising funds for poverty since 2000. With the money raised this year we should pass $100,000, raised in the community” says IVCF youth worker Stephen Ropp.
This year’s event, entitled Starve 2015, plans to raise monies for 54,000 meals. It kicks off on Friday afternoon at the Brooks Composite High School.   Full Story >
Little Book Houses find homes in three city parks
A bookish endeavour to get more residents reading is being picked up after a year break.
The Brooks Public Library will install a handful of ‘Little Book Houses’ throughout Brooks and stock them with reading material.
Rose Lea, West End and Lakeview parks have been put on the short list and will receive a Little Book House.   Full Story >
SPEC Kids Club to close
The SPEC Association is closing their doors on the Kids Club program at the end of June.
It’s the second child care organization that has closed in less than a month. Little Ducklings closed their doors with no notice to clients on March 24.
In a letter to clients, SPEC’s executive director Debbie Piper wrote, “declining grant availability (both government and private sector) and rigid child care licensing requirements have made it impossible to provide daily after school programming that is both high quality and affordable.”  Full Story >
SPEC Kids Club to close 

IVCF expects to hit $100,000 milestone this weekend 

Brooks minor hockey positions left unfilled 

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