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Brooks man charged in death of senior
Abdullahi Ali Hussein, 24, was officially charged last week with hit and run causing death in connection with the death of Lyle Kloth.
The driver and registered owner of the vehicle, Ali Hussein, fled the scene of the May 28 incident. Brooks RCMP charged him on June 16 with charges sworn on June 21.
The 83-year-old Kloth was crossing 3rd Street West westbound on a motorized scooter at 1:30 p.m. on May 28 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.  Full Story >
Fire ignites after Brooks home struck by lightning
An intense storm with damaging results lit up the night sky in Brooks on Friday night.
Lightning tore through a tree on the Brooks Golf Course, it ripped a huge strip of bark from a tree on Evergreen Park Close, it caused a house fire and generally shook homes throughout the city and the county.
During a one hour period that began at about 11:45 p.m. the Brooks Fire Department responded to five calls.  Full Story >
Grasslands commits $400,000 to project
Grasslands Public Schools trustees Monday committed to spend up to $400,000 for the Eastbrook Elementary modernization/addition project.
The money will come from the Infrastructure, Maintenance and Renewal fund (IMR).
Associate superintendent Rhian Schroeder told trustees tender documents went out for the project Monday.  Full Story >
Man gets two years in jail for inviting sexual touching
An Edmonton man was sentenced to two years in a federal penitentiary after being convicted of inviting sexual touching.
John Arthur Tuey, 29, was in the area at the time of the 2014 offence when he invited a nine-year-old child to touch him. About a year later the child told her parents and charges were laid.
In court last week, Judge Gordon Krinke praised the child’s parents and the child, who was not in the courtroom, for having the courage to step forward, speak with police and proceed with the matter.
“You should be very proud of yourselves,” he said.  Full Story >
More questions than answers on MGA
Elected officials, municipal staff and organizations representing municipalities continue to rhetorically ask questions that can’t be answered until regulations are released for the modernized Municipal Government Act.
The act or Bill 21, was released at the end of May. The regulations, which some suspect have been written, are expected to be discussed during the current minister’s tour of the province. The tour will be in Brooks on July 13.
Among groups asking questions are the provincial municipal organizations such as the AAMD&C, the AUMA, ORSSC as well as the Local Government Administrators of Alberta (LGAA).  Full Story >
Replica scow part of tour at Dinosaur Provincial Park
To celebrate and remember the end of an era a replica scow was donated to Dinosaur Provincial Park last week.
The scow, a flat bottomed boat - essentially a floating camp - was used by palaeontologists to hunt for fossils along the banks of the Red Deer River between 1910 and 1916.
This year marks the centenary of the last scow that was used in Alberta for palaeontological expedition, said Darren Tanke, a senior technician at Royal Tyrrell Museum who directed the construction of the replica scow.  Full Story >
Taxpayers to pick up tab to remove healthy tree
Long before development was done on Fairview Avenue city officials of the day planted numerous trees.
Fifty years later a healthy cottonwood tree is coming down at the request of neighbours and at the responsibility of taxpayers due to health and fire fears.
“The excessive amounts of cotton falling on Fairview Avenue is becoming a concern. It is a fire hazard as well as a health hazard,” the avenue’s residents wrote in a letter to the council.  Full Story >
More questions than answers on MGA 

Grasslands commits $400,000 to project  

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