Rose Sanchez

Rose Sanchez

Assistant Managing Editor

When Prairie Rose School Division trustees had the difficult decision before them regarding the future of New Brigden School, they were asked by one of their peers to be brave and make a decision that goes against the trend in rural Alberta.

A small contingent of students represented Prairie Rose School Division and Grasslands Regional Schools at the 2017 Kiwanis Southeast Alberta Regional Science Fair April 8.

New Brigden School will remain open for the foreseeable future, but as a grades 1-4 facility. That was the final decision made by Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) trustees at the regular April 11 board meeting.

With a continued commitment of funding from the Alberta government in the 2017-18 budget which was released in March, officials with the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) are also focusing on an expanded mandate.

Although it’s not a large number of users in terms of visitors to Waterton Lakes National Park, individuals hoping to use their motorized or trailer-launched watercraft in the park will no longer be permitted to do so.

Due to emergent issues at Tilley School, trustees with Grasslands Public Schools agreed to make the facility number one on the division’s most recent capital wishlist to be submitted to the Alberta government by April 1.

Sustained predictable funding for Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPAC) has been a long, hard-fought lobby, but success was finally achieved in Alberta last week.

A biodiversity management framework in the South Saskatchewan Region is meant to support economic and community growth not hinder it, yet at the same time help in preventing any new species becoming “at risk.”

Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) administration and board trustees will do some more research before deciding whether to contribute to costs associated with taking part in the Alberta School Councils Association (ASCA).

First-year Schuler School teacher Alisha Sims is the Prairie Rose School Division’s (PRSD) nominee for the prestigious Edwin Parr Teacher award.

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