Rose Sanchez

Rose Sanchez

Assistant Managing Editor

To help expand the diversity and inclusion related activities held in the City of Brooks, organizers have turned an eye to recognizing the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. A wheelchair basketball tournament will take place Jan. 26 starting at 8 a.m.

In 2013, officials with the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta (EDA) will turn their attention to attracting bioenergy investment to the southeast corner. Those with an interest in the topic can learn more through a webinar on Jan. 31, when EDA officials will launch the two-part bioenergy feasibility study and investment attraction strategy.

Individuals have until the end of the month to take part in a confidential survey about the issues of sexual violence, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Kind Communities and the Sexual Assault Response Committee in southeast Alberta have received funding from the Status of Women Canada to research people’s opinions about sexual assault and abuse as well as domestic violence.

Schools in Canada have an opportunity to win a $25,000 computer lab through a contest currently underway. For the third year, Staples Canada has teamed up with Earth Day Canada to run the 2013 Recycle for Education Computer Lab contest which will award 10 computer labs to deserving schools across the country.

Officials with Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) are pleased to be able to gain a more in-depth understanding into the needs of students from students, thanks to a more active student board. Those students on the student board met with trustees and school division officials for a day in December to give their feedback about the education they are receiving.

Public library users across Alberta now have access to more than 1,200 newspapers from around the world, thanks to an investment by the Alberta government.

Residents in southern Alberta dealing with obesity can now receive the help they need to lose weight and get the tools to lead a healthier lifestyle in a new clinic based in Medicine Hat.

Not as many people receiving an influenza shot in the fall is likely a contributing factor to the increased pressure now being seen in hospitals and doctors’ offices in the south zone. Capacity protocols are underway to ease pressures partly due to an increase in seasonal influenza-like and gastro-intestinal-type illnesses.

Monday, 14 January 2013 09:25

Crowsnest Pass girl met Jane Goodall

When people are determined and want to make a difference, all they need is to work at it. That’s just what eight-year-old Libby Wilmot did.

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:53

PRSD to share successes at symposium

Officials with Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) are excited to share their own successes in rural education at a spring symposium.

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