With Mayor Martin Shields elected as Member of Parliament for the Bow River riding during the federal election, and after receiving Shields’ official resignation, City of Brooks administration has started preparations for an upcoming Municipal By-Election.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 08:00

Fort Macleod retailer wins national award

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A Fort Macleod man has been recognized for his hard work at a local hardware store. Josh Beusekom is the manager at the Fort Macleod TRU Hardware store and received an award for Young Retailer of the Year as part of the Home Improvement Industry Honours Top Retailers Awards for 2015.

A landmark in the small hamlet of New Brigden has received a much-needed facelift this month. Work began to straighten and restore the historic water tower in the community at the beginning of November.

A new seniors’ lodge has been approved for funding in Fort Macleod. The Willow Creek Foundation was approved for a new 37-bed barrier-free lodge with grants from the federal and provincial government.

Friday, 20 November 2015 08:00

PRSD’s results improve, but more work to be done

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The extra work Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) school officials have done to improve communication in their communities with parents has improved scores for the division as a whole when it comes to reporting results to Alberta Education.

Larry Simpson, who was raised in the Pincher Creek area, has been named one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people of 2015 thanks to his dedicated work with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

In the hopes of simplifying the good news for parents and other interested individuals, the Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) has taken a 50-page report and created a two-page snapshot of the information.

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