Rose Sanchez

Rose Sanchez

Assistant Managing Editor

Prairie Rose School Division Board trustees approved themselves a one per cent raise effective  Jan. 1. Every year the Trustee Honorarium and Expense Reimbursement Policy is amended and upon approval by trustees, increases in honorariums are given based on the increase in the grant funding to schools from Alberta Education.

Thursday, 07 February 2013 09:07

Snowboarders get first taste of competition

Four southeast Alberta snowboarders took part in a snowboard cross competition in Lake Louise in January with one earning a second place finish in the under 12 category.

City of Brooks officials are hoping to see a large number of businesses show just how diversity-friendly they are through the City’s acknowledgment program. Started in 2012, there were more than 30 businesses who shared their best practices in promoting equity in the labour market.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 08:53

Succession planning seminar set for Feb. 13

Interest in succession planning is growing and officials with the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta’s Agriculture Committee are hoping to see a large turnout at the upcoming Training the Next Generation full-day seminar.
It is set to take place Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Higdon Hall on the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds.

Foremost girls’ basketball players had an eye-opening experience over the Christmas break and bonded even more as team, thanks to competing in the 13th Annual Cactus Jam Phoenix Hoop Classic.

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.

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