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Medicine Hat: Brooks and Canada Work

medicine hat: Brooks, with a population of about 14,450 is on the Trans-Canada Highway, but it's 190 kilometres to Calgary toward the west and 110 kilometres to Medicine Hat in the east, according to The Chronicle Herald. We already feel cut off to a degree because of the availability of some services in the big city only, said Idriss, manager of Brooks and County Immigration Services. Greyhound has announced it will end all its routes in the West, save for one between Vancouver and Seattle, at the end of October. A large population of newcomers to Canada work in Brooks, about 90 per cent of them at a beef-processing facility owned by JBS Canada. There are people who have vehicles, but are not that comfortable going into a big city with their own vehicle, and they would just prefer taking public transportation, he said. Idriss estimates about 1,000 people moved to the community to work and many find getting out of town difficult. ( As reported in the news.