Yellowknife city council says goodbye to Bob Brooks

Mark Heyck with Bob Brooks
Mayor Mark Heyck presents Bob Brooks with a rather familiar 'goodbye' gift.
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After seven terms as a Yellowknife city councillor, Bob Brooks enjoyed a last goodbye inside City Hall on Monday.

Brooks resigned in July, after almost two decades of service on council, to take up a position with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs.

On Monday night, Mayor Mark Heyck presented Brooks with a selection of gifts to commemorate his time on council – most notably his own name board from his council seat.

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Brooks, in a brief speech to councillors and a smattering of local residents, paid tribute to his wife, Lynn.

“It’s only because of her perseverance and all the extra jobs she did, while I was trying to do council, that I was able to do the job,” he said.

Appropriately, Brooks put considerable distance between himself and City Hall shortly after the presentation, making a swift getaway.

Monday’s meeting was city council’s last in its current form. Council will next meet on October 26, a week after the forthcoming municipal election on October 19.

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