Over 100 representatives from counties, rural crime watches, and concerned citizens attended a session at the Alberta Legislature on Monday, November 27th regarding how to combat rural crime. The Director with Raven Crime Watch says it spoke volumes to have concerned citizens from across the province there in Edmonton.
Concerned citizens from across the province are starting to make some noise in order to generate change when it comes to rural crime.
Over 100 people were in the legislative gallery on Monday, November 27th in Edmonton as silent delegates regarding how to combat rural crime.
Director with Raven Crime Watch Alison says United Conservative Party MLA's introduced most of the delegates from Red Deer County, all the way to Knee Hill County, and up to Lakeland County.
She says this is only the beginning.
Alison says she and some of her representatives were then contacted that day by the Chief of Staff for the Minister of Justice department and they had a separate meeting with the Acting Minister of Justice Marlin Schmidt.
Minister Schmidt and his staff listened to their concerns and has promised to have a follow up meeting in the Red Deer County area.
She says multiple MLA's of the United Conservative Party talked about the rural crime issue and read out quotes from the multitude of letters that have been sent.
Alison says they are going to continue to fight but they still need support. She encourages concerned rural citizens to send letters to your local ministers, MLAs and MPs.
Meanwhile, a rural crime task force has also been launched by the United Conservative Party with town hall meetings to be announced in the near future.
Agriculture for Life is launching its 2nd annual education symposium next month. Ag for Life CEO Luree Williamson says it will be held in Red Deer this year and it is open to students as well as teachers across the province.
Some late third period heroics allowed the Olds College Bronocs to beat the Red Deer College Queens 3-2. It was the front end of a pink in the rink challenge between the two teams and the lone women's hockey game on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference schedule for Thursday, October 18th.
On Tuesday, October 16th at approximately 2:30 pm Innisfail RCMP received a complaint of a robbery that had just occurred on a rural property north east of Innisfail in Red Deer County. Innisfail RCMP with the assistance of Innisfail integrated Freeway Patrol responded immediately.
It is pink in the rink night on Thursday, October 18th at the Olds SportsComplex as Olds College's ACAC women's hockey team faces off with Red Deer College. Admission to the game at 7 o'clock is $10 which will also get you a pink toque at the door. This year the Broncos are also challenging the RDC Queens to see who can collect the most money for a good cause this year at their pink in the rink game.
Red Deer is ready for championship rodeo action. A media launch on October 16th for the 2018 Canadian Finals Rodeo featured local dignitaries, athletes, representatives from Pro Rodeo Canada and more. Rick Moore - Interim CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce - says the Enmax Centrium may be a smaller venue for seats than the old Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, but it will be full and it will be loud. He believes the cowboys and cowgirls are going to get a real charge out of the crowds in Red Deer.
Red Deer RCMP have charged three people with trafficking and seized significant amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and cash after a four-month long drug trafficking investigation that culminated in search warrants at residences in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake on October 10.
Town of Olds residents had their say during the latest online budget survey. Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt says the town gets an annual service level review to identify the pressure and where updates are needed.
Didsbury Town Council was recently presented with the results of the Didsbury Fire Department safety audit. The third-party report was conducted by Edelweiss Safety Solutions and was a result of a request from council in late July to fully review the safety procedures of the Didsbury Fire Department.
Olds Grizzlys General Manager & Associate Coach Garry VanHereweghe says he is resigning and this Friday, October 19th will be his last day with the organization. The Grizzlys are still searching for their first win of the 2018-2019 AJHL regular season. They dropped to 0-12-1 after suffering an 8-1 loss at home on Monday, October 15th to Bonnyville.
On Friday, October 12th at about 12:20pm Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a call for assistance from a lone hiker who had fallen and became lost while hiking Coliseum Mountain near Nordegg, Alberta.