Local rural crime watches are doing an amazing job, according to the MP for Red-Deer Mountain View. Earl Dreeshen says rural Alberta MP's are looking at forming a Rural Crime Task Force on the federal level, which will focus on the rising crime from an Alberta perspective.
With the fall sitting still in session, the federal government has a few items coming down the pipe before the Christmas break.
Member of Parliament for Red Deer-Mountain View Earl Dreeshen says they are looking at forming a Rural Crime Task Force on the conservative federal level.
He says, yes, rural communities across Canada are facing similar incidents with rising rural crime. However the task force will look at this from an Alberta perspective first, according to Dreeshen.
Dreeshen says they are going to try and bring together some of the different professionals that are involved with the insurance industry and security industry in December.
Dreeshen says Alberta is facing its own issues with the downturn in the economy and massive unemployment right now. He is hoping for a set of rural crime solutions and regulations to be formed for the province.
The last day of the fall sitting of parliament is expected to be on Friday, December 15th.
Corporal Courtney Harding says Olds RCMP scheduled several additional RCMP members to work in order to ensure public safety for the annual Oldstoberfest event. Enforcement and crime prevention included bike patrols by Olds RCMP and foot patrols as well as a police presence at the Oldstoberfest venues and grounds during the festivities. According to Corporal Harding, overall the RCMP members reported it was a good event with minimal issues until the later hours of each evening.
The Innisfail Legion was sold out on Wednesday, September 19th for the Innisfail Eagles 5th annual sportsman's dinner. Long-time Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean was the headliner for the evening's hot stove lounge discussion.
Margaret Erickson with the Olds Institute's Age Friendly Committee says they are hoping to see improvements at crosswalks in the town of Olds in order to make it more accessible for pedestrians and seniors.