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.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.
A second generation chuckwagon driver has earned his first career World Professional Chuckwagon Association victory. Cody Ridsdale is the son of former Calgary Stampede track record holder Glen Ridsdale. Cody was declared the winner of the championship heat at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede on Sunday, June 17th for running penalty free in the final from barrel position number one.
Olds RCMP say a single vehicle collision on Highway 2 during the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 19th resulted in damage to the metal barricade in the centre median and two incidental collisions. The driver of the vehicle involved in the initial collision was taken to Olds Hospital for injuries he sustained. Police say property damage but no additional injuries were reported from the subsequent collisions.
O-NET recently received the Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Award with Tuned-in Canada. Voting took place in May where O-NET was in the category called "Best Story: making your community stronger" with 4 other nominees in the running. Marketing and Communications Specialist for O-NET Amy Smart says they were awarded $1,000 to give to a local non-profit organization in the community.