The United Conservative Party is reaching out to rural residents to hear their concerns and solutions regarding the epidemic of rural crime. The UCP Crime Task Force will be conducting Town Halls across the province, the dates are to be announced. In the meantime, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre says rural homeowners can still send their letters of concern and rural crime solutions to his constituency email.
With rural crime rates escalating, the United Conservative Party has announced the creation of their Rural Crime Task Force.
The Task Force was announced last week in an address to the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties Fall Convention by UCP Leader Jason Kenney.
Meanwhile, Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre says it has been very clear to the United Conservative Party that rural Albertans are getting fed up with the government's neglect on addressing rural crime rates in our communities.
He notes this Crime Task Force will engage with Albertans right across the province on this critical issue.
MacIntyre says they want to find out what rural Albertans want to see done about rural crime.
The UCP Crime Task Force will be conducting Town Hall meetings across the province. The dates have yet to be announced.
MacIntyre says they will be tasked with reporting back to the caucus with a common-sense action plan.
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
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.