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.
It is the busiest time of year for the Olds & District Christmas Angels Society and you can make donations at the Alberta Junior Hockey League game between the Olds Grizzlys and the Camrose Kodiaks at 7:30 on Friday, December 14th or by stopping by the annual stuff a bus event in the Canadian Tire parking lot from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, December 15th.
The upcoming budgets for the town of Olds were approved as presented during the regular town council meeting on Monday, December 10th. The 2019 operating budget is $29.5 million dollars while the 2019 capital budget is $7.8 million and for 2020 its $11.8 million. Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt says a large portion of the 2020 budget is earmarked for the operations centre. He adds a cost of living adjustment (COLA) had to be made and as a result there will be a 2.5 percent tax increase in 2019.
Olds RCMP say 37 year old Robert John Poole from Wimborne - who was wanted on several outstanding warrants for arrest - was apprehended by Sherwood Park RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services on December 8th.