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 Alberta Female Hockey League playoffs continue this weekend in Calgary for the Airdrie Female AA Midget Elite Lightning. They will head out on the road for a two game total goal series versus the Calgary Fire Red and the winner earns a birth into the provincial tourney on the Easter weekend. The Lightning's roster features 7 players from Olds and area.
Olds College welcomes in participants from the 4-H Calgary Region as well as other colleges in the morning on Saturday, March 17th for a Livestock Judging Competition. Riley Sharp - President of Olds College's Livestock Judging Club - says that will lead into the Rodeo Club's slack in the afternoon and their first performance in the evening. Sharp adds, they are also excited to partner up to bring a cabaret to the community that night.
The new Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act takes steps to protect workers from harrassment & violence in all its forms, according to Alberta's Minister of Labour. Christina Gray says it also requires joint work site health & safety committees or a worker health & safety representative, depending on workforce size. She adds, the input will help shape specific rules around these new requirements to ensure the legislation is fair & balanced.