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.
96.5 CKFM's 2016 Star Search winner Dustin Farr will be playing live music at the local farmers markets this week and collecting harvested goods. Fresh vegetable donations will then be donated to the Airdrie Food Bank and Mountain View Food Bank.
Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says the numbers for April through June of this year only tell the story of a three month period, however the decrease in crime is promising and he is cautiously optimistic about this trend.
The torchbearers for the Canada Winter Games MNP Torch Relay in many communities across the nation were announced this month in Red Deer. Local Olympic wrestler from Olds Danielle Lappage is one of the seven who will be carrying the torch on January 31st for Olds.
It's smile cookie week at Tim Hortons!
Proceeds raised from Smile Cookie week at local Tim Hortons locations will support the Olds Boys & Girls Club, Innisfail is Big Brothers Big Sisters Red Deer & District, Sundre Greenwood Neighbourhood Place, and the Didsbury Skatepark Foundation.
This was the 9th straight year Charlene Preston from Sundre and her local team participated in the Kidney March for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Preston says despite a few blisters from the 100 kilometer walk, it was worth it and the weather was mostly sunny on theSeptember 7-9th weekend.
The 2018 Business Awards Gala is coming up on October 10th. The nominees for those awards were revealed at the annual Business, Beer & Blue Jeans event hosted by the Olds & District Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 11th on the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds.