7 December 2019

Attempted theft of fuel

DATE: 2019/12/05
Morinville RCMP – Attempted theft of fuel
On December 4th, 2019 at approximately 19:49hrs Morinville RCMP received 2 calls about an attempt of theft of fuel near township 550 and range road 273.  Both complaints advised that a dark coloured SUV with a thule had entered a rural property and attempted to steal fuel from the slip tank.  
The RCMP would like to remind the public to prevent crimes of opportunity through environmental design by installing motion sensor lights, locking your doors, outbuildings and vehicles. Installing cameras and advising your neighbours if you plan to be leaving for the holidays.  Report any suspicious activity immediately to ensure a timely police response.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

File: 20191839722

Break, Enter, and Theft at Gibbons Pharmacy

December 6th, 2019

RCMP Morinville Seek Public Assistance - Break, Enter, and Theft at Gibbons Pharmacy

Gibbons, Alberta - On December 6th, 2019 at approximately 04:32 am Morinville RCMP responded to a break, enter and theft at the Gibbons Guardian Pharmacy. Suspects had used a stolen Grey coloured extended cab GMC Sierra pick up to smash through the front window of the Gibbons Guardian Pharmacy. Once inside masked suspects stole a quantity of prescription, non-prescription drugs. A number of suspects were involved. One suspect had what appeared to be a long barrelled firearm, and another suspect had an axe.  Once that crime was committed the suspects drove across the street and attempted to gain entry into the Gibbons Remedy's RX pharmacy by ramming into that business as well.  They were unable to gain entry into the Remedy's RX pharmacy.  The stolen vehicle was later recovered in the Smoky Lake RCMP detachment area.

If anyone has any information or saw any suspicious activity regarding this crime please report it to the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.  
If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact 
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 (TIPS), 
online at www.PSTips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

RCMP PROS file 20191849759 refers

2 November 2019

Alberta Talking Rural Crime Tour 2019

Hello Everyone,

So l sent a post about Alberta Talking and that if anyone is interested to attend this meeting to hear from the Justice  & Solicitor General, Doug Schweittzer.

He will be at the Calahoo Community Hall  9, 54500 Range Road 275 Sturgeon County, the date Monday November 4 from 6-8 pm. I had some residents asking me of this date as there was another meeting in Lac Ste. Anne as well on this Alberta Talking Tour.

So, all is good, l chatted with Sturgeon County Councilor on this and he sent me information to confirm this meeting at Calahoo.  Please voice your concerns, let them know how you feel and what are the plans they are going to bring forward on Rural Crime, plus let me know as well, as l am unable to attend this, thank you


28 October 2019

Morinville RCMP Wants You to Treat Yourself to Safety This Halloween

October 27, 2019

The Morinville RCMP is offering up some Halloween tricks to ensure the real treat this year is safety. There are some simple tips to remember before your little ghouls and goblins head out to collect their candy loot.
Trick or treaters should:
·         Wear bright costumes with reflective tape or glow sticks. You will be more visible to drivers.
·         Wear face paint instead of a mask. Masks can impair vision and hearing. They should be removed while walking from house to house and crossing streets.
·         Wear properly fitted costumes and footwear.
·         Costume weaponry should be easily identifiable as imitation.
·         Carry a flashlight.
·         Be accompanied by a trusted adult.
·         Travel in groups if mature enough to be unsupervised.
·         Carry a cellphone if unaccompanied by an adult.
·         Always walk on sidewalks.
·         Stay on one side of the street. Safely cross the street to the houses on the other side. Do not crisscross back-and-forth.
·         Stay in well-lit areas.
·         Plan a route and stick to it. Do not take shortcuts.
·         Never enter a stranger’s house or vehicle.
·         Never eat treats that have not been inspected by an adult.
·         Know the places along the route where it is safe to go for help.
Halloween safety is not limited to the little ones. There are steps adults can take to keep themselves, and their property, free from any hair-raising experiences.
Homeowners should:
·         Ensure your house is well lit.
·         Keep walkways obstacle free.
·         Avoid using candles in your pumpkins. Use lights or glow sticks instead.
·         Report suspicious activities to your local police.
·         Keep pets indoors away from trick or treaters.
“Halloween on a Thursday could mean more kids roaming the streets after dark and more late-night costume parties for adults,” said Cpl Sheldon ROBB of the Morinville RCMP. “It’s extremely important that drivers remain sober and drive cautiously to make sure everyone gets home safely.”
Drivers are reminded this Halloween to:
·         Drive sober.
·         Avoid driving in residential areas while trick or treaters are out.
·         Slow down and be extra cautious. Expect that children dart out from parked cars.
·         Watch carefully for people using crosswalks.
·         Do not wear costumes that interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle by restricting movement, impeding vision or prohibiting the use of safety restraints.

27 October 2019

Members needed to judge the poster contest

 On Monday, October 28 The SRCWA Poster Contest will hold a judging at the Namao Fire Hall (54509 RR 252from 2 to 4 pm. Members can come and judge the posters for the contest.

17 October 2019

Alberta Talking Rural Crime

with Doug Schweitzer (Minister of Justice & Solicitor General)

This will be held at the Calahoo Community Hall, if you have been affected by crime or been a victim of crime this is the place to be to voice your opinion and concerns.
This way we can provide feedback to the Minister on how we can pass on some ideas, address your concerns on rural crime.

Where: Calahoo Community Hall

Time: 6-8 pm

Date:  November 4, 2019

See you there!!

Dave Gervais 90th Birthday Party


Celebrate with Us

Dave Gervais is celebrating his 90th

When:  November 3  at 2-4 pm

Where:  Morinville Rendezvous Centre
 9913- 104 Street

RSVP: Michele


No Gifts, Please


4 October 2019

Namao Turkey Supper


 October 19, 2019

At the Namao School

5 pm sitting or 630 pm sitting  you have a choice on these 2 times

Adult $17.50
Children 5-10 yrs  $10.00   4 and under Free

Tickets are available at these locations,

2BK Vegetable Farm  (Cash Only)
By E-Transfer (namaoagsociety@hotmail.com)
Call Jessica   780-265-2363
Email  namaoturkeysupper@hotmail.com

SRCWA Directors will be there, stop by and say hello as we always enjoy a friendly face and chat away.



SRCWA Meeting

SRCWA Meeting

Good Morning Everyone,

Just passing on a note that our Meeting will be held at the Namao Firehall for 7 pm, the address 54509 RR 252.

I like to change it up to come to you for our meetings, so this is your invitation to join us on Tuesday October 8, 2019 

See you there,


19 September 2019

New App for Cell and Note from the President

New Crime Prevention App for cell phones to be able to track and report crimes

Use the link to the Lightcatch Web page to be able to download an app to your cell phone that tracks your location and makes it easy to report crimes.  It is used by Citizens on Patrol and is available to the public for free.


Boyle & Districts Crime Watch Association

This is from our friends NE area, they would like to share this information to everyone, and it is FREE to download. This our way to connect with the RCMP when travelling or in your community.

Everyone has there own App to their cell phone, to report on the crime happening in there community and in rural area as well. I would like to stress that not to forget to REPORT IT! Your report is filed and the more reports called in, as this will show the area needs to be look at and the RCMP will setup a bait/sting to catch them, but remember without reporting this they will continue to comment more crimes.

NOTE form the President,

I have some Questions here and would like to hear on what your answer be IF you think like a criminal, just for fun here.

1. Where would you break in?
2. What would make the crime more difficult to commit?
3. Are the doors solid, are the windows break resistant?
4. Would you be visible by the public, neighbour's, are there any surveillance cameras?
5. What are the risks on getting caught?
6. How would you escape or where would you hide?

Plus here are couple more questions to try, 2019 is going to fast and we have seen changes plus more to come. So give me your answers as l would like to bring this to our next meeting,

1. What does your community or rural area look like in 2030?
2. How will your vision become reality?

With these Questions l would like to use to apply with a presentation and bring forward to engage with our RCMP, K-Division, REACH Edmonton and other agencies to show them that we are suffering with the crime in our area. I feel that the Trust, Communication, the connection has been lost and we need to work together for everyone to REPORT IT, as l know no one is reporting due to the lack of communicating, engaging with our communities, rural and urban. 

Enjoy, and l look forward to hearing back on your answers and l will respond back. Lets continue engaging with each other as this makes our communities strong and shows the strength we have to chase out the criminals by working together.


21 August 2019

Arm Robbery

Arm Robbery in Plamondon,

Please an eye out, as they could be coming through, they have it on their Facebook.

This is a courtesy fan out on behalf of the Lac La Biche RCMP - the Lac La Biche post did a new release and this is a excerpt from that public notice  (check our Face Book Page (Boyle & Districts Rural Crime Watch) for photos of subjects.:

Lac La Biche RCMP released surveillance photos this morning of two suspects in an armed robbery at Plamondon’s Pelican Hotel last Wednesday night.
If these guys look familiar, give the police a call.
RCMP News Release —
Plamandon, Alta. - On Aug. 14, 2019 at approximately 11:50 p.m., Lac La Biche RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Pelican Hotel.
Two suspect males entered the hotel with what was believed to be a firearm and demanded money. The suspects then fled in a truck with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.
The male suspects are described as:
Suspect 1 – mask, grey and black hoodie, black pants, white shoes
Suspect 2 – white undershirt, black pants, sunglasses, black shoes, baseball hat, tattoo right forearm
The truck was later located abandoned in Calling Lake and was previously reported stolen from Vilna.
Lac La Biche RCMP are asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects in the attached photo’s.
Please contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-404-2500 or your local police if you have any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Boyle & Districts Crime Watch Association

3 August 2019

Good Morning Everyone,                                                             August 3, 2019

This post  below was sent to me on a Phone Scam is happening again, this time they are acting as the RCMP Officer, so we ask that you be vigilate and ask the officers name and then hang up and call the RCMP detachment and they will verify this.
If any have a problem downloading to read this, let me know and l will help, thank you.

President, SRCWA

Phone Scam:

I wanted to share a story with you from Edmonton Journal:

Mounties warning of telephone scam where suspect poses as RCMP officer

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Boyle & Districts Crime Watch Association

1 August 2019

Events coming Up

Hello Everyone                                                                                      August 1, 2019

Well just around the corner Bon Accord Harvest Days Parade is coming up, Saturday August 10, the Parade starts at 11 am.

Culinary Cookout is happening again and lets pray for a sunny day, it is held at the Cardiff Park from 4-9 pm, com' on out and join in the fun, food and friends and some music too, we will be there as well.

Friday August 2, at the CircleK in Bon Accord, they are hosting the Community Charity BBQ from 1030 am to 330 pm in the Parking lot, so com' on out and join in the fun and say Hello!!!

Chat soon,


19 July 2019

A Note, correction/date was missed

                                                                                                       July 19, 2019

Good Morning Everyone,

So, it has been brought to my attention on what SRCW is doing, some had issues with the RCMP this will be checked into. As for the Events happening in and around Sturgeon we have 2 Parades left to participate in, one in Legal July 27 @ 1030 am, and one in Bon Accord @ 10 am, August 10, 2019, l hope to see you at the events.  We have a couple of Position Open if anyone is interested to volunteer, l would be very grateful if we could have these filled, so they are Secretary, Treasurer, duties would be 2 hours on the second Tuesday of the month for 10 months your participation and we are pretty flexible, you can contact me on our email sturgeonrcwa@gmail.com and get together, chat over coffee or tea.

On last night CTV News, Gibbons CircleK Convenience Store has a couple of thieves try to steal the ATM, but was unsuccessful and bolted out, so we hope that someone got a good look at the truck and was able to write down the plate number, so we can have these 2 arrested and pay for there crime. This was at 3am July 18, 2019, so most of us have been using Facebook, or WhatsApp, another New one INTELLI Network, which we had the founder speak at our meeting. This is an App in which you get real time post on the crime happening in your area or somewhere else, and you can keep track with others and report it to the RCMP.

I do understand the frustration that most have with the RCMP, but we need to keep reporting as they will respond, so please be patient. I am working on putting together a Block Party BBQ, we can get together and chat on anything, how we can protect our proprieties, and ward off the criminals, as we need to put in place these changes.

Please let me know if you are interested in doing this as l have contact at Sturgeon County Community Service who will help with this. I feel we need build a strong community and be aware of our surroundings,  its a mindset change, as Technology is a big part as well. 

Also, if you like more Crime Signs, we have some and the Zone Directors in your area will have some as well. If you are unsure of who your Zone Director is please let me know and l will give there name to you. Thank you for your patience and remember Report It!!! please.

Thank you,
Bonny Swart-Attwood

18 July 2019

Morinville RCMP Recover Several Stolen Vehicles and Equipment

July 17, 2019

Morinville RCMP Recover Several Stolen Vehicles and Equipment Following Search Warrant in Sturgeon County, Alberta
Morinville, Alberta - On July 16th, 2019 Morinville RCMP were granted a search warrant for a property in Sturgeon County, Alberta.  As a result of the search warrant two motor vehicles, three trailers, and two skid steers were recovered and seized from the property.
The approximate value of the recovered property exceeds $100 000.00

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have any information on this or any other crime to please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or call your local police.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
PROS file 20191036404 refers

31 May 2019


BBQ/Meeting June 11, 2019                                                           May 31, 2019

Hello Everyone,

  An Invitation to you, please join us June 11, 2019, we have invited a Guest Speaker to do a Presentation about Intelli Network Corporation, Kamea Lafontaine is the founder who has received award in San Diego Calf. on this technology, Kamea will speak on the benefits we all can gain from, this system will show the benefits, seeing the results, plus more.

So, l am hoping that you are able to join us Tuesday June 11 @ 6pm for the BBQ after that Kamea will Speak at 7 pm for 30 mins on his Presentation.  See you then, if you have any questions you can reach me sturgeonrcwa@gmail.com or 780-886-8739, chat soon.

Cardiff Hall, Cardiff      BBQ 6 pm 
                                           Meeting 7 pm

Bonny Swart-Attwood

28 May 2019

Events 2019

Hello Everyone,                                                                                       May 28, 2019

So, here we go Summer is around the corner and the Events are happening, we had our First Parade in St. Albert and it was a great turn out, we have seen SRCWA members in the crowd and kids, lots of kids, happy, waving, and wanting more candy, to cute!!

Our Next Event will be at the Sturgeon Agri-Plex we will be sponsoring our 4-H members again and come on out to support the 4-H and the presentation of the cattle they show, from 12-6 pm.

June 7   Sturgeon County Open House, from 2-7 pm and its on a Friday, how cool is that, yes we will be there to chat on any concerns or just connect.

June 8  Calahoo Parade at 11 am, Pancake Breakfast at the Fire hall at 930 am, com' on out and join the fun, we will be there with our Float and this is the 2nd year for Calahoo to bring back the Parade, everyone was excited for this, so lets support this community by helping out or showing up to cheer on this great event.

June 11   SRCWA meeting as we will have a Guest speaker join us to do a Presentation about his company called Intelli, Kamea Lafontaine is the Speaker, the meeting starts at 7 pm and we will be at the Cardiff Hall in Cardiff, we will put out a reminder a few days before the meeting to ensure that you are able to make it. So, com' on out and here what this system is about as you may have some questions to share, chat soon

June 21    CircleK Community BBQ is hosting again there 4th Annual Event, this will be in Gibbons from 1030-330 pm and l hope to see all come out and check it out and enjoy a Hot Dog as well. This is a great way to connect with our members, residents and community. Engage with the exhibitors and chat and have a great time as well. 
Plus Morinville Festival Weekend starts as well, we will be there with our Float, so wave when you see us !!!!!

June 22   Morinville Parade starts at 930 am, we will for the first time host with a BBQ at the Combat Challenge, com'out enjoy a Hamburger, pop and chips for 6.00 or a Hot dog Combo for 5.00, we look forward to your support and chat as well, this starts at 12 noon til 6 pm, see you there.

So, this is just a start of our events so far and we look forward to seeing our members, we are always looking for volunteers too to participate with us, I specially love the face to face connection and get to know our community and rural residents. So, l do hope that you come out to support us, as we always look forward to engage with you all and help one another as well.

See you all,
Bonny Swart-Attwood

25 May 2019

Boyle Balldiamonds - found diamond Ring

Boyle RCMP – Looking to return

Boyle, Alberta – On Friday, May 10 2019 an individual attended the Boyle RCMP Detachment to hand over a diamond ring that was found at the ball diamonds within the Village of Boyle.  It’s unknown how long the ring had been there prior to being handed over to Police.
At this time, the ring has not been claimed and Boyle RCMP are looking to return it to its rightful owner. 

If this ring belongs to you, please call the Boyle RCMP at (780) 689-4081.

21 May 2019

Mischief and Theft to Cemetery in Gibbons

 May 20th, 2019
RCMP Morinville Seek Public Assistance – Mischief and Theft to Cemetery in Gibbons
Gibbons, Alberta - On May 18th, 2019 suspect(s) entered the Anglican Cemetery located at 4607 50Th Ave in Gibbons, Alberta. An unknown subject or subjects smashed a number of solar powered lights that were located at or near grave sites. The subjects also removed a number of items that were placed around grave sites. The RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in developing leads in this case.

If anyone has any information or saw any suspicious activity around the graveyard please report it to the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

RCMP PROS file 2019694184

16 May 2019

Missing Youth - Morinville RCMP Seek Assistance

May 16, 2019

Morinville RCMP Seek Assistance in Locating Two Missing Youth

Morinville, Alberta - Morinville RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating Jamie Alook (16) and Emily Cutknife. Both were last seen May 14th, 12019 at approx 10:20 pm in a rural area west of Legal, Alberta.

Jamie is described as:
  • Indigenous
  • Black hair
  • brown eyes
  • 5'3" tall
  • 129 lbs
Emily is described as:
  • Indigenous
  • Black hair
  • brown eyes
  • 5'4" tall
  • 110 lbs
There is a concern for both girl's well-being. 

The RCMP would like to locate and speak with them as soon as possible. RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to their whereabouts. 
Please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

RCMP file 2019669373 refers.

15 May 2019

Morinville RCMP Investigate Arson of Tool Shed

May 14th, 2019

Morinville RCMP Investigate Arson of Tool Shed at the Morinville Rendez-Vous Centre

Morinville, Alberta - On May 13th, 2019 at approximately 4:20 pm Morinville RCMP and Morinville Fire and Rescue attended to a tool shed fire at the Rendez-Vous Centre at 9913 104 street in Morinville. Once on scene it was determined that the fire was intentionally set.  A fire investigator also attended the scene. The suspect(s) had pushed a shopping cart full of newspapers and clothing against the back of the shed and lit the contents of shopping cart on fire causing damage to the shed.

Morinville RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in solving this crime. If anyone saw someone pushing a grocery cart near the railway tracks of 99 avenue or 104 street in Morinville during the time of this incident they are encouraged to contact the Morinville RCMP.

Damage to the shed is under $5000.00.

The RCMP and Fire Investigator continue to investigate.

If anyone has any information or saw any suspicious people please report to the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

RCMP PROS file 2019662591 refers.

6 May 2019

Morinville RCMP Investigating Arson Incident

May 5th, 2019
Morinville RCMP Investigating Arson Incident

Morinville, AB - Around 8:45 pm on May 4th, 2019 Morinville RCMP were alerted to a string of fires determined to be arson leading from the Morinville RCMP detachment area to the railroad tracks behind 101 avenue.  The suspect departed the scene on foot and ran east of 107 avenue in the open green space.  The RCMP is requesting members of the public  in the area to check their surveillance camera's and to advise police if they saw anything unusual that can assist with the investigation.

The RCMP are working with the local fire department and fire investigators on this crime.

If anyone has any information or saw any suspicious people please report to the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

4 April 2019

DATE: 2019-04-03
Morinville RCMP – Theft of Telus Cable – Critical Infrastructure breach
Sometime overnight on March 29, 2019, unknown culprit(s) cut and stole 200 meters of Superior Essex BJAB Cel Fil TELUS (50 X 22) communication cable laying in the ditch North of Villeneuve airport. 

This communications cable has copper content that is desirable for the criminal element. TELUS is the only user of this Superior Essex brand of communication cable in Alberta and British Columbia.  The cable sheathing is black and contains 50 smaller colored wires at 22 gauge. There are also white numeric meter markings displayed along the exterior black sheathing of the stolen cable that is sequentially marked. The above markings are repetitively displayed on the cable spaced approximately one meter apart.

Most importantly this malicious theft has caused an outage with no availability to Emergency 911 and other potential emergency services for 147 customers and approximately 15 hours of outage time. TELUS view the cut of “live” communication cable as a critical infrastructure breach.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

File: 2019-433647 

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association Poster Contest Awards Night

The annual Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association Poster Contest Awards Night will be held April 8, 2019 at the Namao Hall in Sturgeon County, for more information or to RSVP please email us at sturgeonrcwa@gmail.com

Poster Contest Award Night
Date  April 8, 2019
Time 6-8pm

Location  Namao Hall, Sturgeon County

3 April 2019

Sturgeon County Protective Services Statistics

Here are some of the stats for the last few months from Sturgeon County Protective Services (Enforcement Services)

                            Request for service      Violation Tickets   Traffic Warnings         
October                              297                           124                            65
November                          338                            191                         106
January                              245                              63                           36
February                             222                              62                           90                          

Election Sign Vandalism

Please watch for and report any election sign vandalism. We have had reports of a number of signs run over, damaged and removed from Sturgeon Valley Vista Estates and Hewitt Estates mailbox locations. Also along the highway west of Legal a large NDP  sign was run over and damaged.

If you have information about this incident, please call the
Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or your local police. 
If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).


In conjunction with the Alberta Traffic Safety Action Plan Morinville RCMP and it’s law enforcement partners will be focusing it’s attention on speeding related offences as well as any other high risk driving behaviour. Jurisdictions that will be enforced include Town of Morinville, Town of Bon Accord, Town of Gibbons, Alexander First Nations, Town of Legal, Hamlets within Sturgeon County, and the other roadways and highways within Sturgeon County.

With Spring now here children will be out and about in the playground areas. Please be aware.

·         Safety on Alberta roads is always our top priority.

·         We all have a stake in our efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our roads. Government, law enforcement and the many traffic safety partners are working together to find solutions. Drivers also need to realize the importance of the role they play too.
·         Speed limits save lives every day – maybe today it’s yours.
·         The faster you go, the longer it takes to stop. The faster you drive, the harder you hit.
·         By the time you realize you’re going too fast, it may be too late.
·         Speeding saves little time.
·         This is about getting to your destination safely.
·         When you slow down, you increase the safety of you and your passengers as well as other road users.

Driving a few km/h over the posted speed limit:
·         Reduces your ability to steer safely around curves or objects on the road.
·         Decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision.
·         Extends the distance required to stop your vehicle in emergency situations.
·         Reduces your ability to obey traffic control devices such as red lights and stop signs.
·         Increases the chance that you will lose control of your vehicle.
·         Reduces the effectiveness of seatbelts and other safety devices such as airbags and side impact beams.
·         Increases the probability of death or injury if there is a crash.
·         Reduces the effectiveness of roadside hardware such as barriers, crash cushions and bridge rails.

·         The speed limit in both urban and rural school zones is 30 km/h and is in effect on school days from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless other times are posted by the municipality.     
·         The speed limit in a playground zone is 30 km/h and is in effect from 8:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
·         A vehicle is not permitted to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction in either school or playground zones during the times these zones are in effect.
Emergency vehicles and construction zones:  
·         Motorists must slow to 60 km/h, or less if the posted speed is lower, when passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks stopped with their lights flashing. Fines for speeding in these areas will be double the regular amount.
·         If there are two or more traffic lanes in the same direction as the emergency vehicle or tow truck, passing vehicles need only slow down in the lane immediately beside the stopped emergency vehicle. Vehicles travelling in other lanes, including oncoming lanes, may maintain their speed but should proceed with caution.
·         Emergency vehicles include fire, police, ambulance, tow trucks, and a vehicle used by a gas disconnection unit of a public utility or a designated emergency response unit.
·         In construction zones, motorists must observe the posted speed. When workers are present, fines for speeding in these areas will be doubled. This is where workers are on or near the road, operating heavy equipment, directing traffic, or using hand tools within the construction zone. Drivers need to look out for workers who are behind construction equipment and less visible.
What percentage of fatal crashes involve speeding?
Almost three out of every ten fatal crashes are the result of driving at a speed unsafe for the prevailing road conditions.

What does the maximum speed limit mean?
Posted speed limits are the maximum speeds permitted if conditions are favourable.

What can you do?
·         Obey all posted speed limits on roads as well as in school zones and playground areas, construction zones, and when passing emergency vehicles.
·         Use common sense—slow down in bad weather, at night, and when driving on poorly lit roads.
·         Slow down on unfamiliar roads.

Morinville RCMP is asking that the public please take the above information seriously.  Our hope is to have everyone travel our roadways in a safe and responsible manner.