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).



APRIL IS SPEEDING AWARENESS MONTH

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.

24 March 2019



Hello Everyone,

Just a small note,


I would like to thank my boards members that participated with the Country Life Expo at the Morinville Culture Centre, yesterday March 23, which Sturgeon County Community Service put together.
It was  an amazing event, they had Guest Speakers with education input and Vendors that attended as well with homemade items, to knitting, jewelry, kids centre as well, plus more. The dinner which was Beef on a Bun with homemade coleslaw was very good, from the feedback we received, thank you for your input everyone.

I would also like to thank Sturgeon County Community Services as well for inviting us to participate and help with the meal.
We met alot of residents who came and chatted with us and laughed, it was a great day, plus we had many who signed up to be the extra eyes and ears of there area, as crime did not slow down, so, it was nice to here they are doing there part by Reporting It, thank you.

Plus, we have been posting our positions we have open and hope we would had interested someone to join us.

Secretary, Treasurer which our 2 board members have filled there term, so what we are looking for is you! 
Yes, it is a volunteer position but the fun we put into this association, engaging with our communities, residents, counsellors, and more, it is never a dull moment and that is what l like to see, be part of the community and grow, we are always looking for someone to be part of our group.
These positions are simple as we do not ask for much by attending one meeting a month, in the 10 month we have set as we take the summer off. These meetings last about 2 hours, we  always  invite our members and others to come join us have coffee and hope you will share your concerns, ideas or just a comment. 
We have our RCMP liaison, along with Sturgeon County Protective Service Officer and Sturgeon County Counsellor who give us there report and updates on the activity in and around Sturgeon, plus a question period as well. 

So, come out and join us, have a coffee and chat, we would love to hear from you, the next meeting is April 9 @ Provincial Building in Morinville for 7 pm

Thank you 
Bonny 
President

Rural Crime Survey

 Rural Crime Survey


A collaborative undergraduate student research group from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University has developed a questionnaire for rural residents. The survey asks questions regarding your experience with, and perception of crime in your community.

Results from this survey will be used in a presentation for Mountain View Council and the RCMP at the 2019 ACCPA conference in Canmore. We ask that you participate in the survey and circulate it to your neighbours.


If you are interested in participating a link to the survey and more information can be found here: http://www.oldsruralcrimewatch.ca/news.html#meeting

20 March 2019

Morinville - Missing Youth

Morinville, AB - The Morinville RCMP are requesting the assistance in locating 15 year old Garren BOURQUE.  Garren was last seen at his residence in Morinville at around 7 pm on March 19th, 2019.

Garren is an Indigenous male 5'11" and 170 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a teal blue t-shirt with "Odd Future" written on it over a black hoodie and black jeans.

He does not drive, and is believed to still be in the Town of Morinville.

If anyone has any information to the whereabouts of Garren, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.

PROS file 2019366921

11 March 2019

AGM Tuesday March 12, 2019

The SRCWA AGM will be held Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 6pm at the Namao Hall

Come join us on a conversation, we have 2 positions to be filled  Secretary and Treasurer.

If anyone is interested to volunteer for these 2 position, l look forward to seeing you at the AGM

Bonny Swart

3 March 2019

Break and Enter to Cottage

DATE: 2019/03/01
Morinville RCMP – Break and Enter to Cottage

On February 25, 2019 at approximately 14:03hrs Morinville RCMP responded to a break and enter and mischief to a public works compound located in the area of 57 Street and 48 Avenue in Bon Accord on February 21, 2019 at approximately 05:50hrs.  
Based on video surveillance obtained, it appears the unknown suspect entered the compound by climbing over the perimeter fence. No damage was noted anywhere on the property, however it appeared the unknown suspect rummaged through all the vehicles parked within the compound. Nothing appeared to be missing from the property.  

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: 2019-255006 

Videos from Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association

Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association has compiled 18 small video presentations on their web site for all Albertans to access.  
The web site address is www.ruralcrimewatch.ab.ca and click the link ‘resources’.


23 February 2019

Fuel Thefts

The Morinville RCMP would like to make the public aware of a string of fuel thefts that have occurred in the Morinville and Sturgeon County area in recent weeks. The RCMP have investigated a series of fuel thefts where the suspects used a power drill to drill out the bottom of the plastic fuel tanks of parked cars. The thieves then filled out gas cans and leave the area.
RCMP would like to encourage citizens to be vigilant and park their vehicles in well lit areas, in areas with good video surveillance or to park them inside locked garages. RCMP would also like to remind the public that if they observe activity that appears suspicious then they should contact the police.

File 2019-229230

SRCWA Annual General Meeting

The SRCWA AGM will be held Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 6pm at the Namao Hall

Come join us on a conversation, we have 2 positions to be filled  Secretary and Treasurer.

If anyone is interested to volunteer for these 2 position, l look forward to seeing you at the AGM

Bonny Swart

Missing Person

February 20th, 2019

Morinville RCMP Seek Public Assistance to Locate 40 year old Female
Sandy Beach, Alberta - The Morinville RCMP are requesting public assistance to locate 40 year old Deanna ADAMS (AKA MCINNES) who was reported missing on February 19th, 2019.   Deanna was last seen in the Sandy Beach area near Morinville, Alberta on January 28th, 2019.
Deanna is described as:
  • Caucasian
  • 5'8" tall
  • 130 pounds
  • Brown hair
  • Blue eyes
Morinville RCMP need to check on Deanna's well being.  If you have been in contact with Deanna, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.


PROS file 2019224819.

Sturgeon County Theft of Fuel

DATE: 2019/02/17
Morinville RCMP – Theft of Fuel
On February 17, 2019 at approximately 09:11hrs Morinville RCMP responded to a theft of diesel fuel at a farm yard near highway 803 and highway 651 in Sturgeon County.  It appears the unknown suspects stole the fuel from the overhead 500 gallon tank. Description of vehicle was a two tone 4x4 diesel truck with mag wheels. 
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: 2019216883

17 February 2019

Morinville Break and Enter/Theft of vehicles

DATE: 2019/02/17
Morinville RCMP – Break and Enter/Theft of vehicles
On February 15th Morinville RCMP responded to a break and enter and theft to a property that occurred at approximately 04:30 hrs.  It appears the unknown suspects cut the lock on a perimeter fence and pushed the gate open.  They proceeded to steal two Ford F-150 and two Ford F-350 white fleet trucks.  These vehicles were white in colour and had no specific markings on them.  These trucks were driven off the lot and it is unknown of their current whereabouts.
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: 2019-206787

ALBERTA COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION (ACCPA) 2019 Conference

The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association 2019 Conference is May 6-9 in Canmore, see their site or the images below for details:









Sturgeon County Protective Services Statistics


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


October
Request for service                     297 Calls
Violation Tickets Issued             124
Warnings                                       65

November
Request for Service                    338 Calls
Violation Tickets Issued             191
Warnings                                    106

January, 2019
Request for Service                    245 Calls
Violation Tickets Issued               63
Warnings                                      36

1 February 2019

RCMP Morinville Investigate Break and Enter to a Church in Legal

Legal, Alberta - On the morning of January 31st, 2019 Morinville RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter that occurred at the St. Emile Church in Legal at 5050 46 street. A suspect pried the west side man door open and gained entry to the Church looking through out for items to steal. This break and enter occurred between the hours of 8:30 pm on January 30th and the daylight hours of January 31st, 2019.

Morinville RCMP are requesting the public's assistance if they witnessed or have any information in regards to this break and enter.

Morinville PROS file number 2019140376.

If you have any information about these occurrences, please contact the Morinville RCMP Detachment at 780-939-4520. 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).

RCMP Morinville Investigate Break and Enters to Two Businesses in Morinville

January 31st, 2019

RCMP Morinville Investigate Break and Enters to Two Businesses in Morinville

Morinville, Alberta - on January 30th, 2019 at approximately 10:48 pm Morinville RCMP were dispatched to two consecutive commercial intrusion alarms on 100 avenue in Morinville. Members attended the first alarm at Daisy Nails Salon located at 10021 100 Avenue in Morinville. A suspect or suspects forcefully gained entry to the business and committed a theft within.  Members were then dispatched to an unnamed business further down the road reporting another break and enter.  In this break and enter a suspect or suspects smashed the window near the entrance of the building and crawled inside.  It appears there was nothing stolen in this break and enter.

The Morinville RCMP are requesting the public's assistance if they had witnessed or have any information in regards to these break and enters in Morinville.

If you have any information about these occurrences, please contact the Morinville RCMP Detachment at 780-939-4520. 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).

Morinville PROS file numbers 2019139308 and 2019139195

27 January 2019

Theft of fuel in Gibbons




Morinville RCMP – Theft of fuel
On January 25, 2019 Morinville RCMP received a complaint that there was theft of fuel from a vehicle overnight in the Town of Gibbons.  It was believed to happen in the early hours of the morning.  Morinville RCMP ask that you report all suspicious activity surrounding your communities. 

File number 2019117390

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). 



Farmers’ Advocate Office Cautions Landowners

Advisory:  FAO Cautions Landowners about the Surface Rights Board (SRB) use of a “Condition of Leased Area Form” 
The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) has been contacted by numerous landowners regarding a form sent to landowners or occupants who have applied for recovery of unpaid rentals to the Surface Rights Board (SRB).  If you have applied to the SRB for a Section 36 Recovery of Rentals, the SRB may send you a “Condition of Leased Area Form” for you to complete about the condition of the leased area.


Specifically, we have heard reports that:
  • The information gathered in the “Condition of Leased Area Form” is being used to assess the impacts of loss of use and adverse effects to assess what the Minister will direct as payment from General Revenue.

  • Decisions have reduced the amount recommended in the Minister’s direction for payment and landowners may see a reduction in the amount of annual compensation awarded based upon the information considered by the panel.

  • Landowners and the public are experiencing difficulty reviewing current SRB decisions as the last update to the website was June 2018 and CanLii has few recent published SRB decisions.

Landowners should be aware that:
  • The SRB uses discretion in its decisions to ensure that a landowner would not receive an award that results in “unjust enrichment”.  Unjust Enrichment is a legal concept that is normally assessed as follows:

To successfully claim unjust enrichment against another person, a claimant must prove three things:
  1. the person received a benefit,
  2. the claimant suffered a loss corresponding in some way to the benefit, and
  3. there was no juristic reason for the benefit and the loss.

We are assessing relevant SRB decisions in an attempt to understand how the legal test has been applied in Section 36 application decisions.

  • When completing any form or document take the time to understand the request and provide complete and accurate information.

  • Treat this document as a landowner submission to the SRB and strongly state your case to ensure it will be given proper weight in the decision making process.

  • Provide specific and correct information that speaks to the loss of use and adverse effects that impact your farming operation.

  • Consider all of the impacts to your farming operation and use of the land.  For example if the use of GPS equipment has been impacted by even the simplest infrastructure remaining on the site, then this information should be provided.

  • Review your original agreements that might have specific reference to the use of land or any provisions for farming portions of the surface lease.  For example, the original agreement may have indicated that the farmers will cultivate, seed and harvest a portion of the leased area in an exchange to save the company an expense for weed control and limit the care and custody expense.

  • The amount provided for annual rental is based on a landowner’s Adverse Effect and Loss of Use, not the state of the industry.  Adverse Effect reflects the alterations made to a landowner’s business practices as well as the time, stress, and inconvenience experienced by a landowner as a result of the presence of a surface disturbance.  Loss of Use is provided to compensate a landowner for the inability to use and benefit from a portion of their land on an ongoing basis. 

  • The Condition of Leased Area Form asks about existing fencing and equipment.  Be specific in the details and provide examples of the impacts associated.

  • Companies are responsible for paying the annual rental on a surface lease until a Reclamation Certificate is issued under section 144 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.  Prior to a company making their application for reclamation to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), they must disclose the full application to the landowner and provide 30 days to review.  The reclamation process will not be complete without industry consultation being initiated with the landowners.

  • As advocates for rural Albertans, the Farmers’ Advocate Office works to ensure that their rights and interests are recognized, understood and protected.  We are available to assist landowners and occupants with guidance and direction navigating the regulatory system and process.  The FAO point of view is to understand the importance of the rural situation, so we are waiting for additional information from the SRB to assist landowners.  It is important that the information we provide to stakeholders be accurate and transparent as we provide service to our clients.

    For more information, contact the FAO through the Ag Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276) or by e-mail at farmers.advocate@gov.ab.ca

For more information on the Surface Rights Act Section 36 Recovery of Rentals process, you can reach the Surface Rights Board at 780-427-2444 (for toll free dial 310-000 first) or by e-mail atsrb.lcb@gov.ab
  Advisory - Condition of Leased Area Form.pdfAdvisory - Condition of Leased Area Form.pdf

20 January 2019

2019 ACCPA CONFERENCE

Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association was established in 1989 as the Alberta Community Police Advisory Committee by provincial Police Services as a means to discuss mutual crime related issues within communities/police/government. In 1990 it became the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA).

See the link below for complete conference details
https://www.albertacrimeprevention.com/2019-conference/


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
ACCPA is pleased to offer training and educational workshops as part of the 2019 ACCPA Conference. Workshops are designed and delivered by experts and practitioners in the field of crime prevention and community safety. ACCPA’s goal is to support agencies, groups and individuals is their journey to reduce crime and deliver safety in the communities and neighbourhoods in which we live, play and work.

Workshop registration includes buffet breakfast and lunch, and snacks, coffee, tea and refreshments during health breaks. Individuals and groups may register for one or more workshops alone, or in combination with the plenary sessions of the ACCPA Conference taking place May 8 – 9, 2019. Please consult the conference Registration Pricing tab for registration options.


Monday, MAY 6, 2019 

07:30AM

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION/CATERED NETWORKING BREAKFAST

08:30AM

Workshop #1 - 2-Day Workshop

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Steve Woolrich, Principal. Rethink Urban
Brekke Beyer, Systems Change Strategy, Rethink Urban

Workshop #2 - 1-Day Workshop

IMPLEMENTING NEIGHBOURHOOD BASED CRIME PREVENTION & CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
Jan Fox, Executive Director, Reach Edmonton
Felix Munger, Managing Consultant, Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention

Workshop #3 - 1-Day Workshop

CREATING EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY SAFETY STRATEGIES FOR RURAL DISTRICTS & MUNICIPALITIES
Doug Griffiths, author of best-selling book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community


12:00PM  CATERED NETWORKING LUNCH

01:00PM CONTINUATION OF WORKSHOPS #1, #2 and #3

04:00PM  END OF DAY 1 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Presentation of Certificates of Completion of Single-Day Workshops

Tuesday, MAY 7, 2019   07:30AM

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION/CATERED NETWORKING BREAKFAST

08:30AM   Workshop #1 Continuation of  2-Day Workshop

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Workshop #4 -  1-Day Workshop

DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING SAFECITY STRATEGY & COMMUNITY SAFETY PLANNING: PROCESS AND LESSONS FROM PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Konrad Seidl, Manager of Community Amenity and Safety, City of Perth, Australia

Workshop #5 - 1-Day Workshop

UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING & PREVENTING RADICALIZATION LEADING TO VIOLENCE
Roxane Martel-Perron, Traning & Skills Development Manager, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
David Jones, Senior Researcher, Organization for the Prevention of Violence

12:00PM   CATERED NETWORKING LUNCH

01:00PM  CONTINUATION OF WORKSHOPS #1, #4 #5

04:00PM   END OF DAY 2 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Presentation of Certificates of Completion

18 January 2019

Report of Drones flying over rural property

 From Clearwater county 
“The RCMP received a report of a drone hovering over a rural property, and when the owners of the property returned, the drone flew off. The following day, a suspicious vehicle was in the area. Drones may be used by criminals to scope out property prior to a break and enter or theft. We would appreciate your assistance in reporting any such suspicious behaviour to the RCMP, such as someone launching a drone from the side of the road or a lease site.
If you see suspicious behaviour, report it as soon as possible so that the RCMP may respond in a timely manner and have a chance at catching offenders in the act. Thank you for your help.”

Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit

 Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit
REGISTRATION is now OPEN @ http://arps.ca PLEASE LOG IN TO SEE THE AGENDA AND PRESENTERS/ BIO's
Cst Ray Wilson of the Edmonton Police Service is happy to announce:
Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit
Venue: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel – 3310 50 Av, Red Deer, AB.
Date: April 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
There is a $40.00 registration fee for each attendee to cover the cost of the room and noon meal.
Some great speakers lined up for this event not only for businesses but also rural communities and individuals.
Again this year, a presentation by Alberta Justice; Crown Prosecutors - Ann MacDonald and Janice Walsh
 As this summit has grown into an essential annual event it is imperative we strive to improve each year. Great networking and information to be gathered.
Registrations will be taken via the Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit web site – https://arcps.ca
Looking forward to seeing you  in April in Red Deer.

6 January 2019

Boyle RCMP - Assist to identify owners of property

Boyle RCMP - Looking to return lost-found property
Boyle, Alberta – On October 14, 2018, Boyle RCMP recovered several items from a stolen truck that had been recovered and are looking to return the items to their owners. Please read through the following list of items:
  • "Atlas Tire desperado" Tire on a Steel Rim. LT285/75R16.
  • "Bridgestone M773II" Tire on a steel rim. LT265/75R16.
  • 2 Tree Stands
  • 2 Hunting Blinds - Camoflauge in colour.
  • Dodge Ram Key Fob
  • "Command Ops Browning" Trail Camera. Serial number 43100955101604.
  • 1 Rifle Cartridge. 300 win mag.
  • 1 Shotgun Shell. Winchester 12 gauge.
  • Steel chain.
  • Amber rotating vehicle light.
  • 4 metal tree stands. Black and red straps attached.
  • CHUB Burglar Alarm Security system (Model 4591) and transmitter (Model 4592).
  •  Ustart Car battery. Product number AX65-850. 850 Amps.
  • 4 red jerry cans.
  • Plastic bin with a wrench, lysol wipes, tape, gloves, straps, and assorted other items.
If you believe one or more of these items belong to you or someone else, contact Boyle RCMP at 780-689-4081 to arrange for it to be returned.