County of Stettler entrance sign. (File Photo)

County of Stettler discusses rural crime issue

Motion passed to send a letter to the Justice Minister and the RCMP’s K Division

Rural Crime Study

The ongoing issue of rural crime came to the County of Stettler council table on March 14.

Before them was a request for council to endorse a study on rural crime from federal Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs.

The private members motion calls on the federal government to study rural crime rates in Canada, as well as available police resources across rural, remote and Indigenous communities. It also calls for recommendations that could be implemented to stem the rural crime trend.

Councillor Wayne Nixon said of the discussion, “There is no magic bullet, everyone knows what the issue is. More police are needed, but talking with police it’s on the court’s end about how fast things move along.”

After discussing the topic, council gave their support to the federal motion on a rural crime study.

Council also directed Reeve Larry Clarke to send a letter to the RCMP’s K Division, and Alberta’s Justice Minister. Reeve Clarke was also asked to reach out to both the Stettler and Bashaw RCMP detachments on their staffing expectations.

2018 Budget

Stettler County Council will hold their budget discussions in early April, in hopes of bringing the 2018 budget to their next regular meeting on April 11.

The County will hold a Budget Presentation on April 17, beginning at 2 p.m., for the public to give feedback on the proposed budget before it is passed.

National Doctor’s Day

The County of Stettler will also partner with the Town in early April to hold a Doctors’ Appreciation Day.

A luncheon will be held on April 6 to recognize the local physicians who practice here.

This date was chosen as it worked with both council’s schedules, as March 30 is when National Doctors’ Day is normally held.



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