August 23rd, 2019
 | Calgary, Alberta

Local News

Cochrane Eagle

Phone: 932-6588


Cochrane Times

Phone: 403-932-3500


Rocky View Weekly

Phone: 403-948-1885


Springbank Park Patter

Phone: 403-242-2223


High Country News

Box 476, Bragg Creek, Ab, T0L 0K0
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Rural Crime Watch

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Rural Crime Watch Update July, 2019

Vacation time! Whether we plan a stay-cation or an away-cation, we start from our home. Here are some tips to increase our peace and security. 

  • Use social media to report after the vacation. An announcement of a time to be away may be information to a criminal about an opportunity to check out.  Intruders believe when people are away, there is enough time to break, enter and grab before an alarm brings a response. • Being ‘noticeably at home’ reduces the risk of intrusion. Next best is the perception of someone at home. Usual cues to an intruder might be movement, yard maintenance and several lights on variable timers. • Minimize personal items as you travel. A lost address book or chequebook gives thieves an immediate lead to your address and identity theft. Minimize personal information on your Smartphone in case it is lost. Lock personal records securely in your home and have photo cache of these items with someone else. Carry the phone numbers (without account ID) needed to call if your wallet is stolen or misplaced. • A mail build-up signals absence. Stop the mail or have a neighbour pick it up for you. Ask a neighbour to check for parcels and for unexpected visitors to your home. Be part of neighbour pacts to lookout for each other.  
  • Park your vehicles in the garage. Remove any valuables and lock the vehicle as well.  • Use a smart doorbell that takes video and is interactive through the internet. These work 24/7 with your cell phone. Enjoy the time and space and freedom of rural living. Some cautions help with our peace and quiet. For information on Rural Crime Watch, check out Cochrane Foothills Protective Association,   Our security is greatly enhanced when we work together as good rural neighbours.             

Writer this issue - Jim Willson (Reprint of part of a RCW member newsletter) 




The site has been around for over a decade now and is currently being updated and revised to better reflect the Springbank area and its broad and varied community. We plan on adding Facebook to the site, as well as building a complete listing of area services and businesses, along with public interest articles, local history, and upcoming events. The site also allows for personal adds, and is meant to complement the SPFAS site and recreational activities now covered. We invite your input/comments as we go forward in helping to build our great community!


Ian Galbraith & Cindy Turner
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