January 21st, 2020
 | Calgary, Alberta

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Cochrane Eagle

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Cochrane Times

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Rocky View Weekly

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Springbank Park Patter

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Phone: 403-242-2223


High Country News

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Rural Crime Watch

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Rural Crime Watch Reminders Nov 30, 2019 


Home Deliveries bring convenience, thieves and consternation Many retailers feature delivery to the door. Thieves sometimes follow the delivery vans and pick up the items left at the door or driveway gate. What to do? Require signature or return to depot. Or have a drop point in sight and attended. Or deliver to a business or PO Box. Or buy in store. Or have thefts and put up with the hassle of sorting out if delivered, and if/how an item is to be replaced. The method, time and cost are up to us.  Looking after Neighbours on Vacation or Snowbirds We enjoy time at home, and time away on vacation. To thieves, any source of information to verify when no one is home is a significant step towards a target - with time to enter, steal and get away. Thieves do not want to be seen, identified or caught. As we help neighbours, we help our community. Examples are: pickup mail and parcels, remove the snow from the driveway, check the residence formally or informally, have a contact for emergency. Anything that makes the residence appear as likely someone is home. Good neighbours take turns. 


Distracted Driving is a Crime Distracted driving reduces a driver’s awareness, decision-making, and performance which can lead to driver-error and accidents.  Distracted driving is comparable to impaired driving for dangers to driver, occupants and others on the road. Distracted driving is a frequent cause of serious accidents. All provinces have penalties for distracted driving. These range from $287 to $615 for the first offence, to $2,100 plus 4 demerits and 7 day vehicle seizure.  Insurance companies may add a distracted driving surcharge to vehicle insurance, or refuse to issue insurance. All auto loans and leases require collision insurance. How much distraction is safe? None. We normally maintain in best conditions at the very least 2 seconds between ourselves and vehicles ahead of us. Measure the time to check or receive a text.  While completely hands free is not considered distracted driving, a phone on in a car is going to get attention. Try operating a phone without looking at it – and still having full attention on driving! Focussing on phones and distracted driving, we can increase personal and public safety by: • Reminding the driver of the car that distracted driving in dangerous and to stop. • Reporting drivers who are using a cell phone. • Leaving our cell phone off and inaccessible when we drive. Set an example for our family. • Promoting safe driving through ‘smart’ and safe phone use. 


Check out the news and links on our website  https://cfparcw.ca/. Invite your neighbours to become part of our community crime prevention movement. Be informed, prepared and willing to take actions that make our community and families safer. 


 Jim Willson, Rural Crime Watch     





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!


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