August 4th, 2020
 | Calgary, Alberta

Local News

Cochrane Eagle

Phone: 932-6588
Link: http://www.cochraneeagle.com/

 

Cochrane Times

Phone: 403-932-3500
Link: http://www.cochranetimes.com/

 

Rocky View Weekly

Publication suspended due to the impacts of COVID19

Phone: 403-948-1885
Link: http://www.rockyviewweekly.com/

 

Springbank Park Patter

c/o www.springbankpark.com
Phone: 403-242-2223

 

High Country News

Box 476, Bragg Creek, Ab, T0L 0K0
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Phone: 403-949-3526

 

Rural Crime Watch

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Rural Crime Watch Message – July 2020

 

Thefts continue in our rural communities. Many methods apply to all residents. Scams, phishing, fraud
schemes target anyone that is not wary. Prevalent are thefts and frauds resulting from online selling or
buying of used items. Or new ones too.


The internet provides wide exposure to many items and people for commerce. We can post small or
large items wanted or for sale. Often there are many responses and our task begins to sort what to
follow up. And what to ignore. Following are links to several resources.

https://www.bbb.org/article/tips/8767-bbb-tips-10-steps-to-avoid-scams

https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimePrevention/PersonalFamilySafety/Frauds/OnlineScams

https://www.kijiji.ca/kijijicentral/general/how-to-recognize-fraud-fake-buyers/


Underlying principles. “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is not true”. “Be trusting and verify”.
“Integrity”


Our trusting way of life has disappeared, as we no longer interact with entirely people we know. We
need to continue our rural values being friendly, open and helping while balanced with being wary,
informed and assertive.


Be safe. Jim Willson

 

Kim’s comment: If you have an alarm system that texts you alerts (text; email) on things like fire; glass breakage; door opening or motion, but your system isn’t technically “monitored by an outside company” you may still qualify for having a monitored system – since you’re the one monitoring. Some insurance companies now consider this to be monitored. Not only could this save you on insurance costs, but also on monitoring costs. Check with your company.   

 

 

myspringbank

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
403-630-3650
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