June 2nd, 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 – April 1 2020


As we now anticipate moderation of the COVID prevention guidelines, consider that thieves will treat additional traffic to mask their search for easy opportunities. The core crime prevention activity of watching for and reporting suspicious activity is more relevant, especially if done by all rural folks.

What is suspicious activity? Most thieves use vehicles. Is the vehicle suspicious and what is suspicious activity? It is an activity reasonably inferred from the observation of the vehicle AND the occupants. For example an older truck is not itself suspicious. If driven in the middle of the night, in a remote area, without lights, with a tarp loosely over the load ... well you get the picture. Often it is not immediately obvious if a vehicle or occupant is nefarious. Getting additional information helps. Driving by, getting a closer look at the occupants, taking a picture,
offering to provide directions, etc, will likely yield more relevant info. All is to be done with 100% safety in mind. Immediately report suspicious activity, whether or not in doubt. Include the police and alerting your neighbours.

Collectively we are making a difference with practices that reduce COVID community transmission. We need to do the same for suspicious activity. We want to project a clear and
continuing practice that all rural resident and travellers are aware, informed and willing to identify and report suspicious activity. In rural areas, the residents are the first and best defence
against rural crime.


Writer – 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.   




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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