The MD of Bonnyville will help with funding a rural crime prevention program out of their own pockets after failing to get a provincial grant.
Council learned that their Civil Forfeiture Grant Application was not approved back in May. Rather than funding the program from reserves, Council agreed to continue with the current strategy of putting extra patrols in areas that have a history of being problem spots. The Public Safety Department will offer support to the Rural Crime Watch Group, purchasing and installing signs on the highway as people enter the MD and assisting with annual costs. Council will assess the results during budget deliberations in the fall.
A rural crime watch meeting will be held Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 pm at the Ardmore Hall.