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"It is important to find a cure because (breast cancer) is becoming more and more common among younger women."
- Carol Wescott  


Crowsnest Pass RCMP Sergeant Scott Howard provided Municipal Council with a quarterly report last week, detailing enforcement undertaken during the period of April 1st to June 30th.
During the three-month period, officers received a total of 720 calls for service, an increase of 114 from the same time last year.
In addition, officers handed out 388 speeding tickets to drivers on Hwy 3 and Hwy 22.
A total of 141 tickets were issued to drivers in the urban area of Hwy 3 between Frank and Coleman, where the posted speed limit is below 100 km/hour.
In the area of Hwy 3 where the posted speed limit is 100 km/hour, 35 tickets were issued.
On Hwy 22, a total of 212 tickets were issued.
Sergeant Howard said the total number of tickets reflects contributions made by District Traffic Services and the MD of Pincher Creek Enhanced position within the Crowsnest Pass RCMP boundaries, and does not include enforcement numbers from Alberta Sheriffs.
“Speed infractions are a concern to the safety of all motorists on Alberta’s highways,” Sergeant Howard wrote in his report.
Sergeant Howard also detailed enforcement which occurred over the Rum Runner Days weekend, and particularly during Thunder in the Valley.
“This year’s event was typical of previous years, and the challenges faced by police in dealing with large crowds and disorderly conduct,” Sergeant Howard wrote.
“There was a significant thunder storm prior to the fireworks and most people remained to see if the fireworks would proceed, which they did.”
However, he estimates the crowd size was significantly smaller than previous years, as a result of the weather.
Over the course of the weekend, there was a total of 66 calls for service, 20 prisoners held, 23 liquor charges, 18 traffic charges, 2 trespassing charges, and one impaired driving charge laid.
Council accepted the report as information at the August 16th Council meeting.
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