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Council updates – Governance and Priorities Committee meeting
A Governance and Priorities Committee meeting was held on February 13 in council chambers
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ANNA KROUPINA
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A Governance and Priorities Committee meeting was held on February 13 in council chambers.

RCMP annual report

RCMP Staff Sergeant Greg Wiebe presented the 2016 crime statistics for Crowsnest Pass. The detachment had a total of 11 members: two public servants, seven constables, one corporal and one sergeant. In an overall decreasing trend, the detachment generated 2,550 files in 2016, compared with 2,660 in 2015 and 2,639 in 2014. This includes calls for service from the public, as well as proactive and self-generated files, said Wiebe. The majority of files are attributed to traffic collisions.

Wiebe indicated that while certain offenses or criminal activities have increased slightly since 2015, none are at a level to cause concern. Wiebe identified four areas where the RCMP Crowsnest Pass Detachment will focus their efforts for 2017: provincial and criminal traffic enforcement, police visibility efforts, drug enforcement and crime reduction.

The complete presentation is available to view on the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass website under the Governance and Priorities Package & Minutes section.
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Year-round maintenance of community trails

Susan Lowe-Wylde, avid outdoorswoman and owner of Spry retail store and fitness studio, approached the committee to request year-round maintenance of Crowsnest Pass community trails. Lowe-Wylde highlighted the considerable health benefits from as little as 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous walking per week, according to the Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Health. She said that the idea received abundant support from the community after a Facebook post she wrote.

“Isn't it time we maintain a walking pathway that everyone can walk on year round? I think this is especially important given that we don't have sidewalks, except for the one on the Main Street in Blairmore,” she wrote.

Particular nomination was placed on maintaining the path that connects Blairmore and Coleman. While committee members were in support of such an initiative and agreed that year-round maintenance would be an asset to the community, they indicated that initiation of the project comes down to whether the municipality budget an accommodate it financially. The project will be further discussed among Council.

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