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RCMP Superintendent Peter Tewfik outlined the RCMP’s rural crime strategy at FarmTech.

Rural crime presentation draws a packed house at FarmTech

RCMP superintendent urges audience to let police do their job and to avoid confronting intruders

Reading Time: 4 minutes Rural crime is a topic that everyone wants to talk about. “This is not just an issue in Alberta, but across the country,” RCMP Supt. Peter Tewfik said at a crowded FarmTech session. Rural property crime actually went down by 10 per cent in the province in 2018, he said. This means 480 fewer home […] Read more



Modular construction using repurposed steel shipping containers — such as these bachelor units with 
fold-down beds — can significantly reduce the cost of social housing.

Homelessness a hidden problem in rural Alberta

Affordable rental units, especially for families, are in short supply 
in most small towns and rural areas in the province

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s easy to assume homelessness is a big-city issue. While not as visible, the shortage of adequate, affordable housing is also a very real challenge faced by many rural communities. “I’m a strong believer that everyone deserves a place to call home,” said Joshua Benard, the passionate project manager for a Sustainable Housing Initiative at […] Read more