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Tracking down cattle thieves is one thing, but having enough evidence to lay charges is another, says Cpl. Lindsey Anderson.

Wherever there are cows, there could be cattle thieves lurking

Cattle rustling is fairly common in Alberta, so take some simple steps to protect yourself, says investigator

Reading Time: 3 minutes The ugly truth about cattle rustling is that it’s fairly common in Alberta. “Every year, we have more calves stolen,” RCMP livestock investigator Cpl. Lindsey Anderson said earlier this month. “We were able to charge someone a couple weeks back and get a search warrant to recover some stolen calves. “A lot of times, especially […] Read more

These explosives were found this summer after a family located a cache of dynamite, detonator cord, and a box with detonators while cleaning out barns in the Bassano area.

Could there be old explosives on your farm or ranch?

RCMP believe there is ‘a large amount of degraded dynamite’ in rural Alberta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every year, Albertans report finding dynamite or detonators stored, or in some cases forgotten, on their properties. We are encouraging Albertans to continue to report these explosives to their local police. From January to October of this year, the Alberta RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) located and disposed of 36 geogels (gelatin dynamite), 11 sticks […] Read more

Alberta rail crossings see many tragedies

Reading Time: < 1 minute The RCMP reminds Albertans to exercise caution near rail crossings. In 2019, Alberta had the second-highest number of total railway crossing incidents, accounting for 20 per cent of all incidents across the country. Of the 35 crossing incidents last year, 11 resulted in serious injury or death. The province also reported the second-highest number of […] Read more

Security camera image of a person sought by RCMP in connection to the disappearance of beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. (Photo courtesy Brooks RCMP)

U.S.-bound truckload of Alberta beef disappears

Over $230,000 in JBS beef hasn't turned up, RCMP says

A reefer truck loaded with over $230,000 in beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. is more than two weeks overdue and alleged to be travelling on “fraudulent documents,” RCMP say. Brooks RCMP said Monday they’re investigating after a transport truck that was subcontracted to haul a full load of beef from the JBS […] Read more

Screenshot from a video posted on YouTube showing animal rights activists entering a turkey barn at the Jumbo Valley Hutterite Colony on Labour Day.

Charges laid in Alberta turkey farm occupation

A high-profile occupation last month by protestors at an Alberta Hutterite colony’s turkey farm has led to criminal charges against four people. RCMP on Wednesday announced charges of one count each of break and enter to commit mischief for a 46-year-old Edmonton man, a 24-year-old woman from Pincher Creek and a 28-year-old woman and 16-year-old […] Read more

James Hargrave (second from right) in September 2016 with provincial Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier, Medicine Hat MLA Bob Wanner and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips. (

Alberta rancher, advocate James Hargrave, 34

A leader in southern Alberta’s cattle ranching community died in a vehicle crash while helping fight wildfires along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border on Tuesday night. Cypress County officials have identified the firefighter as James Hargrave, 34, a volunteer with the fire station at Walsh, Alta., about 50 km east of Medicine Hat. Alberta’s Agriculture Minister Oneil […] Read more

New radio network for first responders

Reading Time: < 1 minute First responders in Alberta now have a single, province-wide communication system thanks to a new two-way radio network that took eight years and $438 million to build. The Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System — or AFRRCS — became available to first responders on July 1, although it was used extensively during the Fort McMurray […] Read more