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There’s nothing unusual about loading up a semi, unless it’s being done on behalf of someone trying to 
steal the grain — which was the case in Strathcona County last month.

Attempted grain theft thwarted by vigilant neighbour

Such incidents are rare but can happen, say RCMP, adding it pays to let neighbours know when you’re away

Getting to know your neighbours and keeping them informed about your plans can help keep your farm safe. A “keen-eyed citizen” was immediately suspicious after seeing grain being loaded from bins on a neighbour’s farm near Josephburg, northeast of Edmonton, in early December. The neighbour knew the farmer was away and so called the Strathcona […] Read more

Arrest made in alleged Alberta hay fraud

A Lethbridge businessman is due in court next month to answer to charges that a Taber, Alta.-area farm business was defrauded out of six figures’ worth of hay. The Taber Police Service said Friday it had completed a “lengthy investigation” into allegations of fraud in which hay was obtained “under false pretenses” from a local […] Read more

Cpls. Dave Heaslip (left) and Christian Reister, the province’s southern livestock investigators, sit atop of their horses, Spud and Duke, as part of a promotion for Banff Tourism.

RCMP livestock investigator hangs up his hat — but not his spurs

"It’s hit and miss sometimes, looking for people’s cattle, but there’s nothing better than finding a guy who has stolen some cattle and putting him behind bars.” – Corporal Dave Heaslip

Cpl. Dave Heaslip will be hanging up his red serge coat and putting away his tall, dark boots — but he doesn’t plan to give up his horses. And when he retires April 2, his 45 years and 192 days of service will make him one of the longest-serving members in RCMP history. But the […] Read more