Craig Douglas is the new bylaw officer for the Town of Rimbey. Treena Mielke photo Craig Douglas is the new bylaw officer for the Town of Rimbey. Treena Mielke photo

New bylaw officer hired

Preparing for back to school traffic

Craig Douglas is the new bylaw officer for Rimbey.

He is expecting to receive his official notification of his provincial peace officer certification soon and presently is working as a bylaw officer in town.

Douglas spent about 10-years-working for the City of Red Deer as a peace officer.

He is very much enjoying getting to know the community of Rimbey.

“There is a good sense of community here,” he said. “There are lots of friendly faces and seems to be a lot of pride in the community.”

Douglas is hoping to contribute to the community in a positive way in his new position.

He noted that unkempt yards seem to be the biggest issue presently and notes that bylaw officers do their best to work with the individual to explain bylaws and give them an opportunity to clean up their property.

Fines are issued as a last resort and can run up to $300. The fines double after the first offense.

Douglas plans to be patrolling the school areas closely when school begins again to ensure all rules are adhered to.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Good turnout for cutter parade

A total of 18 cutters in parade

Two masked men break into Pigeon Lake ag centre, steal ATM Feb. 4

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to break and enter at Lakedell Agricultural Center

OUR COMMUNITY: New Rimoka CEO leading an already strong team

Ponoka County born and raised Jonathan Weir takes over position

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada’s hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

A 2014 law made purchasing sex or benefiting from the selling of sex illegal

Canada’s flag was flown for first time 55 years ago today

The flag is used to celebrate wins in sports, honour Canada Day, and flown at half-mast after tragedy

No shirts, no city services: Firefighter calendar too steamy for Ontario officials

The city has never funded the calendars, but has OK’d photoshoots at city-owned properties

CFL teams under the microscope after free agency begins

While some big names remain, here’s what lies ahead leading up to next month’s CFL combine in Toronto

Kenney says ongoing rail blockade risks becoming an economic crisis

‘I think Canadians are losing patience with this. I know Indigenous people are’

CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos keep team name following consultations

Talks stem from 2015 concerns about Inuit people being used as mascots in sports

Industry warns of empty shelves as CN rail blockade hits ninth day

Goods that could run out soon include fresh food, baby formula and propane

Most Read