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Monday , 20 September 2021

City of Cold Lake Municipal Enforcement monthly report for July

The City of Cold Lake Municipal Enforcement continues to provide education and enforcement engagement throughout Cold Lake high volume traffic areas during July.

According to the recent report in city documents, initiatives included 93 traffic initiatives along with speed sign deployments at four locations in the City of Cold Lake during July.

Locations included:

  • westbound at 18 Street and 5 Avenue
  • 59 Street and 50 Avenue
  • 45 Street and 51 Avenue and
  • westbound at 1 Avenue and 25 Street.

According to the report, Municipal Enforcement continues to actively conduct patrols of the Transfer Station, marina, Energy Centre, public beaches, recreational areas, outdoor rinks, and city facilities with patrols consisting of 256 patrols conducted in July.

The report states that Officers provide an ongoing presence downtown by vehicle and foot patrols, which include alleys between businesses, common public gathering locations, green areas, and community neighborhoods; to which Officers conducted 322 patrols throughout the community in July.

Peace Officers conducted two Joint Force Operations one with Alberta Sheriffs and one Fish and Wildlife, with a focus on the vehicle equipment

and document concerns regarding commercial vehicles, traffic safety, and bylaw offences, the report states 58 traffic initiatives were conducted during July. In addition, 44 animal-related calls for service were addressed along with three animal attack investigations.

Highlights from recent work included:

  • Municipal Enforcement along with 4 Wing Base Military Police, Cold Lake RCMP, and Cold Lake Victim Services Unit concluded the annual Positive Ticketing Program at the end of July.
  • Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle resulting in a vehicle seizure, arrest by RCMP, and weapon recovery.
  • Municipal Enforcement provided two Meet and Greet presentations to Cold Lake FASD summer campers and one presentation for the Cold Lake and District FCSS.
  • Officers responded to a medical emergency regarding a youth overdosing on prescription drugs and alcohol.
  • Municipal Enforcement saw one Bylaw Officer start with the department and complete on-the-job training.
  • Municipal Enforcement had one Peace Officer complete Radar and Lidar operator training.
  • Municipal Enforcement provided patrol assistance and a visible presence at the Canada Day events. Several intoxicated person issues were addressed and pedestrian traffic was closely monitored.
  • Municipal Enforcement conducted patrols with a supportive presence at the Cold Lake Aqua Days events.
  • Officers at the event assisted with a medical emergency of an unconscious swimmer. Several intoxicated person issues were addressed, with vehicle and pedestrian traffic monitored during events.

Municipal Enforcement also worked on 52 unsightly property investigations, while addressing 46 vehicle and trailer parking issues in July.

Bylaw Services Team (part-time Bylaw Officers team) also addressed various concerns during July in the City of Cold Lake.

Issues addressed entailed:

  • 14 animal control calls including one attack.
  • 38 unsightly property issues worked on.
  • 32 RV and parking issues.
  • Three information requests.
  • One medical assist-related file.

Peace Officers will continue to address issues while maintaining service throughout Cold Lake the report concluded.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!