Funding will help upgrade the Ryley bulk water fill station
The Claystone Waste Ltd. Board of Directors has approved a $50,000 community support grant to help construct much needed upgrades to the Ryley bulk water fill station that will help serve rural residents in the Beaver region.
The contribution from Claystone Waste is part of a tri-party agreement with the Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission and the Bathgate Water Co-op. Each partner is committing $50,000 to fund construction of the $150,000 in upgrades.
The Ryley bulk water fill station is an important piece of water infrastructure for surrounding rural residents. Due to challenging geological conditions, surrounding rural residents have low-producing wells and rely on the water fill station to supplement their water needs. The project includes the construction of a second filling bay for commercial water users and upgrades to the existing fill bays and pumps to decrease fill times and improve the customer experience for rural residents.
The $50,000 grant from Claystone Waste is part of its ongoing commitment to provide tangible economic and community benefits back to the people of the Beaver region.
“Part of being a good neighbour is supporting projects and programs that can benefit the broader community,” says Meryl Whittaker, Chair of the Claystone Board of Directors. “We are proud to make this contribution in support of rural water users.”
“It’s part of our mandate to provide local employment, support community programming, and partner with organizations in the community to ensure that meaningful local projects such as the upgrade to the Ryley bulk water truck fill station can move forward,” Adds Whittaker. The upgrades to the Ryley bulk water fill station will be completed later this year.
Working together at crime prevention. Be the eyes and ears in your community, make a difference, become a member.
BRCWA works with the Tofield and Viking RCMP detachments to reduce crime in Beaver County.
Why crime watch? Communities with organized crime prevention programs have a lower rate of criminal activity.
Become a member
· Learn about rural crime and crime prevention
· Learn how to properly identify and report suspicious activity
· Get tips and tools to protect yourself and your property
Be part of the solution
· Report suspicious activity
· Inventory and mark your property
· Be aware – know your neighbours
New members receive a membership kit including
• Rural Crime Watch Member sign
• Rural Crime Watch Gate Post signs
• Member card which entitles you to discounts
• Tips sheets
• Rural Crime Watch decals
Member applications are subject to approval by the BRCWA board and the RCMP.
Questions about becoming a member?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us on Facebook at Beaverhill Rural Crime Watch
Call Patrick Manderson 780-497-8889 or write us at
Box 633, Tofield AB T0B 4J0
BRCWA is a member of the Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association
RhPAP has partnered with University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives, to offer a unique opportunity for rural high school students who have expressed an interest in going to medical school at some point in their future.
Let’s Go Rural – How Do I Get There? Medical School
February 9th, 2021 6:30pm to 8:30pm
A virtual conversation about individual experiences, personal journeys, and important information about the road to medical school with:
** There will be a Q&A opportunity built into the session – so students should come prepared with any questions they may have.
This will be a free interactive Zoom session, targeted only to rural Alberta high school students. There are just 25 spots available, so we need to ensure that high school teachers identify the appropriate students to participate in this event – students who want to learn more about the pathway to medical school. There will also be an opportunity for 25 teachers to register as “spectators” so they can hear about the process(es), pathway and medical students’ stories.
The registration deadline is February 2nd, and is open now.
I would like to thank all those that took the time to participate in the 2020 Tofield RCMP Community Engagement Survey. I would also like to thank all the communities that allowed the Tofield RCMP the opportunity to provide access to this survey on their websites and social media and those that
supported this venture by advertising it online and in traditional paper media.
The survey obtained great responses, as it appears that participants were from all communities in Beaver County. A total of 119 participants accessed the survey, which is an excellent sample of the 10K+ citizens that call Beaver County home. I would like to take some time in responding to some of the comments and questions raised and highlight some areas of importance. Although this information is not inclusive of all responses, I have tried to identify and answer common questions or concerns raised
by the public.
I know that the Tofield RCMP has made some positive strides in the crime reduction and enforcement area (as seen by the statistics later) although I see that there is work that we still need to do and I can assure you that Tofield RCMP is up to the challenge.
Policing is an ever-changing environment, as the crimes change with the types and numbers of criminals, and what worked in the past is not always, what will work in the future. I am fully aware of this perspective and I am always willing to adjust our policing methods and actions and to think outside the box.
Community and public safety is my number one priority and I take all of your comments seriously. I will do my best to try to answer the comments or questions you provided so I apologize for the length although I believe that if you asked the questions, I should give you my most thorough response.
Based on the responses from the survey, here are some of the high level results from the questions asked:
1) 72% of people are willing to participate and be actively engaged in a community/rural based policing strategy (ie. Rural Crime Watch, Citizens on Patrol, Neighbourhood Watch, Victim Services),
2) 39% (majority) of people felt that the prime focus of the Tofield RCMP should be property crime – theft from residence, business and vehicles,
3) 53% of people feel that enough is done by the Tofield RCMP and the community to communicate criminal activities, policing and public safety in Beaver County,
4) 63% of people are satisfied with the services provided by Tofield RCMP,
5) 88% of people felt safe within their community and neighbourhood,
6) 58% of people had contact with the Tofield RCMP in the past year,
7) 3% of people did not report their crime to the Tofield RCMP, and
8) 13% of people who reported a crime to the Tofield RCMP, did not get a follow-up call concerning the outcome or resolution of their complaint.
Yummy Yummy is opening on Tuesday, November 17. Located at 5010-50 St. Ryley (old Skyway building) Hours of operation coming soon!