Online survey on crime
Albertans, particularly those who have been crime victims, are urged to fill out an online survey for the province. Frank Oberle, Solicitor General and minister of Public Security, said the survey is part of a scheduled review of the legislation to ensure it continues to work effectively for crime victims. Oberle said the feedback will help the province determine whether amendments to the legislation are required so that needs of victims of crime continue to be met. This year, the province is providing $11 million in grants to police-based and community-based victims of crime programs and another $14 million in funds paid directly to crime victims. The survey is available at http://bit.ly/VictimsSurvey. The deadline is Jan. 27.
Bazaar helps local causes
Westerner Park’s 25th annual Christmas Bazaar raised more than $15,000 for local charities. Nearly 300 local exhibitors offered everything from clothing and accessories to gourmet food treats and pet products from Dec. 4 to 5. Demonstration stages showcased artisans demonstrating their glass blowing and wood carving skills. Three local charities were the big winners. The Red Deer Food Bank received 1,400 kg of food and $9,345; Ronald McDonald House of Central Alberta received $5,000; and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Central Alberta Chapter will receive $900. The event was sponsored by Big 105/106.7 The Drive and Rogers.
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