Solicitor General to attend public meeting on police college

FORT MACLEOD — Alberta’s solicitor general is to attend a public meeting next Tuesday in Fort Macleod to explain why work on a police officer training college has not started.

FORT MACLEOD — Alberta’s solicitor general is to attend a public meeting next Tuesday in Fort Macleod to explain why work on a police officer training college has not started.

The government first announced the college in 2006 and work on the facility was supposed to have started in 2007.

Solicitor General Frank Oberle is scheduled to appear at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to answer questions from the people in the community about the delay.

Mayor Shawn Patience says the southern Alberta town has spent money preparing land and upgrading its water and sewer services for the college.

There was no funding set aside for the police college in the province’s new budget and no money has been set aside for it in the government’s longer-term business plan.

The town is running ads urging people to attend the meeting to show their support for the college and says the project will affect everyone in the community.