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Mayor says blanket speed limits in Beaverlodge unlikely

 Beaverlodge mayor Gary Rycroft said council decided Monday night to send speed limit revisions back to the town’s protective services committee.

Rycroft said after reviewing residents’ feedback via a town survey, it didn’t look like the proposed blanket 30 kilometres per hour was the best option.

“It wasn’t as cut and dry as we thought it would have been, it’s a complex decision and we need to have a look at the data,” he said.

He said information to review includes traffic flow and the width of certain streets. 

While some 50 km/h zones will likely be lowered to 30, Rycroft said slowing traffic on arterial roads could create congestion.

PHOTO: Shain O’Connell and son Ethan safely crossed the street in a 30 kilometres per hour zone near Beaverlodge Elementary School.  

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Residents question RCMP on its work in Sexsmith at community session

The public learned about policing in Sexsmith while having the opportunity to ask questions of the RCMP Monday night. Town council is currently considering enhanced enforcement options.
The town and RCMP held the community session Monday night to discuss crime rates and crime prevention strategies.  
PHOTO: Approximately 40 people attended the community session Monday night while council considers enhanced policing options.

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Keys available to users while post offices locked after hours

Post office doors across the South Peace remain locked after service hours, but “customers can request a key to the lobby from the postmaster,” said Sylvie Lapointe, Canada Post media relations official.

Post offices in Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley and Hythe have been locked after hours since this spring following “a series of break-ins.”

“Our local operations team is monitoring the situation carefully and working on solutions to help prevent criminal activities and keep our customers’ mail safe and secure,” Lapointe said.

PHOTO: Duane and Colten Hansler took their parcels to the Beaverlodge post office Friday. The Hanslers would be unable to do this after hours as post offices across the county are locked when the offices are closed.

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