FAQ's

What is the difference between Community Peace Officers and RCMP Officers?
What Provincial authorities does the Community Peace Officer have in town?
What are some examples of areas of municipal authority that the Community Peace Officer of the town can enforce?
What is the speed limit in town?
What is a traffic control device?
What is a recreation unit?
Can I park a recreation unit or trailer in the back alley/lane?
How long can a recreation unit or trailer be parked in one spot on the street?
Can I park my recreation unit or trailer on the street during the winter?
How soon after a snowfall do I have to shovel my sidewalk?
Do I need to maintain the grass and weeds on the boulevard and/or edge of the alley/lane that borders my property?
Does the Town have a Public Order Bylaw?

What is the difference between Community Peace Officers and RCMP Officers?
Community Peace Officers do not deal with criminal code matters, criminal code violations are enforced by the RCMP. Community Peace Officers operate within specific municipal jurisdictions. Community Peace Officers are given limited powers and must not be confused with RCMP Officers, who have a much broader range of authority.

What Provincial authorities does the Community Peace Officer have in town?
Animal Protection Act, Dangerous Dogs Act, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (Part 9, Division 2), Fuel Tax Act, Portions of the Gaming and Liquor Act, Highways Development and Protection Act, Petty Trespass Act, Provincial Offenses Procedure Act, Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act, Traffic Safety Act, Trespass to Premises Act, and Youth Tobacco Reduction Act.

What are some examples of areas of municipal authority that the Community Peace Officer of the town can enforce?
Public Order, Animal Control, Unsightly Premises, Property Maintenance, Traffic Safety, Business Licenses, etc.

What is the speed limit in town?
The speed limit in town is 50 km per hour unless otherwise posted eg. school zones and playground zones.

What is a traffic control device?
A traffic control device is any signal, device or marking used to regulate, warn or guide traffic.

What is a recreation unit?
Recreation Vehicle – means a vehicle designed or used for travel with temporary living accommodation for vacations or camping purposes.

Trailer means a vehicle so designed that it
a) may be attached to or drawn by a motor vehicle or tractor, and
b) is intended to transport property or persons,

and includes any vehicle defined by Alberta regulation as a trailer, but does not include machinery or equipment solely used in the construction or maintenance of highways. (Bylaw 964 Amending Bylaw 880)

Can I park a recreation unit or trailer in the back alley/lane?
No recreation unit or trailer shall be permitted to park on any public street or alley between October 16th to April 15th. During this period of time, it is expected that all recreation unit or trailers be parked on private property.(Bylaw 880)

How long can a recreation unit or trailer be parked in one spot on the street?
Recreation units or trailers can park for 72 hours in one spot on the street certain times of the year and they must be attached to the towing vehicle at all times. After 72 hours, you must move the vehicle to an off-street location for a period of not less than 72 hours before it can be parked on the street again.

Can I park my recreation unit or trailer on the street during the winter?
No, recreation units or trailers are permitted on the street for limited time periods being between April 16 to October 15. (Bylaw No. 880).

How soon after a snowfall do I have to shovel my sidewalk?
Home and business owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks abutting their property within 24 hours for business owners and 48 hours for home owners (Bylaw No. 921).

Do I need to maintain the grass and weeds on the boulevard and/or edge of the alley/lane that borders my property?
Yes, boulevards and edge of alleys/lanes are to be maintained by abutting property owners, including grass cutting and weed control (Bylaw No. 921).

Does the Town have a Public Order Bylaw?
Yes, this bylaw regulates noise and temporary signage (Bylaw No. 966).