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New bylaw enforcement officer in town

New bylaw enforcement officer in town
As a municipal bylaw enforcement officer, Alex Maund will work in collaboration with the local RCMP detachment and the Alberta Sheriff’s Service.
As a municipal bylaw enforcement officer, Alex Maund will work in collaboration with the local RCMP detachment and the Alberta Sheriff’s Service.
IMAGE: Dave Lueneberg
Alex Maund is the new municipal bylaw enforcement officer for the Town of Pincher Creek. A former park ranger, he’s looking forward to reconnecting with the community.
IMAGE: Dave Lueneberg
Alex Maund is the new municipal bylaw enforcement officer for the Town of Pincher Creek. A former park ranger, he’s looking forward to reconnecting with the community.

New bylaw enforcement officer in town

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Local Journalism Initiative
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative
October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023

The Town of Pincher Creek has a new bylaw enforcement officer. Alex Maund arrived on the job Sept. 20, ready to roll up his sleeves.

Raised on Vancouver Island, the newcomer already has a connection to the community.

“My sister (Eleanor Maund-Stephens) actually lives here and works as a paramedic,” explains Maund, who is not all that new to our province or the area.

“Started working for (B.C.) Parks and then as a wildland firefighter for the forest service before getting into the whole park ranger background in Alberta … Writing-on-Stone and then Pincher Creek.”

Other stops since then have included Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon, but for Maund, the job opportunity and timing were right to move back to Pincher.

Did we mention he has a connection to the community?

“I’m also engaged. Have a fiance that lives here and works out of Waterton so I felt it was time to come back and stick around for a while,” he jokes.

 

Ace of spades card on ad for Chase the Ace at the Pincher Creek Legion

 

At 41, the former park ranger is looking forward to his new role, and while his title has the word “enforcement” in it, he believes it’s about more than just enforcing the rules.

“I see myself spending more time out in the community educating the public about some of the traffic bylaws, like school zones, parking, that kind of stuff.”

Asked if there’s one area of bylaw enforcement he’d like to focus on as he begins his new job, he says it would have to be schools.

“That’s a big one for this month, especially with kids going back to school. Drivers will have to start driving differently as opposed to the summer, now with kids and families around schools more often,” he says. “So, we’ll be out most mornings.”

As a municipal bylaw enforcement officer, Maund will work in collaboration with the local RCMP detachment and the Alberta Sheriff’s Service.

“I’m more of the education side before, maybe, the RCMP might be called in,” he says. “I’m more or less the middle man, I guess. Really happy to be working with them.”

The office of the bylaw enforcement officer is located in the Town of Pincher Creek’s main office on St. John Avenue.

Maund adds that any questions, concerns or complaints can be directed to his email.

 

Related article: Pincher Creek transitioning from peace officers to bylaw officers

 

Ad for Darcys Nature Walk Crowsnest Pass

 

The Town of Pincher Creek has a new bylaw enforcement officer. Alex Maund arrived on the job Sept. 20, ready to roll up his sleeves.

Raised on Vancouver Island, the newcomer already has a connection to the community.

“My sister (Eleanor Maund-Stephens) actually lives here and works as a paramedic,” explains Maund, who is not all that new to our province or the area.

“Started working for (B.C.) Parks and then as a wildland firefighter for the forest service before getting into the whole park ranger background in Alberta … Writing-on-Stone and then Pincher Creek.”

Other stops since then have included Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon, but for Maund, the job opportunity and timing were right to move back to Pincher.

Did we mention he has a connection to the community?

“I’m also engaged. Have a fiance that lives here and works out of Waterton so I felt it was time to come back and stick around for a while,” he jokes.

 

Table setting of wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.

 

At 41, the former park ranger is looking forward to his new role, and while his title has the word “enforcement” in it, he believes it’s about more than just enforcing the rules.

“I see myself spending more time out in the community educating the public about some of the traffic bylaws, like school zones, parking, that kind of stuff.”

Asked if there’s one area of bylaw enforcement he’d like to focus on as he begins his new job, he says it would have to be schools.

“That’s a big one for this month, especially with kids going back to school. Drivers will have to start driving differently as opposed to the summer, now with kids and families around schools more often,” he says. “So, we’ll be out most mornings.”

As a municipal bylaw enforcement officer, Maund will work in collaboration with the local RCMP detachment and the Alberta Sheriff’s Service.

“I’m more of the education side before, maybe, the RCMP might be called in,” he says. “I’m more or less the middle man, I guess. Really happy to be working with them.”

The office of the bylaw enforcement officer is located in the Town of Pincher Creek’s main office on St. John Avenue.

Maund adds that any questions, concerns or complaints can be directed to his email.

 

Related article: Pincher Creek transitioning from peace officers to bylaw officers

 

Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta

 

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