With this week’s Alberta Primetime crime panel, uh, “competing” for viewers against what will likely be an epic Olympic hockey quarterfinal between Canada and Russia, perhaps this is a good time to remind people they can also catch this week’s discussion on the show’s segment archive. It should be a good discussion between retired Edmonton police officer Jack Kraus, Grant MacEwan University criminologist Bill Pitt, and me — whenever you may decide to watch it.
The scheduled topics are:
- An application by several oil and gas companies to have the courts impose a peace bond against convicted oilpatch bomber Wiebo Ludwig and two other members of his group, who have set up a protest camp near a sour gas well near their Hythe-area farm.
- An undercover operation in Calgary that resulted in charges against 50 people allegedly buying and selling sex on the street. Police admit, however, that street-level prostitution represents only a fraction of the sex trade.
- The pros and cons of keeping an eye on neighbourhood crime, following the beating of a Calgary man who took pictures of a group of people vandalizing his roomate’s truck. How much to police rely on the public to be their eyes and ears?
The show airs live, so I plan to record the hockey game and watch it when I get home — no spoilers, please! And GO CANADA GO!
(Alberta Primetime airs live at 7 p.m. MST on Access TV: Channel 13 in Calgary; Channel 351 on Bell TV; Channel 267 on Shaw Direct/Star Choice.)