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Police college Web site created

The Alberta Police and Peace Officer Training Centre has a Web site.

“We want to provide information for anybody that wants to find out more about the college,” economic development officer Gordon MacIvor explained. “By having this site people can keep up with what’s current.

MacIvor said this is just the beginning.

“As more things happen, more things will be put on the site,” he said. The idea to build a Web site came out of a recent meeting of the police college liaison committee.

Committee member Don O’Neill, who is also principal at F.P. Walshe school, turned the task over to one of the students in the Computer Technology Studies course.

Grade 11 student Jennifer Eidet took up the challenge after being chosen by associate principal Bart Heine.

“I was happy when I found that out,” she said. “It was nice to be chosen.” The Web site for the $110-million police college is the first site Eidet has built.

“I kind of had to learn as I went along,” she said.

The site, which Eidet is still putting the finishing touches on, contains a short explanation about the college, various photos of Fort Macleod and links to Web sites of the Town of Fort Macleod, F.P. Walshe school and the Alberta Solicitor General’s office.

“It’s not completely finished,” Eidet admitted. “It’s going to be updated with articles that have been written about the college and will be constantly updated as new stuff comes in.”

She hopes to have the Web site fully functional in the next few weeks.

The site’s address is

Eidet, who will be in charge of updating the Web site for the near future, said the address will likely change soon, so that it will be easier to find through a search engine.

Part of F.P. Walshe’s mandate this year has been to give students as much real-world experience as possible.

“We want them to be able to apply the skills they’re learning into real-life situations,” O’Neill said. “We want them to be able to do a lot of this sort of work and improve our ties to the community.”

O’Neill is impressed with the site.

“I think it’s terrific,” he said. “All along Jennifer’s been taking suggestions from Gordon MacIvor and teachers and she has worked really hard at this.”

MacIvor agreed, and said it’s important to keep the younger generation involved.

“I think it’s great, it’s a beautiful site,” he said, adding he’s particularly impressed with the photo gallery. “It really brings Fort Macleod to life.”

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Index of Police College Stories - Listed by release date in Gazette

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Jan 10 - Province gives Fort Macleod $10.26-million for police college costs

Sep 11 - Wildrose Party will fight for Fort Macleod

Sep 04 - Fort Macleod residents devastated by decision to scrap police college

Sep 04 - Fort Macleod asks premier to reverse college decision

Sep 03 - Fort Macleod calls on premier to reverse police college decision

Aug 29 - Residents of Fort Macleod punished for voting Wildrose

Aug 29 - Wildrose says Fort Macleod victim of Tory fiscal incompetence

Aug 29 - Government cancels funding for police training college

Aug 28 - Council awards police college permit

Aug 01 - Police training facility will be unique in Canada

Nov 01 - Province approves grant for police college infrastructure

Oct 19 - Target schedule is set to build police college

Sep 27 - Stakeholders convene to discuss police college

Aug 24 - Police college sod-turning

Aug 16 - Police college sod-turning Mon. Aug. 22

Jul 26 - Fort Macleod puts more cash toward college

May 17 - Province moving ahead with police college plans

May 03 - Council okays transfer of police college land

Apr 05 - Police college site work could start in summer

Dec 01 - Macleod finds way to build police college

Dec 01 - Macleod pitches co-op to build police college

Nov 30 - Macleod feels positive about police college

Aug 25 - Police college partner possible

Aug 18 - Council works on own plan for police college

Jul 07 - Calgary project no threat to police college

Jun 09 - Mayor pushes solicitor general for collect action

Mar 31 - Macleod’s neighbours support police college

Mar 31 - Mayor says government just has to make college a priority

Dec 30 - MD council writes to support police college

Dec 02 - Southern Alberta backs police college

Nov 25 - Regional group lobbies for police college

Sep 23 - Police college has not been shelved — yet

Jul 29 - Mayor: ‘Police college project not cancelled’

May 06 - Infrastructure minister says college a priority

Apr 22 - Facebook page supports police college

Apr 01 - Council lobbies for progress on police college

Feb 18 - Solicitor General urges police college patience

Nov 04 - Police college discussed during Question Period

Nov 04 - Macleod mayor confident police college is coming

Oct 21 - Fort Macleod ‘anxious’ for police college start

Apr 16 - Province gets nine police college proposals

Mar 12 - Macleod can do business with police college

Sep 05 - Province reviews police college P3 proposals

Jun 26 - Police college Web site created

Jun 06 - Police college project is on track

May 30 - Police college officials visit Fort Macleod

May 23 - Police college headlines open house

Mar 28 - Solicitor General: ‘Police college is coming to Macleod’

Jan 31 - Mayor strikes police college committee

Nov 22 - Steering committee meets to discuss police college

Sep 13 - Opportunity knocking for Fort Macleod

Sep 13 - Macleod prepares to guide growth

Sep 13 - Police college is Fort Macleod’s destiny

Sep 13 - Mayor weathers police college criticism

Sep 13 - Fort Macleod celebrates successful college bid

Sep 06 - Fort Macleod lands Alberta police college

Sep 06 - P3 partners sought for police college

Sep 06 - Police training centre will be world-class

Dec 21 - Council designates land for police college

Dec 21 - Macleod’s police college bid in province’s hands

Nov 23 - Task force builds police college bid

Nov 02 - Council still pursuing college