The Town of Whitecourt is showing their support for a new initiative that could see a Canadian Rangers program come together in the area.
Local resident, Kyle Scott, presented to Council his plans of trying to get approval to start a local Rangers platoon, which would consist of up to 32 members.
Canadian Rangers perform a variety of duties, including patrols of the local area, security duties, helping with emergencies, and supporting local law enforcement, among others.
Mayor Maryann Chichak says the program would be a welcomed addition to the area.
Members of the Canadian Rangers can consist of emergency personnel, police or army officers, hunters, or anyone with training who would like to help out. The program is funded through the National Defence.
Whitecourt Town Council unanimously gave their support for the initiative, which Scott said is still in the planning stages as he awaits an approval to go ahead with the program.