News and Public Notices

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S.C.A.R. Notification System

S.C.A.R. Notification System is a regional partnership between the Municipal District of Taber, the Town of Vauxhall, the Village of Barnwell, the RCMP and South Central Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association in providing valuable information notifications to our public.
S.C.A.R. Notification System is intended to provide a more timely and consistent approach to emergency and municipal communications in our region. Information is grouped by priority consisting of urgent public safety information as well as important municipal information. Our notification system provides options in selecting what information you want to receive and how you want to receive it, from a selection of participating municipalities. In addition to communication we are actively working towards reducing crime through awareness, crime prevention and reporting suspicious activities in the region through the added use of S.C.A.R.
Notification Categories for SCAR:
• RCMP – Rural Crime Watch – Urgent Text or Call Only
• RCMP – Rural Crime Watch – General Email Only
• M.D. of Taber – Urgent Text or Call Only
• M.D. of Taber – Website General Email Only
• Town of Vauxhall – Urgent Text or Call Only
• Town of Vauxhall – Website General Email Only
• Village of Barnwell – Urgent Text or Call Only
• Village of Barnwell – Website General Email Only
Registration for S.C.A.R. can be completed on any of the partner municipal websites, MD of Taber mobile app, or on the S.C.A.R. website at