Robertson thrilled at first posting in Sylvan

A recent graduate of the RCMP training depot at Regina, RCMP Cst. Kathryn Robertson started her first posting last month at Sylvan Lake.

Cst. Kathryn Robertson

A recent graduate of the RCMP training depot at Regina, RCMP Cst. Kathryn Robertson started her first posting last month at Sylvan Lake.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” she said of the opportunity to work in the Sylvan Lake area.

She grew up in Sunderland, Ontario, a farming community about 100 kilometres northeast of Toronto in Durham region.

Robertson attended Nipissing University (English with history minor) and Canadore College (police foundations) before working as a park warden at a provincial park in Central Ontario.

She selected police work, “because I love being part of the community. This gives me a chance to give back to the community. I enjoy the work, there are challenges, it’s always something different. No call is the same.”

The RCMP was her choice because of the “options it provides”. Robertson explained there are so many ways you can go with it … various specialities and opportunities to work in different provinces.

Travelling is one of her joys. “One of the benefits of being in the RCMP is I can see different parts of the country.” She’s travelled in Canada and Europe and is planning a trip to Australia in the future.

Equestrian horse riding, martial arts and staying active are among her interests.

She also loves volunteering and getting involved in the community.

Just Posted

Trial for man accused of 2006 Eckville murder “unreasonably delayed”

Lacombe’s Shayne Gulka is awaiting trial for the 2006 murder of Bradley Webber

Waterfront redevelopment plan receives boost from federal government

The Town of Sylvan Lake received a grant for more than $100,000 for SWARP

No threat to public safety following alleged attempted child abduction

RCMP are calling the incident a “non-event”.

UPDATE: Puppies rescued at structure fire in Lacombe

The Bentley Fire Department assisted Lacombe in a structure fire where crews saved some puppies

Food trucks returning to Sylvan Lake

Food Truck Thursday will return beginning May 31

VIDEO: Canadians rise for early-morning Royal wedding celebrations

Canadians gathered for early-morning broadcast of marriage between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba

It was Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades and its third major air accident since 2010

Maskwacis and feds sign historic education agreement

The Maskwacis Education School Commission signed an agreement setting the stage for their education

Individuals face 84 criminal charges related to stolen, counterfeit credit cards

Investigation and search warrant executed collaboratively by Red Deer and Sylvan Lake RCMP

Plane with 104 on board crashes on takeoff in Cuba

Boeing 737 operated by state airline Cubana crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport

UPDATED: Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing up to 10

Santa Fe High School which went on lockdown around 8 a.m. Friday

Coroner speaks about mix-up of Humboldt Broncos crash victims, release of name

A coroner involved says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he was a different person that officials realized the mistake

‘Nowhere near close:’ U.S. rebuffs Trudeau hope for quick NAFTA deal

The United States declared the NAFTA countries were nowhere close to a deal in a statement Thursday

Prices at the pump spike as long weekend brings out Canadian drivers

Motorists in many parts of Canada are expected to see rising gasoline prices as they fire up their vehicles for road adventures on the Victoria Day long weekend.

Most Read