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Blackfalds to expand multi-plex with second ice surface!

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  • From the Town of Blackfalds

    Council chooses Architect to move Multi-Plex expansion plans forward

    Town Council unanimously approved the next step in the expansion to the Blackfalds Multi-Plex, which will include a second ice surface and other possible amenity space needs. Following a thorough competition and review process, the Town awarded the Architectural Services contract for the expansion of the Multi-Plex to ACI Architects Inc.

    “We had great interest with 13 different submissions for our Request for Proposal process and following the review and evaluation process we were able to determine the group that best met the criteria and expectations in moving this project forward.,” said Mayor Richard Poole. “The winning group from ACI includes members we have worked with in the past who helped us build our award-winning Abbey Centre.”

    An additional ice surface was identified as a Community priority within the next seven years through the 2015 Town of Blackfalds Recreation and Parks Master Plan. The Town of Blackfalds included capital funding in the 2018 budget to undertake the design and contract document development. The Town has also identified funding in the long-range capital funding plan for the construction of the expansion. Community members responded positively to this project establishing a fundraising group to support this initiative. The Dual Ice Development Society (DIDS) is represented by all current users of the existing arena and are working towards raising $1 Million dollars as their commitment to this project.

    The Town will be entering into a contract with ACI Architects Inc. for the submitted bid amount of $743,355 which is less than the budgeted amount for this component of the project. Pre- construction estimates for the Multi-Plex expansion is estimated at $15 million dollars with construction timeline set for 2021.

    For further details visit the Town website at blackfalds.com.

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    Rural Crime Watch group helps RCMP arrest alleged theives

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  • From Innisfail RCMP

    Innisfail RCMP track stolen generator and arrest two

    On 2019-05-10 at approximately 10 am Innisfail RCMP were notified by Blackfalds RCMP that a generator had been stolen from a rural location near Gas Alley.  The generator had been tracked to a rural location near Spruceview, where it appeared to stop.  Innisfail RCMP entered into an investigation to attempt to locate the generator.  During this ongoing investigation Innisfail RCMP received a tip from a member of the Raven Crime Watch Society.  This tip ultimately led to the recovery of the generator as well as the arrest of two males.  Innisfail RCMP would like to thank the continued efforts of local crime watch groups and recognize them as a valued partner in rural crime reduction efforts.

    Brandon Edmond Wegner (29 yrs) of Penhold Alberta has been charged with:

    • Possess stolen property over $5000
    • Possess break in tools
    • Possess weapon dangerous to public peace
    • Breach recognizance X6

    Wegner was brought before a Justice of the Peace and remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court Monday May 13, 2018 at 0830 am

    Jaydyn Warrick Lovelace (23 yrs) of Red Deer Alberta has been charged with:

    • Possess stolen property over $5000
    • Possess break in tools
    • Possess weapon dangerous to public peace

    Lovelace was released to appear in Red Deer provincial court June 24, 2019 at 0830 am

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    UPDATE – Penhold – School bus with students onboard collides with armed robbery suspect

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  • Update: Jan 23. Correction: The incident of shots fired on January 16 occurred in Delburne, in the Three Hills detachment area, not in Three Hills itself. 

    Jan. 22 Update #2

    RCMP seeking information on activities of stolen Fountain Tire Truck

    Blackfalds, Alta. – On January 15, 2019 the Fountain Tire in Drumheller was broken into, and a truck was stolen.  On January 16, 2019 the truck was associated to a break and enter in Bashaw and an incident of shots fired in Three Hills.  Today, the Blackfalds RCMP recovered that truck following a collision and car-jacking, and are looking for any possible information as to the timeline of activities of that truck between January 16 and today.

    Attached are photos of the stolen truck.  The public is asked to contact the Blackfalds RCMP if anyone saw that truck throughout the last week.

    Note:  The photos being provided of the truck were taken today following the collision it was involved in.  The truck did not have the front end damage prior to today.

     

    16Original Story from earlier today 11:37 am

    Blackfalds RCMP on scene of bus collision and car jacking

    The Blackfalds RCMP are currently investigating both a collision and a carjacking that occurred this morning.

    At 8:12 a.m. the RCMP responded to a 911 call about the carjacking which had just occurred.  A male driving a truck collided with a school bus on Township Road 372 and Range Road 281.  When a passerby stopped to offer assistance, the male suspect pointed a handgun and demanded her vehicle.  He fled in the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, heading westbound on Township Road 372.

    The school bus was connected to the Chinook’s Edge School Division, servicing Penhold schools.  The bus had seven children on board, all of whom were assessed and cleared by on scene EMT.  Two children had minor injuries which were treated, and the children released.

    RCMP are looking for a silver 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, with Alberta license plate BNR6558.

    This is NOT the actual vehicle. It’s an example of a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander.

    The public is not to approach this vehicle, or the male driving the vehicle.  He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

    The truck which was involved in the initial collision was earlier reported stolen and involved in previous incidents.  The RCMP had been working to locate the truck.  (see attached background).

    The male suspect is described as:

    –       Caucasian

    –       5’11” tall

    –       Dark wavy hair

    –       Black skull bandana pulled up covering the lower half of his face

    –       Dark jacket with the hood covering his head

    –       Dark cargo pants

    BACKGROUND  From Jan. 16, 2019

    Drumheller RCMP apprehend wanted male and seize stolen vehicle – Seeking second male and stolen Fountain Tire truck

    Drumheller RCMP received a report at 7:30 am January 15 that a burgundy Ford F350 truck smashed into a bay door at Fountain Tire and a logo’d ‘Fountain Tire’ GMC truck was stolen.  Later in the evening, the burgundy Ford F350 was involved in rural fuel thefts which culminated in a male being apprehended at a farm and the truck seized.

    The male was arrested and taken to hospital.  Police investigation is ongoing.  The suspect cannot be named pending the swearing of an information.

    The stolen Fountain Tire truck has since been linked to a rash of offences in the Three Hills to Bashaw area and police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating the truck and suspect.

    If located, DO NOT APPROACH.  RCMP believe the suspect is armed and dangerous. Please contact 911 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

     

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