Connect with us
[bsa_pro_ad_space id=12]

News

Number Crunching Continues At Red Deer City Hall

Published

By Sheldon Spackman

It’s day seven of Operating Budget deliberations over at Red Deer City Hall today. After a good portion of Tuesday’s meeting starting off in-camera, Council spent the last half of the afternoon combing through self-supported funding adjustment recommendations and possible cost savings and service level changes.

City Manager Craig Curtis says one highlight of note from Tuesday is the approval of hiring an additional lab technician at the Water Treatment Plant. A high priority area for safety, with current overtime needed to meet standards, which is not acceptable. Officials say this hiring will also be an opportunity to do some of their regulatory testing in-house.

The proposed Property Tax Rate increase now stands at 2.14 percent heading into Wednesdsy’s Budget discussions. However, Manager Curtis says there are still a number of larger items to be considered, which could alter that rate.

Operating Budget deliberations are still slated to continue at Red Deer City Hall from 1:00 – 5:00 pm January 18th through the 20th.

Blackfalds

Police car stolen: Central Alberta RCMP Officer shoots at suspect in wild confrontation!

Published

on

From Blackfalds RCMP

Officer involved shooting

This morning at approximately 5:30 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 596 and Range Road 10.

While responding, the member came across a second vehicle, also in the ditch, with three unknown males. The officer stopped to see if they required assistance. While speaking with the males a physical confrontation ensued. During the confrontation the officer discharged their service firearm. The males proceeded to steal the police vehicle and fled. The officer suffered minor injuries during the confrontation.

The police vehicle was located in a field abandoned near Highway 11. Additional officers from the Sylvan Lake and Red Deer RCMP Detachments, RCMP Air Services, Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services assisted in the apprehension of the three males who fled on foot. One of the males was found to have suffered a non-life threatening injury as a result of the confrontation and was taken to hospital.

The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer involved shooting and the actions of police. The RCMP will continue to investigate the actions of the three men and the events leading up to the confrontation with police.

The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099

Continue Reading

City of Red Deer

Click here for survey to share your solutions for crime and community safety!

Published

on

City Hall

From The City of Red Deer

Online survey on crime and community safety

Starting today, citizens can go online to share their ideas for improving community safety and reducing crime with The City of Red Deer.

In November, The City hosted six in-person public meetings on community safety.  Approximately 200 people attended and shared their top concerns related to crime and community safety, as well as actions that can be taken that will have an immediate to short-term impact on improving the issues. From the in-person meetings, the top five issues identified were: property crime, justice and enforcement, addictions and substance abuse, personal and community safety, and economic / business impact.

These top issues are included in the online survey, and participants will be asked to identify actions that The City of Red Deer, citizens, business, police and other orders of government (including provincial and federal) can take to tackle these concerns.

“Crime and community safety is our number one priority and by launching online engagement, we can hear from as many people as possible as not everyone was able to attend the in-person sessions,” said City Manager Allan Seabrooke. “Through this engagement we are partnering with the public to determine actions we can each take that will have a direct and immediate impact on improving the community safety issues we are currently experiencing.”

Red Deer, like many other communities across the province and the nation, currently faces drug, health and economic challenges that are affecting the city and the people who live here. While The City of Red Deer has a number of crime reduction and community safety related programs, initiatives and services already underway, there is always room for improvement, and The City wants to hear from citizens on what else we can collectively do.

“The online survey is about prioritizing community safety. Over the last year, City Council and The City of Red Deer, have worked to make decisions that acknowledge the social, economic and community safety challenges we face because of the economic, health and drug crisis in our province and western Canada. We know there is more to be done, and we need our community’s feedback with solutions that can be implemented in the short term so that everyone in our community feels safe in their home, neighbourhood and our city,” said Mayor Tara Veer.

To participate in the online survey and learn more about crime reduction and community safety related work, visit www.reddeer.ca/bettertogether.  The online engagement will remain open to the public until December 31, 2019.

Continue Reading

december, 2019

thu19dec5:30 pm7:00 amMonthly Mindfulness Drop-In5:30 pm - 7:00 am

tue31dec6:00 pm10:00 pmNew Year's Eve Family PartyDancing - Photos - Party Games - Food - Balloon Drop6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

tue31decwed01janNew Year's Eve Dueling PianosNew Year\'s Eve at Boulevard7:00 pm - (january 1) 2:00 am

Trending

X