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Prolific Property Offender Arrested In Red Deer

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By Sheldon Spackman

A man police describe as a prolific property offender has been arrested by RCMP in Red Deer.

23 year old Rory Serna of Two Hills was picked up on October 31st when RCMP arrested a man allegedly trying to steal property from a Red Deer Canadian Tire store. At the time of his arrest, it was also determined that Serna had traveled to Red Deer in a semi truck that was stolen from Fort Saskatchewan.

Mounties say Serna also had outstanding arrest warrants for property offences and stolen vehicles in the Two Hills area and is believed to be responsible for numerous thefts of trucks, trailers and construction equipment in the Vegreville, Two Hills and Lamont areas over the past several months, in addition to being a suspect in multiple other thefts.

Serna faces 20 counts in relation to the Halloween incident in Red Deer and 28 others from a multiple vehicle thefts and attempted police ramming incidents near Mundare on October 29th where a rifle was also seized.

Serna has been remanded in custody and is now before the courts.

(Photo courtesy of Alberta RCMP)

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Don’t be alarmed when you see City Emergency Vehicles, etc this Wednesday

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Emergency response exercise happening Wednesday

Some City facilities will be busier than normal when The City practices its emergency plans as part of an annual emergency response exercise on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

City Hall and the Collicutt Centre will be used as part of the exercise with City Hall serving as the Emergency Operations Centre, and the Collicutt Centre as a mock reception site. It is business as usual for both facilities with all regular facility programs and services happening as scheduled; however, citizens may see City staff and emergency personnel, vehicles and equipment participating in the training scenario.

“We are always practicing and refining our emergency plans and processes to ensure we are prepared for potential emergency situations,” said Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator. “Annual large-scale exercises, like the one on Wednesday, allow our teams to train together, identify areas for improvement and build on existing skills.”

The exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with various staff participating in different ways throughout the day.

More information on The City’s emergency preparedness is online at: https://www.reddeer.ca/city- services/ambulance-fire-and-emergencies/emergency-preparedness-and-public-safety/

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Alberta’s “Fair Deal Panel” in Red Deer tonight

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Fair Deal Panel town hall set for Red Deer

Alberta’s Fair Deal Panel will hold its second open town hall meeting in Red Deer on Dec. 9.

The Fair Deal Panel is consulting Albertans on how best to define and secure a fair deal for the province. They’re exploring ideas that give the province a bigger voice within the federation, increase power over areas of provincial jurisdiction and advance vital economic interests.

The Red Deer town hall will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Westerner Park Prairie Pavilion. Seating capacity is limited so participants should register to attend.

Albertans are encouraged to attend local town hall sessions and share their vision of how Alberta can achieve a fairer deal. Additional town hall locations and dates are being confirmed.

All Albertans will have the opportunity to provide their input online and through other forms of direct feedback as the panel conducts its public consultations until Jan. 30, 2020. More information on how to participate is available at www.fairdeal.ca.

In addition to receiving input from Albertans, the Fair Deal Panel will consult with policy experts and undertake research to inform its recommendations. The panel will complete its report to the government by March 31, 2020.

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