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Rural Crime Watch group helps RCMP arrest alleged theives

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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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Town of Blackfalds to twin Multi-Plex and build new library

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From the Town of Blackfalds: Multi-Plex Arena Expansion

The 2015 Recreation, Culture, and Parks Needs Assessment and Master Plan identified the need for an additional ice surface.

» Many similar sized communities have a twin arena.
» An additional ice sheet would address capacity and demand issues.

The 2018 Civic Facilities Development Strategy and Master Plan recommended:

» Planning for an expansion to the Multi-Plex to include additional indoor ice.
» Development of a larger library to support a larger and growing community.

In the development of this facility concept there have been meetings with the Recreation, Culture, and Parks Board; the Library Board; and the Dual Ice Development Society. Facility tours in Red Deer, Calgary, and Okotoks were conducted with the architect (ACI Architects), Town Council, and Town Administration.

The Town’s 10 Year Capital Plan includes construction for the ice sheet to start in 2021 and the library in 2024.The Town is proposing to expand the Multi-Plex arena. The project is proposed as two phases, with the rink being done in 2021 ($15 million budgeted), and the library in 2024 ($4 million budgeted).

See the draft renderings from ACI Architects that were showcased during the April 17 Open House.

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Blackfalds is spending $2,000 per resident to expand Multi-Plex and Library… Will Red Deer “bite the bullet” to compete?

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Submitted by Opinion Blogger Garfield Marks

July 3 2019, and the town of Blackfalds announced they are expediting  moving forward on twinning their Multi-Plex to the tune of $15 million, and $5 million to expand their library. This is only a few years after opening their $15 million Abbey Centre. 
Blackfalds moved construction up a few years to avail themselves of economic savings. Construction costs are down while the industry has slowed and the residents will save money.
Granted it is still $2,000 per resident as Blackfalds only has 10,000 +/- residents.
The city of Red Deer is delaying discussing building an Aquatic Centre, 18 years after opening the Collicutt Centre.
Blackfalds, population of 10,400 will spend $1,500 per person twinning their multi-plex just a few short years after spending $2,000 per person on the Abbey Centre. $500 per resident on the library.
2013 population of Blackfalds was around 7,500.
In just a few years Blackfalds is committing about $4,000 per resident on recreational facilities.
Red Deer, population 101,002 is looking at spending less than $1,000 per resident on recreational facilities in decades.
Blackfalds was named the fastest growing city by population in Canada.
Red Deer is stagnant in population, increasing by only 1% in the last 3 years.
Red Deer needs to build an Aquatic Centre with a 50m pool. Red Deer is in need of a new multi-plex. Red Deer has a shortage of recreational facilities north of the river. Red Deer is in need of an identity.
Red Deer is afraid of investing in itself. The price of $100 million is high and can be lowered, but if the price was $101 million it  would be only $1,000 per resident. Blackfalds had a population of 6,500 when it started building the Abbey Centre, or $2300 per resident. Now a few years after opening they are investing another $1500 per resident in twinning their multi-plex.
Red Deer is abdicating it’s leadership role in Central Alberta. Penhold, Sylvan Lake and Blackfalds have all invested in their recreational facilities in recent years and have maintained population growth while Red Deer has ceased investing in new facilities, and seen a decline in population.
I would suggest that we bite the bullet, proceed with an Aquatic Centre that can hold provincial and national competitions and attract tourist and investment dollars. Build it north of the river by Hazlett Lake and offset the costs with sponsorships, like we did with the Collicutt Centre. 
Or we can just welcome mediocrity and obscurity.
Just saying.

Garfield Marks

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