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.
RCMP investigate man with gunshot wounds – Blackfalds
Blackfalds RCMP – Investigation into male with gunshot wounds
Red Deer County, Alberta – On August 30th, 2019 the Blackfalds RCMP was dispatched to a male with several gunshot wounds in a rural location west of Blackfalds. The Blackfalds RCMP and Blackfalds General Investigative Section(GIS) attended the location where the victim was being treated by medical personnel. The male was later transported by STARS air ambulance from Red Deer to Edmonton for further treatment. The victim is in stable but serious condition.
This incident is under investigation by Blackfalds GIS and the general public is not believed to be at risk.
The identify of the victim is not being released at this time pending confirmation of NOK notification.
The Blackfalds RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance with any information in relation to this incident. Please contact the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 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 (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Blackfalds RCMP utilize ERT to make arrest
July 31, 2019
Lacombe, Alta. – The Blackfalds RCMP with the assistance of the Calgary Emergency Response Team (ERT) took one male into custody last night following a complaint of an armed and possibly dangerous male at an apartment complex near the town of Lacombe.
At 8:13 p.m., the Blackfalds RCMP received a request for assistance in relation to a male who was armed and threatening to harm himself. The Blackfalds RCMP immediately responded and with the assistance of Lacombe Police Service, Red Deer City RCMP and Police Dog Services, contained the area around the apartment complex in order to ensure public safety. Other residents of the complex had been evacuated.
At approximately 11:00 p.m., the ERT arrived and negotiations were initiated with the male who was inside the residence. At 12:30 a.m., the male was voluntarily taken into custody with no further issue.
Guns were seized from the residence. There was no one else inside the residence with the male and no one was threatened with any firearms. At all times, the safety of the public, the residents and the male suspect was of foremost concern to the RCMP.
The investigation into this incident continues. No charges have been laid, and further updates will not be provided.
The Blackfalds RCMP detachment would like to thank residents of the area for their cooperation during this incident.
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