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Male charged for break and enter in Delburne

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Three Hills RCMP have charged a man in relation to a series of break and enters in Delburne.
On Wednesday, February 15 at approximately 12:08 a.m., a male suspect broke into the Delburne Municipal Library and stole various electronics and other items believed to be worth $7,850.
On the same day, the male suspect broke into a detached shed at a residence in Delburne and stole tools.
At approximately 3:52 a.m. on Monday, February 20, the male suspect broke into a detached garage at a residence in Delburne and stole a bicycle. Police located the bicycle at a residence in Delburne and were able to recover it and return it to the owner.
On Sunday, February 26 the Delburne Gospel Church was broken into and various electronics were stolen. Police continued their investigation and, on Tuesday, February 28 executed a search warrant at the same residence where the stolen bicycle had been located.
Police located an item belonging to the Delburne Municipal Library and a projector belonging to the Delburne Gospel Church. Police also located clothing worn by the suspect during the break and enters.
Gerald Tonner, 45, of Delburne has been charged with three counts of break, enter and commit theft; three counts of fail to comply with an undertaking; possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Tonner.
Three Hills RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911.
Three Hills RCMP remains fully committed in building safer communities by working in partnership with our community as well as through investigative and enforcement efforts to achieve this goal.

Hanna coach enters Alberta Football Hall of Fame

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Cam McKeage, superintendent of Prairie Land Public School Divison, has been named a Life Member/Hall of Fame inductee to Football Alberta.
The awards will be formally presented at halftime during the annual Senior Bowl High School All-Star Game in Lacombe on Monday, May 22, 2023. The Life Membership/ Hall of Fame Awards are based on long-time excellent service to the game in Alberta.
McKeage’s dedication to football at JC Charyk School and the community of Hanna has been ongoing for almost three decades. According to a bio outlining the award in 1995 as a young teacher in Hanna at J.C. Charyk High School, McKeage went to his administration about starting a football team in their school. 28 years later that young teacher has grown into a member of the school administration in Hanna but also has been the only head coach the Hanna Hawks have ever known.
During his tenure, the team started out as a 12-a-side team and within two years, Cam had the Hawks in Provincials and by 1999 they made the Provincial Final at the Tier IV level. In 2012, with smaller enrollments, Cam shifted the team to the 6-a-side level and has had competitive teams ever since including winning the Provincial Title at that level in both 2018 and 2019 and finishing as finalists in 2021 and 2022.
With some help from the pandemic, the Hawks were undefeated for over 1000 days between August 2018 and November 2021.
Cam’s efforts have also been fruitful off-field as Hanna now sports an artificial turf stadium complete with 6-a-side markings. A leader in the game for decades, Cam McKeage is an excellent addition to the Football Alberta Hall of Fame.

Carbon explores partnership for bylaw enforcement

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The Village of Carbon is looking at possibly partnering with its neighbours for bylaw enforcement services.
A Request for Decision was presented to Carbon Council at its Tuesday, February 21 meeting, discussing the possibility of hiring a full-time Peace Officer in concert with Acme, Beiseker and Irricana.
As background, the concept was presented at a Beiseker Council meeting in January. At a preliminary meeting, it was noted each Chief Administrative Officer was to bring the discussion to their respective councils.
Some of the proposed ideas would be Beiseker hires the officer and the village would provide an office and parking space. Shared costs of the department would be divided amongst the municipalities based on time spent in each area.
Shared expenses would include administration, equipment, vehicle and insurance.
As part of the conversation, CAO asked each council identify and rank community priorities, whether it be traffic control, bylaw enforcement, animal control, community engagement and awareness activities.
Carbon council passed a motion to approve that Administration research the viability/feasibility of the project.


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