Bruce Mackenzie, the Provincial Emergency Management Field Officer for central region was on the agenda of Trochu Council's August 22 meeting to make a presentation on emergency preparedness. He outlined the roles and responsibilities of Council before, during and after an emergency, as well as the special regulations and authorizations that are outlined in the Emergency Management Act. He encouraged the Town to update and familiarize all of council as to the community's emergency plans, especia

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Two Vehicle Collision Results In Fatality

Near 6:45 am on August 24th, 2011, emergency services including Elnora Fire Department, Kneehill Ambulance Service, and the Three Hills RCMP responded to a serious 2 vehicle motor vehicle collision on highway 21 near Elnora, AB.  The police investigation found that a southbound pickup truck crossed the center line and struck an oncoming tractor trailer unit.  The tractor trailer unit burst into flames which was extinguished by bystanders and the fire department.  A 31 year old Re

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On 2011-08-14, Three Hills RCMP were dispatched to a house fire in Trochu. Investigation revealed that the fire was arson. The home was completely destroyed and the homeowner was able to escape with no injuries.
After a lengthy investigation by the Three Hills RCMP in conjunction with the Trochu Fire Department and Alberta Fire Inspector, it was found that two 11-year-old male youths were responsible for this arson. Being the youths are under 12 years of age no charges could be laid.
The Three

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For the period of July 1 to July 31, 2011 the Three Hills RCMP had 173 calls for service. The detachment had 21 prisoners for the period and 138 charges laid for various offences.
Files of Note:
• July 2, 2011 Police attended to the Super 8 Motel in Three Hills to investigate a call of a disturbance.  Found to be a domestic violence situation and an adult male from Raymond, Alberta was charged with Uttering threats, mischief, & cause disturbance.  The male was released on a court order with

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