Spike in property crime

Coronation town council

Coronation and area has seen a spike in property crimes during the second quarter reported Sgt. Darcy McGunigal to council at their last regular meeting on July 18.

The primary reason for this spike, McGunigal continued, was in large part due to three individuals from Lloydminister who have since been arrested.

The month of April saw 26 break and enter and thefts, primarily around the Castor area.  The month of May saw three.

A positive ticket campaign has been implemented by local RCMP in the towns of Castor and Coronation.

The campaign is designed to recognize, reward and encourage good behaviour in the local youth.

The “tickets”, which have been generously donated by local businesses allow the recipients to cash in the coupons for various items such as treats and food.

Cst. Corey Hall will be transferring to the Consort RCMP detachment come the end of August.  Cst. Brittany Hastie has joined the Coronation team from Chilliwack, BC.  Her spouse, who is also an RCMP officer will work out of the Consort detachment.  Both will reside in Consort.

 Curfew bylaw

In response to the question about the curfew bylaw that arose out of the sixth grade student visit to council on April 25, Sgt. McGunigal received a reminder copy of the bylaw.

Curfew bylaw 11 states that no child  should be in a  public place within the limits of Coronation after 11 p.m. and before the hour of 6 a.m. without a guardian present.

The bylaw goes on to state that any parent or guardian who permits his/her child or child into his/her care to contravene this bylaw is guilty of an offence

Backhoe repairs

Public Works Manager Allan Smith, has advised council that the radiator in the backhoe has ruptured and will require replacement. The estimated cost of repairs is $8,000. This was accepted as information by council.

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