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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Horn Hill Cemetery Awarded Capital Grant

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In June, 2018, the Horn Hill Cemetery was awarded a $4,500 capital grant for the purchase of ground-thawing equipment and a trailer.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

ALUS Wins Blue Skies Award

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Congratulations to the Red Deer County ALUS group for winning a Blue Skies Award from the Parkland Airshed Management Zone. The awards are held every other year and recognize those who are taking exemplary measures to improve air quality.Alternative Land ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Heritage Recognition Awards - Calling For Nominations

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Time to nominate! Deadline is July 20, 2018These awards acknowledge the special accomplishments, projects, and efforts which have furthered the goal of heritage conservation, education, and awareness in the County. Full information at www.rdcounty.ca or c...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Environmental Farm Planning FAQ #5

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Do I Have to Do a Plan for Every Field or Pasture?I farm a lot of acres. I’ve got 20 fields, and 47 paddocks in my rotational grazing system. Do I need to make an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) for each one?ANSWER:No. Environmental Farm Planning ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Recreation And Culture Boards

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Red Deer County provides funding to each of the County’s six divisional Recreation and Culture Boards, which are comprised of community members. These Boards create and provide recreational and cultural opportunities to the residents of their re...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Take A Break - Landscaping With Nature In Mind

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By Aimee Delaney, Conservation AssistantAre you getting tired of mowing the lawn routinely? Perhaps it’s time to go with a native approach. For those considering converting their yard from high maintenance lawn to low-maintenance native habitat,...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

2018 Capital Construction Projects

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Reconstruction, Base and Pave• RGE RD 10 - HWY 592 to Burnt Lake Trail• TWP RD 360 - HWY 2A to HWY 54 Road Construction, Pave• RGE RD 12/HWY 587 - Approx. 480m north of HWY 587Gravel• RGE RD 224 - TWP RD 364 to TWP RD 3...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Explore the Boomtown Trail this summer!

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An exciting travel destination in Central Alberta!#boomtowntrailVIDEO:https://youtu.be/UTNfjbU4LtkRed Deer County Tourism:http://rdcounty.ca/364/Tourism Travel Alberta - Boomtown Trail:https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/plac... Zenseekers ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Youth For Agriculture Award

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Red Deer County residents aged 13 to 18 are invited to enter our new Agricultural Service Board Youth for Agriculture Award contest.Entering is easy! Simply use your investigative skills and creativity to write an article or create a video on the ASB Yout...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

County Patrol Helps Out At Tim Horton's Camp Day

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Red Deer County Peace Officers, Brad Olsen and Irv Heide, were able to help out at the Tim Hortons Camp Day, in Gasoline Alley.This annual event raises money to send youth from low-income families in our community for a camp ex...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Dickson Dam - Public Notice of Roadway Closures

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The spillway gates at Dickson Dam are approaching the end of their service life, and Alberta Environment and Parks has decided to replace the gates before further deterioration occurs. Kiewit Construction Services ULC has been contracted to replace the sp...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Innisfail & District Ag Society Hosted Grade 5 Farm Tour

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On June 5, over 180 students, teachers and parents from the Innisfail Middle School and Penhold Elementary School were immersed in farm life for a whole day. A successful, fun event geared towards educating local students of the importance of agriculture ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

County Patrol By The Numbers - May 2018

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In the month of May 2018, Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 253 traffic infractions. Some of the more notable violations include:

  • 7 Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  • 179 Speeding
  • 4 Use of handheld device...
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Posted on: July 9, 2018

The Difference Between Scentless Chamomile, Ox-Eye Daisy, and Shasta Daisy

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Scentless Chamomile and Oxeye Daisy are both classified as noxious weeds in the Alberta Weed Act and need to be controlled. The Shasta daisy is a common garden feature, it is a domesticated plant and is not classified as a weed, but can easily be confused...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

July Edition of County News Available Online

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The July Edition of Red Deer County News can now be found online!

Discover Meeting Minutes, Planning & Development Info, Construction News, Waste Management Programs, and much more!

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Campfire Safety

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For some of us, there really is nothing like being outdoors. Many county residents enjoy heading outdoors to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Red Deer County Fire Services want to encourage these outdoor enthusiasts to conduct their activities in the s...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Upcoming FCSS Events In Your Community

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Red Deer County Council participates in a 10 year FCSS Multi-Municipal Agreement. For decades, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has been working as a provincial-municipal government initiative to enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, fa...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Severe Weather Watches & Warnings

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When severe weather threatens, Environment Canada, the authoritative source of Weather Alerts 24/7, issues special alerts that notify those in affected areas so that they can take steps to protect themselves and their property from harm. These public aler...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

COMMUNITY FACILITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (CFEP) GRANTS & COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM (CIP) GRANTS

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CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities.CIP funds initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughou...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Heritage Recognition Awards

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Time to nominate! Deadline is July 20, 2018These awards acknowledge the special accomplishments, projects, and efforts which have furthered the goal of heritage conservation, education, and awareness in the County. Full information at www.rdcounty.ca or c...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

VIDEO: Small Pasture Weed Sprayer Rental Available

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Take control of the weeds in your pastures and grassy areas with the help of our new towable small-pasture sprayer…available for rent from Red Deer County’s Ag Services Department.  Weeds can create real problems when they in...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Firefighters Participate In Stair Climb For Cancer

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Three of Red Deer County’s Firefighters, from Station 1, participated in the Calgary Firefighters Stair Climb at the BOW Tower in on April 29, 2018. Hundreds of firefighters from all over North America climbed stairs of Western Canada’...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Home Businesses

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There are many reasons why people choose to start a business from home. Working from home can provide extra money to support your primary income, keep family members close at hand to care for loved ones, or provide a cost effective alternative for getting...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Patrol Statistics - April 2018

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In the month of April, Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 208 traffic infractions. Some of the more notable violations include:

  • Unlicensed Driver: 4
  • Unregistered Motor Vehicle: 7
  • Speeding: 216
  • Fail ...
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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Planning & Development Services Director Awarded

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At the May 22 Council Meeting, Planning & Development Services Director Dave Dittrick was recognized for 10 years of municipal service in a management capacity by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators.Pictured from left to right: Mayor ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Why Do We Issue Fire Bans?

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Very often in late spring or early summer, Red Deer County Fire Services will issue a County-wide fire ban. Typically these bans prohibit open burning and camp fires while allowing the use of heating, cooking, or propane devices.In the past there has been...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Recreation & Culture Opportunities

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Red Deer County provides funding to each of the County’s six divisional Recreation and Culture Boards, which are comprised of community members. These Boards create and provide recreational and cultural opportunities to the residents of their re...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

County contributes additional $400,000 to the Red Deer Airport

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At the May 8 Council meeting, Red Deer County approved an additional $400,000 in funding to the Red Deer Airport. The funding is aimed at maintaining existing infrastructure, as well as new software to ensure that runway conditions are safe. Airport CEO G...

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