Posted on: May 26, 2017

Is Your Home An Easy Target?

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Is your home an easy target?Take Our Home Safety QuizYour results from our Home Safety Quiz re?ect the level of security your home has in relation to the most common security weaknesses. If you answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, co...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Rail Safety

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Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) educated the public during this year’s Rail Safety Week about safety in and around railway property.From April 24 through April 30, CP and CPPS conducted rail safety blitzes in...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Fly Red Deer!

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Take the easy way out! Fly Red Deer!

Enjoy free parking and shorter lines when you fly from Red Deer Airport.

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Unharvested and Overwintered Crops

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There has been a lot of discussion going on about unharvested crops that were not harvested in the fall.  With seeding season coming close we need to address some of the issues this brings up. The Alberta Government has published information on u...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Access Prosperity Represents Central Alberta Companies At Petroleum Tradeshow in Beijing

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Central Alberta: Access Prosperity represented four Central Alberta companies and worked in conjunction with several others while at CIPPE (the China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition) in Beijing, China. Acces...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Red Deer / Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch

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The annual general meeting of the Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Community Crime Watch group was held on March 25, 2017. At the meeting, a report highlighted this past year’s activities by Executive and Board members of your Rural Crime Watch (RCW). &am...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Getting Acquanted With GIS: Using The Map Creation Tool

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The Web GIS tool is great for finding information about a property that you may own or be interested in. In this section, we will go over how to use the map creation tools that create drawings and measurements on the map.Red Deer County’s web ma...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Secondary Suites and Garden Suites

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Red Deer County’s Planning & Development Department recently amended the Land Use Bylaw in order to further define Secondary Suites and to add Garden Suites as a use within the agricultural district and some residential districts.The main di...

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Posted on: May 21, 2017

Meet Chipper Charlie - RDCounty's New Emergency Preparedness Mascot!

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Thank you to Hudson Hunter for submitting the name Chipper Charlie in our “Name the Mascot” contest. Hudson is pictured with Chipper Charlie and Emergency Management Officer Tina Colberg. Hudson has won a Prize Pack from Gasoline Alley...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Mailing Address Updates

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Canada Post has converted all Rural Route addresses in Red Deer County to the 9-1-1 Municipal Address. After September 19, 2017, Canada Post will no longer deliver mail to the rural route addresses.Have you updated your mailing address with the Red Deer C...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Community Facility Enhancement Grants - Upcoming Deadlines

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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.CFEP aims to foster healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta. Th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Assessment Inspection Notice

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Notice is hereby given as per section 294 of the Municipal Government Act that the Assessment Department is starting its annual inspection of properties for the 2018 tax year.All properties within Red Deer County are reviewed on a five year re-inspection ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Development Permit Process

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1) Fill out entire Development Permit application form, found online at www.rdcounty.ca or at the Planning desk. Submit appropriate fees.2) Application will be reviewed and when deemed complete, assigned to a Development Officer.3) Discretionary use permi...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Planning & Development: Private Sewage FAQ

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PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS (PSDS)A Private Sewage System does much more than make your sewage soak into the ground. The disposal system treats the sewage to prevent the transmission of disease to your family or neighbours and prevents damage to the e...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Common Planning & Development Questions

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What is the difference between a Development Permit and a Building Permit?A development permit approves the applicant for the designated use of the land in accordance with Red Deer County’s Land Use Bylaw. A building permit, on the other hand, a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Building This Summer?

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Our Planning & Development department is here to help you get started on your summer development projects!WHAT DO I NEED?DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FORM APPLICATIONBefore Planning and Development can accept payment and begin processing your application, a complet...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Green Acreages Project Draw For $2000!

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Have you ever thought about creating pollinator habitat ecobuffer, installing fencing manage a wetland, reducing run-off, or otherwise “greening” your property? Through the Green Acreages program Acreage Owners have potential access to...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

2017 Rural Beautification Tour - Calling For Nominations In Division 4

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What is Rural Beautification?For over 30 years, this program has provided an opportunity to County residents to showcase their amazing properties and be rewarded for their tremendous efforts put into beautifying the municipality. Each year, nominations fr...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

Entrepreneurial Ag Tour Coming This Summer!

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Red Deer County’s Entrepreneurial Ag Tour (EAT) has taken us to over 75 progressive and innovative farm locations over the past 14 years. The 15th annual tour date will be finalized in the coming weeks and will take place either the last week of...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

Public Notices

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PUBLIC HEARING - TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1:30 PM at the Red Deer County Centre for:Bylaw No. 2017/11 - to amend Direct Control District #23 for Pt SE 7-35-28-4 of the Land Use Bylaw No. 2006/6 to include Automotive and Minor RV Sales and Rentals as a Permitted U...

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Can I Graze My Cows On Land I Have Enrolled In ALUS?

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by Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorThis is the most common question we get about the ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) Program in Red Deer County. In short, yes you can - but there are a few key criteria that landowners should be aware of.So far, mo...

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

Changes Coming to Mayor and Council Compensation

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At the April 11 County Council meeting, a review of the Councillor Remuneration Policy was brought forward. This is a regular process that occurs prior to the October municipal election. The proposed amendments to the policy were adopted by Council and wi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

2017 Property Taxation Notices

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Property Tax Notices for 2017 have now been mailed to Red Deer County property owners. Payments are due on June 30, 2017.  If you have not received your notice by May 31, please contact the Red Deer County office at 403.350.2150. Property Assessm...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Division 1 Town Hall Meeting Responses - March 16, 2017 With Philip Massier

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I would like to thank everyone who attended the March 16 community meeting at the Pine Lake Hub Community Centre. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with area residents and share information and listen to concerns. This article provides a summary of m...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Rental Sprayer Program

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Red Deer County is making another addition to the Rental Sprayer fleet this year. We are building a walking axle pasture sprayer with a 110 gallon (416L) tank. It will be able to be pulled with a small tractor or a UTV depending on the terrain. We are pla...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Red Deer County Approves 2017 Tax Bylaw

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At the May 9 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council approved 2nd and 3rd reading of the municipal tax rate bylaw for 2017. In recognition of the continued economic challenges, Council has approved a zero percent increase in tax rates. Major projects for...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

REMINDER: Road Bans in Red Deer County

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Effective 7AM Friday, March 24 road bans were put into effect in the jurisdiction of Red Deer County and excluding all industrial and commercial subdivisions. All gravel roads remain at 100 percent of axle weight allowance. All gravel roads remain at 100 ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Roadside Vegetation Control

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by Roland Krusi, Agricultural CoordinatorRoadsides are an ideal location for weeds to thrive because they provide a wide variety of growing conditions, the desirable vegetation is commonly disturbed leaving bare ground exposed, and roadsides act as a coll...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Need Fill?

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Rough Sod - Black Dirt - ClayCall 403.350.2150 ext 251Red Deer County’s drainage program is continuing in 2016. We are looking for places to put excavation material from our road ditches. This material is usually a mix of rough sod and black dirt (sometim...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Town of Bowden Plans To Annex County Land

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At the April 11 Council meeting, Red Deer County announced that it has received a formal Notice of Intent to Annex Lands from the Town of Bowden.During a meeting held on December 7, 2016, with representatives of both municipalities in attendance, the Town...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Family Services: Upcoming 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: May 9, 2017

VIDEO: Rural Property Crime Prevention

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As local authorities work hard to curb rural property crime, there are a number of preventative measures that landowners in Red Deer County can take to protect their home and property.WATCH VIDEO

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

May Edition of Red Deer County News Now Available Online

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Click Here to read the May Edition of Red Deer County News.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Mowing - Who Is Responsible?

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The responsibility for the mowing of boulevards and ditches varies by location. Red Deer County has a Subdivision and Open Space Mowing Program that includes over 286 acres of land being maintained by the County. The frequency of mowing within these locat...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

ROAD CLOSURES - Gasoline Alley West Construction Underway

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RED DEER COUNTY - Red Deer County advises residents and motorists of the following road closure that will be in effect from May 1, 2017 until approximately June 15, 2017:Gasoline Alley – the intersection of Laura Avenue and Lantern StreetDetour ...

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