Posted on: June 20, 2017

County details next steps following Community Well-being Survey

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Red Deer County outlined its next steps following the Community Well-being survey. Conducted throughout 2016, the Community Well-being survey asked for resident feedback on areas such as recreation, culture, and family support services available to reside...

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Posted on: June 20, 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: June 20, 2017

Meet Nathan Hoffman: New Fire Smart Specialist

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Nathan Hoffman joined Red Deer County in May of 2017 as our new Fire Smart Specialist. Nathan has 7 years of volunteer experience with Red Deer Search and Rescue and this is his 5th year volunteering with the Red Deer County Technical Rescue Task Force. H...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Traffic circle at Laura Avenue & Lantern Street to open late afternoon on Wednesday, June 21

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Red Deer County Operations department is pleased to announce that the new traffic circle constructed at the intersection of Laura Avenue and Lantern Street will open to the public tomorrow in the late afternoon.The circle is part of a larger overall proje...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Election Workers Needed For October 2017 Municipal Election

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Red Deer County is currently seeking workers for the Monday, October 16, 2017, general municipal election. Selected candidates will be required to manage the election process which includes greeting voters at their assigned voting stations, having strong ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2017

Regional Emergency Management Plan Approved

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At the May 9 County Council meeting, a recommendation for Red Deer County to participate in, and be managing partner of, a Regional Emergency Management Plan along with Delburne, Elnora, Bowden, Innisfail, Penhold, and Sylvan Lake was approved. According ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2017

Spruce View Major ASP Open House

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Red Deer County would like to invite you to a public open house to present the DRAFT Spruce View Major Area Structure Plan. This is a follow up from the February 2017 open house that was held to introduce the Spruce View Major Area Structure Plan review p...

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Posted on: June 17, 2017

VOTE! Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017

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Did you know that municipal elections are happening all across Alberta on Monday, October 16, 2017? Nomination day for candidates is Monday, September 18, 2017.Further information regarding the election is available on Red Deer County’s website ...

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Posted on: June 16, 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: June 16, 2017

Be Part of Our Great Neighbours Initiative - Spark Grant Applications Available

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FCSS is excited to announce that the Spark Grant Applications are now LIVE >> http://reddeer.ca/about-red-deer/living-in-red-deer/neighbourhood-life/great-neighbours/spark-grant/ .The Spark Grant provides funding support (up to $1,000) for residents...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Business Licensing Update

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WHY IS THE COUNTY IMPLEMENTING A BUSINESS LICENSING PROGRAM?Presently, Red Deer County does not issue municipal business licenses; however, a development permit is required prior to a business occupying a premises. Should a change of occupancy occur but t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Medical Clinic Approved

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At the May 9, 2017 Council meeting, Council approved the request received from the Village of Delburne to provide a financial contribution to assist with the start-up of a medical clinic within the Village.The Village has agreed to enter into an agreement...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Assessment Of Farmland Property Used For Personal Camping

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Assessment can be a source of confusion for many property owners no matter where they live. Assessment is not the same thing as taxation, however assessment does become an important part of the overall property tax paid by landowners.The premise of taxati...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Patrol: By The Numbers (April 2017)

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For the month of April 2017Unregistered Motor Vehicles: 21Seatbelt Violations: 9Distracted Driving: 4Intersection Violations: 14Speeding: 339Highest Speed Over The Posted Limit: 123km/hr in a 60km/hr zone!For more information on Red Deer County Patrol, pl...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Rural Beautification Tour - Tickets Available Starting Thursday, June 15

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Rural Beautification TourWednesday, July 26, 2017Division 4Tickets:- Available Starting Thursday, June 15, 2017- At the County Centre or by mail- $30.00 each- cash, cheque, and debit onlyWhat is Rural Beautification?For over 30 years, this program has pro...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH GIS - EDITING DRAWINGS

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Last month, we went over using the map creation tools. This month, we will cover how to create and edit a drawing on the GIS map using the map creation tools.Once you have selected the type of feature you are going to make and the units or style for the d...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Learn About Accessory Buildings

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If you are planning on building an accessory building which exceeds 10m2 (110 ft2), you will require a development permit. Accessory buildings include, but are not limited to:• detached garages• residential greenhouses• gazebos&...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

2017 Capital Construction Projects

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The map below showcases the capital construction projects that have been approved by Council for 2017. Throughout the coming months, County News will provide a project feature highlighting some of the specifics behind certain projects. Stay tuned for deta...

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Posted on: June 12, 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: June 11, 2017

Gasoline Alley Cleanup

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A section of Gasoline Alley was cleaned up by the Red Deer Woodchucks during their annual Gasoline Alley Spring Clean-Up on April 26. A total of 850 kg of trash was collected. 640 cups from fast food restaurants was counted by one group alone.

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Brushing: A Safety Measure

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With the winter finally winding down and thoughts of spring in the air, another year’s road program is set to begin. Included in our annual roads program are the construction, clearing, and the maintenance of approximately 3,000 kilometres of ro...

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Posted on: June 9, 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: June 9, 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: June 8, 2017

Green Acreages Survey

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We are doing this survey to ensure that the program is continuing to meet the needs of Red Deer County Acreage owners and to invite you to participate in the Green Acreages Program.We would like to follow-up with all survey participants to discuss your Gr...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Mandatory Water Conservation

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MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30Inclusive for all businesses and residents that are connected to municipal water utility. Customers may not water lawns, gardens or grounds between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM.Customers with an odd numbered house or building may ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

VIDEO: Laura Avenue Extension Construction Project

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The Laura Avenue Extension Construction Project is underway in Gasoline Alley West.WATCH THE VIDEO UPDATE on this project.

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Ag Service Board Meeting Minutes - April 19, 2017

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The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM with Chairperson Councillor J. Bota, Councillors P. Massier, C. Moore and Members at Large S. Bell, R. Bradshaw, M. Hamilton and K. Ziola in attendance.AGENDA & MINUTESThe agenda and minutes were approved as ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Preparing for the Spring - Minimizing Household Flooding

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As temperatures rise, it is time for property owners to evaluate what measures and steps have been taken to minimize flooding. Basement flooding typically is the result of surface flooding, subsurface infiltration through foundation cracks, or sewer backu...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Red Deer County to provide local community groups with funding for Canada 150 celebrations

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Red Deer County announced at the June 6 Council meeting that funding up to $1,000 is available to local community groups wishing to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.A total of $29,313 has been made available to various group...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Road Bans Lifted on Wed June 7 at 7AM

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As of Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 7:00 AM, Red Deer County has removed all enacted road bans. The Operations Department will continue to monitor road conditions and information will be made available when required.Road bans are established to protect the ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Tickets Available for the Aug 2, 2017 Entrepreneurial Ag Tour

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Date: August 2, 2017Registration Fee: $30Tickets can be purchased from the Red Deer County office with payment by cash, debit or cheque.The Entrepreneurial Agriculture Tour (EAT) is an annual event hosted by Red Deer County’s Agricultural Servic...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

2016 Financial Statements

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Red Deer County recently received another clean audit, which Council unanimously approved. Council extended compliments to Administration for their excellent work managing money on behalf of the County and taxpayers, and for making the exciting 2017 initi...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Green Acreages Green Living Tip - June 2017

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Many of us have probably been enjoying fresh asparagus from the garden. This is a great perennial food crop but also a great landscaping plant! After providing one of the first veggies of the year it continues to grow, reaching a height of a meter or more...

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Posted on: June 4, 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 well-being of individuals, f...

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Posted on: June 4, 2017

Meet Our New County Weed Inspectors

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My name is Chris Gatien, I will be working as a Weed Inspector in the South division for 2017. I have completed my first year of studies at Olds College in Reclamation and Remediation and a second major in Environmental Stewardship and Rural Planning. I h...

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Posted on: June 3, 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: June 3, 2017

How Is An Alternative Watering System An ALUS Project?

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by Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorFirst off, what is an “Alternative Watering System”?It’s any watering system that provides livestock on a farm, an alternative to drinking water directly from a creek, river, wetland, pon...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Red Deer County News - June Edition

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The June Edition of Red Deer County News is now available online!

CLICK HERE to view the June County News

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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 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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