Posted on: February 21, 2017

Recreation & Culture Boards Information

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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: February 20, 2017

Parkland Regional Libraries Information

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Red Deer County provides funding to Parkland Regional Libraries so that County residents can have access to, and enjoy, the many opportunities that our regional libraries have to offer.Discover a full online listing of great events, activities, and clubs ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2017

COUNTY RESIDENTS REMINDED TO CONSIDER SPRING DUST CONTROL

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Red Deer County would like to remind residents that they are eligible for subsidized calcium chloride dust control on sections of road. By filling out the application, residents will receive dust control spray for a minimum of 125 metres in front of their...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Roadside Brushing Contract Awarded

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At the January 17 meeting, Council awarded the contract for roadside brushing and mulching on both the east and west sides of the QE2 highway to Arbor Mulching.Operation Services Director Marty Campbell added, “The County will evaluate this prog...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Laura Avenue Extension Project Set To Commence

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Red Deer County Council recently awarded the contract for the Laura Avenue Extension Project. This will be a major road work project, linking Gasoline Alley to a new access from the City of Red Deer. The list of roads impacted includes: Laura Avenue, Lant...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Snow Safety

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The Office of the Fire Commissioner, as the coordinating body of Search and Rescue initiatives in Alberta, is a proud supporter of AdventureSmart. That’s why in January, we were focusing on the importance of snow safety. Before you head out this...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Emergency Management: 2016 Year In Review

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FEBRUARY11 - Alberta Emergency Management Agency Regional Workshop25 - Basic Emergency Management and Incident Command System (ICS) 100 TrainingMARCH2/3 - Incident Command System (ICS) 200 Training16 - Rhodium Training17 - Basic Emergency Management (BEM)...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) 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.CFEP aims to foster healthy, vibrant communities across Alberta. Th...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Canada 150 Fund

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The Red Deer & District Community Foundation is excited to announce its ongoing participation in the Canada 150 Fund in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Fund aims to support various initiatives that: ENCOURAGE ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 Grant Packages: Apply Online

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Information and Application packages will be emailed soon for the 2017 Rural Community Facility Operational and Capital Assistance Grants, and the 2017 Cemetery Operational and Capital Assistance Grants. The packages are fillable PDF forms – you...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Benefits of Using The Interactive Mapping Tool

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The interactive map is an excellent tool that can help during a development or subdivision application. One of the requirements for any permit application is a site plan – which should show distances from property lines and any existing building...

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Agri-Trade County News Reporter Winners Announced

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!Grand Prize Scholarship Winner:$1000 – Anny Kowarschik – Delburne SchoolAnny Kowarschik is a Grade 12 student at Delburne School. Moving to Canada at the age of four has opened up endless opportu...

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Green Acreages - Stewardship For Small Acreages

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Red Deer County's Green Acreages brings acreage owners information, expertise, resources, and funding to make environmental improvements to their properties.Some projects that may be approved for funding:- tree & shrub planting- riparian fenc...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

WINTER WATERING LIVESTOCK AND ALUS

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by Ken Lewis, Red Deer County County Conservation CoordinatorALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) pays farmers and ranchers for new management that produces an increase in ecosystem services from parts of their land. Ecosystem services are things from the...

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Posted on: February 11, 2017

Reversal of Fortune: Oil Sands Production Dominates

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as printed in The Owl: Focused on Alberta’s EconomyIn elementary school in the 1970s, a small glass jar filled with what looked like dirt was passed around a Calgary classroom. The guest speaker said that Alberta had a vast amount of this stuff and ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Join Our Monthly Tax Payment Plan

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Red Deer County’s Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PAPP) is a simple, secure and convenient way to pay your annual property taxes. If you are currently on our PAPP, your

first payment for the 2016 tax year was withdrawn on January 1. If you are not yet e...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Important Changes For Assessment Notices

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Red Deer County will be mailing separate assessment and tax notices in 2017. This is a significant and important change to note for our property owners. Assessment notices are expected to be mailed in early February, while the tax notices will continue to...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Public Notices

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PUBLIC HEARING - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at 1:30 PM for:

Bylaw No. 2017/1 to amend Section 10, Interpretive Definitions, to include the following definition:

Site Coverage means the total percentage of the site area covered by building(s) or structures, which ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Ag Service Board Meeting Minutes - January 19, 2017

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The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM with Mayor J. Wood, Councillor P. Massier and Members at Large R. Bradshaw, K. Ziola, M. Hamilton and S. Bell in attendance with Councillors C. Moore and J. Bota being absent.

AGENDA & MINUTESThe agenda and minute...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

GREYHOUND BUS TERMINAL APPROVED FOR GASOLINE ALLEY

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At the December 6 Municipal Planning Commission meeting, Red Deer County Council approved the application by Greyhound Bus Lines for a bus terminal, ticketing agent, and parcel service within Gasoline Alley East (Petrolia Park).The business will operate f...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Health Minister Visits Sylvan Lake

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Health Care Minister Sarah Hoffman and Councillor Richard Lorenz pictured.

The Province of Alberta pledged $2M towards renovating the existing health centre in Sylvan Lake. Additionally, the Province will contribute $2M per year, starting in 2018, to opera...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

RED DEER COUNTY APPROVES STARS AIR AMBULANCE

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At the January 17 County Council meeting, a presentation and funding request was made by STARS Air Ambulance. STARS has served Alberta for over 20 years, and has dealt with serious trauma cases in rural and remote locations – using helicopters to transpor...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Paving Program Approved

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At the January 17 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council approved the 2017 Asphalt Concrete Paving (ACP) program. This program details the various road paving that will be undertaken by the County during the summer months. The contract for 2017 went to ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

February Edition of Red Deer County News is available online!

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Discover great articles and information on Agri-Trade Reporter Winners, Mapping Tool, Public Notices, Gasoline Alley Road Construction, & much more!

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

VIDEO: Technical Rescue Task Force conducts grain rescue training

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Red Deer County's Technical Rescue Task Force trains in Grain Entrapment Rescue on a simulator on loan from Iowa.Red Deer County Council has been proactive in supporting our training of volunteers to be able to respond to grain entrapment inciden...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Winter Watering Field Day

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Friday, February 24, 2017Hosts:Grey Wooded Forage Association & Red Deer County's ALUS ProgramSchedule:Meet at Red Deer County Centre - Council Chambers9:00 AM - Coffee & Registration9:30 AM - Welcome9:45 AM - Depart (By Car Pool Convoy)1...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Development & Safety Codes Permits: 2016 Statistics

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Development Permits Issued:281 in 2016 (YTD)411 in 2015432 in 2014Subdivision Applications Completed:18 in 2016 (YTD)39 in 201532 in 2014Total 2016 Building Permit Construction Values:$78,385,970.00266 Building Permits Issued132 Plumbing Permits Issued305...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

2016 Fire Services Awards Announced

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Congratulations to our Red Deer County firefighters who have achieved service milestones. Thank you for your service to our community!Twenty Year Service AwardsScott Legge, Ron SmartFifteen Year Service AwardTy BraunTen Year Service AwardsBrent Gavey, Bre...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Community Services: 2016 At A Glance

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Grants – Two Community Engagement Sites (Spruce View and Innisfail) received funding for local programming. Recreation grants given to City of Red Deer, Towns of Bowden, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, and Penhold, and Villages of Delburne and Elnora. S...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Happy New Year From The Red Deer Airport

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2016 has been an exciting year for YQF despite the challenging economic times we are experiencing in the Central Alberta region. As we expected, we experienced a slight decrease in our scheduled and charter passenger numbers over the year which can be pri...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Jim Wood Reflects On 2016

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2016 has been an eventful year for Red Deer County. As always, much of our work is done in partnership with other groups. It was a tremendous year for partnerships, as major projects were undertaken with the Province, the City of Red Deer, Red Deer Colleg...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

2017 - 2019 Budget Passes At December 6 Council Meeting

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At the December 6 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council approved the 2017-2019 Operating and 2017-2021 Capital budgets. The package was passed by Council, and took into account the public feedback gathered over the past two weeks. Mayor Jim Wood commen...

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