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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Dickson Dam In Line For Major Upgrades

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Five years after flooding devastated much of Southern Alberta, the federal and provincial governments have invested in some of the provinces’ dams, including the Dickson Dam.

Both the federal and provincial governments announced a nearly $14-mill...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Digital Storytelling

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Combining storytelling and digital media, here are some great new videos online with a quick view.

The videos focus on stewardship of land and water and are intended to educate and promote social change.

“Connections between Central Albertans and ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

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 2019 tax year.All properties within Red Deer County are reviewed on a five year re-inspectio...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

ALUS in Red Deer County: Showcasing The First Five

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By Ken Lewis, Conservation Coordinator

Way, way back in 2013, Red Deer County started delivering an ALUS Program. ALUS was relatively unknown back in 2013, when we first started seeking farmers and ranchers to participate in it. To top it off, we had a lim...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

County, Sylvan Lake Sign ICF

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The approval of Red Deer County’s Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework with Sylvan Lake is an example of how well the municipalities work together, according to Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood.

County council unanimously approved the ICF at thei...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Patrol Statistics - August 2018

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In the month of August 2018 Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 268 traffic infractions. Some of the more notable violations include:

  • 17 Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  • 153 Speeding
  • 2 Use of handheld dev...
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Posted on: November 13, 2018

County tables 2019-2021 Capital & Operating budgets for public input

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Council seeking public input on multi-year budget prior to approval.Red Deer County tabled the 2019-21 Operating Expenditures and 2019-2023 Capital Projects at their regular Council meeting on November 13. County Council is now seeking public input on the...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Hwy 2 / Gaetz Ave - Opening of Southbound Collector-Distributor Roadway

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On the evening of Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the southbound collector-distributor roadway will be permanently open, providing direct access to southbound Highway 2A and Gasoline Alley West.

A plan showing the permanent alignment is available at Hwy2Gaet...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Bylaws & Public Hearings

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Following the publication of the October 2018 County News, it was noted that some of the information included in the Public Hearings article was not up to date as some of the processes noted in that article have changed.

Public hearings are required for al...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Get Ready For Winter Driving

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Like it or not winter is just around the corner. 

In the past few weeks, Red Deer County residents have already been given the frosty reminder of what winter conditions we can expect. Icy roads, and blowing snow are nothing new to Red Deer County,...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Stepping Back From The Water

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The Provincial government released a document entitled Stepping Back from the Water to provide developers with a best management practices guide on minimizing the impacts and risks associated with development near water bodies. Within Red Deer County, the...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Disasters Can Happen - Is Your Business Prepared?

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Every organization is at risk from potential disasters that include:

  • Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes and fire
  • Accidents
  • Sabotage
  • Power and energy disruptions
  • Communications, transportation, safety and service sector failure
  • E...
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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program

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Red Deer County has partnered with two other central Alberta counties to work with one of the largest plastic recyclers in Western Canada.Working with Merlin Plastics, Lacombe, Ponoka, and Red Deer Counties will offer free agricultural recycling to produc...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

County Protective Services supporting Wounded Warriors Canada's "Slip on your RED" campaign

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Members of Red Deer County Protective Services have joined departments across Canada in donning red epaulettes (slip-ons or shoulder sashes) on Fridays in support of Wounded Warriors Canada’s “Slip on Your RED” campaign.Epaulettes are the small sashes wor...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

ASB Agricultural Training Sponsorship

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Are you looking to increase your knowledge on agricultural subjects this winter? Maybe you’d like to attend an upcoming agricultural conference, like FarmTech in Edmonton in January 2019 or the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar in Red Deer in March...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Agri-Trade Showcases The Latest And Greatest

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For three days in November, farmers have a chance to see the newest of the agricultural industry as the annual Agri-Trade Equipment Exposition returns to Red Deer.

From Nov. 7 to 9 at the Westerner in Red Deer, 4847A 19th St., the annual showcase of the ne...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

New Tree Planting Requirements

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By Aimee Delaney, Green Acreages CoordinatorEven with all its weather extremes, this year has proven to be a great year for Green Acreages landowners to get some projects complete. Whether planting for an ecobuffer, shelterbelt, or a garden haven designed...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Public Notices

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PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 1:30 PM at Red Deer County Centre for:Bylaw No. 2018/2.02 to redesignate Pt SE 5-37-27-4 (10.9 ha / 26.8 acres) from Agricultural District “Ag” to Highway Commercial District “C...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Water Source vs Water Body

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Environmental Farm Planning FAQ #8 – Water Source vs. Water Body?

I am working on my Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and I have to list all my water sources and all my water bodies.  What’s the difference?

ANSWER:

A water source, i...

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Posted on: November 6, 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: November 5, 2018

New Benalto Playground

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The new Benalto playground was officially opened with a community party on Aug. 26. The community enjoyed face painting, a barbecue, outdoor games, and a bouncy castle, all sponsored by Red Deer County. The new playground is much safer and more accessible...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Community Services Review Proves Beneficial

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As part of the 2018 Red Deer County strategic plan, various departments are undergoing service level reviews. The purpose of the reviews is to gain insight into the quantity and quality of services performed by a County departments as compared to similar ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

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: November 2, 2018

November Red Deer County News now online!

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

Learn more about Gasoline Alley becoming a Hamlet, Canadian Finals Rodeo, ALUS First Five showcase, Council Highlights, & so much more!

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Working Well Workshop coming to Bowden

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Informative water well management workshop will help residents protect their drinking water.Red Deer County is pleased to announce that the Working Well Workshop will be coming to the Bowden Community Hall on November 22 at 5:30 PM. This hands-on, informa...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Appeal Boards

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Members on the Red Deer County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board will have an extra year to serve after Council extended their terms.Red Deer County Council approved extending the terms of board members from two years to three years at their Sept. ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

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 2019 tax year.All properties within Red Deer County are reviewed on a five year re-inspectio...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Simplifying Interactive Maps On The Website

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Last year, Red Deer County ran a series of “How to” articles for the interactive map. While the core interactive map will be remaining, the individual themes will also be broken apart into their own smaller applications. This will remo...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Public Hearings - How They Work

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Have you ever asked yourself “what is a public hearing” or “what purpose does a public hearing serve”?A public hearing is required for a new bylaw or bylaw amendment that is being brought forward for Council&rsq...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Eco-Buffer & Shelterbelts Planning

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By Aimee Delaney, Green Acreages CoordinatorOn Sept. 18, a second Eco-buffer & Shelterbelt Workshop was held at the Red Deer County office for landowners interested in planting trees on their property. Following suit of the first workshop (targeted at...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Second Dwellings

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Red Deer County staff has been receiving a number of inquiries regarding second dwellings. There are two different situations where a second dwelling may be considered:• Permanent Second Dwelling• Temporary Second DwellingAll permanent S...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Accessing Agricultural Lands

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As we look across the landscape this fall, it is important to remember our farmers and ranchers are hard at work harvesting their crops after another trying growing season. After managing a late start to seeding, dry growing conditions (and now a wet harv...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Busy Summer For County Capital Projects

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Paving- Range Road 10 (Hwy 592 to Burnt Lake Trail)- Township Road 360 (Hwy 2A to Hwy 54)- Range Road 12 (North of Hwy 587)Road Construction- Township Road 370 (Hwy 21 to Range Road 224)- Township Road 372 (Range Road 32 to Hwy 766)Chipseal- Township Road...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Need Fill?

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Red Deer County’s drainage program is continuing in 2018. As such, we are looking for places to put excavation material from our road ditches (a mix that is usually rough sod and black dirt, with occasional clay and/or wood chips). If you are in need of f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Spark Grants Available

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Spark Grant Applications are now LIVE on the City of Red Deer website at: www.reddeer.caThe Spark Grant provides funding support (up to $1,000) for City and County residents to connect with their neighbours and community as part of the Great Neighbours in...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Can ALUS Restore Riparian Areas?

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You Be The Judge!By Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorA picture is worth a thousand words they say. If that’s the case, then a before and after picture is worth ten thousand words.When a farmer or rancher does an ALUS (Alternative Land Use Serv...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

New Invader Discovered: Phragmites Australis

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Last month a suspect plant, believed to be Phragmites australis, was discovered in an industrial park in Red Deer County. Samples were taken and sent off to the provincial lab for DNA testing to confirm whether the grass was a native Phragmites or the inv...

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Posted on: October 16, 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: October 15, 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

Dickson Dam - Public Notice of Roadway Closures

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UPDATE - Oct 1, 2018There will be road closures for Dickson Dam from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Tues Oct 2, Thurs Oct 4, Wed Oct 10, Thurs Oct 11, Fri Oct 12, Sat Oct 13, Sun Oct 14, Mon Oct 15.

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