News Flash

Posted on: January 20, 2022

Community Services

Red Deer County Initiative and Projects for 2021

Trails Strategy Report completed and presented to Council in July. This comprehensive report included recommendations in relation to the creation, expansion, and maintenance of trails in the County. Thank yo...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Economic Development

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2021 continued to be quite unsettled as the world together watched the COVID-19 pandemic unfold and disrupt life as we know it. Despite this uncertain and unprecedented time Red Deer County experienced many new and exciting developments throughout the yea...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Why's of Agriculture

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What's the difference between hay & straw?

We’re starting to see farmers spreading bales of all sorts out for the cows, but is it hay, or straw? It all sort of looks the same, doesn’t it? Most of the time it doesn’t really matter, and these terms can b...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Environmental Farm Plan: Meet your Techs

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Hello folks, as we start a new year, we felt it was time to introduce ourselves - your Environmental Farm Plan Technicians. Helping you start, complete, and update your EFP is important to us. Whether you prefer to work online or in-person, we’r...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Protective Services

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Public Events 

Red Deer County was able to continue to facilitate Public Event requests when COVID-19 restrictions allowed, by working collaboratively with Alberta Health Services (AHS). Although there was a decline in permits this past year, thos...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Planning & Development

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As reported in the October edition of the County News, Red Deer County received the 2021 Minister’s Award for Municipal Excellence – Special Recognition for Red Tape Reduction Initiatives in the Rural Municipality c...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

ALUS Red Deer County

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Alternative Land Services (ALUS) is a program that pays farmers and ranchers to produce, enhance and maintain ecosystem services on their lands. ALUS provides funding for projects that produce cleaner air, cleaner water, and more biodiversity. 

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Red Deer County approves 2022 Capital and Operating Budgets

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On December 14, 2021, Red Deer County Council approved the 2022-2024 Operating and 2022-2026 Capital Budgets that highlight strategic priorities for the next three years.

Mayor Wood expressed his gratitude to staff and Council for their hard work in &l...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: December 8, 2021

Why's of Agriculture

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How can cows be warm with snow on their backs?

It’s hard not to be empathetic for the cows when you see them in the winter, covered in snow while you drive by in your warm vehicle. “Brrrrr!” we think to ourselves. Oddly enough...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Unregulated Drone Use Guidelines

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Drones, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in most regulations, are relatively new and the regulations have matured over the last few years into what they are today. According to Transport Canada, there are three main categories that drones would fall u...

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Red Deer County News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Start planning your 2022 ALUS project

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For the first time ever in 2021, demand for funding from the ALUS Program has outstripped the funding available.

 We think this demand will continue in 2022, as the popularity of ALUS grows. So, we are putting a deadline for ALUS funding applicati...

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Red Deer County News