Posted on: November 24, 2017

Community Needs Assessment Survey Results - Trails

Trails

The development of trails within Red Deer County was specifically examined in the community engagement process through the Community Well-Being Survey and follow-up focus groups with residents. Through these consultations, it is evident that trails are an...

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Posted on: November 24, 2017

Spark Grants - Great Neighbours

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Spark Grant Applications are now LIVE on the City of Red Deer website at http://reddeer.ca/about-red-deer/living-inred-deer/neighbourhood-life/great-neighbours/spark-grant/The Spark Grant provides funding support (up to $1,000) for City and County residen...

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Posted on: November 23, 2017

Heavy Snow On Trees

Snow On Trees

With nine months of potential snow here in Alberta, we frequently get heavy snow in early fall or late spring that can greatly affect our trees and shrubs. Most of them are well adapted to winter conditions but having sudden heavy snow when trees have not...

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Posted on: November 23, 2017

Help Prevent Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease

The annual elm pruning ban in Alberta is over until March 31, 2018.Dutch elm disease is caused by a fungus that clogs the elm tree’s water conducting system. The fungus is primarily spread from one tree to another by elm bark beetles, which are ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Clubroot & Fusarium Update

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By Aimee Delaney, Conservation AssistantIt’s been a busy season this year from a pest management perspective. With new pest invaders on the horizon, and local pests in need of constant monitoring and controls, a few pests are making a presence i...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Black Knot

Black Knot

Black Knot is a fungus that infects primarily Mayday and Schubert Chokecherry trees.It is characterized by swollen black lumpy masses along the branches. It negatively affects the ornamental value and health of the tree and if allowed to spread it may eve...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Project Highlight: Bridge File 7287 Over Tindastoll Creek

Bridge File 7287 - Tindastoll

Bridge File 7287 carries Rge Rd 15 over Tindastoll Creek, just north of Twp Rd 364. The old two span concrete girder bridge on treated timber piles was built in 1961. This bridge was replaced this year due to rot found in timber pier piles and deteriorati...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Spruce View Community Hall Paving

Spruce View Paving

The parking lot at the Spruce View Community Hall was given a full pave as part of the 2017 paving program. The Community Hall property is home to Spruce View’s baseball diamond, playground, and water treatment plant.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

ASB Meeting Highlights - October 11, 2017

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On October 11, 2017 Red Deer County held its fifth Agricultural Service Board (ASB) meeting of 2017. The focus of this meeting was to accept a summary of the Ag Service Board’s year-long review of the Agricultural Viability Strategy that was com...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Spruce View Reservoir Update

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The residents of Spruce View now have a long–term water solution in the new Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant, which is now operational. The new reservoir will increase the water storage capacity in the hamlet considerably, which will improve ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Need Fill?

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ROUGH SOD - BLACK DIRT - CLAYCall 403.896.9061Red Deer County’s drainage program continues in 2017. 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 occasio...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

2017 Re-Gravel Program Now Complete

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Roads completed as of August 24, 2017:• Rge Rd 230 – Between Hwy 21 & Twp Rd 364• Rge Rd 232 – Between Twp Rd 374 & Twp Rd 364• Rge Rd 233 – Between Hwy 21 & Twp Rd 374• Rge Rd ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Economic Development Quarterly Report - Q3 2017

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Red Deer County is pleased to offer quarterly reporting statistics and updates for residents and businesses! Take a look inside for information on new businesses, housing starts, infrastructure development and building statistics.CLICK HERE to vi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Business Licenses are available at No Charge until Dec 31, 2017

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Red Deer County began accepting Business License applications on July 17, 2017. All existing and new businesses are afforded the opportunity to register their business prior to December 31, 2017, at no cost.Red Deer County’s Business Licensing P...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Paterson Grain Terminal Construction Underway Near Bowden

Paterson Grain - 2017

Paterson Global Foods is developing a high-throughput grain handling terminal on property located in the northeast corner of Highway 587 and Range Road 12, near the Town of Bowden. Canadian Pacific Railway runs along the east boundary of the property and ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

County Wins Prestigious Economic Development Award

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Red Deer County, along with 10 other local municipalities, received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council at their annual award ceremony in Toronto.The award recognized the municipalities coming to...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Training For Transportation Emergencies

TRANSCAER - 2017

On September 20, some of your County Patrol Officers attended the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative (TRANSCAER®) training event held in Bowden. This training is offered to all first responders and further prepare...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

ALUS in Red Deer County - The Numbers Are Adding Up!

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By Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorIn September, the County worked with Alberta Agriculture to tour the Tindastoll Watershed, where Alberta Agriculture and area farmers have been working on the Phosphorus Watershed Project. We learned about the project...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Livestock Response Unit In Action

Livestock Response Unit - Sept 2017

On the evening of Wednesday, September 20, four volunteers from Red Deer County’s Technical Rescue Task Force responded to the rollover of a semi-truck hauling hogs in the City of Red Deer at the intersection of 30th Ave and 67 St. Using the Cou...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Fire Services: Fall Education

Fire - Fall Training 2017

For many people, at least those with children, the fall season is synonymous with the return to school. This fall, Red Deer County Fire is also getting into the educational groove, in both the teaching and student roles.Many firefighters from the various ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Environmental Farm Plan Workshops Kicking Off Again

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In 2018, Red Deer County will host Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) workshops every month. This will be a chance for County farmers to start, finish, or update their EFP.EFP has evolved a lot in recent years. The global agriculture and food industry, has ide...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Green Acreages - Stewardship For Small Acreages

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It’s starting to get chilly out here this time of year, and unfortunately that means on-the-ground environmental projects are wrapping up. Luckily creating a greener space on your acreage doesn’t need to be put on hold too – ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Patrol Statistics - August & September 2017

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Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 413 traffic infractions in August and 524 infractions in September. Some of the more notable violations include:Speeding:August - 207September - 325Highest App...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

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Red Deer County Patrol Officers have been conducting assessments based upon Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) at both commercial and residential properties within Red Deer County.CPTED, when implemented properly, increases the percepti...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH GIS - STYLES

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When creating or editing drawings on the Red Deer County Interactive Mapping Tool online, styles can be applied to the drawings to make them look a certain way. If you would like to apply a certain style to all of your drawings, you can pick a style befor...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Green Acreages - Green Living Tip

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Fall is in the air and winter is on the way. Bird feeding and watching is one the joys of the winter season. Chickadees, woodpeckers, juncos, cedar waxwings, and nuthatches are all birds that call the parkland ecosystem home and that will readily visit fe...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

County Establishes Rules For Medical Marijuana Facilities

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At the September 19 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council made amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to establish zoning rules for the location of medical marijuana growing facilities.Council determined that medical marijuana production facilities will be a...

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Posted on: November 6, 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: November 6, 2017

Election 2017 - Results

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On Monday, October 16, Red Deer County residents went to the polls to choose their representatives for the next 4 years. In Division 1, Philip Massier was acclaimed to serve in his third term. In Division 2, Jean Bota was elected to serve in her second te...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

County Approves New Springbrook Major Area Structure Plan

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At the September 19 Council meeting, County Council approved a new plan to guide the growth and development of the hamlet of Springbrook.First reading for the plan was granted on July 18, and a public hearing was held on September 5. A number of comments ...

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Posted on: November 6, 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: November 3, 2017

Red Deer County News - November Edition

County News - Nov 2017

The November Edition of Red Deer County News is now available online.Discover the 2017 Election Results, the new energy efficient bus for Gasoline Alley & Springbrook, Environmental Farm Plan Workshops, Upcoming Planning Open Houses, and so much more!...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Stephan G. Stephansson Society Acquires Butter Maker House

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On August 31, 2017, the Stephan G. Stephansson Society acquired the Butter Maker House, a property of historical significance in Markerville. This purchase was made possible thanks to financial assistance from Red Deer County via the Municipal Reserve Fun...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

County seeking resident input on new Animal Control Bylaw

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Short Survey available on County WebsiteRed Deer County Planning and Development is seeking input on a proposed Animal Control Bylaw. County staff are asking ratepayers to provide opinions through an online survey.The survey asks questions on whether or n...

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