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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Red Deer County tables 2018 tax bylaw for public input

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Higher costs of services lead to changes in non-residential taxesAt the April 24 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council gave first reading to allow for public input on the municipal tax rate bylaw for 2018. Tax rates will vary  on individual pr...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Red Deer County river levels remain high but steady

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UPDATE - Thursday, April 26- Overland Flooding Alert has been Cancelled.- High Water Level Alert remains in effect.- AHS Boil Water Advisory for Silver Lagoon Subdivision and Red Lodge Estates remains in effect.- Red Deer County Operations Department cont...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

AHS Declares BOIL WATER ADVISORY for Silver Lagoon Subdivision & Red Lodge Estates

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Alberta Health Services Declares that a BOIL WATER ADVISORY  IS IN EFFECT FOR: Silver Lagoon Subdivision and Red Lodge Estates, Red Deer County, ABIssued on April 23, 2018 at 18:00 hrs.  Bring your water to a rolling boil for at least on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Red Deer County warns motorists to avoid flooded areas

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Fast melting snow causing localized flooding of roadsRed Deer County would like to remind motorists and residents that rapid snow melt is causing overland flooding in areas throughout the County. This runoff is resulting in road closures and localized flo...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Hwy 2 / Gaetz Ave Interchange - Temporary Traffic Pattern Change for Southbound Hwy 2 Traffic

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Starting the evening of April 26, 2018, a temporary traffic pattern change will be in effect along Highway 2, between Taylor Drive and south of Gaetz Avenue. Southbound Highway 2 traffic will be detoured onto the northbound lanes of Highway 2 where both n...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Three Steps To Emergency Preparedness

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If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION

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May 1 to September 30, inclusive for all businesses and residents that are connected to municipal water utility.• Customers may not water lawns, gardens, yards, or grounds between the hours of NOON and 7:00 PM.• Customers with odd number...

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Posted on: April 25, 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. This material is usually a mix of rough sod and black dirt (sometimes mixed with clay; sometimes mixed...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Save Water, Fix A Leak

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No more leaky loo.Water loss in a household can be very wasteful. Fixing leaky toilets and taps can save up to 550L of water every day.Try these other tips to help reduce water wastage:• Only wash full loads of dishes and laundry.• Avoid...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Twine Is Now Accepted At Horn Hill

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Bale twine will now be accepted at Horn Hill Waste Transfer Station, Gaetz Creek Waste Transfer Station, and Yankee Flats Waste Transfer Station at no charge.Material can be placed in clearly marked bins at any of these sites during regular operating hour...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT PROGRAM

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Have an item you don’t want, but is still in good condition? The Take It or Leave It program allows county residents to leave items that other residents can take free of charge. The Take It or Leave It program is another step in Red Deer County&...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Using Technology During A Disaster

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We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal get in to...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Easier Access To Information With County's Email Notification System

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Red Deer County continues to offer a notification system on the County Website (www.rdcounty.ca) called “Notify Me.” This subscription service allows residents and businesses to receive email updates when new information is added to th...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Patrol - Drive It Home Program

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You’re driving down the road and you see red and blue lights in your rear-view mirror – typically, a result of something you’ve done wrong. You may ask yourself, “Why did I get pulled over?” Imagine this h...

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Posted on: April 17, 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: April 19, 2018

Road Bans In Effect

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Red Deer County road bans came into effect on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 AM.With the recent warmer conditions, Red Deer County Operations staff have implemented road bans on many different County roadways, excluding all industrial and commercial subdivision...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

2017 Property Assessment Notices Mailed

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Property Assessment Notices for 2017 were mailed to Red Deer County property owners on February 9, 2018. If you have not received your notice or have any questions please contact the Red Deer County Assessment Department at 403.350.2166. Your 2018 Tax Not...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Great Turnout At Rural Crime Watch Symposium

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By Councillor Jean Bota, Division 2The Alberta Rural Crime Watch (ARCWA) Symposium and AGM was held on February 16 and 17 with the Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch (RCW) hosting the event. It was held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre with 170 RCW members ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

County Responders Receive NARCAN Training

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Alberta is in a crisis. Anyone who has followed local or provincial news recently has assuredly heard of the current Opioid Crisis we are facing. In 2017, there were 562 opioid related deaths in Alberta. That number is up from 29 deaths, province wide, ju...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Strychnine

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If you require 2% LSC for control of Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS), please pre-order your product to ensure supply. Baiting RGS is most effective in early spring when food supply is limited and before reproduction has occurred. Requirements for use of ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Help Prevent Dutch Elm Disease

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Don't prune elm trees from April 1 to Sept 30!

1.877.837.ELMS
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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Roadside Vegetation Control

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Roadsides are an ideal location for weeds to thrive because they provide a wide variety of growing conditions, the desirable vegetation is commonly disturbed leaving bare ground exposed, and roadsides act as a collecting site for weed seeds blown in the w...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Gardening: Know What You're Buying

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By Jordon SmithThe spring is always an exciting times for Central Albertans. As the snow recedes and gives way to the grass shoots breaking out of their dormancy period, people’s green thumbs start itching. Greenhouses have been stocking up to f...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Hosting Or Organizing An Event in Red Deer County?

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Red Deer County is a great place to host a variety of successful public events. Red Deer County’s Public Events Bylaw helps create a culture of proactive safety and emergency management, and most importantly, information sharing. For events big ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Environmental Farm Planning FAQ #2

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What's All Covered In An EFP?I’ve heard that Environmental Farm Planning (EFP) covers everything from the kitchen sink to the fields and pastures, and everything in between. What exactly, is covered?ANSWER:• When you develop your EFP, y...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Can ALUS Help With Calving?

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By Ken Lewis, Red Deer County ALUS Program CoordinatorSpring is here (at least the calendar says so…) and calving is well under way.How calving happens on your farm, can be benefited by ALUS.As a reminder, ALUS (Alternative Land Use Services) p...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Removing Trees Along Escarpments On Private Property

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With spring around the corner, we begin to think about how we can beautify our yards with landscaping and tree removal.Depending on where you live and what views you may have from your residence, homeowners often like to clear trees from their yard in ord...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Patrol Statistics - February 2018

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In the month of February 2018 Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 165 traffic infractions. Some of the more notable violations include:Unlicensed Driver: 1Unregistered Motor Vehicle: 3Speeding: 1...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Green Acreages - Stewardship For Small Acreages

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Green Acreages, a program that helps acreage owners take action on environmental risks on their land, was created in 2013. As a leader of this initiative, Red Deer County’s Green Acreages program has assisted acreage owners with projects that ha...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Nominate For The Heritage Recognition Awards

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Deadline is July 20, 2018These awards acknowledge the special accomplishments, projects and efforts which have furthered the goal of heritage conservation, education, and awareness in the County. Full information at www.rdcounty.ca or call Sylvia at 403.3...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Red Deer County's New FCSS Worker For Benalto

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My name is Camille Box, the new FCSS Community Worker for Benalto. I am married and the mother of four children. We have lived on an acreage in Red Deer County for six years. I love small town rural life and hope to help the residents of Benalto and surro...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Springbrook Ball Diamonds

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Bookings for spring and summer events and programs can be made any time now. Contact Sylvia at 403.350.2150.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Red Deer County Hosts Certified Sustainable Beef Workshop

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On March 19, Red Deer County hosted local producers and industry experts for workshop on certified sustainable beef.The workshop was in conjunction with Verified Beef Production and discussed the tools, protocols and procedures that are required by produc...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Council Awards Paving Contract For Range Road 10

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At the March 6 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council awarded the contract for the paving of Range Road 10 from Hwy 592 to Burnt Lake Trail to Richardson Bros. (Olds) Ltd.There were a total of 7 compliant bids submitted, with Richardson Bros. receiving ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Residential Dust Suppression Application

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2018 Residential Dust Suppression (Calcium Chloride) Application Deadline For Applications:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Late applications WILL NOT be accepted – even if postmarked prior to deadline.

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Hwy 2 Interchange Update

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In 2016, Alberta Transportation began a multi-year project to construct a new interchange at Highway 2, Gaetz Avenue and Taylor Drive, south of the City of Red Deer.WHAT’S NEW• As of March 23, a temporary traffic pattern change will be ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Council Approves Five Year Community Services Strategic Plan

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On March 27, at the Red Deer County Council meeting, a five year Community Services Strategic Plan was approved.In 2017, the County conducted a Community Needs Assessment Study that researched and engaged County residents on services and facilities within...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

NOTICE - Upcoming Public Hearings

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PUBLIC HEARING - TUESDAY, April 10, 2018, at 1:30 PM for:Bylaw No. 2018/5 to amend Figure 7, Potential Future Land Use map of the C&E Trail Area Structure Plan (ASP), Bylaw No. 3/94, by changing a portion of NE 22-37-28-4 from SubArea B, River Valley,...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

2018 County Council & MPC Meeting Dates

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County Council and Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meetings are held on the same day. MPC meetings will commence at 9:30 AM with County Council meetings to follow. All public hearings begin at 1:30 PM.• April 10 and 24• May 8 and 22&...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Red Deer County News - April Edition

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The April Edition of Red Deer County News is now available online!Learn about the Community Services Strategic Plan, Emergency Preparedness, Rural Crime Watch Symposium, Conservation, Waste Management, and much more!Read the April County News HER...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Upcoming FCSS Events in your community

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BOWDEN FCSSContact: Jade Prefontaine. Phone: 403.224.2207. Email: fcss@town.bowden.ab.ca. Check Town of Bowden website at www.town.bowden.ab.ca to find all the current events.DELBURNE FCSSContact: Carol Kihn. Phone: 403.749.3654. Email: delbfcss@delburne....

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Rural Beautification Tour

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Tour planned for Division 2 & Division 6 this summer. Watch for nomination and ticket sales announcements. Contact Sylvia at 403.350.2150.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Environmental Farm Plan Workshops

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Red Deer County Farmers and Ranchers are invited to join us for FREE Online Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) WorkshopsThis is a chance to start, complete or update your EFP.Date: Second Thursday of each monthTime: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMWhere: Red Deer County Ce...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Taking Ag Or Safety Training?

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Up to $200 available per course to help landowners gain or expand their knowledge base.Some examples of included topics:• Chainsaw Safety• UTV/ATV Training• WCB/OHS Courses• On-Farm Safety Consultations• First ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

VIDEO: Bowden Community Hall & Delburne Agri-Plex Arena

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Watch The Video of the new and improved Bowden Community Hall & Delburne Agri-Plex Arena!Red Deer County Community Services promotes healthy communities by supporting the development and sustainability of facilities, projects, and programs that benefi...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Red Deer County Council approves five year Community Services Strategic Plan

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Community Needs Assessment Study results helped shape new Strategic PlanOn March 27, at the Red Deer County Council meeting, a five year Community Services Strategic Plan was approved.Red Deer County’s Community Services Department established t...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Ag Service Board 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: March 26, 2018

What's In Your Seed Mix?

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Are you unknowingly spreading weeds?The time has come for many an avid gardener to finally order their seeds for the upcoming season. The most dedicated gardeners have most likely been skimming over catalogs and online product lists for months. Planning a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Pest Management: Strychnine

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Alberta farmers will once again have access to 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (2% LSC) for the 2018 seasonIf you require 2% LSC for control of Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS), please pre-order your product to ensure supply. Baiting RGS is most effectiv...

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