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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Firefighters Participate In Stair Climb For Cancer

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Three of Red Deer County’s Firefighters, from Station 1, participated in the Calgary Firefighters Stair Climb at the BOW Tower in on April 29, 2018. Hundreds of firefighters from all over North America climbed stairs of Western Canada’...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Home Businesses

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There are many reasons why people choose to start a business from home. Working from home can provide extra money to support your primary income, keep family members close at hand to care for loved ones, or provide a cost effective alternative for getting...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Patrol Statistics - April 2018

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In the month of April, Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 208 traffic infractions. Some of the more notable violations include:

  • Unlicensed Driver: 4
  • Unregistered Motor Vehicle: 7
  • Speeding: 216
  • Fail ...
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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Planning & Development Services Director Awarded

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At the May 22 Council Meeting, Planning & Development Services Director Dave Dittrick was recognized for 10 years of municipal service in a management capacity by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators.Pictured from left to right: Mayor ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Why Do We Issue Fire Bans?

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Very often in late spring or early summer, Red Deer County Fire Services will issue a County-wide fire ban. Typically these bans prohibit open burning and camp fires while allowing the use of heating, cooking, or propane devices.In the past there has been...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Recreation & Culture Opportunities

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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: June 18, 2018

County contributes additional $400,000 to the Red Deer Airport

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At the May 8 Council meeting, Red Deer County approved an additional $400,000 in funding to the Red Deer Airport. The funding is aimed at maintaining existing infrastructure, as well as new software to ensure that runway conditions are safe. Airport CEO G...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Camping & Outdoor Fire Safety

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The month of May brings warmer weather and Albertans are eager to enjoy the outdoors. At this time of the year, the Office of the Fire Commissioner is reminding Albertans of the importance of fire safety when camping and heading outdoors. Here are some im...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Planning & Development: Private Sewage

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PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS (PSDS)A Private Sewage System does much more than make your sewage soak into the ground. The disposal system treats the sewage to prevent the transmission of disease to your family or neighbours and prevents damage to the e...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Red Deer County Road Bans Lifted

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On June 15, Axle weight restrictions will be lifted on County roads.As of Friday, June 15, 2018, Red Deer County will be removing all enacted road bans. The Operations Department will continue to monitor road conditions and information will be made availa...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Planning & Development: How Long Does It Take?

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PERMITTED USE APPLICATIONSTypically, a permitted use application decision will take 1 to 2 weeks upon a completed development permit application being received. If a variance is required on the application, it will have a similar timeline to a discretiona...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Fly Red Deer!

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Enjoy free parking and shorter lines when you fly from the Red Deer Airport!

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Planning & Development: What Do I Need?

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DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FORM APPLICATIONBefore Planning and Development can accept payment and begin processing your application, a complete development permit form application must be provided. To be deemed complete the following will be required:

  • Completed Ap...
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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Why We Inspect

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Alberta is extremely susceptible to invasive species. Some species are looking to get a foot hold in our waterways and others are looking to invade our productive Agricultural land. For this reason the Weed Act was proclaimed in 1907 and has existed in so...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Weed of the Month

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Narrow-Leaved Hawk’s Beard - Crepis TectorumHeight/Width: up to 1m/~0.3m wideFlower Colour: YellowFlower Size/Shape: Small round heads (tiny dandelion-like)Leaf Arrangement: Rosette, (flowering stems-alternate leaves)Leaf Shape: Rosette leaves w...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Why Wait? Some Ideas For Grazing In Riparian Areas

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By Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorRiparian areas are those areas beside wetlands, sloughs, creeks, rivers and lakes, that are “wetter than dry, but drier than wet”. In other words, they are the land between the water and the upland...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Meet Our 2018 Weed Inspectors

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Hi there! My name is Jessie Bailey and this summer I will be working for Red Deer County as a Weed Inspector in the Central Division. I have lived near Pine Lake on my fiancés family farm for almost five years now and prior to that I grew up ju...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Healthy Woodlots For The Ages

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By Aimee Delaney, Conservation AssistantA woodlot is a community of trees and other plant species. Whether you have a few stands of trees or a full woodlot the health of the trees and the surrounding plants are an important component to keeping your woodl...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Planning & Development Q & A

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Answers To Your Most Common Planning & Development QuestionsWhat is the difference between a Development Permit and a Building Permit?A development permit approves the applicant for the designated use of the land in accordance with Red Deer County&...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Farmland For Sale (137.96 acres) NE 1-38-24-4

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NE 1-38-24-4 Containing 137.96 acresRed Deer County is offering for sale the property described above, located approximately 30 km east of Red Deer. East on Highway 595 to Range Road 240, and north approximately 1 km.Inquiries can be directed to Land Mana...

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Posted on: June 7, 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: June 6, 2018

Hwy2 / Gaetz Ave – 30-day closure of north end of Gas Alley East & Spruce Street

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To accommodate the construction of a northbound collector-distributor (CD) road as part of the Highway 2/Gaetz Avenue Interchange project, the north end of Gasoline Alley East (north of Poplar Street) and the western-most portion of Spruce Street will be ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Council Gives $35,000 To Sylvan Lake & Area Urgent Care Committee

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At the April 24 Council meeting, Red Deer County granted $35,000 in funding to the Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee for the purchase of some very important medical equipment.After years of work, a group of Sylvan Lake and area citizens and elect...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

2018 Property Taxes Are Due June 30

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Tax Notice correction“Final Date for Complaint” should state “Final Date for Payment - June 30, 2018” on the Tax Notices that were sent out May 14. Please note, complaints cannot be filed on your property tax notice...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Flood Preparedness

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FloodsFloods are the most frequent natural hazard in Canada and have had devastating effects in Alberta. They can occur at any time of the year and are most often caused by heavy rainfall, rapid melting of a thick snow pack, ice jams, or more rarely, the ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Gasoline Alley Spring Clean-up

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On April 26, roughly 80 members of the Red Deer Junior Forest Wardens Club (the Red Deer Woodchucks), got together to pick garbage out of County ditches in Gasoline Alley. Wardens from age 5 to 18, along with parents, grandparents, older siblings and frie...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

ASB 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: June 4, 2018

Environmental Farm Planning FAQ #4

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Who Sees My Completed EFP?I hear EFP is online now…so who all is going to see it?ANSWER: Yes, you can (and really should) do your Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) on-line. It is much easier to do and to keep up-to-date when you choose that option....

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

County Approves Animal Control Bylaw

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Residents permitted to have urban hens.At the May 22 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council approved an Animal Control Bylaw. Red Deer County’s Economic Development Strategy identified Agricultural Development as a strategic priority and one o...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

2018 Rural Beautification Program

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Featuring properties in Divisions 2 and 6What is Rural Beautification?For 35 years, this program has provided an opportunity for County residents to showcase their amazing properties and be rewarded for their tremendous efforts put into beautifying the mu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Red Deer County News - June Edition Available Online

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The June Edition of Red Deer County News is now available online. Discover information on Urban Hens and Animal Control, Conservation, Taxes, Development, Weeds, Fire Bans, and MUCH MORE!

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Upcoming FCSS 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: May 31, 2018

County Maps For Sale

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Land Ownership Maps are now available at the Red Deer County office for $15 each. There are three formats of land ownership maps available: Wall Maps, Fold-up Maps and Map Books. Front reception has a limited stock on hand, so if you have a large order of...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Heritage Recognition Awards

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Time to nominate!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.For more information, visit www.rdcounty.c...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Report A Problem System Gives Ratepayers A Chance To Voice And Track Issues Online

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Red Deer County continues to offer the “Report A Problem” tool on the County Website (www.rdcounty.ca). This tool enables County residents and businesses to report the location specific problems or concerns they are experiencing. The t...

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Posted on: May 28, 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) Workshops.This 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 C...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Digital Storytelling

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On April 16, Red Deer County Farmers, Ranchers, and Stewards of the Land gathered at CrossRoads Church to showcase their personal and unique stories on the significance of their family-run farms. Stay tuned for more exciting information about the Digital ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Red Deer County Celebrates Their Volunteers

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On April 11, 2018, Red Deer County Volunteers gathered at CrossRoads Church for an evening of recognition for the selfless work they do. They enjoyed appetizers and musical entertainment by the Banff Wardens. Mayor Jim Wood thanked the volunteers for maki...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Red Deer County Human Resources Manager Wins Award Of Excellence

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Red Deer County Human Resources Manager Jana Erichson, along with five other HR practitioners, are the proud recipients of the CPHR (Chartered Professionals of Human Resources) Team Award of Excellence. The award was handed out for their hard work in orga...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

2018 Property Taxes Are Due June 30

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Tax Notices for 2018 will be mailed to Red Deer County property owners on May 14, 2018. Payments are due on June 30, 2018. If you do not receive your notice, please contact the County office at 403.350.2150. If your mailing address has changed, please not...

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