Posted on: April 27, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE - Intersection of Laura Ave. & Lantern St.

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RED DEER COUNTY - Red Deer County advises residents and motorists of the following road closure that will be in effect from May 1, 2017 until approximately June 15, 2017:Gasoline Alley – the intersection of Laura Avenue and Lantern StreetDetour ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Red Deer County tables 2017 tax bylaw for public input

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(RED DEER COUNTY) At the April 25 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council gave first reading to allow for public input on the municipal tax rate bylaw for 2017. In recognition of the continued economic challenges, Council has again put forward a zero per...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

BOIL WATER ADVISORY ENDS for Springbrook Community in Red Deer County

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Effective immediately, Alberta Health Service (AHS) has lifted the Boil Water Advisory for the community of Springbrook, located in Red Deer County, about 10 kilometers south of Red Deer.Water tests have confirmed that the water is safe for consumption an...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

2017 Rural Beautification: Calling For Division 4 Nominees

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What is Rural Beautification?For over 30 years, this program has provided an opportunity to County residents to showcase their amazing properties and be rewarded for their tremendous efforts put into beautifying the municipality. Each year, nominations fr...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

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 well-being of individuals, f...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

REMINDER: Road Bans in Red Deer County

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Effective 7AM Friday, March 24 road bans were put into effect in the jurisdiction of Red Deer County and excluding all industrial and commercial subdivisions. All gravel roads remain at 100 percent of axle weight allowance. All gravel roads remain at 100 ...

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Posted on: April 17, 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: April 19, 2017

Getting Acquainted With GIS: Finding Information About Road Bans

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The Web GIS tool is great for finding information about a property that you may own or be interested in. In this section, we will go over how to find out about the layer that includes road ban information.Road bans are located in the Operations theme. If ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Brushing: A Safety Measure

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With the winter finally winding down and thoughts of spring in the air, another year’s road program is set to begin. Included in our annual roads program are the construction, clearing, and the maintenance of approximately 3,000 kilometres of ro...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Gravel Hauling And Loading Contract Awarded

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At the February 21 County Council meeting, the contract for gravel hauling and loading from 2017-2019 was awarded to Howell’s Excavating Ltd. The contract comes with an option for an additional two years of service, at the discretion of Red Deer...

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Posted on: April 15, 2017

Need Fill?

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Rough Sod - Black Dirt - ClayCall 403.350.2150 ext 251Red Deer County’s drainage program is continuing in 2016. We are looking for places to put excavation material from our road ditches. This material is usually a mix of rough sod and black dir...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

ASB Meeting Minutes - February 22

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The meeting was called to order at 9:02 AM with Councillors J. Bota, P. Massier, C. Moore and Members at Large S. Bell, R. Bradshaw and M. Hamilton in attendance and Member at Large K. Ziola being absent.AGENDA & MINUTESThe agenda and minutes for the Janu...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Why Native Plants?

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by Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorRecently, I attended a workshop put on by Cows and Fish. Lorne Fitch was one of the speakers, and he talked about why we in agriculture, and society in general, would want to maintain native plants on the landscape.In...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Does ALUS Pencil Out For Annual Croplands?

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by Ken Lewis, Conservation CoordinatorSince Red Deer County started the ALUS program, we’ve said that “ALUS sends a different market signal to farmers, about their acres that are marginal for annual crops”.But - can we crunch...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Liquid Strychnine Available

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Alberta farmers will once again have access to 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (2% LSC) for the 2017 season.If you require 2% LSC for control of Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS), please pre-order your product to ensure supply. Baiting RGS is most effecti...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Safe Water Well Initiative: Up to $1000 Available

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To help you plug unused and abandoned wells. Help protect our aquifers and water supply by plugging old wells. For more information, please contact:Jordon Smith403.596.6084jsmith@rdcounty.caYou’ll be keeping your water supply safe!Through the Sa...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Green Acreages - Living Green Tip

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Spring is here (maybe)! After a long winter without food, soon the bees will be buzzing and looking for nectar and pollen. Willows are one of the first plants in the spring to provide this much needed resource, so simply by ensuring that you have willows ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Alberta's First Green Acreages Liaison

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Meet Cynthia Pohl, Red Deer County’s Green Acreages program’s (and Alberta’s first) Green Acreages Liaison.Cynthia, an ecological landscaper for more than 15 years, lives on an acreage west of Delburne. She can be found throu...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Spruce View & Bowden Fire Services Awards (2016)

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Thank you to all of the hard-working firefighters and emergency responders who make our communities safe!Bowden Firefighter of the Year:Kelly MayhewSpruce View Firefighter of the Year:Phil Burkinshaw15 Year Service Award:Joanne Werner12 Year Alberta Emerg...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Crime Prevention In Red Deer County

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Crime has always been a concern among residents of Red Deer County. County enforcement does not deal directly with criminal code violations. However, they maintain a very close working relationship with local RCMP detachments, and continue to work to educ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2017

Burn Permits At Red Deer County

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What’s burning? Where there is smoke, there isn’t necessarily an emergency. Once again, we are at that time of year where the burning of yard waste and debris is commonplace. When done under the right conditions, Red Deer County does a...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Emergency Services Recognized In Malta

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On February 17, 2017 members of the Red Deer County Technical Rescue Task Force were recognized in Malta for their support of regional police, civil protection and the volunteer Emergency Response and Rescue Corps.Five members, including Assistant County ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Red Deer County Holds Joint Open House

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On March 15, Red Deer County Planning and Development staff, along with elected officials and the County Manager, held an open house at the Penhold Multiplex to discuss an Intermunicipal Development Plan slated for consideration.An Intermunicipal Developm...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Agricultural Market Development Public Information Gathering Sessions

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Red Deer County’s Economic Development Strategy (2017) identifies Agricultural Development as a strategic priority. Future actions include exploration of a year round growers market, develop and expand food tourism, and engage the farming commun...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Unauthorized Developments Concerns NRCB

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During 2016, the NRCB responded to an unprecedented number of cases where operators partially or fully constructed a confined feeding operation manure storage facility without a permit. In some cases, the permit was applied for but not yet issued. In othe...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Red Deer County to fund an RCMP Enhanced Policing Position

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At the March 28 Council meeting, Red Deer County Council agreed to fund a plain clothes Enhanced Policing position within the Blackfalds RCMP Detachment to focus on crime reduction.Blackfalds Detachment is one of five RCMP Detachments which police Red Dee...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Spring Road Bans In Effect - Friday, March 24 - 7:00 AM

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Effective on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM, Red Deer County road bans will be placed on most hard-surfaced roads, excluding all industrial and commercial subdivisions. With the warmer conditions in recent weeks, Red Deer County Operations staff has im...

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Posted on: March 13, 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 of Red Deer County is starting its annual inspection of properties for the 2018 tax year.All properties within Red Deer County are reviewed on a five ...

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