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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Sovereign's Medals Awarded

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Four Red Deer County volunteers received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in Red Deer County Council chambers on Aug. 21. From left to right: Marcel Shur, Jamie Shur, County Mayor Jim Wood, Shawn Hare and Ric Henderson. Hare and the Shurs we...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Agricultural Service Board Highlights

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ASB Meeting on August 16, 2018:The meeting was called to order at 10:02 AM with Councillors J. Bota, and P. Massier and Members at Large K. Ziola, R. Bradshaw and M. Hamilton in attendance.AGENDA & MINUTESThe agenda and minutes for the June 21, 2018 m...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Garrington Community Church - 60th Anniversary

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On July 8, the Garrington Church hosted an old fashioned family picnic to celebrate the Garrington Community Church’s 60th anniversary (1958 to 2018). A church service and concert were held to mark this important anniversary.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Date set for opening of Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area parking lot

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Red Deer County has determined a weather dependent date of Oct. 15 2018 for the opening of a parking lot rest area at the Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area. The parking area will be located at the northwest corner of Highways 2 and 42.The rest area will p...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Red Deer County Launches Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive

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Campaign shows the balance between working and volunteering.(RED DEER COUNTY) Red Deer County has launched a new campaign aimed at recruiting volunteer firefighters. Volunteer firefighters make a huge difference in their communities, and can gain valuable...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

County Encourages Local Youth To Enter The 2018 Ag Service Board Youth For Agriculture Award Contest

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2 prizes of $1000 up for grabs. $3,500 in total prizes.Red Deer County would like to encourage local youth ages 13 to 18 to enter the 2018 Agricultural Service Board Youth for Agriculture Award Contest.The contest asks youth to either write an article or ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Cannabis Awareness Session

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 Come hear from some experts about the impacts of the legalization of recreational marijuana.On Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 9 PM at Poplar Ridge Hall, Range Road 283 in Red Deer County, Dr. Martin Davies and RCMP Cpl. Jason Robinson will be on hand to t...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) aims to reduce crime opportunities by modifying the physical environment.Being mindful of CPTED principles when designing, building, or maintaining spaces can help to control or eliminate criminal nuis...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

100 Year Farm Plaque - Norwood Farm

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Councillor Philip Massier presents a 100 year plaque to family and friends gathered at Norwood Farm near Lousana. In 1908 Guy and Dora Callison founded the farm, but in 1918 they decided to return to Missouri and sold the farm to the Christensen family.

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Posted on: September 18, 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: September 18, 2018

Red Deer County Receives 3rd Consecutive GFOA Budget Award

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International award recognizes outstanding budget presentation and documentation.Red Deer County is proud to announce they are once again the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Helping To Prevent Next Year's Weed Infestation

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As the weather begins to change, our attention turns to preparing our yards for the winter. One thing that may be overlooked is removing and properly disposing of weed seeds.Be it the weeds along the fence line, in those hard to mow areas or cleaning out ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Re-Gravel Program in Action

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Roads completed from July 11 to August 22:- RR 264 – Between HWY 595 & HWY 42- RR 263 – Between HWY 595 & TWP 372- RR 265 – Between HWY 595 & TWP 382- RR 263 – Between HWY 11 & TWP 382- TWP 390 &...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Springbrook Survey: Fencing, Park Space, Dog Park

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ATTENTION SPRINGBROOK RESIDENTS: this is your opportunity to provide feedback to Red Deer County on community enhancements such as fencing, park space, and future development of an off-leash dog park. This survey will be available until October 17, 2018.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Gaetz Ave / QE2 Construction Update

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After nearly two years of work, the Alberta government said the new interchange at the north end of Gasoline Alley is nearing its completion.A majority of the construction will wrap up this fall with some finishing work in the spring of 2019, such as abut...

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Posted on: September 14, 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 (a mix that is usually rough sod and black dirt, with occasional clay and/or wood chips). If you are in...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Joffre Bridge Day Use Area

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Joffre Bridge Day Use Area is in the Red Deer River valley 10 km’s east of city limits on Highway 11. Amenities include picnic tables, an outhouse and a trail to river that is a popular access point for canoers and rafters.The gate is open May 1...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Economic Development Update

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2018 Building Statistics/Area:71% - Red Deer Areas (1,2,9,10)17% - East of QE2 (3,4)12% - West of QE2 (5,6,7,8,11)Building Statistics:

2018 Housing Starts:50 in Q2RED DEER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VISION:To actively encourage business growth that contri...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

County Strikes New Recreation Agreement With Town of Penhold

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Thanks to a new agreement, Red Deer County will significantly increase the funding support for recreational and cultural facilities in Penhold.Red Deer County Council voted unanimously to approve a five-year deal, from 2018 to 2022, between the County and...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

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: September 12, 2018

Block Party Kits

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Check the Red Deer County website, www.rdcounty.ca for our new Block Party Kit. It will help you throw a great event in your community. This Kit includes a planning guide, helpful hints as well as resources for advertising. Several resources available, wi...

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Posted on: September 11, 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: September 11, 2018

Regional Transit Pilot Project Gets Provincial Funding

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Red Deer County, in collaboration with the towns of Innisfail and Penhold, are pleased to announce a two-year pilot project that will see transit service between the communities of Innisfail, Penhold, and the County. The route between the City of Red Deer...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

County Maps For Sale

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Land Ownership Maps for 2017 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...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Can ALUS make rain fall & grass grow?

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You bet!...well, kind of...It has been a relatively dry year in Red Deer County. The latest precipitation map I saw from Alberta Agriculture (up to Aug. 1) showed most of Red Deer County being in either the “low” to “very low...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

County Receives Grant Funding To Continue Regional Emergency Training

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In July, Red Deer County was pleased to receive $160,000 in provincial funding over a four year period to continue regional emergency management training. This funding will allow the County to continue its work with the Alberta Emergency Management Associ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Patrol Statistics - June 2018

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In the month of June 2018, Red Deer County Patrol continued to facilitate safe vehicular movement on roadways, identifying 253 traffic infractions. Some of the more notable violations include:

4 - Unregistered Motor Vehicle152 - Speeding3 - Use of handheld...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Why Do We Issue Fire Bans?

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At any time of year, 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 some misconceptions r...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

September Edition of Red Deer County News Now Available Online

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The September edition of Red Deer County News is now available online. Discover Ag Tour Highlights, Conservation News, Junction 42 Updates, Crime Prevention Strategies, and much more!

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

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 well-being of individuals, f...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

VIDEO: Agriculture Connects With Urban in Red Deer County

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Officials discuss the importance of the agriculture-urban relationship during our 2018 Ag Tour, where both urban and rural participants got to see first-hand how food is produced.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

County Drops Fee For Fence Line Weed Control

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Red Deer County is attacking an ongoing weed issue for its ratepayers.County council unanimously approved a reduction in the fee for its fence line weed control program from $100 per half mile to FREE at the Aug. 7 council meeting.The weed control program...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Become A Volunteer Firefighter - Join Our Team!

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Your Neighbour Needs You!Become a Volunteer Firefighter in:DelburneElnoraBowdenSpruce ViewSpringbrookRed Deer South - Station 1Red Deer North - Burnt LakeCity & Rural residents welcome to join our team!Apply by Friday, October 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM to f...

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Posted on: August 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) 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: August 27, 2018

Red Deer County launches Economic Development Website

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growrdcounty.ca connects businesses & entrepreneurs with great opportunities in Red Deer CountyThe Economic Development website is designed to attract entrepreneurs and new business investment to the area, as well as provide insight and growt...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Dickson Dam - Public Notice of Roadway Closures

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UPDATE - Aug 21, 2018Twp Rd 360 at Dickson Dam will also be closed Wed Aug 22, Sat Aug 25, Sun Aug 26, and Mon Aug 27 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -UPDATE - Aug 20, 2018Twp Rd 360 at Dickson Dam will be closed Tues Aug 2...

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