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Below is a list of City of Red Deer news releases. Contact Communications & Strategic Planning during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 403-342-8147 or

Updated Smoke Free Bylaw to prohibit consuming cannabis in public

August 20, 2018 9:07 PM

Smoking, vaping and consuming cannabis in public will be prohibited if City Council approves an updated Smoke Free Bylaw that now includes regulations related to cannabis use. City Council heard first reading of the updated bylaw at City Council today.

Council considers a new Business Licence Bylaw

August 20, 2018 9:02 PM

All businesses operating in The City of Red Deer will require a business licence if City Council approves a new Business Licence Bylaw (3609/2018), which heard first reading at today’s City Council meeting.

Construction in City Hall Park

August 17, 2018 12:11 PM

Starting Monday, August 20 construction to update City Hall Park in front of the West entrance of City Hall will begin.

Traffic delays on 49 Avenue

August 16, 2018 2:09 PM

Drivers can expect delays on 49 Avenue in the downtown as construction begins to repave the roadway.

Capstone at Riverlands trail closure

August 9, 2018 11:00 AM

A portion of trail along the Red Deer River in Capstone will close Monday. The closure is expected to remain in place until August 27, but is dependent on weather and water levels.

Fire ban in effect for Red Deer

August 8, 2018 8:40 AM

The City of Red Deer is issuing a full city-wide fire ban effective immediately in light of dry conditions and poor air quality.

Building permit values on the rise

August 3, 2018 1:22 PM

Building permit applications picked up in July, with residential and commercial permits surpassing 2017 values.

Crime statistics released for second quarter of 2018

July 24, 2018 10:20 AM

Red Deer’s crime statistics for the second quarter of 2018 continue to show steep decreases in property crime totals and significant decreases in persons crimes when compared to the same time period in 2017.