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Below is a list of recent City of Red Deer news releases. For media inquiries, contact Corporate Communications during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) via our Media Inquiry Form

Collicutt Centre wave pool temporarily closed

June 24, 2022 3:46 PM

The wave pool and water slides at the Collicutt Centre are temporarily closed due to an unexpected electrical issue. The closure is expected to last up to one week, and the public will be notified upon reopening.

Update #2: Localized flooding on city streets

June 24, 2022 11:30 AM

We continue to assess and evaluate the impact of yesterday’s heavy rainfall. Several neighbourhoods across the city were affected by localized flooding.

Mayor’s Recognition Awards 2022

June 23, 2022 9:20 PM

This evening, some of Red Deer’s most extraordinary citizens were recognized at the Mayor’s Recognition Awards.

Economic incentive grants awarded

June 22, 2022 9:42 AM

Twelve properties in Red Deer were awarded grants as part of this spring’s intake of the Leading Forward Economic Incentive program.

City Council to set special meeting to determine site criteria

June 20, 2022 5:00 PM

A site criteria evaluation matrix will be built by City Council before July 4, 2022, after they voted unanimously for all nine members of Council to work together on the development of the matrix at today’s City Council meeting.

Council adopts 2022-2024 Annual Policing Plan for Red Deer

June 20, 2022 5:00 PM

City Council formally adopted Red Deer’s 2022-2024 Annual Policing Plan today. The plan, commonly referred to as the APP, was developed jointly between The City and Red Deer RCMP, and outlines the community’s top policing priorities for the next two years.

Red Deer River levels peaked

June 16, 2022 1:01 PM

Water levels on the Red Deer River have begun peaking, however the river remains under a high streamflow advisory.

Red Deer River levels expected to rise

June 15, 2022 4:05 PM

The City of Red Deer’s Emergency Operations Centre continues to monitor local waterways for impacts with information from Dickson Dam and Alberta Environment.

The City continues to monitor local waterways

June 15, 2022 11:14 AM

The City of Red Deer’s Emergency Operations Centre continues to monitor local waterways for impacts while a high streamflow advisory remains in effect on the Red Deer River and the city is under a severe rainfall warning.

City prepares for potential flooding

June 14, 2022 11:02 AM

Potential flooding may occur in the next 24 to 48 hours with a high streamflow advisory currently in effect for the Red Deer River.

Residents asked to stay off the Red Deer River

June 13, 2022 1:47 PM

Residents are asked to stay off the Red Deer River as a high streamflow advisory is in effect. Streamflow advisories are issued by Alberta Environment when stream levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly.

Building permit values increase in May

June 6, 2022 10:34 AM

Building permit values increased in May, with 111 approved permits valued at $35 million, compared with 105 permits issued in May 2021 worth $11 million.

Traffic disruptions for roadway improvements

June 6, 2022 10:27 AM

Motorists and pedestrians are advised of upcoming traffic disruptions as crews work to complete roadway improvements on 30 Avenue northbound from 19 Street to Lees Street.

Traffic disruption on 49 Avenue

June 6, 2022 10:26 AM

Motorists and pedestrians are advised of upcoming traffic disruptions as crews work to complete roadway improvements on 49 Avenue (by the Westerner) from 19 Street to Spruce Street.

City to launch Period Promise pilot

May 27, 2022 11:30 AM

By mid-June, free menstrual products will be available in three City facilities as part of a Period Promise pilot project, in partnership with United Way Central Alberta.