Following Monday’s Election, The City received a number of comments from residents concerned about a comment on social media from an election worker.
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
Canada Winter Games volunteers, the winners of a Mayor’s Special Award, offered recognition opportunity
Earlier this year, the 2020 Mayor’s Recognition Awards were presented virtually to over 40 individuals and teams, including two Mayor’s Special Awards.
Following a recount of two voting stations which had not yet reported results, The City has updated unofficial results to reflect 100% of votes cast.
The City of Red Deer will conduct a recount of two voting stations following an isolated technical issue.
With 93% of voting stations reporting, Red Deerians have elected a new Mayor, City Council and School Trustees for local Public and Catholic boards.
Building permit values have declined in September, with 77 approved permits valued at $3.9 million, compared with 76 permits issued in September 2020 worth $10.3 million.
Red Deer Transit is offering free transit all day on Election Day to ensure all Red Deer voters are able to cast their vote.
Since July 2020, The City of Red Deer along with the cities of Lethbridge, Calgary and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have been strongly advocating against the decision by Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta to consolidate regi
Red Deer Emergency Services responded to a major structure fire this morning at 4909 48 Street.
An investigation stemming from a code of conduct complaint received by City Council on May 7, 2021, has closed, and a majority of Council did not accept the investigation report at yesterday’s Council meeting.
Red Deer drivers are advised of a traffic disruption at the intersection of 67 Street and 50 (Gaetz) Ave on Tuesday, October 12 as crews work to install a new traffic signals base.
The City is encouraging Red Deer voters to take advantage of Advance Vote opportunities this Thanksgiving weekend and cast their ballots early.
Government of Alberta updates youth screening requirements under the Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program
On Wednesday, October 6, the Government of Alberta, in coordination with Alberta Health Services, provided additional direction regarding youth participation (12-17 years) in the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).
Eligible Red Deer voters can still apply for a Special Ballot to participate in the 2021 Election.
Effective this morning, The City of Red Deer implemented a new policy aimed at relieving pressures on our healthcare system and protecting the health and safety of City of Red Deer staff and volunteers.
Booking applications are now being accepted for groups wanting to reserve Red Deer’s recreation, pools and community spaces for the upcoming spring, summer & fall 2022 season.
Since launching in late January of this year, Red Deer’s Social Diversion Team has been making a huge impact by providing help to individuals in distress and reducing the number of non-emergency calls dispatched to emergency first responders.
Red Deer Emergency Services reminds you to “learn the sounds of fire safety” during Fire Prevention Week
October 3 – 9 is Fire Prevention Week and Red Deer Emergency Services wants to remind you to learn the sounds of fire safety to help keep you and your family safe.
The City is encouraging Red Deer voters to vote early in the Municipal Election. Advance Vote opens Monday, October 4 and will run for 13 consecutive days.
"On behalf of Red Deer City Council and the citizens we serve, I encourage all Red Deerians to reflect, recognize and participate in remembering the legacy of residential schools, in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation today, and every day.
Starting today, September 29, 2021, a portion of the 20 Avenue trail at 50 Street will close temporarily for construction.
Government of Alberta includes coaches, trainers and sport volunteers in Restrictions Exemption Program
On Friday, September 24, the Government of Alberta provided additional direction regarding the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).
Red Deer drivers are advised of a road closure on 48 Street west of 48 Avenue as crews perform concrete work.
The City of Red Deer is launching the Orange Ribbon Campaign to engage the community in the Truth and Reconciliation journey.
Red Deer drivers are advised of a traffic disruption eastbound on 67 Street from Taylor Drive to 59 Avenue as crews perform utility work.
Starting Monday, October 4, a portion of the south bank trail from Taylor Drive to the CPR Pedestrian Bridge, adjacent to the Water Treatment Plant, will close temporarily for construction.
Red Deer drivers are advised of a Road closure on 50 Street west of 49 Avenue as crews replace a fire hydrant.
This morning, the Emergency Operations Centre signed an Emergency Order to allow the temporary emergency shelter at Cannery Row to continue operating for the duration of the State of Local Emergency, including any renewals, or until this order is revoked.
The City of Red Deer is seeking additional applicants to fill 70 election officer positions for the municipal and school trustee elections being held on October 18, 2021.