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Carbon tax could result in significant tax hike, says city manager

Red Deer will no doubt feel the pinch of a carbon tax.

City manager Craig Curtis estimated the city’s bill could be in the order of $2.8 million in 2017 and $4.2 million in 2018 based on its GHG emissions per capita (1.4 tonnes GHG per capita) calculations. READ

Wong side of town: Veteran councillor says Red Deer North getting a raw deal

A veteran Red Deer city councillor may be throwing in the towel on the twinning of the G.H. Dawe Community Centre arena. READ

NDP ramps up meetings on Bill 6

With opposition to new farm legislation taking root, the Alberta government has decided to almost double the number of sessions it is holding across the province about its new farm safety legislation. READ

Woman stabbed Wednesday night on way home from work

Police are looking for a suspect who stabbed a 23-year-old woman in the chest before grabbing her purse on Wednesday night. READ

Robbery suspect related to June incident sought

Police are looking for a suspect who sprayed two people with bear spray after holding up the Hideout in Gasoline Alley in June. READ

Memorial Centre roof going under the knife

Fixing the Memorial Centre’s roof left council divided on Wednesday. By a 5-4 vote, council decided to spend $2.1 million to fix the roof and to deal with other critical repairs. READ

Everybody out of the pool

Red Deer city council did not take the plunge. A multi-use aquatics centre featuring a 50-metre pool will remain on the city’s books for 2020. READ

Facebook page offers support to Oilfield Dads

“Chickens today, feathers tomorrow.” READ

City rallies around refugees

They had invited about 70. More than 100 showed up. READ

‘No frills’ capital budget approved

In what is considered a “no frills” budget, Red Deer city council approved $160.6 million in spending for capital projects in 2016. The budget includes line items for projects starting next year or multi-year projects starting in 2016. READ

Syrian immigrant concerned about potential for extremists among refugees

Addy Yazigi is a lot like many other Canadians. READ

No tax hike in Red Deer County next year

Red Deer County ratepayers won’t see a tax rate increase next year in the budget unveiled on Tuesday. READ

Get the lead out: city to repair, repaint CPR Bridge

The CPR bridge will be getting a paint job. READ

More money for Riverview Park

More money has been floated to a project designed to prevent a city neighbourhood from sinking into the Red Deer River. READ

Carbon tax could affect city's budgets

The City of Red Deer is waiting to hear what a carbon tax would mean to municipalities. READ

Plan will boost province’s image as an environmental leader

The province’s climate change strategy was probably necessary but it comes at a cost, says the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce. READ

Homes needed for refugees

Catholic Social Services is urging residents to open their doors to Syrian refugees. READ

Warming centre vital for dozens of people

Miles Kern’s wife kicked him out. Serge Desbiens had a job working at the carnival but it didn’t work out. Low on money and nowhere to go, the two men from different walks of life now had something in common – they are homeless. At the Safe Harbour’s temporary warming shelter, the two men bump into each other. READ

City records first homicide in two years

The death of a 31-year-old man in the Village Mall parking lot is believed to be Red Deer’s first homicide in two years. READ

Ice crunch affects Red Deer minor hockey

A duffel bag full of hockey teams will be out in the cold next year due to the demolition of the Red Deer Arena. READ

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