Home front – February 26

Radar sites are up and running at several locations around Red Deer until March 5.

Current photo radar sites

Radar sites are up and running at several locations around Red Deer until March 5.

* School zones: Nolan Street, Lancaster Drive, 42nd A Avenue and 43rd Avenue.

* Playground zones: Boyle Street, Davison Drive, Dempsey Street, Kerry Wood Drive and Oak Street.

* Traffic corridors: 48th Avenue, 49th Avenue, Gaetz Avenue, Taylor Drive and 49th Street.

Police reserve the right to change the locations without notice.

Red hours changing

Two City of Red Deer’s recreational facilities are being shut down earlier on Sundays to reduce operational costs. Beginning on March 6, the Collicutt Centre and G.H. Dawe Community Centre will close at 9 p.m. on Sundays for drop-in public use. Adopted by city council during the 2011 operating budget talks, the change is expected to save up to $24,000 a year. The Collicutt has been closing at 10:30 p.m. on Sundays for general use. The Dawe closed a half hour earlier. No changes were made to hours of operation the rest of the week. The change also doesn’t affect contracted bookings such areas as for arenas or soccer pitches. Other city-owned facilities will see their hours of operation stay the same. For more information, go online at www.reddeer.ca/rpc.

Mural for SPCA

Supporters of the Red Deer and District SPCA are invited to become patrons of the arts. From Friday to March 13, a mockup of a mural that local artist Rikki Renard is creating for the SPCA building will be on display at the Parkland Mall. The completed mural will be done in 1,500 pieces, covering two square metres of wall space. The pieces are being sold for $5 each as fundraisers for the SPCA, with each purchase entered in a draw to win a $500 travel voucher. People who buy five pieces or more are entitled to a charitable receipt. To learn more on this and other SPCA projects, visit www.reddeerspca.com or call 403-342-7722.

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