Red Deer City Council

(File photo by Advocate staff)

Zero tax increase approved by Red Deer city council for 2021 and 2022

City council passed operating budgets for the next two years on Thursday

 

Red Deer city council approved a $39.6 million police budget for 2021, up for inflationary reasons from $37.9 million in 2020. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer city council retains police funding, while also launching a crisis team

De-funding police is not a conversation in this municipality

 

The City of Red Deer is including $1 million in its 2021 operating budget, just in case Westerner Park’s pandemic cancellations continue and it needs more support next year. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council approves $1M in 2021 budget for Westerner Park

Many unknowns about whether future event cancellations will happen

 

The G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer is getting a twinned ice rink, spray park and other upgrades as part of the 2021 capital budget. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council approves $43.3 million upgrade to G.H. Dawe Centre

In a 7-2 vote, the majority on council felt it’s about time

The G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer is getting a twinned ice rink, spray park and other upgrades as part of the 2021 capital budget. (Advocate file photo)
A new public washroom, proposed for downtown Red Deer, was tabled in the city’s 2021 budget discussions so more questions can be answered about the proposal. (Advocate file photo).

Proposed downtown public washroom is stalled in 2021 budget discussions

More questions need to be answered about the $511,500 project

A new public washroom, proposed for downtown Red Deer, was tabled in the city’s 2021 budget discussions so more questions can be answered about the proposal. (Advocate file photo).
Some Red Deerians complain about too much light “spillage” from new LED streetlights. (Black Press file photo).

LED streetlights in Red Deer too bright, complaints discussed at city council

Night-time light ‘spillage’ can be a problem, says councillor

Some Red Deerians complain about too much light “spillage” from new LED streetlights. (Black Press file photo).
(Black Press file photo.)

Red Deer city council holds closed-door discussion about proposed aquatics centre

Recommended design, cost and location won’t be made public until next spring

(Black Press file photo.)
A community gathering space was created in front of the new Red Deer Culture Services Centre before the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s Culture Services Centre to get additional $4.6 M in renovations

It’s one of many capital projects approved by city council

A community gathering space was created in front of the new Red Deer Culture Services Centre before the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Advocate file photo).
The City of Red Deer is still repaying two loans for the Sorensen Station parkade, which are contributing to a deficit in the parking revenue fund. (Advocate staff)

Dropping parking revenues in Red Deer are creating a deficit

Loan repayments for the cost of the parkade are straining reserves

The City of Red Deer is still repaying two loans for the Sorensen Station parkade, which are contributing to a deficit in the parking revenue fund. (Advocate staff)
Red Deer firefighters look for coloured tags on downtown fire hydrants to determine water pressure levels before connecting their hoses to fight blazes, such as this fire at a low-income housing complex last summer. (Advocate file photo.)

Tagged fire hydrants are some of the City of Red Deer’s new innovations

New ideas are being generated to improve services or save money: general-manager

Red Deer firefighters look for coloured tags on downtown fire hydrants to determine water pressure levels before connecting their hoses to fight blazes, such as this fire at a low-income housing complex last summer. (Advocate file photo.)
The G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer could get a twinned ice rink, spray park and other upgrades as part of the 2021 capital budget. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer city council discusses $219 M in capital projects for 2021

The total funds have increased because of government grants

The G.H. Dawe Community Centre in Red Deer could get a twinned ice rink, spray park and other upgrades as part of the 2021 capital budget. (Advocate file photo).
City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer (Advocate file photo).

Veer urges indoor mask wearing immediately

We must protect hospital capacity and each other, says Tara Veer

City of Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer (Advocate file photo).
(Black Press file photo.)
(Black Press file photo.)
Red Deer Pickleball Club received $30,000 from the City of Red Deer to host a national championship in 2021. (Black Press file photo).
Red Deer Pickleball Club received $30,000 from the City of Red Deer to host a national championship in 2021. (Black Press file photo).
Red Deer city council gave final approval to a mask bylaw that will go into effect on Nov. 30. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer city council approves mask bylaw that takes effect Monday

It could be ‘superceded’ by a provincial mask bylaw, if one is announced Tuesday

Red Deer city council gave final approval to a mask bylaw that will go into effect on Nov. 30. (Black Press file photo).
(Black Press file photo).
(Black Press file photo).
Red Deer city councillor Michael Dawe has taken some heat for his support of a mandatory mask bylaw for indoor public spaces, to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer city councillor feels threatened over mandatory masking bylaw

Council grapples with how to overcome hostility, create more unity

Red Deer city councillor Michael Dawe has taken some heat for his support of a mandatory mask bylaw for indoor public spaces, to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer City Hall. (File photo)

Red Deer’s mandatory masking bylaw won’t cover bars or eateries

Masks don’t replace the need to distance, warns councillor

Red Deer City Hall. (File photo)
Red Deer city council gave initial approval to a mandatory mask bylaw on Monday that would apply to all public indoor spaces that draw 15 or more patrons. It comes back to council for final approval on Monday. (Black Press photo).

Mandatory mask bylaw gets initial approval from Red Deer city council

It would apply to all indoor public spaces that draw 15 or more patrons to gather

Red Deer city council gave initial approval to a mandatory mask bylaw on Monday that would apply to all public indoor spaces that draw 15 or more patrons. It comes back to council for final approval on Monday. (Black Press photo).
Red Deer city council will discuss whether there should be a local mandatory mask bylaw for all indoor public spaces on Monday. (Advocate file photo).

‘Elevated COVID-19 response’ to be discussed by Red Deer city council next Monday

Whether to have a mandatory mask bylaw will be part of the discussion

Red Deer city council will discuss whether there should be a local mandatory mask bylaw for all indoor public spaces on Monday. (Advocate file photo).