Red Deer City Council

Some Red Deer city councillors felt setting “proximity to services” as one criteria for selecting a homeless shelter site would prevent them from considering properties outside the downtown since most services are now located at the city’s core. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer city council debates whether ‘proximity to services’ will tie them to a downtown shelter location

‘No matter how we word it, we know where those services are,’ said Coun. Barnstable

 

City of Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston looks on as council works through new criteria for selecting a shelter. (Photo by City of Red Deer)

Red Deer city council starts discussing what shelter site selection criteria should be

Red Deer city council began narrowing down which criteria should be considered…

 

Red Deer city council will discuss next month whether to allow Red Deerians to consume alcohol in parks and other public spaces. ( Black Press file photo)

Red Deer city council to discuss permitting alcoholic beverages in parks

Will the city follow Edmonton and Calgary’s example?

 

The idea of having a special Agency Day meeting, videotaped for public viewing on the City of Red Deer’s website, is to share information about the city’s community partners with councillors, as well as citizens at large, said interim city manager Tara Lodewyk. (Advocate file photo)

Westerner Park and other agencies to share future plans with Red Deer city council

Westerner Park and Tourism Red Deer are among the local organizations that…

The idea of having a special Agency Day meeting, videotaped for public viewing on the City of Red Deer’s website, is to share information about the city’s community partners with councillors, as well as citizens at large, said interim city manager Tara Lodewyk. (Advocate file photo)
A public hearing will be held May 24 on a proposed rezoning that would allow the Quality Inn in Red Deer to be converted into some apartments. (Google photo)
A public hearing will be held May 24 on a proposed rezoning that would allow the Quality Inn in Red Deer to be converted into some apartments. (Google photo)
Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)

City surmounts pandemic challenges to retain good financial position, city council hears

However, efforts will be needed to rebuild operating reserves

Red Deer City Hall. (Advocate file photo.)
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(File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer city council to consider tax rate bylaw on Monday

Bylaw sets the rates for collecting taxes to support the 2022 city budget

(File photo by Advocate staff)
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Red Deer city councillors repeal council immunization policy

Red Deer city council unanimously voted to repeal an immunization policy for…

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Over the past two years, the City of Red Deer was able to maintain a zero per cent increase in municipal property tax revenue. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council to look at ways of boosting revenues, expanding reserves

City council to look at ways of boosting revenues, expanding reserves Council…

Over the past two years, the City of Red Deer was able to maintain a zero per cent increase in municipal property tax revenue. (Advocate file photo)
City council is sticking with proposed property tax hike guidelines while pledging to find ways to lower the number. (File photo by Advocate staff)

City council approves tax increase guidelines of up to 4.7% and 4.3% for 2023, 2024

Repeat withdrawals from reserves are not sustainable, council is told

City council is sticking with proposed property tax hike guidelines while pledging to find ways to lower the number. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The Red Deer International Powwow will return to Westerner Park later this year. The event received a $25,000 sponsorship grant from the City of Red Deer. A golf championship and a new air race event also received some municipal sponsorship dollars. (Advocate file photo)

Air race, powwow, golf events gain $95,000 in City of Red Deer sponsorship grants

They ‘showcase our community on the national and international stage:’ mayor

The Red Deer International Powwow will return to Westerner Park later this year. The event received a $25,000 sponsorship grant from the City of Red Deer. A golf championship and a new air race event also received some municipal sponsorship dollars. (Advocate file photo)
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Red Deer city council’s immunization policy takes effect

An immunization policy for Red Deer city councillors was given final approval…

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Red Deer city council wants the province to pitch in towards the cost of mitigating some negative impacts around the temporary Cannery Row homeless shelter. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council wants provincial help in mitigating negative impacts around shelter

Why should all cost burden be on the city’s shoulders, question councillors

Red Deer city council wants the province to pitch in towards the cost of mitigating some negative impacts around the temporary Cannery Row homeless shelter. (Advocate file photo)
Shopping carts would have to be stored on-site in a locked unit, as part of the development approval conditions being considered by city council for the temporary shelter at Cannery Row in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council to consider creating a shelter courtyard and support grant for vandalized businesses

Cannery Row shelter’s development permit conditions to be discussed Monday

Shopping carts would have to be stored on-site in a locked unit, as part of the development approval conditions being considered by city council for the temporary shelter at Cannery Row in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer Fire Chief Ken McMullen remains concerned about the province’s new way of dispatching ambulances. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer’s mayor meeting with health minister to try to restore local ambulance dispatching

Johnston said Minister Jason Copping is up for a vitual discussion next month

Red Deer Fire Chief Ken McMullen remains concerned about the province’s new way of dispatching ambulances. (Advocate file photo)
The temporary shelter at Cannery Row was established in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting need for a safe, physically distanced shelter for Red Deer’s vulnerable population. (Advocate file photo)
The temporary shelter at Cannery Row was established in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting need for a safe, physically distanced shelter for Red Deer’s vulnerable population. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer city council meetings, held every second Monday now on Zoom, has been moved up to either 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. instead of the previous 1:30 p.m. The start of public hearings was moved to 5 p.m. from a previous 6 p.m. (Advocate file photo)

Should Red Deer city council jobs be full-time instead of part-time, some councillors question

Maybe council is getting too verbose, suggested Coun. Vesna Higham

Red Deer city council meetings, held every second Monday now on Zoom, has been moved up to either 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. instead of the previous 1:30 p.m. The start of public hearings was moved to 5 p.m. from a previous 6 p.m. (Advocate file photo)
An abandoned shopping cart sits near the Cannery Row temporary shelter in Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff).
An abandoned shopping cart sits near the Cannery Row temporary shelter in Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff).
Red Deer city councillor Michael Dawe wants Red Deerians to be more respectful when voicing their views on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Advocate file photo)

City councillor urges Red Deerians to be more respectful when discussing pandemic

99 per cent of city workers comply with mandatory vaccine/antigen testing policy

Red Deer city councillor Michael Dawe wants Red Deerians to be more respectful when voicing their views on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Advocate file photo)