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Opinion: Keep Red Deer temporary shelter open until new location can be found

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Letter: Yet another hearing on Molly Banister in Red Deer

Here we go again, another public hearing on the Molly Banister extension…

  • Jul 21, 2021

 

Another Red Deer hotel owner is considering converting rooms into long-term residential apartments. A rezoning for the Holiday Inn Express property on Gaetz Avenue South is being sought. It will go to a public hearing on Aug. 24. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Another Red Deer hotel gets ball rolling on future conversion to apartments

The Holiday Inn Express owner is seeking a rezoning

Another Red Deer hotel owner is considering converting rooms into long-term residential apartments. A rezoning for the Holiday Inn Express property on Gaetz Avenue South is being sought. It will go to a public hearing on Aug. 24. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Red City council declined to give first reading to Safe Harbour’s application to continue the temporary homeless shelter downtown past Sept. 30. This means there will not be a third public hearing. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer city council decides against third public hearing for temporary shelter

Public opinions have already been heard twice, say the majority of councillors

Red City council declined to give first reading to Safe Harbour’s application to continue the temporary homeless shelter downtown past Sept. 30. This means there will not be a third public hearing. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Power lines to seven homes on 43A Avenue and 43rd Street will be buried at a total cost to the city of over $71,000, which will be recouped from the property owners over 20 years. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Seven Red Deer residents ask to have powerlines buried

Residents will repay the city for the project over 20 years

Power lines to seven homes on 43A Avenue and 43rd Street will be buried at a total cost to the city of over $71,000, which will be recouped from the property owners over 20 years. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood and Red Deer City Mayor Tara Veer (seen here with former NHLer Laurie Boschman) look forward to having ongoing discussions about mutual areas of interest through the Regional Collaboration Committee. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city, county will talk about mutual interests — like good neighbours

Framework has been drawn for a new Regional Collaboration Committee

Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood and Red Deer City Mayor Tara Veer (seen here with former NHLer Laurie Boschman) look forward to having ongoing discussions about mutual areas of interest through the Regional Collaboration Committee. (Advocate file photo)
The Safe Harbour homeless shelter has to move from its current downtown Cannery row location by Sept. 30. The City of Red Deer is seeking land to purchase for a temporary, and eventually, permanent shelter. (Advocate file photo).
The Safe Harbour homeless shelter has to move from its current downtown Cannery row location by Sept. 30. The City of Red Deer is seeking land to purchase for a temporary, and eventually, permanent shelter. (Advocate file photo).
Envisioned exterior of the future Red Deer Aquatic Centre, by GEC Architects. Council determined Monday that it will eventually be built on the Michener North site, off 30th Avenue. (Contributed image).

Red Deer’s aquatic centre will be built on Michener North site

Rotary Recreation Rark has too many space constraints, most councillors decided

Envisioned exterior of the future Red Deer Aquatic Centre, by GEC Architects. Council determined Monday that it will eventually be built on the Michener North site, off 30th Avenue. (Contributed image).
The City of Red Deer is asking Bower residents to comment on three options for possibly extending a road over Piper Creek to connect with 22 St. in future — if this is needed. (Contributed image)
The City of Red Deer is asking Bower residents to comment on three options for possibly extending a road over Piper Creek to connect with 22 St. in future — if this is needed. (Contributed image)
Red Deer voters will be choosing the next mayor and eight councillors, as well as either public or Catholic school trustees on Oct. 18. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer voters can one of eight voting stations on Election Day

The rules are changing to increase accessibility while improving safety

Red Deer voters will be choosing the next mayor and eight councillors, as well as either public or Catholic school trustees on Oct. 18. (File photo by Advocate staff)
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Red Deer city council discusses strategies to restore integrated emergency dispatching

Red Deer city councillors discussed additional ways on Tuesday to try to…

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Local developers who are doing building upgrades or new construction will face less land servicing costs and gain some flexibility. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Local developers who are doing building upgrades or new construction will face less land servicing costs and gain some flexibility. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Drawings for the new the 75-bed addictions recovery community in Chiles Industrial Park in Red Deer. (Contributed images)
Drawings for the new the 75-bed addictions recovery community in Chiles Industrial Park in Red Deer. (Contributed images)
FILE - Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer speaks out front of Red Deer City Hall on July 18, 2020, as a new addiction recovery community will be built in Red Deer was announced. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

City of Red Deer expects province to announce location for addictions treatment facility soon

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce gets update on provincial projects

FILE - Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer speaks out front of Red Deer City Hall on July 18, 2020, as a new addiction recovery community will be built in Red Deer was announced. (File photo by Advocate Staff)
Local ambulance dispatching was lost in Red Deer in January. City council wants the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to advocate for a return to local dispatching. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer city council will urge AUMA to take up ambulance dispatch fight

The proposed resolution will be discussed at the next AUMA conference

Local ambulance dispatching was lost in Red Deer in January. City council wants the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to advocate for a return to local dispatching. (Advocate file photo)
Coun. Vesna Higham described Red Deer’s downtown as practically a “war zone” in which many people have felt “terrorized and victimized” by people who threaten and break the law.
Coun. Vesna Higham described Red Deer’s downtown as practically a “war zone” in which many people have felt “terrorized and victimized” by people who threaten and break the law.
City council deliberated on the future of shelter services in Red Deer’s downtown on Wednesday. (Photo by Advocate staff)
City council deliberated on the future of shelter services in Red Deer’s downtown on Wednesday. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer city council will debate on whether Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter can stay in the downtown on Wednesday. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer city council will debate on whether Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter can stay in the downtown on Wednesday. (Advocate file photo)
Red Deer city council discussed extending the municipal face-coverings bylaw on Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Red Deer city council supports extending municipal mask bylaw

Councillors favour aligning the local face coverings bylaw with the provincial one

Red Deer city council discussed extending the municipal face-coverings bylaw on Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck