Red Deer City Council

(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It could be ‘superceded’ by a provincial mask bylaw, if one is announced Tuesday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).
The City of Red Deer gave initial approval to a new bylaw that would regulate local taxi companies, as well as ride share services. (File photo)

Red Deer city council gives initial approval to new vehicle-for-hire bylaw

Taxis and ride-share services are both covered by proposed regulations

The City of Red Deer gave initial approval to a new bylaw that would regulate local taxi companies, as well as ride share services. (File photo)
Coun. Dianne Wyntjes wants council to have another discussion about making masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces, now that local viral cases have risen to 62. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer city councillor says it’s time to revisit mandatory masks

Coun. Dianne Wyntjes says, “If not now then when?’

Coun. Dianne Wyntjes wants council to have another discussion about making masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces, now that local viral cases have risen to 62. (Black Press file photo).
Mayor Tara Veer speaks Thursday about the city’s first proposed multi-year budget, for 2021 and 2022. It’s based on zero per cent tax increases in both years and no rise in user fees. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

City cuts spending for two-year tax freeze

Few new builds, lots of proposed maintenance projects

Mayor Tara Veer speaks Thursday about the city’s first proposed multi-year budget, for 2021 and 2022. It’s based on zero per cent tax increases in both years and no rise in user fees. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
As the landowner, the city will always have a keen interest in the feasibility of Westerner Park, Mayor Tara Veer said Monday. (Photo by Susan Zielinski/Advocate staff).
As the landowner, the city will always have a keen interest in the feasibility of Westerner Park, Mayor Tara Veer said Monday. (Photo by Susan Zielinski/Advocate staff).
A sustainability audit for Westerner Park suggested 33 changes, including more city involvement. (Advocate file photo)

33 changes suggested to make Red Deer’s Westerner Park financially successful again

Modernizing business practices, creating a foundation are among them

A sustainability audit for Westerner Park suggested 33 changes, including more city involvement. (Advocate file photo)
Guy Pelletier, vice-president of the Red Deer region for Melcor Developments. (Contributed photo).

Melcor has to redesign new neighbourhood after Molly Banister decision

City council disagreed with administration’s recommendation to scrap road plans

Guy Pelletier, vice-president of the Red Deer region for Melcor Developments. (Contributed photo).
Ecologist Tony Blake was among several dozen area residents who participated in Tuesday’s public hearing on the future Molly Banister Drive extension. Blake argued for preserving trail connectedness and the wildlife corridor. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Molly Banister road extension stays

A nearly nine-hour public hearing ends with a 5-3 vote for keeping the road alignment

Ecologist Tony Blake was among several dozen area residents who participated in Tuesday’s public hearing on the future Molly Banister Drive extension. Blake argued for preserving trail connectedness and the wildlife corridor. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
More housing options are being requested for the Laredo neighbourhood in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo.)

Developers ask City of Red Deer for more housing options

Rezoning requested for part of a street in Laredo neighbourhood

More housing options are being requested for the Laredo neighbourhood in Red Deer. (Advocate file photo.)
Change in taxation was approved o increase the rate for multi-family property owners in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s multi-family property owners to pay more city taxes

Their rate will go up 15 per cent over five years

Change in taxation was approved o increase the rate for multi-family property owners in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Red Deer city councillors are urging citizens to help them fight to keep local ambulance dispatchers, believing they will save more lives than a centralized system. (Advocate file photo.)
Red Deer city councillors are urging citizens to help them fight to keep local ambulance dispatchers, believing they will save more lives than a centralized system. (Advocate file photo.)
Photo radar cameras are supposed to “augment” the work of regular police officers, yet 91 per cent of speeding tickets in the province are connected to the devices. (Black Press file photo).

Speed-on-Green cameras in Red Deer: Fairness vs. safety were discussed by city council

Is it fair to install an intersection camera at the bottom of a hill?

Photo radar cameras are supposed to “augment” the work of regular police officers, yet 91 per cent of speeding tickets in the province are connected to the devices. (Black Press file photo).
After more than 15 years, only about $125,000 of a $1.7-million loan from the city has been paid back by the River Bend Golf and Recreation Society. (Advocate file photo.)

River Bend could get an extension to repay an often deferred $1.7 million loan

Council gives initial approval to defer repayments until 2022

After more than 15 years, only about $125,000 of a $1.7-million loan from the city has been paid back by the River Bend Golf and Recreation Society. (Advocate file photo.)