Red Deer County

Red Deer County council approved the 2021 paving contract. (File photo Advocate staff)

Red Deer County may consider ramping up road work

2021 contract awarded to Border Paving Ltd

Red Deer County council approved the 2021 paving contract. (File photo Advocate staff)
The next Red Deer County mayor after the October elections will make $96,926 and the six councillors will get $68,029. File photo

Red Deer County approves 6.5 per cent pay increase for future council

Increase will not take effect until after Oct. 18 elections

The next Red Deer County mayor after the October elections will make $96,926 and the six councillors will get $68,029. File photo
Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables being sold during at the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market in November. ( File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta farmers market now open three days a week

Shoppers supporting Gasoline Alley Farmers Market

Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables being sold during at the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market in November. ( File photo by Advocate staff)
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Red Deer County holds the line on taxes in 2021

County bumps up capital spending to take advantage of competitive construction climate

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Red Deer County seeks public feedback on draft budget

Minimal impact on ratepayers was the goal

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Some Gasoline Alley businesses aren’t subjected to the same COVID restrictions as those imposed in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer Chamber of Commerce says businesses should be treated equally

New COVID-19 restrictions in place for some Red Deer businesses

Some Gasoline Alley businesses aren’t subjected to the same COVID restrictions as those imposed in Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Part of the Gasoline Alley project includes an asphalt path to provide a safe route to the Liberty Landing residential area and local businesses.

Gasoline Alley getting $2-million upgrade

Red Deer County widening roads, installing a roundabout and building paths

Part of the Gasoline Alley project includes an asphalt path to provide a safe route to the Liberty Landing residential area and local businesses.
Many of Alberta’s rural municipalities have been struggling to collect taxes from oil and gas companies. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County offers energy companies tax break

Oil and gas companies will get extra time to pay back taxes and face a smaller penalty

Many of Alberta’s rural municipalities have been struggling to collect taxes from oil and gas companies. (Advocate file photo)
Becks Farms’ Shelley Bradshaw is seen here with Austin Lind serving customers at Red Deer’s Public Market in 2018. Becks Farms and a local investment group plan to build an indoor farmers market in Gasoline Alley this year. Red Deer Advocate file photo

Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market to open Nov. 21

Indoor farmers’ market located at 558 Laura Ave. will be open year round

Becks Farms’ Shelley Bradshaw is seen here with Austin Lind serving customers at Red Deer’s Public Market in 2018. Becks Farms and a local investment group plan to build an indoor farmers market in Gasoline Alley this year. Red Deer Advocate file photo
Merle Ellsworth, president of the Shady Nook Community Hall board, says his group received a $76.47 bill for the consumption of seven cents of electricity. (Advocate file photo).

Albertans are being ‘gouged’ by high utility bills, says Red Deer-area resident

The pandemic is no time for ‘unfair’ monthly charges, says Merle Ellsworth

Merle Ellsworth, president of the Shady Nook Community Hall board, says his group received a $76.47 bill for the consumption of seven cents of electricity. (Advocate file photo).
Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area, located at highways 2 and 42 east of Penhold in Red Deer County, has welcomed its 100,000th visitor.Photo from Red Deer County

Junction 42 highway rest area hits 100,000 visitors

Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area located on Highway 2 east of Penhold

  • Oct 28, 2020
Junction 42 Partnership Rest Area, located at highways 2 and 42 east of Penhold in Red Deer County, has welcomed its 100,000th visitor.Photo from Red Deer County
Shawn Berube, of Alberta Environment and Parks, was at Smoky Trout Farm in Red Deer County to pick up 2500 rainbow trout, destined for Hasse Lake, near Edmonton. With proper oxygenation, rainbow trout can be transported several hundred kilometres. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer County fish farm benefits from jump in Alberta fishing licences

Smoky Trout Farm Ltd. raises 200,000 fish each year

Shawn Berube, of Alberta Environment and Parks, was at Smoky Trout Farm in Red Deer County to pick up 2500 rainbow trout, destined for Hasse Lake, near Edmonton. With proper oxygenation, rainbow trout can be transported several hundred kilometres. (Contributed photo).
(Lacombe Express file photo)

Central Alberta counties rebut taxpayer group’s spending criticism

Canadian Taxpayer Federation’s budget critique does not tell whole story, says counties

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A proposed gravel operation west of Innisfail is opposed by some residents who say excavation within a flood plain is ill-advised. (Black Press file photo).

Some Red Deer County residents oppose a gravel pit proposed for a flood-prone area

Howell’s Excavation co-owner says the proposal meets or exceeds standards

A proposed gravel operation west of Innisfail is opposed by some residents who say excavation within a flood plain is ill-advised. (Black Press file photo).
Delburne Coun. Tim Wilson, Valo Networks president Mike Stelk and Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood signed a major fibre optic internet project Friday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

$20M fibre optic network on the way for Red Deer County

Better internet speed and reducing costs

Delburne Coun. Tim Wilson, Valo Networks president Mike Stelk and Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood signed a major fibre optic internet project Friday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer County urges government to maintain victim services funding

Red Deer County urges government to maintain victim services funding

County joins other groups opposed to using victims services fund money for other uses

  • Jun 23, 2020
Red Deer County urges government to maintain victim services funding
This is an illustration of what the Springbrook Skate Park could look like. It is hoped construction will start this summer. Photo from Springbrook Community Skate Park Committee

Springbrook skate park gets more financial help from Red Deer County

Construction expected to start this summer on $650,000 skate park

  • Jun 23, 2020
This is an illustration of what the Springbrook Skate Park could look like. It is hoped construction will start this summer. Photo from Springbrook Community Skate Park Committee