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Before Red Deerians head to the polls on Oct. 18, election candidates have to get their messages out to voters — and this is more of a challenge during a pandemic. (Advocate file photo)

No handshakes: Red Deer mayoral candidates face campaign challenges during pandemic

Fewer opportunities to meet with people face-to-face

 

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

 

Albertans will go to the polls for a municipal election on Oct. 18. (File illustration)

Fourth mayoral candidate enters Red Deer’s election race

Two more council candidates are also running

Albertans will go to the polls for a municipal election on Oct. 18. (File illustration)
So far, three mayoral candidates are campaigning for the job now held by Tara Veer — who has yet to announce whether she will be seeking re-election. (File photo by Advocate staff)

A third candidate enters Red Deer’s fall mayoral race

Two additional people are campaigning for seats on city council

So far, three mayoral candidates are campaigning for the job now held by Tara Veer — who has yet to announce whether she will be seeking re-election. (File photo by Advocate staff)
None of the incumbents on city council or the two local school boards have yet announced whether they will run for re-election. (Advocate file photo)
None of the incumbents on city council or the two local school boards have yet announced whether they will run for re-election. (Advocate file photo)

Four more Red Deerians enter the election race

Two are running for city council and two for a public school trustee seat

None of the incumbents on city council or the two local school boards have yet announced whether they will run for re-election. (Advocate file photo)
None of the incumbents on city council or the two local school boards have yet announced whether they will run for re-election. (Advocate file photo)
Brad Magee, a former oilfield supervisor and now truck driver, is one of two people who has filed nomination papers, so far, to run for mayor of Red Deer in the fall election. (Contributed photo).

Five candidates are in the running, so far, for fall 2021 Red Deer election

Brad Magee and Jeremy Moore will be vying for the Mayor’s job

Brad Magee, a former oilfield supervisor and now truck driver, is one of two people who has filed nomination papers, so far, to run for mayor of Red Deer in the fall election. (Contributed photo).
Red Deer residents lined up at Hunting Hills High School gymnasium on Monday to cast their votes. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Red Deer Advocate

Does lower voter turnout mean Red Deerians accept the status quo?

Less than 29 per cent of eligible city voters cast a ballot Monday

Red Deer residents lined up at Hunting Hills High School gymnasium on Monday to cast their votes. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Red Deer Advocate
Dick Lemke (contributed photo).

Lemke and Watters reflect on a progressive era for Red Deer public schools

The outgoing trustees pass the baton to new board members

Dick Lemke (contributed photo).
Dawe and Higham join city council

Dawe and Higham join city council

Six incumbents remain on Red Deer City Council

Dawe and Higham join city council
Exuberant Red Deer Mayor-elect Tara Veer after her victory speech. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Exuberant Red Deer Mayor-elect Tara Veer after her victory speech. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer County division 2 councillor Jean Bota (Left), incumbent Red Deer County mayor Jim Wood (middle) and Red Deer County division 6 councillor Christine Moore (Right) were all gathered at the county office as election results poured in Monday night. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Many newcomers to mayoral chairs in Central Alberta

Upsets and a large number of incumbent mayors not running again led to many changes at the top

Red Deer County division 2 councillor Jean Bota (Left), incumbent Red Deer County mayor Jim Wood (middle) and Red Deer County division 6 councillor Christine Moore (Right) were all gathered at the county office as election results poured in Monday night. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Final day of advance polling in Red Deer
Final day of advance polling in Red Deer
Rhyno: Time to vote, Red Deer

Rhyno: Time to vote, Red Deer

Are you fed up with all the crime in the city? Has…

Rhyno: Time to vote, Red Deer
Cannabis/tobacco survey exposes some Red Deer election candidates’ views
Cannabis/tobacco survey exposes some Red Deer election candidates’ views
The two mayoral candidates in the 2017 municipal election in Red Deer, Sean Burke and Tara Veer, shake hands following a live Q&A on the Red Deer Advocate Facebook page. A full video of the Q&A can be found on www.reddeeradvocate.com. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s two mayoral candidates agree more than disagree

Fentanyl, development, marijuana discussed

The two mayoral candidates in the 2017 municipal election in Red Deer, Sean Burke and Tara Veer, shake hands following a live Q&A on the Red Deer Advocate Facebook page. A full video of the Q&A can be found on www.reddeeradvocate.com. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Council candidates participate in a final debate. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Red Deer Advocate

Various visions for Red Deer’s future revealed at election forum

Ways to improve development, stop business migration, discussed

Council candidates participate in a final debate. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Red Deer Advocate
Red Deer mayoral candidates, incumbent Tara Veer (right), and challenger Sean Burke (centre), gear up for questions at Tuesday’s RDC Students’ Association forum. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Different views for Red Deer’s future discussed at RDC’s mayoral forum

Incumbent Tara Veer and challenger Sean Burke tackle issues

Red Deer mayoral candidates, incumbent Tara Veer (right), and challenger Sean Burke (centre), gear up for questions at Tuesday’s RDC Students’ Association forum. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
The diversity and inclusion forum for Red Deer City council candidates focused on challenges faced by marginalized groups in Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
The diversity and inclusion forum for Red Deer City council candidates focused on challenges faced by marginalized groups in Red Deer. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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Some local council candidates say 18 too young for marijuana legal age

Next council will deal with costs and enforcement

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