City responds to needs

As a young adult with a visual impairment, I appreciate all the work that the City of Red Deer has done to make the city safer for individuals with disabilities/barriers. This has taken a lot of time, commitment, energy and taxpayers’ dollars.

As a young adult with a visual impairment, I appreciate all the work that the City of Red Deer has done to make the city safer for individuals with disabilities/barriers. This has taken a lot of time, commitment, energy and taxpayers’ dollars.

I am a strong believer in self-advocacy and have brought several issues of safety to the attention of the appropriate departments over the last several years.

Some of the initiatives undertaken by the city from suggestions I have made on behalf of all individuals with disabilities are:

l Downtown bus terminal: Highlighting the exit and entrance areas, as well as adding an additional crosswalk — all done with bright yellow paint.

l Collicutt Centre: Bright yellow and black non-skid tape applied to the main stairs to the walking and running track.

All buses now have “kneeling floors” and signage that is very well lit with the number of the bus and its destination. This is a great initiative for individuals like myself.

I would like to encourage every citizen to make known to the city any issues related to making this a safer place to live. I can say with confidence that your concerns will be listened to.

Thank you to everyone who works for our city. You have no idea the difference you are making in our lives. Keep up the good work!

Willow Birse

Red Deer

Just Posted

Concern growing over poor hay crops

Hay yields in some areas half of what it was last year

Showers on the way for Red Deer

Seasonal weather expected

Vandal strikes downtown business

Window with PRIDE poster broken

See goats in action at Piper Creek Community Gardens

Learn about fundraising efforts to rebuild the barn

No new RNs hired to Red Deer hospital emergency department in a month: United Nurses of Alberta

UNA filed a grievance in June in response to what they say is a staffing crisis

Updated: SUV smashes through fences and deck in Anders

Driver taken to hospital after SUV veered off 30th Avenue into Anders

Cull hasn’t been able to solve bunny burden in Alberta mountain town of Canmore

CANMORE, Alta. — Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with… Continue reading

Canada should help Holocaust denier on trial in Germany: civil liberties group

OTTAWA — A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to… Continue reading

Westerner Days: Send us your photos

Your reader photo may just make the pages of the Adovcate.

Adam Henrique signs $29.1M, 5-year extension with Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Centre Adam Henrique has signed a $29.1 million, five-year… Continue reading

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

NEW YORK — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was… Continue reading

Trimming and tidying: Perennials need care too

The great attraction in growing perennial flowers is that you never have… Continue reading

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business… Continue reading

Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber falls to Bryce Harper in Home Run Derby final

WASHINGTON — Nationals Park was eerily quiet late Monday when Kyle Schwarber… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month