Local briefs – July 4

Penn West Exploration will pump $25,000 into Olds College’s 2013 centennial celebrations.

Olds College centennial celebration gets $25,000 boost

Penn West Exploration will pump $25,000 into Olds College’s 2013 centennial celebrations.

The Calgary-based oil and gas production company is the college’s single largest corporate donor so far for the centennial project.

About a dozen “marquee events” and other smaller events are being planned by anniversary organizers.

A 100th Anniversary Celebration Book has been created and even a signature centennial wine called Heritage, created as the college gets ready for the celebration.

Known as the Olds College School of Agriculture, when it opened its doors in 2013, the college is now a leader in integrated learning and applied research.

Its scope has gone beyond agriculture, to horticulture, land and environmental management, business, fashion and more.

For more information go to http://100.oldscollege.ca/


City will permanently close 67 Street Close on July 21

Drivers are reminded that 67th Street Close at Orr Drive in Red Deer will be permanently closed to traffic as of July 21.

As a result of this closure, an enhanced intersection at 67th Street and Golden West Avenue is being built to provide access to 67th Street Close. Residents can expect intermittent lane closures until July 21 between Johnstone and Orr Drive, and 65th Avenue while intersection improvements are underway.

It’s anticipated the intersection improvements will be done by July 21, weather permitting.

Drivers can still access 67th Street Close via 65th Avenue.


City closes part of 55 Street until July 12

A portion of 55th Street in downtown Red Deer is closed until July 12 to make way for a road extension project.

The road from 55th Street from Gaetz Avenue to 49A Avenue is closed off to regular vehicles, but vehicle and pedestrian access to local businesses is still available.

For more information on road closures, please go online at www.reddeer.ca/roadclosures.

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