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Air Quality Alerts, CNG Buses & Red Deer’s Transportation Plan


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1:12 pm – A video surveillance system for Innisfail’s new RV Sanitary Dump Station has been ordered and will be installed in the next several weeks. Find out what else happened at Innisfail’s Council Meeting this week.

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12:54 pm – Due to wildfires burning in British Columbia, air quality is expected to be variable across much of the Central Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS) over the coming days and potentially, weeks. This means a precautionary air quality advisory for the Central Zone. Details Here.

12:47 pm – Lacombe’s Police Chief says “the majority of people who attended acted responsibly” during the City’s recent Canada Day celebrations on July 1st where Police checkstops took place. Results Here.

12:22 pm – The Laura Avenue Extension project in Red Deer County remains on schedule. Here is the latest update.

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12:00 pm – Red Deer Transit rolled out it’s new compressed natural gas buses following a celebration at the Civic Yards this morning. Read More.

11:48 am – Thanks to the cooler temperatures and recent precipitation, Lacombe County has lifted its Fire Advisory. Fire permits are still required for all outdoor fires, excluding fires used for cooking or warming purposes and burning barrels. Read More.

11:39 am – Co-op is giving a boost to three local organizations that are creating new opportunities and experiences for central Alberta residents. The Innisfail Public Library, Blackfalds District Agriculture Society and Medicine River Wildlife Centre in Spruce View have all received donations through Co-op Community Spaces, a funding program supporting recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture projects. The Innisfail Public Library will receive $25,000 for a new Community Garden. The Blackfalds District Agriculture Society will receive $25,500 for a scenic rest area next to the Wadey Visitor Services Centre and Medicine River Wildlife Centre will receive $133,000 for a Wildlife Home Playground.

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11:26 am – Avoid traffic delays by knowing where Red Deer’s road closures are. Details Here.

11:15 am – Red Deer’s new multimodal transportation plan is moving forward. “Moving Red Deer Forward” charts the course for the future of driving, walking, cycling and transit in Red Deer. Read More.

9:37 am – Meteorologists with Environment Canada have issued special Air Quality Alerts for many parts of Alberta’S west country, including the Nordegg, Rocky – Caroline, Rimbey, Pigeon Lake, Devon and Drayton Valley regions among others. Details Here.

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