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Alberta PC Party Holding Policy Convention And Leadership Forum In Red Deer

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By Sheldon Spackman

Hundreds of Progressive Conservatives are gathered in Red Deer this weekend for an event that aims to give their new leader some direction and a solid foundation to build a vision for the province.

The 2016 Policy Convention and Special General Meeting which starts on Friday night, November 4th, will also be highlighted by a Leadership Forum on Saturday night, November 5th.

The event takes place at the Sheraton Conference Centre and will include workshops discussing Health Care, Education, the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility, the Environment, Rural issues and others.

Leadership candidates will be given an opportunity to share their ideas on the policy topics during the Leadership Forum on November 5th. Candidates include Jason Kenney, Donna Kennedy-Glans, Sandra Jansen, Byron Nelson, Richard Starke and Stephen Khan.

Ric McIver is currently the PC Party’s interim leader, with the Leadership Election to take place in Calgary on March 18th of next year.

(Photo courtesy of the PC Party of Alberta)

City of Red Deer

Don’t be alarmed when you see City Emergency Vehicles, etc this Wednesday

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Emergency response exercise happening Wednesday

Some City facilities will be busier than normal when The City practices its emergency plans as part of an annual emergency response exercise on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

City Hall and the Collicutt Centre will be used as part of the exercise with City Hall serving as the Emergency Operations Centre, and the Collicutt Centre as a mock reception site. It is business as usual for both facilities with all regular facility programs and services happening as scheduled; however, citizens may see City staff and emergency personnel, vehicles and equipment participating in the training scenario.

“We are always practicing and refining our emergency plans and processes to ensure we are prepared for potential emergency situations,” said Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator. “Annual large-scale exercises, like the one on Wednesday, allow our teams to train together, identify areas for improvement and build on existing skills.”

The exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with various staff participating in different ways throughout the day.

More information on The City’s emergency preparedness is online at: https://www.reddeer.ca/city- services/ambulance-fire-and-emergencies/emergency-preparedness-and-public-safety/

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Alberta’s “Fair Deal Panel” in Red Deer tonight

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Fair Deal Panel town hall set for Red Deer

Alberta’s Fair Deal Panel will hold its second open town hall meeting in Red Deer on Dec. 9.

The Fair Deal Panel is consulting Albertans on how best to define and secure a fair deal for the province. They’re exploring ideas that give the province a bigger voice within the federation, increase power over areas of provincial jurisdiction and advance vital economic interests.

The Red Deer town hall will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Westerner Park Prairie Pavilion. Seating capacity is limited so participants should register to attend.

Albertans are encouraged to attend local town hall sessions and share their vision of how Alberta can achieve a fairer deal. Additional town hall locations and dates are being confirmed.

All Albertans will have the opportunity to provide their input online and through other forms of direct feedback as the panel conducts its public consultations until Jan. 30, 2020. More information on how to participate is available at www.fairdeal.ca.

In addition to receiving input from Albertans, the Fair Deal Panel will consult with policy experts and undertake research to inform its recommendations. The panel will complete its report to the government by March 31, 2020.

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