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Around Red Deer On Saint Paddy’s Day!


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2:24 pm – The Town of Sylvan Lake has announced that the community’s Lake Rink is now closed for the season. Bring on spring!

2:15 pm – A Blackfalds couple has won the lottery! Arthur and Tonja Geissler are glad they added a little something “extra” to their WESTERN 649 ticket. The happy couple won $100,000 on the February 11 EXTRA draw. The Geisslers say they are going to pay off their mortgage with their winnings. Tonja purchased their winning WESTERN 649 and EXTRA ticket at the Lacombe Husky, located at 5804 Highway 2A in Lacombe.

11:44 am – The City is pleased to hear that a badly needed new courthouse has been approved for Red Deer. However, some other urgently needed Capital projects remain. Read More.

9:40 am – The Red Deer Public School District feels the Provincial Budget is pretty much status quo and still raises some questions. Read More.

9:21 am – The Alberta Government has released it’s 2017 Budget. Officials say the focus is to create good jobs, make life more affordable and protect programs and services families rely on. Read More.

9:12 am – Red Deer area employers expect a respectable hiring climate for the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Survey data reveals that 20 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (April to June), while eight per cent anticipate cutbacks. Another 72 per cent of employers plan to maintain their current staffing levels in the upcoming quarter.

8:48 am – Planning and designing is now underway for a new Bike Skills Development Park in Blackfalds. This week, Council awarded the Tender to Hoots Ltd. for construction management services on the project. Hoots will now move forward with the proposal to plan, design and build a Bike Skills Park within All-Star Park for the cost of $350,000. A public engagement plan will be developed in the upcoming weeks and public input will be sourced to ensure the new facility best meets the needs of the community.

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