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City of Red Deer Issues Strict Fire Ban



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From the City of Red Deer

Fire ban in effect for Red Deer

The City of Red Deer is issuing a full city-wide fire ban effective immediately in light of dry conditions and poor air quality (pdf) . The ban is being put in place to help prevent fires in the city and to reduce health concerns.

The following fires are not allowed:

  • Open fires using charcoal, briquettes or wood in the City of Red Deer
  • Any source of open flame (i.e. Tiki Torches)

All existing fire permits are suspended.

The following fires are allowed:

  • Certified portable gas fire pits
  • Certified gas stoves or barbeques designed for cooking
  • Certified cooking appliances utilizing charcoal, briquettes or wood pellets on residential property

Red Deer Emergency Services encourages residents to take extra caution to prevent fires. Proper disposal of smoking materials is very important as many fires are started by individuals throwing them out a window or discarding them in plants.

Any person contravening the fire ban will be subject to a $210 fine and applicable response fees.

This ban will remain in effect until conditions change, and further notice is given. Updates are available here.

For more information on fire bans across the province, visit

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RCMP looking for help identifying fraud suspect



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Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a fraud suspect after a man had $6,800 stolen from his bank accounts using stolen cheques and identification.   

The victim, a Kelowna man, discovered on July 20 that a fraudulent cheque had been written on his account in Three Hills, Alberta, followed the same day by two more fraudulent banking transactions in Red Deer. RCMP believe the suspect also used the stolen identification to unsuccessfully attempt a number of other transactions in Red Deer that day, including attempts to open cell phone accounts.

If you recognize this suspect, please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

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Chamber staffer seeks UP nomination for Red Deer North



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“It’s with great excitement, enthusiasm and energy that I announce my bid to seek the UCP nomination for Red Deer North. To me there is no greater or more important way to serve our community than making meaningful improvements to the lives and livelihoods of Albertans.

Everyday I’ve heard the harmful impact our current government’s policies have had on Albertan’s. Through the Carbon Tax, the NDP has raised the cost of living and doing business while exacerbating the effects of the worst recession to hit Alberta in a generation. The results are fewer high-paying jobs and many Red Deer North families worse off than they were four years ago.”

According to Warkentin, Red Deer North needs strong representation that will see to the much needed expansion of the hospital, eliminate the carbon tax, tackle mental illness, work closely with the RCMP and stakeholder groups to address the root causes of crime and addiction that are plaguing our city, and undertake reform necessary to fully restore our economy and the quality of jobs in our city.

For the past five years Reg has worked for the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce as the Policy & Advocacy Manager.  In this role, he works on behalf of the community and small businesses to foster community partnerships and promote growth and prosperity by advocating to all three levels of government for lower taxes, and fewer regulations.

An avid volunteer, Reg is the Co-Chair of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Sustainability Committee, founding member and President-Elect of Red Deer Rotary Club Urban Spirits, Board member for the Red Deer College Alumni Association, Past Chair of the City of Red Deer Environmental Advisory Committee, volunteer for the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation, and past member of the United Way Priority Impact Team.

As a proud resident of Red Deer North, Reg says he understands the unique challenges and opportunities the constituency faces. “It’s incredibly important to me that Red Deer North have political representation that truly understands the priorities and issues facing our community and the know-how to address them.”

Reg was raised in North Red Deer and resides there along with his wife Roxy, their two children, William and Ellie, and their terrier, Augy.

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Community Events

august, 2018

wed30may - 26sepmay 303:30 pmsep 26ATB Financial Downtown Market(may 30) 3:30 pm - (september 26) 6:30 pm

mon25jun - 3sepAll DayRip ‘N Rec Summer Pass returns for youth in Red Deer(All Day)

sun12aug - 19aug 128:00 amaug 19Central Alberta Pride Week8:00 am - 11:00 pm (19)

thu16aug - 26All DayEdmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival(All Day)

fri17aug - 27All DayEdmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival(All Day)

fri17aug7:00 pm- 9:00 pmFree Family Movie Night featuring Sherlock Gnomes!7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sat18augAll Daywesterner Park Urban Farm - Long Table Dinner(All Day: saturday)

sat18aug11:00 am- 3:00 pmDiscover Pride - A family event!11:00 am - 3:00 pm

sat18aug - 19aug 1812:00 pmaug 19Golf Central Alberta Invitational Golf Tournament12:00 pm - 12:00 am (19)

sat18aug - 19aug 187:00 pmaug 19Drag Show & DanceThe grand finale of Central Alberta Pride Week!7:00 pm - 1:00 am (19)

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