From the City of Red Deer
City Council passes bylaw for mandatory face coverings in City transit vehicles
Masks are required in City transit in Red Deer starting August 31, 2020, after City Council gave third reading to a Mandatory Mask Bylaw at today’s regular Council meeting.
The bylaw requires masks to be worn when riding City transit vehicles. The bylaw comes into effect on August 31, 2020, and at this time, extends until December 31, 2020.
City Council also considered mandatory masking in public spaces beyond City transit; however, this bylaw was not adopted at this time. City Council may consider it in the future, as a mechanism to be responsive should the situation change. This would be done with direction and guidance from Provincial Health Authorities.
“The topic of masking is a divisive issue in our community. Today’s decision by City Council acknowledges the need for continued diligence in protecting the health and wellbeing of all Red Deerians while respecting the ever changing realities of COVID-19 and its impact on our community,” said Mayor Tara Veer.
Under the bylaw, face coverings means a medical or non-medical mask or other face covering to create a barrier that limits the transmission of respiratory droplets.
“Following City Council’s decision, masks are mandatory when people are riding City transit; however, for the time being, masks are not mandatory in other public spaces,” said Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator. “We still encourage citizens to use masks voluntarily when needed, and when 2 metres of physical distancing cannot be maintained in public spaces.”
The fine for non-compliance is $50; however, The City’s preference is to educate prior to issuing tickets and fines.
Important announcement from Red Deer Festival of Trees
Indoor Winter Market accepting applications for vendors
From The Downtown Business Association
Vendors wanted for Scott Block Theatre Winter Market.
The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is looking for vendors who would be interested in participating in this year’s first indoor winter market happening November 26 to 28 at the Scott Block Theatre (4816 50 Ave).
The Scott Block Theatre Winter Market is the first indoor winter market hosted by the DBA for Red Deer Lights the Night. This Alberta Farmers’ Market Association approved market will feature local vendors selling an array of make it, bake it, and/or grow it items. The times and dates for the market are:
- Thursday, November 26: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Friday. November 27: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 28: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
To be a vendor at the Scott Block Theatre Winter Market, just complete the vendor application on our website.
Applications must be received by Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Please submit applications by mail or hand delivery to:
Red Deer Downtown Business Association 120, 5009 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 4B2
Or email to: [email protected].
The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.
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