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Alberta to provide $30 million for upgrades at Red Deer Regional Airport


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The Alberta government says it is spending $30 million to expand the Red Deer Regional Airport as part of this year’s budget.

The province says the money is to go toward making it a new national transportation logistics hub in central Alberta.

The funding is building on a $7.5-million grant for the airport to repair and upgrade its runway.

Budget funding is also to support road construction and civil works, including water sanitation, stormworks and fibre optics for a nearby township road.

The province says the expansion is to create additional emergency access to the airport and the hamlet of Springbrook, which would enhance the safety of local residents.

Planning is also underway for a new passenger terminal, which would allow for 737 aircraft passenger service.

“The Red Deer Regional Airport is situated along one of the busiest transportation hubs in the province,” Jim Wood, mayor of Red Deer County, said in the province’s news release Wednesday.

“This expansion will provide huge economic benefits to central Alberta.”

Transportation Minister Devin Dreeshen said airports play a critical role in strengthening and diversifying Alberta’s economy.

“(Airports expand) access to markets, as we don’t have direct access to tidewater,” he said in Wednesday’s news release.

“This investment will allow additional aviation cargo and logistics services, which will not only provide new travel options and get more products to market, but also create jobs and help attract new investment to central Alberta.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2023.

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Innisfail RCMP investigate robbery

Innisfail Ala. – On May 29, 2023, at approximately 4:10 a.m., the Super 8 motel in Innisfail was the victim of an armed robbery. Three male suspects entered the hotel, two of which had firearms.  Money was demanded from the manager. All three left the motel in a vehicle which is described as:

  • Chevrolet Dura Max truck
  • Sliver
  • Lifted

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Caucasian male, tall and muscular. Wearing jeans and a grey Under Armour hoody. He was carrying a pistol.

Suspect #2: Caucasian male,  short.  Wearing all black. He was carrying a sawed off shotgun

Suspect #3: Caucasian male tall with a chubby belly. He was wearing a grey hoody, jeans and a black ball hat.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3341 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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