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From the City of Red Deer Emergency Services
Downtown residential fire
The fire displaced an estimated 20 residents. The residents were shuttled to a temporary reception centre at G.H. Dawe Community Centre and were put up at a local hotel overnight.
Due to fire and water damage, the building was destroyed and will be torn down. Investigators will remain on scene overnight.
Recreation centres back to regular hours October 1 – Includes links to updated schedules
From the City of Red Deer
City recreation centres to return to regular hours of operation
Starting October 1, the Collicutt Centre and G.H. Dawe Community Centre, will return to regular hours of operation.
In July, The City began a gradual, phased plan to re-open facilities and resume recreation and culture activities and programs, in line with the provincial health orders, restrictions and guidelines. With a better understanding of community demand and our new operating environment, we are able to return to regular hours of operation at the Collicutt Centre and the G.H. Dawe Community Centre.
Set to open September 14, hours at the Recreation Centre will be limited as we monitor and respond to demand. With the opening of the Recreation Centre, hours of operation at the Michener Aquatic Centre will also be modified to provide broad public access to aquatic amenities. Hours for specific facilities are available here.
“This is a significant step forward in our re-opening plans and we are excited to see that citizens and user groups are increasingly using our facilities,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “While we remain focussed on ensuring the health and safety of both users and staff, we are looking forward to increasing access to our facilities, through the change in hours, increased services and our fall programming.”
Citizens can participate in programs and activities in two ways:
- Activity Reservations – With no drop-in access or classes, all activities must be pre-booked. Everything from lane swimming to walking on the track requires an Activity Reservation – this means customers need to plan ahead and sign up in advance before arriving at a recreation facility. For more information and to pre-book, visit reddeer.ca/reserve. Reservations are available 14 days in advance.
- Fall programming – Registration for fall programs is open. These are programs that recur for a set period of time (e.g., swimming lessons). Create a custom online Activity Guide to find and register for programs.
Amenities and facilities continue to open. As previously announced, the Recreation Centre will open September 14 for registered programs, facility rentals and Activity Reservation. Also on September 14, fitness areas at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be available for use, through Activity Reservations.
Also effective October 1, the temporary discount for facility passes and admission will no longer be available. In early July, entrance fees were temporarily reduced to better reflect reduced hours of operation, service and program offerings.
“As we planned our gradual re-opening of amenities, we knew program and services would initially be limited, which is why we offered a temporary discount,” said McKee. “As we continue to increase our service levels, we also need to return to regular admission rates to ensure sustainability.”
The existing Activity Reservation Pass will not be available for purchase as of October 1. Anyone who purchases an Activity Reservation Pass in September will be offered a prorated credit as of October 1 toward the purchase of a new pass. More information about facility admission rates and passes is available here.
Visitors to recreation facilities are asked to wear a mask when a distance of two metres from others cannot be maintained. Mask wearing during intense, physical activity is not recommended.
City of Red Deer mandates mask use only on City Transit for now
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.
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