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Red Deer RCMP remind drivers and pedestrians about back to school safety

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Red Deer, AB – The Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit are focusing their attention on school and playground zones this week as students return to school, and remind drivers of the importance of following posted speed limits, especially in areas where children could be at risk.

“The RCMP presence around schools is a reminder to drivers to follow posted speed limits and pay attention to the road, and we’re actively targeting speeders and distracted drivers,” says Constable Sean Morris with the Red Deer RCMP. “Speeding is a public safety issue. The faster a driver is going when they strike a pedestrian, the greater the risk of grievous injury or death.”

School zones are in effect from 8 am to 4:30 pm on school days and playground zones are in effect from 8 am to 9 pm every day. All signs are equipped with time tabs to remind the driver of the effective times when a 30 km/hr speed limit is in effect.

 Red Deer RCMP urge students and other pedestrians to use crosswalks and traffic control devices when crossing streets, and encourage parents to coach their kids about traffic, bike and pedestrian safety. Most importantly, pedestrians and drivers alike need to stay off mobile devices.

RCMP monitor school and playground zones and conduct traffic campaigns year-round throughout the community as part of The City of Red Deer and Red Deer RCMP’s collaborative focus on safer roads.

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Chamber partners with the Outreach Centre to launch Red Deer branded clothing

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News Release from The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the release of a series of Red Deer branded t-shirts and ball caps with two dollars from each hat and three dollars from each t-shirt going to support the Outreach Centre Adopt-A-Family program. For the month of December, the Chamber will also be matching these proceeds.

Last year the Chamber ran a design contest inviting entries from community members. Winners were then determined by an independent judging panel comprised of local artists. The Chamber then worked with a local apparel company to develop the clothing.

“There has always been an incredible amount of pride in our community and we regularly receive inquiries from groups looking for Red Deer branded clothing and accessories. The designs really embody the character and essence of our city and we’re thrilled to give Red Deerians an opportunity to show their love in a stylish and comfortable way all while supporting a great cause.” Reg Warkentin, Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce.

“The proceeds from this imitative will go towards The Outreach Centre’s Adopt-A-Family program. For over 20 years sponsors in the community and The Outreach Centre have shared the spirit of Christmas with families in Central Alberta by providing gifts under the tree, special treats and a holiday meal to share. This program provides assistance throughout the year to families when they are most in need. With a focus on the Christmas season, it focuses on single parent families who are struggling and require extra help to provide for their family.” Myles Peake, Director of Fund Development, The Outreach Centre.

The Outreach Centre helps people address domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and overcome the effects of poverty through effective partnerships, education and programming.

The clothing is available in limited quantities and sizes at the Chamber office or through the website at www.reddeerchamber.com/store. You can also follow the Chamber on social media for a chance to win the apparel.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, collaborative leader in building a vibrant community and fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.

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The Lending Cupboard staff announces hours for the holiday season

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Red Deer, Alberta – Dec. 3, 2021 – In order to make sure that clients can pick up any needed medical equipment prior to the Christmas season, staff at The Lending Cupboard would like to announce hours of operation for over the holidays.

“This year, we at The Lending Cupboard really feel that it’s important to allow our staff to spend time with their families over the holiday season. Because of that, and because Christmas falls over a weekend, we’ve decided that we will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s this year,” said Dawna Morey, executive director.

“Because of that, we want residents to be prepared so that if they are going to have surgeries, they can come in and see us before we leave on the 24th of December at 2 p.m.,” she said.

The Lending Cupboard will re-open for regular hours on Jan. 3rd.

Morey did emphasize that even with the holiday hours, there is no need for anyone to be concerned about accessing equipment in the event of an emergency.

“We all have emergencies in our lives, and in the case of emergencies people can still call us, and those calls will be monitored for emergencies only,” she said, adding they can call the regular office number of 403-356-1678.

“In those cases, we will be here to provide equipment.”

For inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us.

Dawna Morey – Executive Director

Phone: 403-356-1678 ext. 202

Email: [email protected]

 

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