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Residential Snow Plowing Schedule… coming to your street soon

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From the City of Red Deer

Residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Snow Zone Plowing will begin on Wednesday, February 27 on Green Routes in Snow Zone G; Grey Route plowing in Snow Zone G will follow on Monday, March 4.  Plowing will continue alphabetically through Snow Zones until complete. Parking restrictions will be in place during plowing in each Snow Zone, which could be a few days at a time.

“It should only take our crews a day or two to plow Green or Grey Routes in each Snow Zone, but it takes a lot longer if people leave their vehicles parked on the streets,” said Public Works Manager Greg Sikora, “That’s why it is so important for people to know the schedule and move their cars.”

There are many different ways for residents to learn the schedule:

  •   Sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email or phone call reminders before plowing starts in their Snow Zone
  •   Click here or check the schedule online at reddeer.ca/snowzone
  •   Follow the City of Red Deer on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates
  •   Call the Snow Zone Hotline at 403-406-8796
  •   Look for signs at neighbourhood entrances and on Green Routes“It isn’t feasible for us to put signs on every street, but that doesn’t mean residents shouldn’t know the schedule,” said Sikora, “Snow Zone Alerts are fantastic – it takes just a few minutes to sign up and you get a text, email or phone call – which ever you prefer – to remind you to move your car.”

    Parking restrictions are only in place for the route that is scheduled for plowing, so residents can park their cars on an alternate route while restrictions are in place.

    “When we’re plowing Green Routes, you can park your car on a Grey Route, which is usually just around the corner,” said Sikora, “It is the same case for Grey Route plowing; if you really need to park on the street, you can park on a Green route. That’s why we don’t plow Green and Grey Routes in a Snow Zone at the same time.”

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Zone Subdivisions Map
A Kentwood, Johnstone Zone A – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
B Glendale, Normandeau, Pines Zone B – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
C Fairview, Highland Green, Oriole Park, Riverside Meadows Zone C – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
D Downtown Zone D – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
E Clearview, Garden Heights, Michener Hill, Parkvale, Waskasoo, Woodlea Zone E – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
F Deer Park (north of 39 St), Rosedale, Timberlands Zone F – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
G Bower, South Hill, West Park Zone G – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
H Eastview, Grandview, Morrisroe, Mountview Zone H – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
I Anders, Sunnybrook (north) Zone I – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
J Deer Park (south of 39 St), Lancaster Zone J – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
K Inglewood, Sunnybrook (south)/Southbrook, Vanier Zone K – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
P Central Park Zone P -Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)
Q Chiles Industrial Park Zone Q – Snow Zone Residential Routes Map (pdf)

February 2019 Snow Zone Plowing schedule

Snow Zone Plowing has been tentatively scheduled as noted below. All schedules are subject to weather and other delays, and may be subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the City website at reddeer.ca/snowzone.

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Snow Zone

Green Routes

Grey Routes

G

February 27, 28

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March 4, 5

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H

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February 28, March 1, 4

March 6, 7

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I

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March 4, 5

March 7, 8

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J

March 6, 7

March 11, 12

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K

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March 7, 8

March 13

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A

March 11

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B

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March 12, 13

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March 15

C

March 13, 14, 15

March 18, 19

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D

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E

March 15

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F

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March 18, 19

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March 21, 22

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

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By Laura Osman in Ottawa

Tens of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are likely about to expire and go to waste because of a failure to manage an oversupply, Canada’s auditor general reported Tuesday — a failure with an estimated price tag of about $1 billion.

Karen Hogan has released the results of her office’s investigation into the government’s efforts to get ahold of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the early days of the pandemic, and track how many people got them.

The auditor gave the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Procurement Department a thumbs up when it came to quickly getting enough doses into the country to meet vaccination goals, but said the government did a much poorer job of managing all that supply.

“We found that the Public Health Agency of Canada was unsuccessful in its efforts to minimize vaccine wastage,” Hogan wrote in the report.

The government knew that by signing advanced purchase agreements with a number of pharmaceutical companies there was a risk of buying up more COVID-19 vaccines than Canadians needed.

PHAC and the federal government signed deals with seven companies that were developing vaccines in 2020 and 2021, in case only a few them were approved by Health Canada.

So far six of those have been authorized by the drug review agency.

“In my view, it was a prudent approach given all the uncertainty back in 2020,” she said at a press conference Tuesday.

The auditor found that about half of the 169 million doses the government paid for have made it into the arms of Canadians between December 2020 and May 2022.

The federal government announced plans to donate some 50 million surplus doses to other countries, but as of May 31 only about 15 million had been given away and another 13.6 million expired before they could be donated.

Canada has offered the remaining 21.7 million doses to other countries but so many countries are now offering donations that the market is saturated, Hogan said, and those vaccines will be wasted if they are not distributed soon.

There were also 32.5 million doses in federal and provincial inventories by the end of the audit period in May, worth about $1 billion, based on the auditor’s estimate.

Hogan said in her report that the majority of those doses will expire by the end of 2022.

Hogan said the public health agency informed her that another 10 million have expired since the end of the audit and another 11 million were donated.

Part of the problem, she said, was that provinces and territories did not communicate and share data with PHAC.

“Although some provinces and territories consistently reported to the agency, the agency was unable to obtain complete data from most. This meant that the status of these doses was unknown and reduced the agency’s ability to predict supply needs and plan for donations,” the report said.

The auditor general’s office and the public health agency itself warned for a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic that there were serious gaps in the federal and provincial health data sharing plans.

In January 2021, Deloitte Inc. was awarded a $59.1 million contract to come up with a national vaccine management system called VaccineConnect to share timely information about vaccine distribution, coverage and safety.

Some elements of that program were up and running on time, but others were delayed and the auditor found that PHAC was instead using spreadsheets to manually track expiration dates and waste as of June 2021.

The information silos made it difficult for vaccine companies to monitor national safety indicators of their products, as they’ve been ordered to by Health Canada.

“Companies cannot entirely fulfil this requirement when they do not have access to the necessary data on adverse events,” the report said.

Hogan found two incidents in 2021 where companies learned of adverse effects to their vaccines from the media and urgently requested the data from the government, but couldn’t get access to it for three months.

Canada is also the only G7 country that does not follow World Health Organization guidance to share case-level information about patients who have adverse effects after immunization, and instead sends only summary data.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2022.

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds all but one rule on airline compensation

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OTTAWA — The federal court of appeal says it will uphold all but one ofthe rules that bolster compensation for air passengers subjected to delayed flights and damaged luggage.

The court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal that challenged the validity of the passenger bill of rights, with the exception of one regulation that applies to the temporary loss of baggage.

Air Canada and Porter Airlines Inc., along with 16 other appellants that include the International Air Transport Association had argued that the passenger rights charter launched in 2019 violates global standards and should be rendered invalid for international flights.

In court filings, the airlines argued the regulation exceed the Canadian Transportation Agency’s authority and went against a multilateral treaty by imposing compensation requirements for flight cancellations or lost baggage that were too stringent.

The CTA and Attorney-General argued there is no conflict between the passenger protections and the treaty.

The FCA initially turned down a request from the airlines to suspend the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR) in 2020.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2022.

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