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  • From the City of Red Deer

    Ross Street Patio to open for May long weekend

    The Ross Street Patio is scheduled to open Tuesday, May 14 for the summer season, in time for the May long weekend.Picnic tables and umbrellas are provided by The City, and residents are invited to pull up a chair and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere on the beloved Patio.Free live music performances are proudly provided by The City of Red Deer and the Downtown Business Association throughout the summer and will feature a variety of artists and genres. The first performance is Tuesday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. and events continue through Saturday, September 14 on the following schedule:
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday Patio Parties, 6 – 9 p.m. June 14, July 12 and August 9
    • Saturday Socials, 6 – 10 p.m. July 20, August 17 and September 14

    In the event of inclement weather, Friday Patio Parties will relocate to The Hub on Ross (4936 50 Street).

    The following lane closure will be in effect Monday, May 13 to accommodate the installation of the patio: Ross (50) Street (right lane) from 49 Avenue to 50 Avenue.

    For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/patioparties.


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    Blue and Black Cart Collection begins this week. Here’s everything you need to know!

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    Blue and Black Cart collection kicks off week of May 6

    The carts have all been rolled out, residents had some time to get acquainted and now Blue and Black Cart collection is set to start next week.  Together, with the Green Cart, it completes Red Deer’s cart program implementation.

    Throughout the months of March and April, Blue and Black Carts were rolled out to homes who currently receive individual garbage, recycling and Green Cart collection. The Blue Cart replaces the blue box, and
    the Black Cart is for all other household garbage.

    “We are excited to see Blue and Black cart collection start next week,” said Janet Whitesell, Waste Management Superintendent. “We have worked hard to create a program that has been tested, tweaked
    and modified to ensure we are launching a program that will work for the residents of Red Deer.”  Collection for the Blue and Black Cart will take place every other week, on alternating weeks. That means
    garbage will be collected one week and recycling collected the next week. Green Cart collection remains weekly. Residents received a colour coded calendar to make keeping track easy, and they can sign up for
    weekly notifications through Notify Red Deer (reddeer.ca/notifyreddeer).

    The Blue Cart replaces blue boxes, and in general, everything that used to go in the blue box can go in the Blue Cart, with the exception of glass. Place paper, cardboard, metal cans and plastics numbered one
    through seven in the Blue Cart. The Black Cart is for remaining garbage that can’t go in the Blue or Green Cart, which in general is things like Styrofoam, disposable diapers, and unnumbered plastics. Detailed
    information was attached to the Black Cart delivered to each home, and more information is always available at reddeer.ca/carts.

    “Since April of 2018 when the Green Cart program launched, we have reduced the amount of garbage sent to landfill from households by 27 per cent,” said Whitesell. “For three months last year, we collected more in the Green Cart than we collected garbage at the curb which means a significant amount of material was composted and those nutrients returned to agricultural soils, instead of being landfilled.”

    “The three cart system streamlines collection, and the way households bring their waste out to the curb or the alley,” Whitesell continued. “We are confident that we have a program that will not only reduce the
    amount of waste going to our landfill, but engage and inspire residents to take steps to reduce their household waste, and our overall greenhouse gas emissions.”

    Residents can learn more about the new cart program at a presentation on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Red Deer College’s Alternative Energy Lab, along with representatives from the Recycling Council of Alberta who will talk about system-wide opportunities in how Alberta handles waste.

    Neighbourhood Collection Schedule
    Anders Park East Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Anders South Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Aspen Ridge Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Bower North/South Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Clearview Meadows Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Clearview Ridge Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    College Park Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Davenport Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Deer Park Estates Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Deer Park Village Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Devonshire Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Downtown Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    East Annexation area Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Eastview/Eastview Estates Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Evergreen Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Fairview Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Garden Heights Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Glendale/Glendale Park Estates Tuesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Grandview Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Highland Green/Highland Green Estates Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Inglewood West Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Ironstone Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Johnstone Crossing/Johnstone Park Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Kentwood East/West Tuesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Kingsgate Tuesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Lancaster Green/Lancaster Meadows Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Laredo Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Lonsdale Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Michener Hill East Thursdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Michener Hill West Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Mountview Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Morrisroe Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Morrisroe Extenstion Thursdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Normandeau North/South Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    North Annexation area Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Oriole Park/Oriole Park West Mondays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Parkvale Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Pines Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Riverside Meadows Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Rosedale Estates/Rosedale Meadows Fridays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    South Hill Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Sunnybrook/Sunnybrook South/Southbrook Wednesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Timberlands/Timberstone/Timber Ridge Tuesdays – Zone 1 Calendar (pdf)
    Vanier East/Vanier Woods Fridays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Waskasoo Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    West Lake Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    West Park Mondays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)
    Woodlea Wednesdays – Zone 2 Calendar (pdf)

    Setting your carts out for collection:

    Carts are picked up by an automated collection truck, so it’s important to follow these collection instructions.

    When:

    Set out by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day, year-round.

    How:

    Make sure the lid is closed and place the carts on flat ground with at least one metre clearance all around and above each of them so the truck’s collection arm can pick it up and empty it. This includes ensuring both carts placed that day, and any extra yard waste has the same clearance so the automated trucks can access it. If the collection contractors are unable to properly access your carts, they won’t be able to collect the contents that week, so placement is an important step.

    Where:

    Front street collection: Place the carts on the street with the wheels against the curb and white directional arrows pointing toward the street. Make sure the carts are away from parked vehicles or other obstructions such as trees, and that it is not blocking traffic.

    Back alley collection: Place the carts with the wheels toward your property and white directional arrows pointing toward the alley. Make sure the carts are not placed against a fence or garage, and that it is not blocking traffic.

    Make sure to roll your carts back to your property after they have been emptied.

    Sign up for alerts

    Use your Notify Red Deer account to sign up for cart collection schedule alerts.

    Questions?

    Carts Frequently Asked Questions

    Email: carts@reddeer.ca
    Phone: 403-340-BLUE (2583)


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    5 people have died by criminal offences such as homicide so far in 2019! See first quarter crime stats..

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    First quarter crime stats show increases

    Red Deer Municipal Detachment
    Crime Statistics (Actual)
    January to March: 2014 ‐ 2019
    All categories contain “Attempted” and/or “Completed” April 03, 2019

    CATEGORY

     

    2014

    2015

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Homicides & Offences Related to Death

    0

    2

    3

    3

    2

    5

    Robbery

    25

    39

    49

    26

    20

    27

    Sexual Assaults

    30

    22

    29

    22

    45

    54

    Other Sexual Offences

    20

    11

    14

    20

    18

    11

    Assault

    420

    430

    365

    363

    311

    355

    Kidnapping/Hostage/Abduction

    6

    10

    11

    7

    9

    11

    Extortion

    5

    3

    2

    3

    3

    6

    Criminal Harassment

    85

    63

    116

    89

    79

    72

    Uttering Threats

    171

    155

    163

    139

    138

    126

    TOTAL PERSONS

    762

    735

    752

    672

    625

    667

     

    Break & Enter

    2014

    192

    2015

    235

    2016

    330

    2017

    359

    2018

    239

    2019

    333

    Theft of Motor Vehicle

    187

    276

    397

    389

    177

    377

    Theft Over $5,000

    23

    33

    33

    24

    27

    37

    Theft Under $5,000

    940

    1,092

    1,462

    1,517

    797

    1,034

    Possn Stn Goods

    148

    200

    260

    338

    115

    159

    Fraud

    300

    255

    286

    355

    253

    324

    Arson

    3

    8

    4

    7

    5

    2

    Mischief To Property

    812

    855

    1,006

    1,149

    521

    743

    TOTAL PROPERTY

    2,605

    2,954

    3,778

    4,138

    2,134

    3,009

     

    Offensive Weapons

    2014

    52

    2015

    69

    2016

    113

    2017

    90

    2018

    66

    2019

    100

    Disturbing the peace

    526

    595

    633

    606

    399

    508

    Fail to Comply & Breaches

    412

    432

    393

    395

    306

    255

    OTHER CRIMINAL CODE

    127

    132

    117

    151

    145

    145

    TOTAL OTHER CRIMINAL CODE

    1,117

    1,228

    1,256

    1,242

    916

    1,008

    TOTAL CRIMINAL CODE
    4,484
    4,917
    5,786
    6,052
    3,675
    4,684

    According to statistics, crime in the first quarter of 2019 has increased compared to the same time period last year, but remains lower than in previous years.

    “Throughout 2018 and the tail end of 2017, we consistently saw decreases across key areas, including break and enter and theft of motor vehicles; however, the numbers for this first quarter of this year are showing increases, said Superintendent Grobmeier, Officer in Chargeof the Red Deer RCMP. “It’s not necessarily unusual to see increases after such a prolongedperiod of significant decreases, but we know we need to act to ensure this increase doesn’t become a trend.”

    When comparing the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2018, total Criminal Code files increased by 27 per cent; however, this it is still 22 per cent lower than the same time period in 2017. Select first quarter results include:

     Total persons crimes increased slightly, by seven per cent; however this has remained relatively steady over a three year period.

    o We had 27 robberies, compared to 20 in 2018.o Sexual assaults increase by 20 percent.

     Total property crime increased by 41 per cent; however it is 27 per cent lower than the same time period on 2017.

    o Theft under $5,000 increased by 30 per cent; however it is still 31 per cent lower than the same time period in 2017.

    o Break and enters increased by 39 per cent.
    o We had 377 stolen vehicles, compared to 177 in the same time period in 2018.

    “We recognize that an increase in crime rates is not what the community wants to see, and it isn’t what we want to see either,” said Superintendent Grobmeier. “There are several factorsthat we believe contributed to some of the increases, including extreme weather this winter, which unfortunately translated into many vehicles being stolen while they were running andunlocked.”

    One of the ways police are working to reduce crime is through Pinpoint, a made in Red Deer program that targets repeat offenders and crime hotspots. Between January 7, 2019 and April 8, 2019, Red Deer RCMP conducted 521 checks on targeted people and addresses identified through Pinpoint, including nine identified people on parole and/or probation and 42 more career criminals with an active history of property crime. Police also conducted another 1,368 checks in crime hot spots. During the first quarter of 2019, 140 charges have been laid specific to targets identified through Pinpoint, and 108 warrants have been executed.


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