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Secondary runway at Red Deer Regional Airport to be refurbished

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Airport Awards Runway Refurbishment

The Red Deer Regional Airport is pleased to announce that they are ready to begin the refurbishment of their secondary runway (#12/30) at the beginning of June.  The tender has been awarded to locally owned and operated Border Paving, who are set so support nearly 50 jobs with the project, keeping funds within Central Alberta, creating local jobs and supporting the businesses who call YQF home are all important factors to consider when planning any projects at the Red Deer Regional Airport.

“Runway 12/30 is a vital part of our existing infrastructure and currently supports more than 12,000 takeoffs and landings annually.”  says Red Deer Regional Airport’s CEO Graham Ingham.  This project, like all other airport projects is being completed per the airport’s 10-year capital plan, which is updated annually.  The runway refurbishment project comes with a 1.8 million dollar price tag and will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.  The project will be staged to alleviate to the greatest extent possible any impact on our local and transient businesses.

The Red Deer Regional Airport continues to see growth and success as they plan to the future.  As an affordable alternative to Calgary and Edmonton, YQF remains a cost-effective solution to many aviation and aviation-related businesses looking to gain that strategic business advantage.  “With key partnership agreements in place with the likes of the Rice Group, EFC Developments and Tucana Aviation, the future of the airport has never looked so bright and it’s only a matter of when, not if, the airport will enter its next phase of rapid and sustained growth.” says the Airport’s Director, Business Development, Communications and Marketing Nicole Holinarty.

 

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Annual inflation rate rises to 4.8% in December, highest since 1991

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OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the annual pace of inflation climbed in December to its highest rate since 1991.

The agency says the consumer price index in December was up 4.8 per cent compared with a year ago.

The reading compared with a year-over-year increase of 4.7 per cent in November.

Driving the faster pace of price growth in December were higher year-over-year prices for food, passenger vehicles and housing.

Statistics Canada says that excluding gasoline prices from its calculations, the consumer price index would have been up year-over-year in December by four per cent.

Prices at the gas pumps were up 33.3 per cent year-over-year in December compared with a 43.6 per cent annual increase in November as tightening of public health restrictions related to the Omicron variant weighed on demand.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2022.

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Scott Robinson is the new CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

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News release from the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

Chamber announces hiring of Scott Robinson as CEO

The Board of Directors on behalf of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Robinson for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Scott brings a wealth of experience to the Chamber that includes over twenty-five years of executive and managerial experience, working with organizations of all sizes. Notably, Scott acted as CEO for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, and as Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. Most recently, Scott has operated his own consulting practice, and has been the acting CEO of the Central Alberta Sport Authority.

Scott’s experience in leadership also led him to pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership with Royal Roads University, where he was awarded the Founders Award for Excellence in Sustainable Leadership.

An avid community volunteer, Scott has board and volunteer experience including time with Red Deer Polytechnic, The Donald School of Business, Westerner Park Governance Committee, Alberta Parks Recreation Association among others.

Scott shared his thoughts on being appointed as the new CEO of the Chamber, “I am very excited to join the Chamber of Commerce team and want to thank President Matt Cassidy and the Chamber Board for choosing me to help lead the Chamber along with a dedicated and talented staff. Red Deer is such an amazing community, and we have a dynamic and world leading business community that I look forward to listening to and learning from in the months ahead”.

President Matt Cassidy commented on behalf of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, “After an exhaustive search this fall, the board is confident in Scott’s experience and ability to lead the Chamber forward, and to propel the successful legacy of the Chamber in support of our membership, and the business community as a whole.”

Scott starts with the Chamber January 17, 2022.

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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