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City sells former RCMP building and land to Province

Construction of a new courthouse in Red Deer is one step closer to reality after the Province purchased the former downtown RCMP building and adjacent land at 4811 49 Street from The City this week.
The Province has earmarked the land for a new Justice Centre with 12 courtrooms to serve Central Alberta. They will officially take possession of the property, which includes nine parcels of land, on February 1, 2018.

Westerner Park expansion gets MPC approval

Major expansion is on the way for Westerner Park.
The City’s Municipal Planning Commission gave its approval Wednesday morning to a new 75,000 square foot multi-use space joining the Stockemens Pavilion and Agricentre to serve as an exhibit and trade show hall.
“This is about 50,000 square feet of space that Agri-Trade can actually program in 2018. So for us, we’re extremely happy about that because that helps us to expand Agri-Trade,” said Ben Antifaiff, CEO and General Manager at Westerner […]

Commercial development coming across from Westerner

The first phase of a new commercial development on the City’s south end could look like this.Axiom Architecture

The first phase of a new commercial development across from Westerner Park has been given conditional approval.

On Wednesday, The City of Red Deer’s Municipal Planning Commission gave the thumbs up to a development permit application from Tricon Developments Inc. in the Sunnybrook south area.

Tricon is looking to develop a mostly empty 9.9 acre area at 4718 19 Street.  READ MORE

MPC approves plan for former Target location at Bower Place

Demolition work could soon be on the way for the former Target location at Bower Place in Red Deer.
This after the City’s Municipal Planning Commission approved a development permit Wednesday for a new two-story addition to be built on the east side of the mall where the now vacated store sits.
The application calls for the main floor of the addition to include lease units which vary in size and will connect to the existing mall. The second floor may […]

Games, stronger residential sector factors in 2017 building permits

The number of permits issued in 2017 increased over the year before, but values were down in comparison to extraordinary 2019 Canada Winter Games-related construction in 2016.

Last year 1,205 permits were issued for a value of $153 million, compared to 1,078 permits valued at $247 million in 2016. The main factor was the Servus Arena and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre – together valued at more than $90 million.  Read more

J.T. Setters and Sons Construction Ltd announced as name sponsor for the new enhancements at Great Chief Park

The City of Red Deer is pleased to announce that J.T. Setters and Sons Construction Ltd is the name sponsor for the new enhancements within Great Chief Park including the new pavilion building, outdoor speed skating oval and synthetic sports field; now known as Setters Place at Great Chief Park.

“Today with the adoption of the new name, Setters Place at Great Chief Park, we thank J.T. Setters and Sons Construction Ltd for their partnership and commitment to sport, community, […]

RDCA Christmas Breakfast Raises over $2,500 for Annual Scholarship Program

RDCA Christmas Breakfast 2017
On December 6th, we held our 6th annual member Christmas Breakfast at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre in Red Deer.  The event was attended by over 175 people representing member companies, partnering organizations and guests.  Through generous contributions, we raised over $265 plus many boxes of food for donation to the Red Deer Food Bank.  We also collected over $2,500 from silent auction items that goes directly to the RDCA Scholarship Fund.  Thank you to […]

WCB, workplace safety rules get major overhaul in new Alberta bill

Workers would be given the right to refuse unsafe work without facing reprisals — such as loss of pay or termination — under a new bill that proposes a major overhaul to workers compensation and workplace safety rules.

Bill 30, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans, was introduced Monday in the Alberta legislature.

WCB review panel calls for overhaul of injury compensation system to make it more worker-centred
Government creates three-person panel to review WCB

The […]

Commercial sector pushes permit values past October 2016

Building permit values last month surpassed values for the same month last year, with commercial permits leading the way.
Commercial permits in October, valued at $10.2 million, nearly tripled the value of commercial permits for October 2016.
For total permits in all sectors, 93 permits were issued last month for a value of $15.7 million, compared to 80 permits issued in October 2016 for a value of $13 million. Although all sectors have had a strong showing in the last several […]

Alberta WCB defies good practice by keeping surplus funds: ACA

An independent review panel has presented the Alberta government with recommendations to modernize its Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB).

But a first glance has some construction industry stakeholders concerned.

The WCB system provides no-fault benefits and supports a safe return to work for injured workers. The last comprehensive review of the WCB system was conducted more than 15 years ago.

The latest 189-page report includes 60 recommendations to government.

“We committed to reviewing the Workers’ Compensation Board to ensure it provides fair compensation and […]