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Building permit values slow in May

Building permits slowed down in May and dropped from an estimated $15 million in May 2017 to $9 million last month.

Year-to-date building permits continue to rise in value over 2017 for the first five months of the year in Red Deer. So far this year, total permits have been valued at $91.4 million compared to $49.1 million last year at this time.
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Clearwater County economic development open house gathers new ideas

The Clearwater County economic development open house was held Tuesday evening in Leslieville.Local businesses were invited to provide input following a 2016 economic census showing a decreasing and aging population in the county.

Economic Development Officer Jerry Pratt says from 2011 to 2016 Clearwater County’s population dropped 2.7%, despite an 11.6% increase in Alberta’s population.

The fastest growing age groups in the county are 60 to 74 and 75+, which could present issues in the county due to less spending in […]

Capstone at Riverlands kicks off spring construction season

RED DEER- Capstone at Riverlands will be busy with construction activity in 2018 as work continues on the important infrastructure needed to bring the vision for the neighbourhood to life.Officials say this year will also see the start on some of the projects that make Capstone unique, like the Riverwalk and Canada 150 Square. Here is a look at some of the work that is planned for this year:  Read more

U.S. imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada

The United States has decided to end steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for Canada, the country’s Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Thursday.

Canada, Mexico and the European Union were exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March, but those exemptions were set to expire Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump had imposed the tariffs saying his country had been treated “badly” in trade relations.

At the time, […]

Local NAOSH Activities Promote Safety and Health

The goal during Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.
 
The Parkland Regional Safety Committee, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE), Alberta Construction Safety Association, Red Deer Construction Association, and the Manufacturer’s Health and Safety Association partnered to bring a number of events to our local community.  Read more below:
 
NAOSH Safety BBQ 2018
 
NAOSH Mock Accident 2018

Building permit values on the rise

Building permits took a major leap forward in April, with values surpassing April 2017 by more than 250 per cent. Building permits rose from an estimated $6 million in April 2017 to $21.4 million last month thanks to a few key commercial development permits.

Year-to-date building permits continue to rise in value over 2017 for the first four months of the year in Red Deer. So far this year, total permits have been valued at $82.3 million compared to $35.4 […]

Northside community centre construction is underway

Construction on the Northside community centre in Red Deer has begun following an official sod turning event held today at the facility site.

The centre, which is expected to open mid-2019, will provide a place for residents in north Red Deer to come together to recreate, experience culture and connect with the community.

Located at 6391 76 Street, next to Glendale School of Sciences and Technology and Glendale Skate Park, the Northside community centre will offer multipurpose spaces for events, meetings, […]

St. Pats modernization expected to start in July

Design work is continuing on the modernization of St. Patrick’s Community School in Red Deer.That according to officials with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools who say the construction team is also looking at the scope-of-work and determining the cost for the budget. Once complete, work is expected to begin in July and last for about 18 months.
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Permit values double compared to last year

Year-to-date building permits have doubled in value over 2017 for the first two months of the year in Red Deer. So far this year, total permits have been valued at $46.7 million compared to $21.3 million last year at this time.

Commercial, industrial and public sector permits have been the strong leaders with permit values in February surpassing last February’s, with residential values lagging.

Notable permits for February include a permit valued at $3.5 million for a new car dealership at […]