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RDCA Golf Classic a Success

The RDCA held their annual Golf Classic on June 23rd at the Alberta Springs Golf Course.  Over 180 golfers, and volunteers enjoyed a day in the sun, great networking and some golf thrown in as well.  All money raised from our prizes and silent auction goes to our annual scholarship awards for local apprentices.  Thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers that made this another great event.
RDCA Golf Classic Report

2019 Canada Winter Games Projects – Red Deer

Why host the 2019 Canada Winter Games?

The 2019 Canada Winter Games is the largest multi-sport event to be hosted in Alberta since the 1988 Olympics.
An expected economic impact of more than $132 million.
20,000 visitors expected to visit Red Deer for the event, with up to 3600 participants from across our nation to compete in 19 sports.

2019 Winter Game Project Update
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Major development planned at former industrial site in Red Deer

A major three-phase commercial development will be located at the former W. McKee Manufacturing location in Red Deer’s Lancaster Meadows.

The industrial business had been at the location for many years, and as development occurred, it became surrounded by residential and other development.
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Canada Prompt Payment Act approved by Senate

Canada’s Senate has unanimously passed Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, regulating payments on federal construction contracts, but a major hurdle remains as the bill now faces the scrutiny of the House of Commons.
Bill S-224 requires that federal government project owners must make progress payments to a contractor on a monthly basis, or at shorter intervals provided for in a contract.

The payment requirement is consistent down the contractual chain, notes a media statement from bill sponsor Senator Don […]

Residential, commercial permits remain steady compared to last year

Although building permit values are down overall on the year, residential and commercial sector permits so far this year are holding their own compared to values in 2016.

There were 62 residential permits issued last month, valued at $3.9 million, compared to 69 issued and valued at $4.1 million last April. There were 10 commercial permits issued last month, valued at $2 million compared to 12 permits issued and valued at $2.3 million last April.

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Subsidiary permits now available online

Contractors and homeowners can now apply and pay for electrical, plumbing, heating, gas and service connection permits online through www.reddeer.ca/mycity.

Once they’ve applied and paid for them, customers can get their subsidiary permits immediately at their workplace, at home, or wherever they are, 24/7 – and save themselves a trip to City Hall.

The new MyPermits service expands on other services already offered to both residential and business customers through MyCity, including inspections, business licenses, dog licenses and tax information.

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NAOSH Week – Mock Accident at local school presented by Parkland Regional Safety Committee

A mock collision highlighting the risks of not being safe around traffic was held at Sylvan Lake’s École Mother Teresa School on Monday.

Around 200 students in grades four and five took in the reenactment which depicted a young boy being hit by a truck after walking through a parking lot while distracted.

Ryan Hawley, Chair of the Parkland Regional Safety Committee, said it is vital to educate at a young age.
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On Day of Mourning, Alberta clarifies rules on investigations into workplace injuries and deaths

On the day Canadians mourn deaths and serious injuries in the workplace, the province has announced new rules to improve the investigations into such incidents.

Labour Minister Christina Gray says the province has signed a memorandum of understanding with 10 police services, including RCMP and Lacombe Police Service. The plan sets protocols to make it easier to determine if criminal charges or charges for workplace violations are warranted.

On Friday, Red Deerians took part in the national day of mourning by converging […]

Alberta announces funding for 10 highway projects

Alberta has announced funding for 10 bundled highway rehabilitation and improvement projects totalling 96 subcomponent construction projects across the province.

The federal government is providing funding for up to 50 per cent of eligible costs for these projects — nearly $255 million — and the Government of Alberta is investing more than $279 million. The projects have a combined total estimated cost of $535 million.

“These investments in highway infrastructure across Alberta will support economic growth and provide safer and more efficient transportation […]