Building permit values drop in November

Building permits were down in November, in both the number of permits issued and their values. 62 permits were issued in November with a combined value of just over $11.5 million, compared to 74 permits issued in November 2018, worth...

Building permit values drop in October

Building permit values were down in October, despite an increase in the total number of permits issued. 106 permits were issued in October with a combined value of just under $6.7 million, compared to 101 permits issued in October 2018,...

New schools coming to Red Deer and Blackfalds

Red Deer and Blackfalds should be getting new schools in the not too distant future. The Government of Alberta announced Friday that it is providing $397 million for 25 school projects in Budget 2019. That includes “design funding” for a...

City looking to make development more attractive through off-site levies

The City of Red Deer is making life easier for developers by reducing the average rate of off-site levies. An off-site levy is collected from a developer in order to pay for water, sanitary, storm and road infrastructure. Currently, the...

Funding for Alberta apprenticeship program to triple

[embedded content] Premier Jason Kenney announces the tripling of government funding to the CAREERS: The Next Generation apprenticeship program to $6 million a year by 2022-23 at Silent-Aire in Edmonton, on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. View original article here Source

Maintenance themed capital budget and plan released

Administration has handed over a proposed $180 million capital budget and $1.2 billion capital plan for Council consideration. Throughout the 2020 Capital Budget and 2021-2029 capital plan development, administration worked on balancing community needs, current infrastructure and the economy. “The...

Wind power association pursues partnership with solar, other technologies

The president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association says the industry has proven that wind can compete on price with other sources of electrical power but now it must prove it can be just as reliable. Addressing the opening session...

Blackfalds plans $5-million deal to buy buildings for new public works and parks facilities

When the Town of Blackfalds was first approached to buy a former trucking company site to convert into a municipal facility, the offer was $8.3 million for eight acres and three buildings. That price tag was a little high, so...

Building permit values drop in September

Building permit values dropped in all four categories in September, despite an increase in total number of permits issued. 94 permits were issued in September 2019 with a combined value of just over $11.3 million, compared to 92 permits issued...

MPC approves six-story addition adjacent to Points West Living

Red Deer’s Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) has given the green light for a new addition to an existing senior’s home on the west side. A development permit was granted Tuesday for a six-story, 150 unit assisted living facility adjacent to...
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