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...

Detailed designs being finalized for Blackfalds Multi-Plex expansion

Officials with the Town of Blackfalds say the community’s Multi-Plex expansion project remains on track and on budget. On Monday, council approved the latest expansion project designs and directed administration to assist ACI Architects in finalizing detailed designs for the...

Hospice expansion nearly complete

The $5.2 million expansion to the Red Deer Hospice is nearly complete, on-time and on-budget. Val Hilario, Expansion Campaign Coordinator for the Red Deer Hospice Society, says they will take possession of the expanded area next week and hope to...

Proposed Red Deer seniors lodge closer to final approval

Construction may soon be going ahead on a new assisted living facility in Red Deer’s Bower neighbourhood. On Aug. 7, the City’s Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) approved a development permit for Chandos Construction to build a three-storey, 90-unit assisted living...

July sees growth in building permits

After a decrease in applications in June, July saw a healthy rebound in the number of new building permits issued. Permit totals rose to 136 in July, thanks in part to a significant jump in commercial permits. Residential and public...

Rebalancing Red Deer’s residential growth begins with Hazlett Lake plans

A plan has been set in motion to rebalance Red Deer’s growth by creating future neighbourhoods in the northwest of the city. About 249 acres north of Edgar Industrial Park will become the new Hazlett Lake multi-neighbourhood area over the...

Wolf Creek seeks new 7-12 school in Blackfalds

A new Grade 7 to 12 school is the top wish list item for Wolf Creek Public Schools after the Board of Trustees passed the district’s updated Three Year Capital Plan. The unanimous approval came Monday following a comprehensive review...
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