Red Deer Minute: Affordable Rent, Winter Carnival, and a Major Hospital Investment

Red Deer Minute: Affordable Rent, Winter Carnival, and a Major Hospital Investment


Red Deer Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Red Deer politics


This Week In Red Deer:

  • There’s only one meeting scheduled for this week, a regular meeting of City Council today at 10:00 am.

  • Council will begin this meeting in-camera to discuss the issue of a permanent shelter, but will soon revert back to an open meeting, where they will give first, second, and third readings to several bylaws, including Bylaw 3816/A-2022, a traffic bylaw, and Bylaw 3576/A-2022, a committee amendment bylaw. Council will also discuss the Timber Ridge Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Amendment and Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/I-2022 that would see the rezoning of several sections in the city’s southeast.

  • To close out this meeting, there will be a public hearing with respect to Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/A-2022 which will see the rezoning of 6714 Golden West Avenue from I1 Industrial (Business Service) District to C4 Commercial (Major Arterial) District.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Calling it “a historic day for Red Deer and Central Alberta”, Premier Jason Kenney announced a $1.8 billion investment in the expansion and redevelopment of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre last Wednesday. Kenney said the most significant taxpayer investment in Central Alberta's history.

  • Fireworks, live music, and maple-sugar taffy could all be found at Bower Ponds for this year's Red Deer Winter Carnival over the weekend. Event organizers pulled out all the stops to make this year’s Carnival an activity-filled event that offered skating and the perfect winter atmosphere. Did you check it out?

  • According to the latest from the National Rent Report, Red Deer is one of the most affordable cities to rent one- or two-bedroom homes not only in Alberta, but across the country. According to the report, Red Deer's average monthly rent for a one-bedroom home is $975, with the cost of a two-bedroom home coming in at $1,064. Although rent prices have risen in the city this year, they are a long way from the $1,769 national average monthly cost of a two-bedroom home.




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