Red Deer Minute: Braves Triumph, Creek Crossings, and a State Of Local Emergency

Red Deer Minute: Braves Triumph, Creek Crossings, and a State Of Local Emergency


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • Council's summer break continues with no meetings scheduled for this week.

  • Even though there are no Council meetings happening, City Hall is still operating and the City is keen to hear from the public regarding their proposed changes to the Piper Creek crossings. Since these are changes to major arteries, they could conceivably affect almost everyone in the City.

  • If you're in the mood for a good laugh, then why not take in a little stand-up? Comedy returns to the Radisson this Friday with headliner Adam Ruby set to take the stage. Tickets are $15 in advance, and the show starts at 8:00 pm.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Sarah Tittemore, Red Deer's General Manager for Community Services, has mused that a local state of emergency might be needed if no solution to the gap in shelter spaces is found. Safe Harbour is set to close its doors for good on September 30th, just as temperatures begin to drop in earnest. Although the funding and operation of a homeless shelter technically falls under provincial jurisdiction, Tittemore says the City is scrambling to come up with solutions.

  • Red Deer's downtown core got a fresh coat of paint, as the City got a serious makeover from 14 mural artists from across the country. The artists showed up ahead of Red Deer's Meet the Street arts and culture festival and got busy turning the City's alleyways into art. Event organizers say the new look is a post-pandemic "welcome back" to the arts and culture scene. What do you think of downtown's colourful new look?

  • It was an exciting weekend for Red Deer's U15 AAA Braves, as they crushed their opponents the Camrose Cougars 4-0 and improved their overall season record to 24-4. The Braves capped off their dominant performance with a 10-0 shutout, with much of the credit going to the team's pitching staff.




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