Red Deer Minute: Candidates Finalized, Election Results, and a Safe Harbour Reprieve

Red Deer Minute: Candidates Finalized, Election Results, and a Safe Harbour Reprieve


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • With just twenty days to go until the municipal election, it's going to be a reasonably slow week at City Hall, with just one meeting scheduled.

  • That one meeting is a City Council Regular Meeting which will be held today at 10:30 am. Unfortunately, there's not much to report on about the meeting as the entire meeting will be held in camera (in secret)... again! 

  • With the nomination period for the City's upcoming municipal election officially over, the final list of candidates has now been made available. There are 6 mayoral candidates and 30 council candidates running.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • It was, of course, the federal election last Monday, and Canadians elected a government that looks a lot like the government before it - another Liberal-led minority. Locally, incumbents Blain Calkins and Earl Dreeshen retained their seats as MPs for Red Deer-Lacombe and Red Deer-Mountain View, securing 64.1% and 64.2% of the vote, respectively.

  • Red Deer County is this year's recipient of the 2021 Minister's Award for Municipal Excellence for red tape reduction in a rural municipality. The award "honours the County's initiatives which have reduced the overall time and resources spent by citizens and businesses complying with administrative and regulatory requirements imposed by legislation, regulations, and associated policies, forms, and guides from the municipality". We know you will be shocked to hear this(!), but the City of Red Deer did not win any awards for reducing red tape. Perhaps they could learn a thing or two from the County?

  • The City has given another reprieve to the temporary homeless shelter run by Safe Harbour. On Thursday, the City's Emergency Operations Centre signed an emergency order that will allow the shelter at Cannery Row to continue operating for the duration of the State of Local Emergency.



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