Red Deer Minute: Green Carts, Archival Gems, and Fresh Leafy Greens

Red Deer Minute: Green Carts, Archival Gems, and Fresh Leafy Greens


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • There will be a City Council meeting tomorrow at 10:30 am. The meeting will begin with a closed session, in which Council will discuss the City Manager compensation policy, updates on labour negotiations, and legal advice regarding the municipal regulation of taxis. Once the meeting opens up to the public, around 1:00 pm, Council will discuss the Annual Policing Plan 2024 - 2026 Priorities.

  • The Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services Board will meet tomorrow at 5:00 pm. The Board will discuss a Program Specialist Report and then go into a closed meeting to discuss a funding withdrawal.

  • The City is reminding residents about the return of weekly Green Cart collection. Residents are advised to place extra yard waste beside their full Green Cart in paper bags or loose in a garbage can, with branches bundled and tied. You can also sign up for Cart Collection Alerts through Notify Red Deer for personalized reminders and access printable collection calendars online.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Red Deer Archives has launched the Archival Gems exhibit to celebrate its 60th anniversary, showcasing favourite images chosen by Archives staff and Mayor Ken Johnston, with explanations for each selection. Johnston said he was delighted to help mark this milestone and praised the Archives as a vital resource for preserving historical records. The exhibit is located on the second floor of City Hall, and to engage the community further, an online gallery will feature submissions of favourite Archives photos from Red Deerians.

  • The Red Deer Food Bank announced the introduction of fresh leafy greens to their food hampers, thanks to a hydroponic sea can, capable of producing 250 to 500 heads of lettuce weekly. This initiative aims to combat food insecurity by providing freshly harvested produce to clients. The hydroponic system, with its computer-controlled environment, will ensure optimal growing conditions and provide food for 1,000 households monthly.

  • A major underground construction project has begun in Red Deer's Grandview neighbourhood. The project aims to upgrade essential water, sanitary, and storm mains. The construction will be carried out in four phases, with road closures planned for 43A Avenue, 43 Avenue, and Ross Street over the coming months. Motorists are advised to follow detour signage and expect extended lane closures during certain phases. Construction is expected to last until the end of October.




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  • Common Sense Red Deer
    published this page in News 2024-03-31 22:06:58 -0600