Red Deer Minute: Juniors Cancelled, Frigid Weather, and Council Break Continues

Red Deer Minute: Juniors Cancelled, Frigid Weather, and Council Break Continues


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • Welcome to the first edition of Red Deer Minute for 2022! With the New Year finished, City services like recreation facilities, City Hall offices, and the downtown RCMP detachment are set to resume normal hours this week, as of Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.

  • Council isn’t set to get down to business for at least a couple more weeks, with the first Council meeting of the year scheduled for January 17th, 2022.

  • We wish we could update you on whether or not there will be any other Council meetings or committees held in the first weeks of 2022, but it appears that City Council went on holiday, before updating their agenda. Hopefully, an agenda with an updated version of all Council meetings will be released soon!


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • The World Juniors hockey tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19 cases and rising concern about the spread of the Omicron variant. The announcement came following a decision made by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) medical committee, the IIHF Council, along with the tournament COVID-19 medical group. Team forfeitures due to positive COVID-19 tests compromised the “sportive integrity of the event” and ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the entire tournament.

  • An extremely cold blast of Arctic air descended upon Alberta and the rest of Western Canada last week. Vegreville’s -44.6 °C low broke the town’s cold weather record set back in 1968. With more cold temperatures expected in January, now is a good time to remember that local homeless shelters can use all the help they can get, both in terms of donations and volunteers.

  • A locally owned franchise located at 6791 Gaetz Avenue is in the spotlight after making its way onto Complex’s Top 30 New Restaurants in Canada list. Red Deer's strEATS franchise specializes in tacos, burritos, and poutine bowls. The restaurant is "ready to serve Red Deerians a fresh new take on the classics" in 2022. [Editor: Not this is not an advert; we don't do sponsorships; we just think it's really cool!]




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