Red Deer Minute: Micro Museum, Transport Meeting, and Another Conduct Complaint

Red Deer Minute: Micro Museum, Transport Meeting, and Another Conduct Complaint


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • There will be a City Council Special meeting on Tuesday at 12:30 pm. The entirety of the meeting will be spent in-camera (in secret), discussing a Code of Conduct matter. See below for more on this.

  • Westerner Days begins on Wednesday at 9:30 am with the annual parade. This year, the parade is longer and features 115 entries (last year, there were 85). The parade route is north on 47th Avenue, west on Ross Street, north on 48th Avenue, west on 53rd Street, south on 49th Avenue, and back to 46th Street.

  • A Veterans Voices of Canada’s micro museum is set up at Parkland Mall. Previously located in Sylvan Lake, the museum didn’t get a lot of foot traffic, but since moving to Red Deer, there have been more artifact donations and more visitors. The museum is located in unit 404, next to Stitches, and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is by donation.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Yet another Code of Conduct complaint has been filed against a Red Deer City Councillor. Due to privacy regulations, the name of the Councillor - and the alleged offence - are not being released, but Council has already determined there is some merit to the complaint. It is apparently unrelated to the previous few complaints. This time, Council will be its own investigator, which will hopefully save taxpayers some of the thousands of dollars that were spent on an outside investigation of the last complaint.

  • The vacant lot at Ross Street and 40 Avenue has been rezoned for commercial use. The space has been vacant since 2001 when the gas station and car wash were demolished. Contamination on the property was remediated in 2015. Currently, the area is zoned for residential duplexes, but after a public hearing, it is now a C5 Commercial (Mixed Use) District. Hopefully, someone builds something!

  • Mayor Ken Johnston met with the federal Minister of Transportation, Omar Alghabra, to discuss regional infrastructure needs. Having just returned from the Paris Air Show in France, Johnston spoke to Alghabra about opportunities for the Red Deer Airport. The Mayor said he wants to bring a customs office to the airport, and expressed interest in the federal Airports Capital Assistance Program, which could help with upgrades to lighting and roadways. A meeting with the provincial Minister of Transportation and Economic Corridors, Devin Dreeshen, is in the works to continue advocating for the city’s transport needs.




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