Red Deer Minute: Road Upgrades, City Manager, and Hospital Diversions Continue

Red Deer Minute: Road Upgrades, City Manager, and Hospital Diversions Continue


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


This Week In Red Deer:


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Alberta Health Services reported a total of 103 general surgery cases diverted from Red Deer Regional Hospital. What was called a “temporary” diversion has been ongoing for the last five weeks. The cause of the diversions is being reported as a shortage of clinical assistants needed to support the surgery program.

  • A brand new grassroots school choice organization held an event in Red Deer as part of a 23-stop education tour. The Alberta Parents’ Union is an organization of Alberta parents advocating for the best possible education for all Alberta students - whether that be public, separate, francophone, alternative, charter, independent, or home education. A well-attended event took place on Saturday, and plenty of discussion was had about issues in the education system as well as potential solutions.

  • A new City Manager was appointed in a unanimous vote at last week’s Special City Council meeting. After a nation-wide search that resulted in 40 people being interviewed for the role, Tara Lodewyk will begin her term on July 1st, 2022. She has been serving as the interim City Manager since the retirement of Allan Seabrooke in May of 2021.




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