Red Deer Minute: Upcoming Election, Pickleball Nationals, and Unions Dig In

Red Deer Minute: Upcoming Election, Pickleball Nationals, and Unions Dig In


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • Once again, it's going to be a pretty quiet week at City Hall with only one meeting scheduled.

  • On Wednesday, the Audit Committee meets at 1:30 pm. At this meeting, Council will hear a number of reports from financial managers on the status of the operational budget, as well as the City's total debt.

  • The City will also be conducting a substantial amount of this meeting in-camera (in secret), discussing emergency services overtime and a separate financial matter. To hold a meeting in secret, Council must use an exception under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and for the report on emergency services overtime, they are claiming that the report being made public would harm confidence in a local public body, that it constitutes "advice from officials", and that disclosure would be harmful to economic and other interests of a public body. For the "financial matter", they are claiming that disclosure would be harmful to personal property, to law enforcement, to economic and other interests of a public body, and that it constitutes "advice from officials".


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • The City was jam-packed with pickleball action last week as the Pickleball Nationals took place at Motorworks Field in the north end of Red Deer. Drawing over 800 competitors is a fantastic accomplishment for the Red Deer Pickleball Club, who are keeping local media apprised with pictures and results.

  • With the 2021 Municipal election rapidly approaching, the City is currently looking for applicants for numerous election officer positions for the municipal and school trustee elections on October 18th.

  • A couple of dozen healthcare professionals gathered outside the Red Deer Regional Hospital to express their displeasure with what they perceive as the provincial government's attack on healthcare. Ralliers showed up Wednesday afternoon and vowed to dig into the trenches and stand their ground against the provincial government.




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