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City Councillor Lynne Mulder speaks to grade one students at St. Teresa of Avila school in Red Deer before a new oak tree is planted there for Arbour Day. (Credit: Josh Hall)

Young Red Deer Students Plant Tree for Arbour Day

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 11, 2016 - 12:22pm

Grade one students at Red Deer's St. Teresa of Avila school helped marked Arbour Day Wednesday with the planting of a young oak tree on the school grounds.
Students were also given seedlings to take home.

In 2008, 300 rain barrels were sold to residents for $70, at cost (no rebates or tax credits were provided). Currently, a pilot program provides 150 rebates for residents to purchase rain barrels at a local retailer, on a first-come, first-served basis. (Credit: City of Red Deer)

Council Adopts More Aggressive Water Conservation Plan

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 10, 2016 - 10:22am Updated: May 10, 2016 - 11:35am

A new planning tool adopted by Red Deer City Council Monday is a sign that existing water conservation tactics are working.

The Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Plan which sets targets through 2035, replaces an old document from 2007.

Red Deer City Council sits down for their Regular Meeting on May 9, 2016 (Photo: Josh Hall, Red Deer News Now)

Red Deer City Council Sets 2016 Tax Rate

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 9, 2016 - 6:59pm Updated: May 10, 2016 - 9:08am

Red Deer City Council has set the new property tax rates for 2016.

They gave second and third reading to this year's Tax Bylaw Monday night, resulting in total tax increases of 3.13 per cent for each residential, multi family and non-residential property types.