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The City of Red Deer has closed four boat launches, including this one at Great West Adventure Park, due to rising water levels on the Red Deer River.
The City of Red Deer has closed four boat launches, including this one at Great West Adventure Park, due to rising water levels on the Red Deer River. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

Boat launches close as Red Deer River levels rise, Waskasoo Creek levels dropping

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 24, 2018 - 10:54am Updated: April 24, 2018 - 12:47pm

Officials with The City of Red Deer say rising water levels on the Red Deer Rivers have forced the closure of four boat launches. 

The boat launches that are now closed are located at Kiwanis Picnic Park, Great West Adventure Park, McKenzie Trails and Waskasoo Crescent.

Left to right: MLA Eric Rosendahl, Minister Oneil Carlier, Mayor Gerald Soroka and Yellowhead County Councillor Sandra Cherniawsky.

Province partnering with Yellowhead County to combat mountain pine beetle

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 24, 2018 - 5:42am Updated: April 24, 2018 - 6:35am

The mountain pine beetle threatens six million hectares of Alberta’s pine forest and affects the activities of more than half of the major forest companies operating in the province.

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