Infrastructure

Students will be able to learn with real solar thermal modules in the new Alternative Energy Lab at Red Deer College.
Students will be able to learn with real solar thermal modules in the new Alternative Energy Lab at Red Deer College. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

RDC's Alternative Energy Lab opens

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
October 21, 2018 - 11:52am Updated: October 22, 2018 - 8:40am

Fossil fuels may be our bread and butter, but if you ask the folks involved with renewable and alternative energy initiatives at Red Deer College, that reality is swiftly changing.

Dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Red Deer & District Labour Council's 60th Anniversary Labour Disc behind the Elements at River's Edge building near the south end of the CPR pedestrian bridge on Friday.
Dignitaries cut the ribbon on the Red Deer & District Labour Council's 60th Anniversary Labour Disc behind the Elements at River's Edge building near the south end of the CPR pedestrian bridge on Friday. Sheldon Spackman

Red Deer & District Labour Council celebrates 60 years

By Sheldon Spackman
October 19, 2018 - 5:04pm

It was the celebration of 100 years of Labour in Alberta and 60 years of the Red Deer & District Labour Council (RDDLC) near the CPR pedestrian bridge on Friday.

2019 Canada Games and Red Deer social agencies working hand in hand

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
October 19, 2018 - 9:31am Updated: October 19, 2018 - 11:43am

There’s no disputing that Red Deer, a city of 100,000 with so much going for it, is facing a number of difficult challenges.

No other community in Alberta has a higher rate of deaths from opioid overdoses, and homelessness continues to be something the city grapples with.

A section of pipe for a new wastewater line between Sylvan Lake and Red Deer waiting to be installed along Highway 11A just west of the QE2. The $41.2 million project is sated to be done for May, 2019.
A section of pipe for a new wastewater line between Sylvan Lake and Red Deer waiting to be installed along Highway 11A just west of the QE2. The $41.2 million project is sated to be done for May, 2019. Sheldon Spackman

Construction underway on Sylvan Lake to Red Deer wastewater line

By Sheldon Spackman
October 15, 2018 - 5:31pm

Construction is well underway on a new wastewater transmission line running along Highway 11A from Sylvan Lake to Red Deer.

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Medicine River Wildlife Centre creeping towards completion of new hospital

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
October 12, 2018 - 10:32am

Inch by inch, the Medicine River Wildlife Centre is getting closer to the long-awaited completion of its new animal hospital.

This winter, staff will need to continue taking care of animals inside a makeshift facility described as awkward by Executive Director Carol Kelly.

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