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Parking Fines Rising Drastically

Downtown Red Deer motorists have much larger fines to worry about when parking downtown. On January 1st, parking fines increased from $30 to $55. Tickets can still be paid prior to the due date, at a rate of $20 rather than the old rate of $10. These fines include those received if your parking meter is not properly filled, not purchasing daily or hourly parking passes in city-owned lots, and parking illegally in any manner. Read more

Poisonous Spider Picked Up in Red Deer Superstore

A female black widow spider sparked alarm for a Red Deer couple after it was found alive in red grapes bought from a local supermarket. Normand Blais and his girlfriend Claudine Leger were shocked to find the poisonous spider after returning from Real Canadian Superstore on Wednesday. Leger took some of the grapes out of the bag and the spider fell out and onto the counter. Blais said had not his girlfriend removed some of the grapes, it’s quite possible the spider could have ended up somewhere in the apartment unbeknownst to them. They made sure not to touch it. Read more

DOSE Coffee & Love Providing Premium Coffee

DOSE Coffee & Love has opened up on the second floor of Sunworks at 4924 50th (Ross) Street. DOSE is not just any old coffee shop. You won’t find pots filled with generic coffee. What you will find, is owners Rolland Forsland and Alison McCracken using the “pour over” method of coffee making, involving hand grinding the best, most fresh beans, and hand pouring the heated water directly over the bean. The four minute process results in a full bodied, but cleaner and more pure flavor of coffee. The flavor you will find comes directly from the bean. Read more

Congratulations Pic Your Present Winners!

Pic Your Present, The Ultimate Downtown Holiday Hunt is finished! Congratulations to the prize winners and to the businesses featured in the contest! The contest was a great success, and generated a lot of buzz around the downtown shops and stores. Read more

Winter Reminders!

With the dropping temperatures and falling snow, it is important to recognize the importance of removing the snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of your business. Walking around the downtown is easier and more enjoyable when all businesses have clean sidewalks. Read more

Art From The Streets Calendar Fundraiser

Art from the Streets has undertaken a fundraiser that will help them raise thousands of dollars to go towards operation costs and supplies to keep the program sustainable. A number of local artists have allowed their works to be displayed in the first Art from the Streets calendar. The calendar is being sold for $20, and features stunning work from local artists. Art from the Streets is also always accepting donations of art supplies, and would like to invite you to check out their new website, www.artfromthestreets.ca. Read more

Office Space for Rent!

Are you looking for office space? Over 1500 sq ft of space has come available in the prestigious Scott Block Heritage Building. Read more

Integrated Movement Study

The City of Red Deer has launched the Integrated Movement Study to look at how Red Deerians move in the city today, and how we want to move and live as we continue to grow. The City will engage residents, community groups and key stakeholders to understand what you think about bicycling, taking transit, walking and driving in the city today and how we plan for what will move us in the future. Read more

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