Ten Thousand Villages is On the Move

Ten Thousand Villages is excited to announce that they are moving! The store is relocating from Southpointe Common to the historical Bawtinheimer building on Alexander Way (48 Street). The store will be opening its doors Saturday, March 3rdat its new location at 4925 – 48 Street (across the street from the Millennium Centre Parkade). The new store will have a great fresh new look with more space to accommodate a greater selection of fair trade products. New stock has been arriving and you will want to check it out. The store carries jewellery, scarves, bags, fair trade coffee, teas, spices, chocolate and many other unique items including rugs and musical instruments. Read more

Top Competitors To Cycle in Red Deer

Some of the best in the cycling world will race to Red Deer as part of the inaugural Tour of Alberta Pro Cycling Event in September. The host communities for Alberta’s first international professional cycling event were revealed in Red Deer on Tuesday. The five-stage race begins on Sept. 3 in Edmonton and wraps up on Sept. 8 in Calgary. Red Deer will host the Stage 2 finish on Sept. 5, when cyclists will ride in from Devon, 185 kilometres north of Red Deer. Read more

MNP Named Title Sponsor of Centrefest

MNP is sending in the clowns. The established accounting, consulting and tax firm has signed on for the presenting sponsorship of Downtown Red Deer’s Centrefest, “MNP is extremely proud to sponsor Centrefest 2012. Red Deer is a great city, and we are fortunate to host such a premier event for families and residents to attend,” said Dustin Sundby, Regional Managing Partner Central Alberta, “We look forward to working closely with the organizing committee, and our volunteers to make this very special for everyone who attends. The weekend of July 27-29th is going to be amazing, and we can hardly wait to share it with you.” Read more

Power Outage Scheduled for January 15!

The transformer change out scheduled for December and cancelled is being rescheduled for January 15 from 9 a.m to 4pm. The outage will effect the block between 49th and 50th Avenue on Ross Street. The City of Red Deer would like to apologize for any inconvenience, however the change is necessary and must take place. Read more

2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Business Contest

The 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts is coming to Red Deer. With it will come thousands of spectators to our city, and we want the Downtown to take advantage of the increased traffic. Help support the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and our city hosting such a fine event, by taking part in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts “Paint the Town – Show Us Your Hearts” business contest. Read more

Promote Your Business: Downtown Business Association Business Profiles

The Downtown Business Association is looking to profile some more of our downtown businesses! We began including these profiles in our newsletter a year ago, and in that time have heard positive feedback from both shop owners and downtown shoppers! The Business Profiles have become one of the most popular elements of our newsletter, so why not take advantage of this free service of the Downtown Business Association. Read more

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

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