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July 21, 2016, Red Deer Advocate
Community nature trail a 'lasting legacy'
have another walking trail to take in the sights and sounds of nature.
NOVA Chemicals Community Nature Trail, located north of NOVA Chemicals
on Hwy 815, is five km of looped trails with a picnic . . .
July 12, 2016, Mountain View Gazette
Council denies trail project
"Both Trans Canada Trail and Alberta
TrailNet will be advised that the project will not be proceeding."
Red Deer County councillors
have been given an update on a proposed recreational trail north of
Springbrook along Rge. Rd. 280 to Twp. Rd. 381. The move came during the
recent regularly scheduled council meeting. On June 7 . . .
July 7, 2016, Red Deer
Advocate & July 14, 2016, Central Alberta Life
Trail support denied
Local cyclists have vowed to take another shot at getting Red Deer
County's help with a bike trail between Springbrook and Red Deer. During
its regular meeting on Tuesday, county council turned down a request to
build and maintain . . .
July 4, 2016, Letter to the Editor, Red Deer Advocate
Trans Canada Trail will help connect us, improve quality
Building the Trans Canada Trail in Central
Alberta has had many successes in recent years as well as many
challenges. Several communities north of Red Deer are now or about
to be connected to the largest recreational . . .
July 1, 2016, Red Deer Advocate
County weighing its options for
The future of the Central Alberta
section of the Trans Canada Trail is up for debate at Red Deer County
Council on Tuesday. For some years, members of the Central Alberta
Regional Trails Society have been working on a project . . .
June 28, 2016, Innisfail Province
Napoleon Lake's transformation continues
The ambitious project to upgrade the nature trail at Napoleon Lake
is continuing this spring and could be completed in 2016, a year earlier
than planned. Last summer, members of the Rotary Club of Innisfail
finished construction . . .
June 8, 2016, Red
County urged to spend $1.5M on Springbrook-to-Red Deer
Red Deer County has a little more leg
work to do before deciding how best to proceed on a proposed Springbrook-to-Red
Deer trail. Grant funding is available to cover up to half the
cost - to a maximum of $1.5 million - of the eight-km . . .
June 2, 2016, Lacombe Globe
Trail maker given Trail Blazer award
On Saturday, May 28, Phil Lodermeier received the highest
recognition bestowed by Alberta's provincial trails organization. The Trail Blazer award from Alberta TrailNet
Society recognizes and individual, organization . . .
June 2, 2016, Red Deer Advocate
Lacombe County manager honoured for building
A Lacombe County manager has been recognized for his trail-building
efforts. Phil Lodermeier, the county's operations manager, was named 2016
Trail Blazer by the Alberta TrailNet Society. "It's like the
Stanley Cup of . . .
April 29, 2016, Red Deer Advocate
Lacombe County to build trail
from City of Lacombe to Ponoka County border
Central Alberta's trail system will get a nice boost this summer. Lacombe County is planning to begin building a 15.5-km stretch of
trail from the City of Lacombe to the Ponoka County border. Lacombe will
build a 1.9-km link . . .
April 26, 2016, Letter to the Editor, Red Deer Advocate
Interchange improvements huge
for city, county
would like to congratulate the Alberta NDP government of Premier
Rachel Notley and Minister Brian Mason and the staff of Alberta
Infrastructure, Mayor Tara Veer, council, and staff of the City of Red
Deer and Mayor Jim Wood and . . .
Jan. 27, 2016, Camrose Canadian, by Glenys Smith
Historical society develops eco-tourism at Meeting
Established in 1988, the Canadian Northern (Meeting Creek) Historical
Society, in conjunction with several partners, is playing an active role
in the development of an extensive Linear Park system in East Central
Alberta. Seven . . .
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Dec. 9, 2015, Red Deer
Springbrook-to-Red Deer trail
A Springbrook-to-Red Deer walking trail has taken a big step
forward. Red Deer County council approved a route and gave staff
the green light to apply to the TransCanada Trail Foundation for up to
$1.5 million in funding. The 11-km . . .
Nov. 14, 2015, Local Briefs,
Red Deer Advocate
CPR Bridge slated for repairs, paint job
A new coat of paint may be in the works for an important connector
in the Waskasoo Park trail network. The CPR Bridge is slated for a
$3.7 million repair and paint job as part of the
administration-recommended 2016 capital . . .
Oct. 30, 2015, Commentary, Red Deer Advocate
Trail system critical to
Early this summer, I wrote a column about Red Deer's project to
count the users of our trails network in certain areas. I suggested that
people would be surprised by the numbers, perhaps even me. Well, I
have to admit I am surprised. . .
Oct. 28, 2015, Red Deer Advocate
Tracking stats show busy parks
It should come to no surprise that Red Deer's park system is busy. Now the city has data to back up its claim. In July, the city installed six trail trackers to gauge the usage
at some of the popular Waskasoo Park system entry points -- . . .
Sept. 1, 2015, Press Release,
Red Deer Tourism
Happy Trails in Red Deer
Central Alberta shines as a trails destination where
visitors enjoy more than 100 km of trails inside the City of Red Deer
and many more trails in the urban and rural municipalities in the
region. . .
August 14, 2015, Red Deer Advocate
County council enthusiastic
about trail plan
Lacombe County council has approved a plan to turn a generous land
donation into a natural area laced with trails.
Earlier this year, Frank and Rose Kuhnen donated 146 acres of land
just north of Blackfalds near Lacombe Lake to . . .
July 14, 2015, Commentary, Red Deer Advocate
An active life's
I read the news story about Red Deer becoming the only Canadian
city to getting attention for being an international leader in promoting
active living with a grain of salt rubbed into old wounds. That's because some of the scars are
. . .
July 7, 2015, Sunny 94 FM
CARTS Eyeing Mintlaw Bridge for
Trans Canada Trail Leg Between Red Deer
Central Alberta Regional Trails Society is hoping both the County
and City of Red Deer will partner with them to make a leg of the Trans
Canada Trail System a reality between Red Deer and Springbrook.
The Society has studied routes . . .
July 7, 2015, Letter to the Editor, Innisfail Province
Mintlaw Bridge is worth preserving
I read Paul Pettypiece's commentary in the June 23 Innisfail Province. I wanted to
write a letter to support Forth Junction's efforts to preserve and give
new life to the Mintlaw Bridge. I think restoring the Mintlaw
trestle and . . .
June 23, 2015, Commentary, Innisfail Province
Preservation opportunity should
not be lost
June 16, 2015, Letter to the Editor, Red Deer
Creating trail link to rail
bridge an opportunity not to be lost
There are times in our history when the stars line up to create an
unusual opportunity to do something special that future generations will
cherish. This is one of those times. A few years ago, Red Deer
County was gifted for $1 the . . .
June 16, 2015, Mountain View Express
RD County receives trail plan
- Meeting with City this summer
Red Deer County
council has received a plan regarding the possibility of developing a
regional trail between Springbrook and Red Deer. Councillors
accepted the plan for information during the regularly scheduled council
. . .
June 9, 2015, Commentary, Red Deer Advocate
The numbers won't lie
I'm betting there will be quite a few surprised people
in Red Deer when the results from this summer's trails use survey are
made public. Considering how little hard information we have on trail
usage, I'll admit that one of the . . .
June 3, 2015, Red
County has trail concerns
Who will use Red Deer-to-Springbrook Trail, who will pay, councillors
A group championing a Red Deer-to-Springbrook trail left
Red Deer County council without the strong show of support they wanted. "I was disappointed," said Central Alberta Trails Society
president Paul Pettypiece on Tuesday after . . .
May 30, 2015, Red Deer Advocate
and June 4, 2015, Central Alberta Life
The Kuhnen family
always saw potential in a quarter section of land they owned around the
south end of Lacombe Lake. A paintball park was considered but dropped when an agreement
couldn't be reached with Lacombe County. . .
Mar. 17, 2015, Innisfail Province
New Napoleon Lake
trail plan unveiled
Joint town and Rotary
project envisions extensive revitalization and upgrades by 2017
The proposed ambitious Napoleon Lake Trail project, one that
ultimately envisions a revamped system around the 2,000-metre
circumference of the lake, has been unveiled to the public. Town officials and Barry Gonnelly,
a . . .
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