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Encyclopedia > Red Deer, Alberta
City of Red Deer
Bower Ponds
Official flag of City of Red Deer
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Coat of arms of City of Red Deer
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Location of Red Deer within census division number 8, Alberta, Canada.
Coordinates: 52°16′05″N 113°48′40″W / 52.26806, -113.81111
Country Flag of Canada Canada
Province Alberta
Region Calgary-Edmonton Corridor
Census division 8
Established 1882 as a Trading post
Incorporated 1901 (Town)
  1913(City)
Government [1]
 - Mayor Morris Flewwelling
 - Governing_body Red Deer City Council
 - City Manager Craig Curtis[2]
 - MP Bob Mills (Cons)
 - MLAs Victor Doerksen (P.C.),
Mary Anne Jablonski (P.C.)
Area
 - City 69.23 km²  (26.7 sq mi)
Elevation 855 m (2,805 ft)
Population (2006)[3]
 - City 82,972
 - Density 1,196/km² (3,097.6/sq mi)
  Ranked 44th largest in Canada
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T4N to T4R
Area code(s) 403
Highways Queen Elizabeth II Highway
David Thompson Highway
Waterways Red Deer River
Website: City of Red Deer

Red Deer is a city in central Alberta, Canada. It is located near the midpoint of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, and is Alberta's third most populous city - after Calgary and Edmonton. Red Deer is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills focused on oil, grain, and cattle production. The city is a centre for oil and agriculture distribution, and the surrounding region is a major centre for petrochemical production. Binomial name Cervus elaphus Linnaeus, 1758 Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest species of deer in the world. ... Download high resolution version (1071x517, 192 KB)Aerial view of Bower Ponds area of Red Deer I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Red_Deer,_Alberta_Flag. ... The flag of Red Deer The Flag of the City of Red Deer was adopted by Red Deer City Council on 6 June 1977. ... Image File history File links Red_Deer,_Alberta_Coat_of_Arms. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (524x700, 62 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Fort McMurray, Alberta Bragg Creek, Alberta Hinton, Alberta Athabasca, Alberta Edson, Alberta Peace River, Alberta High Level, Alberta... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Alberta. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... // Canadian provinces and territories are normally grouped into the following regions (generally from west to east): Northern Canada (The North) Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut Western Canada British Columbia Prairies Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Eastern Canada Central Canada Ontario Quebec Atlantic Canada Maritimes New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Newfoundland and... The Calgary-Edmonton Corridor is a geographical region of the Canadian province of Alberta. ... NWT SK BC USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Map of Alberta census subdivisions into improvement districts, counties and municipal districts Statistics Canada divides the province of Alberta into nineteen census divisions, each with a municipal... Division No. ... A Municipal corporation is a legal definition for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs. ... Morris Flewwelling is the mayor of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, a prosperous city of 82000+ and growing at a phenominal rate. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of November 10, 2005. ... Bob Mills (born July 28, 1941 in Young, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Legislative Assembly of Alberta meets in the provincial capital, Edmonton. ... Victor Doerksen (born:November 25, 1953) is a politician, accountant and former Cabinet Minister in Alberta, Canada. ... The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta is a provincial right-of-centre party in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Mary Anne Jablonski is a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. ... The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta is a provincial right-of-centre party in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The table below is a list of the 100 largest cities (or municipalities) in Canada. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Mountain Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Alberta - 150 FSAs Categories: | | ... Area code 403 is a telephone area code in the Canadian province of Alberta, encompassing the southern half of the province. ... This is a list of Albertas primary and secondary highways: Primary highways These are the main highways in Alberta. ... Highway 2 is the most important provincial highway in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... It is a major highway in Central Alberta. ... Red Deer River is a river is in Alberta, Canada, it is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. ... Northern Alberta Southern Alberta Central Alberta Central Alberta (also named Albertas Heartland) is a region located in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... The Calgary-Edmonton Corridor is a geographical region of the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Calgary Region Census division 6 Established 1875 Incorporated 1884 (town)   1894 (city) Government [1]  - Mayor Dave Bronconnier (Past mayors)  - Governing body Calgary City Council  - Manager Owen A. Tobert  - MPs List of MPs Diane Ablonczy Rob Anders... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... 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Red Deer County surrounds the city. Red Deer County is a county municipality in central Alberta, Canada in Division No. ...


The city takes its name from Red Deer River, a translation of was-ka-soo which means "elk river" in the Cree aboriginal language. Waskasoo is also a neighborhood overlooking the Red Deer River. Red Deer River is a river is in Alberta, Canada, it is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. ...


Red Deer is the hometown of two famous people, former NHLer Ron Anderson and current NHLer Glen Wesley. Ronald Gene Anderson (born October 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former professional basketball player. ... Fagboy Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1988. ...

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History

  • Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by aboriginal tribes (Blackfoot, Plains Cree, and Stoney) and later by Métis and fur traders.
  • The city was named for the Red Deer River, which runs through it.
  • The first major road from Fort Calgary to Fort Edmonton was called the Calgary and Edmonton Trail[4] (abbreviated to C&E Trail) and it crossed the Red Deer River near the present city at Red Deer Crossing.
  • In 1882, a trading post was established at Red Deer Crossing.
  • During the Riel Rebellion of 1885, the Canadian militia constructed Fort Normandeau at the Crossing, which was later taken over by the North West Mounted Police, who used it until 1893.
  • By 1891, the Calgary and Edmonton Railway laid track east of the Crossing at the present site of the city.
  • In 1901, Red Deer was incorporated as a town with a population of 343.
  • In 1907, it became a major divisional point for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • In 1911, the Alberta Central Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway entered the town.
  • On March 25, 1913, Red Deer was incorporated as a city with a population of nearly 2800.
  • In 1922, the province established an institution in Red Deer for the care of the mentally handicapped, currently called the Michener Centre.
  • In the late 1950s, Red Deer claimed to be the fastest-growing city in Canada.

Chief Aatsista-Mahkan Mehkskeme-Sukahs, Blackfoot chief (left) (Karl Bodmer) The Blackfoot Confederacy or Nitsitapii (meaning real people) is the collective name of three First Nations in Alberta and one Native American tribe in Montana. ... For other uses, see Cree (disambiguation). ... The Nakoda (also known as Stoney) are a First Nation group, indigenous to both Canada and the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mestizo. ... Red Deer River is a river is in Alberta, Canada, it is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... wwwww Combatants Dominion of Canada • Métis Provisional Government •Cree–Assiniboine Natives Commanders Leif Crozier Frederick Middleton William Otter Thomas Bland Strange Sam Steele Big Bear Fine-Day Gabriel Dumont Louis Riel Wandering Spirit The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties; French, Gendarmerie royale du Canada, GRC) is both the federal police force and the national police of Canada. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) is a historic Canadian railway. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Education

Post-secondary

Red Deer College was founded in 1964 as Red Deer Junior College. Today, it offers adult upgrading, certificate programs, diploma programs, university transfer courses, applied degree programs, and apprenticeship and trades training. Established in 1964, Red Deer College is a college of approximately 10,000 located students in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. ...

K-12 Schools

As of 2005, public school students in Red Deer are served by the Red Deer Public School District.[5] The RDPSD includes 13 elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), one Christian school (K-9), several alternative school programs, and two high schools, Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (1900 students in grades 9-12) and Hunting Hills High School (1400 students in grades 9-12). The city is also home to various Christian, especially Roman Catholic, schools such as Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Thomas, and École secondaire Notre Dame High School. The Catholic schools fall under the administration of the Red Deer Catholic Regional Division.[6] 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Red Deer () is a city in central Alberta, Canada, located almost midway between Calgary and Edmonton within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a person who... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Demographics

In 2006, Red Deer had a population of 82,772 living in 33,894 dwellings, a 22.0% increase from 2001. The city has a land area of 69.23 km² (26.7 sq mi) and a population density of 1,195.6/km² (3,096.6/sq mi).[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Media

Newspapers
  • Red Deer Advocate
  • Red Deer Express
Radio
Television
  • Channel 6: CHCA (CH)
  • Shaw Television

FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... CHIM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts Christian music at 102. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... CKGY is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting a country music format at 95. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... CBR-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 102. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CKUA is a Canadian radio station. ... ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CHFA is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts the programming of Radio-Canadas La Première Chaîne network in Edmonton, Alberta. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... CKUA is a Canadian radio station. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... CHCA-TV (also known as CH Red Deer) is a television station in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. ... CH is a Canadian English language privately owned television system owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. ...

Sports

City: Red Deer, Alberta League: Western Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: Central Founded: 1992-93 Home Arena: ENMAX Centrium Colours: red, black, white and silver Head Coach: Brent Sutter General Manager: Brent Sutter Original Rebels Skate logo, used 1992-1997 The Red Deer Rebels are a Western Hockey League junior... The Red Deer Magpies is an Australian Rules Football club based in Red Deer, Canada. ...

References

  1. ^ City of Red Deer. Welcome from the Mayor. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  2. ^ City of Red Deer (January 2007). New City Manager appointed. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada (Census 2006). Red Deer - Community Profile. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  4. ^ Alberta Trail Net (December 2002). Calgary and Edmonton Trail.
  5. ^ Red Deer Public School District No. 104 (RDPSD). Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  6. ^ Red Deer Catholic Regional Division No. 39 (RDCRD). Retrieved on 2007-03-06.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Red Deer, Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (621 words)
According to the 2006 city census, the population of Red Deer is 82 971.
In 1901 Red Deer was incorporated as a town with a population of 343.
On 25 March 1913 Red Deer was incorporated as a city with a population of nearly 2800.
Red Deer Alberta (472 words)
Red Deer grew to be a town in 1901 and became a city in 1913.
Red Deer is a vibrant, growing community located midway between Alberta's major cities, Calgary and Edmonton, in the beautiful parkland of Central Alberta.
Red Deer's main economic base is agriculture and food processing, oil and petrochemicals, small manufacturing, tourism and the retail and other services required by the Central Alberta marketplace of about 200,000 people.
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