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July 21, 2016, Red Deer Advocate
   Nova Chemicals

   Community nature trail a 'lasting legacy' for area
      Central Albertans 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 of life

     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 trail
   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 Deer Advocate

   County urged to spend $1.5M on Springbrook-to-Red Deer trail

     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 trails

     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

     I 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 Creek
     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 Advocate

   Springbrook-to-Red Deer trail approved
     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 everyday travel
     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 reward
     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
         & Springbrook

      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 Advocate
   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 Deer Advocate

   County has trail concerns
      - Who will use Red Deer-to-Springbrook Trail, who will pay, councillors ask
     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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