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Old July 1st, 2007, 07:16 PM   #1
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Red Deer ALB.

Anyone have pictures of Red Deer? there seems to be a lack of them and from the looks of it, it has a decent looking downtown area.

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Old July 4th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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ONe day, they'll start constructing that 12-storey office building we've been waiting for.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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12??!?!?!

They go that high!!?
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Old July 5th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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I have to admit that I found Red Deer to be a bit of a dump especially compared to Lethbridge or Medicine Hat.
Lethbridge is a beautiful not-so-little city.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #5
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12??!?!?!

They go that high!!?
It's a city of 90,000. What do you expect?

The city itself is not impressive but to me it does have a little charm to it. I have a few cousins living there as well as my grandmother.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #6
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I wish my city had a 12 storey office building. The tallest is 8.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #7
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The tallest building there is the hospital at 8 stories high, I think. I think I might be off a storey or two there.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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That's a bit short for a city of 90,000 though. We reached 8 storeys at 13,000 in 1913.
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IN first build-up craze before 1930, Red Deer only had a population of 1,500 or so. By the time the second world-wide build-up craze hit the 70's, Red Deer built it's hospital. We're in the new craze and Red Deer is dreaming big.
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What about the Capri Hotel? Thats over 8 stories.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #11
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Oh, I wouldn't actually know how tall the buildings there. I don't really ever go to downtown Red Deer. I only zip through it to get to a senior's residence there.
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Old July 12th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #12
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Red deer is 90,000 people ? I didnt know that .
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Faster growing than Lethbridge, I believe. It will become it's own CMA in a couple years.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 06:55 AM   #14
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Ya I just drive by it so im not sure but I think its around 14. I also saw a pretty big apartment that looked like it could be taller than that but i just saw it from a distance but i dunno.

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Old July 13th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #15
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Faster growing than Lethbridge, I believe. It will become it's own CMA in a couple years.

It will be much longer than that.... I believe StatsCan requires a minimum pop. of 150,000 before an area gets counted as a CMA.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #16
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No it requires a minimum population of the largest municipality to be 100,000.
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When you consider the number of building over 10 stories in Nanaimo or Kamloops that have the same population, Red Deer ios pretty pathetic.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #18
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Thunder Bay has 5.

That's all.

Five.

Of course, Thunder Bay and Red Deer aren't full of old people that like living in shitty architecture.

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Old July 15th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #19
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Red Deer has the same demographic age wise as Edmonton. Most industry there is fueled by agriculture and by the oil refineries at Joffre. There is also a burgeoning industrial expansion there as many fabrication shops have opened there.

Edit - I should also mention the water issues at Red Deer. The Red Deer River is about as large as Calgary's Bow River, however Red Deer does not have any reservoirs made out of old quarries nearby. Calgary is already feeling the pinch so industrial expansion has been limited and has been moving north towards Edmonton. That is one of the large reasons Calgary has focused so much on building highrises is to the fact that highrises consume less water than industrial sites. North Saskatchewan sees about 10 times more water than the Bow or Red Deer Rivers, while Edmonton also has Sturgeon River and a few lakes to take advantage of.
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The 2006 Census got 82,772 for the pop. with a 22% increase from 2001. At that rate it'll be at 100,981 (and it's own CMA ) by 2011 but I would count on the growth slowing down to maybe 10-15%.
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