New Tim Hortons location approved

Despite concerns about long vehicle line-ups and emissions from idling cars and trucks, Red Deer’s municipal planning commission issued site development approval for a new Tim Hortons store on Wednesday.

Imperial Oil Ltd. plans to renovate its Heritage Esso service station at 6020 67th St., including the addition of a Tim Hortons drive-through. Work at the site — which currently consists of a service station, convenience store and car wash — would include new fuel pump islands, lighting, signage, landscaping and pedestrian paths. It would also involve the development of the drive-through with a dual-lane line capable of accommodating 22 vehicles.

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