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CitySpeak

This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett asked Councillor Larry Pimm questions regarding his Notice of Motion to give low income seniors in Red Deer a tax break.

Homebuyers chart uncertain economic times

I'm sure glad I'm not an economist! The past few months have been disastrous to say the least when it comes to forecasting the economy. Might as well throw darts at a chart and speculate on the value that you've hit.

Some things are nonsense

I'm sure you've received plenty of e-mails about the June 2 HighWays Express column, but Tout Jour Prest is nonsense. It doesn't mean anything. In French, 'always ready' is written 'Toujours Pręt.

CitySpeak

This week, all current councillors are away at Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Toronto so Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked former Councillor Vesna Higham questions regarding what she believes will be the big election issues this year.

Eskimos fans long for better days

What a sad state of affairs it is at Commonwealth Stadium these days.

Red Deer's got talent

On behalf of the staff at the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Northern Alberta & Territories Branch and Red Deer & District Unit, I would like to thank Red Deer's Got Talent Society for their recent donation of $3,000.

CitySpeak

This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Tara Veer questions regarding council's decision to develop an in-house planning department. "I absolutely think it was the right decision," said Veer.

Conrad moves forward but not as Black Press

Conrad Black has never been an easy guy to like. Years ago when this scribe was a Calgary Herald scribbler and Black was the owner of that paper it was pure sport to speak the very worst about this man.

'Shameful' mistreatment of seniors

Premier Ed Stelmach's plan to close the Red Deer Nursing Home and Valley Park Manor will uproot seniors from their homes, and force them into private facilities where profits are put before people.
Alberta's first female optometrist; Sadie Lampard

Alberta's first female optometrist; Sadie Lampard

Red Deer recently lost one of its most dynamic citizens. Dr. Sadie Lampard, a dedicated community volunteer and philanthropist, who was also the first certified woman optometrist to practice in Alberta, passed away on Aug. 1, 2010.