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Billboards don't quite cut it

The election campaign signs went up Sept. 1 on 34 public sites across the cityscape. Even Mayor Morris Flewwelling, who so far is facing no competition in his third and probably last bid to lead the City, has joined the billboard craze.

Muffle the muffler complainers

I can't believe that the Red Deer Express would publish the ridiculous nonsense (Letter to the editor) spouted by Mark Gaboury in your July 7, 2010 edition.

Lessons from lives well lived

The poem If by Rudyard Kipling is amazing. Decades later after its composition, it still conveys the central challenge, and reward of growing up to maturity.

A cholesterol-lowering drug for healthy people?

Should healthy people with no heart symptoms take a cholesterol-lowering drug (CLD) to prevent heart disease? Federal regulators in the U.S. have recently given the green light to allow Crestor, one of the CLDs, to be sold for this purpose.

Singing the praises of Ashley and Friends Playschool

As parents, we want the best for our children and want our kids to know everything and anything they can to be prepared for their future.


This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Gail Parks questions regarding what the City's priorities are and how the City can accomplish them.

Senseless acts of vandalism cost everyone

When you have been working in the field of community-based crime prevention and security for as long as I have there is one thing you never get used to – senseless acts of vandalism. Fact is, it costs all of us and in more ways than we realize.

No to NDP/Grit coalition

The media has been discussing a coalition between the Federal Liberal Party and the NDP hinting that secret discussions have been taking place at a senior level about a merger of the two parties.


This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Mayor Morris Flewwelling questions regarding environmental issues to the City and what Red Deer is currently doing to help better protect it.

Questions to consider when planning a renovation

Soon the days will grow shorter and we will spend more time inside looking at our floors and our walls and planning the next big renovation which is a good thing because then I get to meet you! Often the task is so overwhelming and seemingly unattain