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Calling all candidates

Where have all the fine candidates gone? In past Red Deer municipal elections, reams of candidates have stepped forward to throw their hats in the ring for posts as councillor or mayor.

Great piano songs from City's heart

While the City of Red Deer has for the most part moved at a snail's pace over the past decade to make the downtown core more exciting and attractive for visitors there is cause to celebrate today.

Beyond fun and games at improved Dawe Centre

When Kyle Reed took his two-year-old son Elijah down the new slide during last week's opening of the revitalized G.H. Dawe Community Centre we wonder if the big smiles were small snapshots of contented Red Deerians or just dad and son having fun.

Suddenly lawn signage is a hot election issue

At last. A candidate for the 2010 Red Deer civic election campaign has issued a press release.

No spinning over parkade

The City is hell bent on making sure the Alberta government delivers on its intentions. Last week, a huge splash was made in Red Deer with the Municipal Planning Commission's (MPC) approval of a $57 million expansion for the Cancer Centre.

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.