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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.


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.

Standing up for seniors' issues

I have tried to inform Red Deer and area Albertans of the plight of seniors' issues in Alberta. I hold no position or belong to any seniors' organization anywhere. Most of my letters do not get published.


This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Buck Buchanan questions regarding the growing number of at risk, homeless youth in Red Deer and how the City can combat the issue.

Expand the sports complex

So the Olds Ag Society has a five-year plan to move out of Olds.