It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our readers of the Red Deer Express.
Black Press Media, which also owns the Red Deer Advocate, ceased publication of the Red Deer Express on March 27, 2019.
“When we first bought the Red Deer Express seven years ago, we felt there was enough of a market to run both the Express and the Advocate as competitors in the Red Deer market,” said company president and CEO Rick O’Connor.
“However, as readers have migrated towards a number of different platforms, including print and the web, it’s become clear we really need to focus our energies on one brand.”
The Express has provided the community with many local stories around entertainment, health, local politics and important issues in the city. It has prided itself on providing local coverage and having the integrity to cover both sides of every story.
That tradition will continue through the Red Deer Advocate, which has served the Central Alberta region since 1907 as a daily newspaper, and increasingly, through its popular website.
Many of the columnists and features that have connected the Express to the community have been embraced by the Advocate.
As well, with exceptions, employees of the Express were offered opportunities at the Advocate or with the company’s other Central Alberta operations.
The staff at the Express have enjoyed getting to know so many different people in the community, whether that was meeting for interviews, photo shoots or attending the many events around the city.
It has been an extreme pleasure getting to know everybody in this community and getting to capture the moments that have made the great city what it is.
The team at the Red Deer Express wants to thank the readers for their devotion to our paper. As a show of appreciation to our loyal readers, this website will continue to host all its archived content such as obituaries as well as past eEditions so local residents can still find the many stories and photos going back to 2012.
Your onoing support of local journalism is appreciated. To subscribe to the Advocate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-314-4300.
FLYER DISTRIBUTION CONTINUES IN RED DEER
All Red Deer residents can also assured they’ll continue to receive the advertising flyers they count on to plan their shopping each week.
As of April, Red Deer Advocate subscribers will receive their package of flyers every Thursday with their newspaper.
Those who don’t subscribe to the daily newspaper will also receive their flyers separately Thursday, starting in April, delivered door to door. If you don’t receive your flyer pack, please email email@example.com or call 403-314-4300.