Hello Lacombe and area!

We welcome you to the very first edition of the Lacombe Express!

We welcome you to the very first edition of the Lacombe Express!

We are excited to be part of this flourishing community and to provide our readers with the very best in local coverage of news, entertainment, sports, features and various local events.

Our goal is to be your ‘go-to’ source for all things pertaining to Lacombe, Blackfalds and the surrounding area.

We are also looking forward to covering the news from Lacombe County.

There is certainly much to be excited about in regards to the community, and what better time to become a part of the City. Just last month, as you know, the City of Lacombe was ranked eighth overall in the ‘Best Places to Live in Canada’ category for 2013 by MoneySense, Canada’s personal finance magazine and personal finance web site.

As Alberta’s newest City, Lacombe is indeed growing quickly, thanks in part to a strong economy, low taxes and a vibrant cultural scene. There is also a real character to the City with its unique historic downtown, “Where a revitalization project has protected the past and provides current businesses and stately homes with the perfect blend of history.”

In addition to its eighth overall finish, the City also placed third on the ‘Best Small Cities’ in Canada list, and ranked 10th in the ‘Best Places to Raise Kids’ category. These statistics are certainly something to be proud of, and we hope to help spread the word about Lacombe’s many qualities to our readers here and beyond the City.

In order to help further our success, we also really want to hear from you as well. Please feel free to send us your letters, drop by our office, and let us know your story ideas. Local residents ultimately are one of the best sources for the most meaningful stories, and we encourage you to be a part of what we do.

We also have an ‘FYI’ section which features local upcoming events, and we welcome submissions about meetings and seminars as well.

Again, we want to say thank you to everyone who has made us feel so welcome and comfortable settling into the community and we look forward to being an integral part of this thriving City.

As the launch date has approached, we really have sensed an enthusiasm for our paper’s arrival in Lacombe and area, and we look forward to partnering with you, our readers, in providing the finest product each week.

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