Looking for creative building options

There has been much discussion of late about the need for new buildings, expanded infrastructure for our various community groups and organizations. The space to the lower right of this page, the St. Albert Leader’s My City column that we provide to community leaders to share their thoughts on both the good and that which needs improving, has been the scene of such discussion over the past … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 5, 2015

St. Albert

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St. Albert is truly greater than the sum of its parts

MY CITY by Barry Bailey, Chamber of Commerce Chair In recent years St. Albert has received many accolades as being the best city to raise a family or start a business. I’m sure many people in our great country are surprised by this, but we are not, nor are visitors to our wonderful city. Of course it’s always nice to receive praise, but I think we already knew what an extraordinary … [Read more...]

Editorial: A few more words to the discussion

Words are powerful. In some cases, they can be more powerful than were intended. Frankly, some terms and words could really use some variations, or new words, to help in the degree of their intent. Use of some terms and words are becoming all too encompassing, capturing too much in a general way and in many cases not serving the purpose they should. The discussion continues in our city about … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 29, 2015

St. Albert

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Editorial: Amazing and difficult day

If you called an event planner to say you had an upcoming event for over 5,000 people with one week to plan for it, not many planners would take on such a daunting task of that size in so little time. With that in mind, the staff at Servus Place and the City of St. Albert under the leadership and direction of the RCMP had less than one week to pull together the operational details of the … [Read more...]

My City: Preserving our small town feel

MY CITY by Charmaine Brooks, Library Board Chair Ten years ago my husband and I left our life in southern Alberta to move “up north” to Edmonton. Having lived in Medicine Hat for 35 years, I had some trepidation about how we would adjust.  Big city life was somewhat overwhelming at first. In Medicine Hat, we could drive anywhere in the city in seven minutes. In Edmonton, the daycare and … [Read more...]

My City: A community drawn closer together

MY CITY by Doreen Slessor, SAIF Executive Director Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away from any other person in the world. In a small city like St. Albert, I would argue it becomes two degrees of separation. So when a tragedy takes place in our community, the ripple effect is huge. Using myself as an example, I immediately thought … [Read more...]

Editorial: Overcoming Tragedy

An evil shadow of darkness descended on our community last week, knocking us all back with the news that we all never thought could happen in our quiet suburban city. Through this tragedy, the family of Officer Wynn is being embraced by their immediate and extended family of the RCMP, as well as the community he had served so well. They are being supported, embraced and protected just as … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 22, 2015

St. Albert

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