Editorial: Don’t forget St. Albert

Well that was interesting! A tremendous amount of good is coming down the St. Albert pipeline. It is exciting, to be sure. It was a close vote, to be certain. On Saturday, February 21, voters took to the polling station (singular) in Spruce Grove to cast their ballot for the PC nomination for the Spruce Grove - St. Albert constituency. That quickly changed a few days later when the rumblings … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 26, 2015

St Albert Leader_Feb 26 cartoon

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Editorial: Time to rise up St. Albert

It was a high-flying morning at the Enjoy Centre this past Tuesday. The team from the business development and tourism office held their annual business breakfast to showcase the results of their efforts over the past year, talk about the state of the business community in the present and, of course, anticipate what lies ahead. A tremendous amount of good is coming down the St. Albert pipeline. … [Read more...]

My City: Time to look at voting technology options

MY CITY by Cathy Heron, St. Albert City Councillor Voting isn’t just important to democracy. Voting is democracy. You can’t have a successfully run democratic system without the support and votes of the citizens. Internet voting is believed, by many, to be the manner in which many electors will cast their ballot in the future. Internet voting has been successfully conducted in various … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 19, 2015

St. Albert

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My City: Grateful for our community that stands behind us

MY CITY by Warren Gresik, President, IAFF Local 2130 Most average citizens base their lives on routine. The alarm clock goes off at a specific time, and the coffee pot initiates the morning brew while the newspaper is skimmed. The kids are readied for the day. Once the kids are dropped off, the next goal is to make work for 9 o’clock. The daily objectives of the employer are met, and the … [Read more...]

Smart discussion missed

What started as a review of who would potentially attend an upcoming smart city conference, quickly became a debate on the city’s return on investment and councillors going on taxpayer-funded trips. There was much discussion at council regarding the motion for the city’s participation in this November’s Smart City Expo being held in Barcelona, Spain. A lot of optics were at play during … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 12, 2015

St. Albert

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Capturing the essence of our city

MY CITY by Nolan Crouse, Mayor of  St. Albert If I was limited to taking six photos of St. Albert, what would demonstrate its essence? Photo #1 – Trees The most important photo would be a picture of trees from within the Botanical Arts City—perhaps the canopy that umbrellas Forest Drive, or a picture of one of the 175 old trees in Grey Nuns White Spruce Park. A priority being … [Read more...]

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...]