My City: Marking 25 years of business leadership

MY CITY by JOE BECIGNEUL, board of directors chair for Northern Alberta Business Incubator Last night, we celebrated the accomplishments of 25 years of NABI. But it occurred to me that many people might not even know what NABI is. The Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI) was founded 25 years ago to guide business startups and to inspire small firms to new levels of performance. NABI … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: June 5, 2014

St. Albert

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Editorial: Step in the right direction

With all of the towel snapping and trash talk contained therein, one might expect the locker room of a professional sports team to be, well, not the most tolerant place in the world, especially when it comes to homosexuality. Slowly but surely, though, the tide is changing, and it appears one of our own heroes here in the Capital Region is leading the charge. On Tuesday, it was announced … [Read more...]

My City: Market big factor that makes city great

MY CITY by LYNDA MOFFAT, St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce president and CEO We all know how blessed we are to live in St. Albert. And it doesn’t take newcomers long after moving here to realize St. Albert is extraordinary. When we look at the factors at play in making a community as unique as this, there are many influences present. One of the major cultural and much-loved … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: May 29, 2014

St. Albert

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Editorial: Same old song and dance

Stop the candidates for the Alberta Progressive Conservative party leadership if you’ve heard this one before. On Saturday, the three candidates who have declared so far — Thomas Lukaszuk, Ric McIver and Jim Prentice — faced off in a debate for the first time, talking policy and taking selfies at NAIT in Edmonton. “Faced off” might be a little strong of a term, though. It may be … [Read more...]

My City: Kids’ Festival reaches across generations

MY CITY by STEPHEN BOURDEAU, Children's Festival co-ordinator The experiences I had as a child living and playing in St. Albert have moulded me into the person I am today and continue to influence me as I move forward in life. I represent the generation who experienced the Children’s Festival as a youngster and who are now returning with their own children with fond memories of music, art, … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: May 22, 2014

St. Albert

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Editorial: It’s about to get real busy

Take a deep breath, St. Albert — it’s about to get a little bit crazy in the city. Every year, at the end of May, comes the one week that both families and photographers love and dread simultaneously. Let’s hope everyone rested up well over the Victoria Day weekend, because things are going to be hectic over the next 10 days or so. First up is the Rainmaker Rodeo and Exhibition, which … [Read more...]

My City: Mental health focus in provincial budget

MY CITY by STEPHEN KHAN, St. Albert MLA One in five Albertans will experience a mental illness. The rest will know somebody — a friend, colleague, or family member — whose life is directly touched by mental illness. An additional one in 10 Albertans over the age of 15 may become dependent on alcohol or drugs at any given time in their lives — with enormous personal costs to them, their … [Read more...]