My City: The John Reid Memorial excelling in its 37th year

MY CITY by Lisa Gennaro, Tournament Volunteer If you Google or search “the John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Hockey Tournament,”* you will find descriptions such as: -premier tournament -elite bantam hockey -most scouted and touted bantam AAA hockey event -precursor for many players entering the WHL bantam draft *In honour of long-time St. Albert resident Mr. John Reid – player, … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon – Jan.12

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 8

Artwork: FRED CURATOLO, St. Albert Leader

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Editorial: Up the tuition costs even more

The Government of Alberta recently announced that they approved tuition increases in 25 programs to enhance the program quality. In doing so, they said, it would also correct the tuition anomalies between other provinces and Alberta. While the increase is as high as 71% for some programs, it only affects approximately 8% of the full load equivalent (FLE) student positions in all of Campus … [Read more...]

My City: Working to better inform Albertans

MY CITY by Hon. STEPHEN KHAN, M.L.A. Since 2012 I have been extremely proud to serve as your MLA and now as the minister of Service Alberta, a department that has a direct impact on people’s lives. As someone who’s worked with software and computers, I see Service Alberta as the interface between Albertans and the day-to-day government services they need. The mandate from Premier … [Read more...]

My City: It is our spirit that defines us

MY CITY by GILLES PREFONTAINE, City Councillor The gentle turning of the calendar year inspires meaningful reflection in many of us as we look back at the past year and forward to a fresh start for a year full of possibilities. Time definitely flies, according to the old adage. And, without getting too “cat’s in the cradle”, I’ve been truly blessed to observe my oldest son change into … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 1

St. Albert

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Editorial: Thoughts on the year that has passed

Happy New Year! We’d like to thank you for joining us as a reader this past year and look forward to having you join us each week during the year ahead. Reflecting on the year that was for the city, there were  highlights along with some things we hope to not revisit. Topping the list of the big saves in 2014 was the AGLC deciding to further their investment in St. Albert with their new … [Read more...]

My City: Helping our community one family at a time

MY CITY by LIEUTENANT PETER KIM, The Salvation Army Pastor I know this city is one of the best in all of Canada. I also know that we need to take care of those who live here. Just recently I sat next to a man in tears who had lost his job and could not pay his rent. He showed me his eviction notice dated Dec. 19. I was able to help this man and his family (wife and four-year-old) through The … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Dec. 25

St. Albert

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