My City – Women have made strides, but we can do more

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s. It is an official holiday in many countries, including Afghanistan, Russia and Eritrea, and is now celebrated in almost every country in the world, supported by many of the world’s leaders. What started as a day to raise awareness of issues facing women — such as lack of education, adequate health care and safety — has now … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 27, 2014

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Editorial: Signs remain in crosshairs

Portable signs have long been targets in St. Albert — big, neon targets. Of course, they aren’t terribly elusive targets, considering how prolific they are along major roadways like St. Albert Trail. At Monday’s regular meeting of city council, though, motions were on the floor to take the target off sign companies’ backs somewhat, as Coun. Sheena Hughes proposed to lower quarterly … [Read more...]

My City: Great to see Olympic flame spark youngsters

MY CITY by GLENN COOK, Leader Editor When the Canadian Olympic Committee and all the national sports federations here in Canada began rolling out the names of the athletes who would be wearing the Maple Leaf in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, I have to admit that I was kind of worried. You see, St. Albertans were in short supply this year. With Kevin Martin’s curling rink … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 20, 2014

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Editorial: Back to class for process

Over the past six months or so, the fight over a proposed francophone junior/senior high school in Erin Ridge has turned pretty nasty at times. Petitions, public meetings and public hearings have not exactly boiled over, but they have come close. But no matter where in Eldorado Park the school will be built — and, as many proponents of the school pointed out at the latest public hearing on … [Read more...]

My City: Helping hands make non-profit sector tick

MY CITY by KATHLEEN RANGE, St. Albert Kidsport We’ve all heard the old proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. By the same token, I believe it takes volunteers to make a community successful. I have had the great opportunity to serve with many of my fellow St. Albertans on different organizations, all with the same goal: to make our city a livable, welcoming community for … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 13, 2014

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Editorial: Something to be proud of

It was a quiet gesture, done without fanfare or an accompanying press release or likely even a lot of advance notice. But it is one of the most significant things the City of St. Albert has done in a long time. On Friday, as athletes from around the world were flying their flags at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, another flag began flying over St. Albert … [Read more...]

My City: Firefighters thankful for chance to serve

MY CITY by WARREN GRESIK, President, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2130 When one is in a time of crisis, who do we call for help? We call our police officers, EMS personnel and our firefighters. Speaking on behalf of the members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2130, when we are called to action, we only know one action, and that is to respond. The … [Read more...]