My City: Realize what St. Albert has before it’s gone

MY CITY by SHEENA HUGHES, city councillor In February 2011, Christchurch, New Zealand, was struck by an earthquake that caused much damage across the city. While devastating, it also presented community leaders with a rare challenge and opportunity. That was: How would you improve your city blueprint if given the chance to build it again from the ground up? Essentially they were given a … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. 4, 2014

St. Albert

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Editorial: Give our kids a big brake

The calendar has turned over to September, and that familiar chill is in the air. A few leaves have started turning orange, but those will become more and more numerous as the days turn into weeks. These are the sure signs of autumn in Canada, and just as sure is the return of students to their schools. As students return to the responsibilities of their education — to studying and … [Read more...]

My City: Food Bank gearing up for annual fall drive

MY CITY by SUZAN KRECSY, St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village executive director It is that time of year again and we here at the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village are preparing for our Annual Food Drive on Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The residents of St. Albert are known for their generosity, and we at the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village are so very … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 28, 2014

St. Albert

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Editorial: No complaints over Ice Bucket Challenge

First, they started slowly, mainly among hockey players. Then they started showing up more and more. Now, they’re everywhere you look — on TV, on social media, even in this very edition of the St. Albert Leader. We speak, of course, of videos of people taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (or, in our case, photos). For a couple of weeks now, people all over the world — famous or not — … [Read more...]

My City: The case for a regional transit commission

MY CITY by WES BRODHEAD, city councillor The Capital Region Board Intermunicipal Transit Governance Study report concludes that: “…a regional transit commission will, in the long term, represents a more effective and efficient way to address the region’s long term growth management goals and objectives as opposed to continuing to operate separate municipal specific transit services” — … [Read more...]

Editorial Cartoon: Aug. 21, 2014

Artwork: FRED CURATOLO, St. Albert Leader

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Editorial: Don’t put the brakes on food trucks

Once upon a time, you were lucky if you could find any kind of street food here in the Capital Region, and even luckier if you found it here in St. Albert. There might be a single, solitary hot dog cart in the parking lot of a hardware store on the weekend, and while it wasn’t terrible, it was really only an option if you were desperate — or had a major hankering for tube steak. Nowadays, … [Read more...]

My City: Many factors to consider in seniors housing

MY CITY by TARA BURNETT, St. Albert 50+ Club There are many things to consider as an aging adult when looking into housing options, like how much it will cost and what services are offered. Planning ahead for your housing needs is important to ensure you stay happy and healthy, both physically and mentally, wherever you choose to live. Being informed will help you and your family make those … [Read more...]