May 13, 2017

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A SAP Editorial

Let’s Take Back Our City By Making
The Library A Key 2017 Election Issue

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No Library Funding Petition Breaks
5,700 Signatures In Public Protest

Surely council cannot ignore the people now. They must consider a halt to any library expansion.

Power to the people and congratulations to everyone involved!


Whether council candidates in the 2017 municipal election in St. Albert like it or not, building a branch library will become THE election issue. Our financial future depends on it.

Residents are sick and tired of the insults that continue to come out of this council and four members in particular who tell voters we do not have the intelligence to make a decision on the library issue. They insult us by refusing to give us an opportunity to express our opinion in the fall election. And they dare to do it while a municipal inspection is currently being done into their conduct. How ignorant is that?

And it’s not only the library issue they tell us that they know better than we, what should be done. They did it to us on the $4 million dollar plus road to nowhere and traffic circle construction downtown. They did it again on whether or not we need another ice surface. And they are doing it again by denying us a vote on any of the above, including a new aquatic centre.

They stacked the deck against us with the biased
Bannister survey where they used only 466 people to justify their decision to approve the library branch. They did not allow any option to say no to all three of the projects in that survey. So a paltry 466 residents were enough for the majority of this council to declare it a majority opinion of residents that a library must be built.

Huh? Really?

It’s time to reel in these dopes and set them straight on what a real majority of taxpayers are, don’t you think?

That is exactly what is happening with the ‘no petition’ against the library borrowing bylaw as an expected 4,000 of us holler "NO". That's almost 10 times the number they surveyed. Never in this city have so many banded together to tell council they are wrong with their decision to build a library. But we cannot quit now. We must surge forward and demand it be on the ballot. Either that or we un-elect councillors who support the library and elect new councillors who oppose it.

The last thing incumbents want, is to make the library an issue at any time, and certainly not during the fall election campaign. Let’s change that folks. Let’s make it THE item and insist any candidate running for office state their support or non-support for the library. Let’s make it OUR election. Then we can tell the new council what to do by electing those who do not support this bad financial decision and build a library neither wanted nor needed.

Of course there is a way around this whole thing. What’s that you ask?

Well folks, that would be for council to come to their senses, put the library issue on hold for now, and ask the question on the ballot. Then follow the opinion of voters, and a new council cancel the library if it is the wish of taxpayers.

Does this council have the courage to do the right thing? Monday’s council meeting will be your first indication of how much they care about YOU.

Attend the meeting if you can, watch it online or on Shaw if you can, and even if you cannot do either, get on your keyboard and send them an email to stop the library until they allow us an opportunity to voice our opinion in October.
You can email council members here.

But don’t count on this council to do the right thing without immense public pressure. With lame duck council members Crouse and Osborne not running again, it will be all too easy for them to vote to continue the library process and foist new taxes upon us. The key to delaying any more progress on the library lie with councillors Brodhead and Heron.

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Are Brodhead and Heron smart enough to know they are dead in the water politically if they don’t react to the public backlash and halt this library until an official poll on the ballot can be conducted?

Only time will tell. And time is up on Monday. We will watch and react accordingly. If they won't make it an issue, we will. Won’t we?


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Most lakes will open for fishing on May 14. Check your fishing regulations for specific areas. Here is a website for checking fishing related items.

This link will provide information for trout stocking program across Alberta.

Most lakes will be done by the third week in May. This year they are behind due to a cold spring. ​Some of the ponds are being tested for whirling disease.​ The trout will swim in circles on the top of water.
Here is a link explaining in detail how it affects trout.

Some of the ponds are under investigation to determine the extent of damage.



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Petition To Halt SA
Library Borrowing


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St. Albert Library Petition
Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

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Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
St. Albert

VERY IMPORTANT, Please note: For all of us who have been gathering signatories to the petition, the deadline time is fast approaching to hand in the Petition Forms, together with your ‘Affidavit of Execution’.
We have a volunteer Commissioner of Oaths who will witness and certify our affidavits at no cost to us. He will be waiting for you at The Second Cup, on Bellerose Drive (opposite Canadian Tire) between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday May 13th.

Carrie Blouin, the petition’s organizer, will also be there at that time to receive our completed petition forms. She has to present them to the City on Monday 15th deadline.

For more information go to the
St. Albert Library Petition Facebook page.

Please do not hesitate to phone or text me at 780.257.1775 if you need any assistance or have any questions.

Once again, Thank You for all your help in this very worthwhile community action.

If you want to sign the petition, we will have volunteers at the following locations:

Saturday, May 13
Campbell Bottle Depot: 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Second Cup on Bellerose Drive: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Saturday Sessions May 13th Presents

This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

Video demo.

Link to album.

Great to have Ben back!

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Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
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There were once fried eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs and deviled eggs (though I’ve never figured out what they are), but cloud eggs exist in some dark limbo in between all of these things.

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May 12, 2017

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Ghost Signs Of Downtown Edmonton
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Petition To Halt SA
Library Borrowing


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St. Albert Library Petition
Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

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Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
St. Albert

VERY IMPORTANT, Please note: For all of us who have been gathering signatories to the petition, the deadline time is fast approaching to hand in the Petition Forms, together with your ‘Affidavit of Execution’.
We have a volunteer Commissioner of Oaths who will witness and certify our affidavits at no cost to us. He will be waiting for you at The Second Cup, on Bellerose Drive (opposite Canadian Tire) between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday May 13th.

Carrie Blouin, the petition’s organizer, will also be there at that time to receive our completed petition forms. She has to present them to the City on Monday 15th deadline.

For more information go to the
St. Albert Library Petition Facebook page.

Please do not hesitate to phone or text me at 780.257.1775 if you need any assistance or have any questions.

Once again, Thank You for all your help in this very worthwhile community action.

If you want to sign the petition, we will have volunteers at the following locations:

Saturday, May 13
Campbell Bottle Depot: 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Second Cup on Bellerose Drive: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Readers Choice Awards 2017

Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
Visit the site here.

Upcoming Performers At LB's Pub


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Saturday Sessions May 13th Presents

This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

Video demo.

Link to album.

Great to have Ben back!

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TRENTON, N.J. — Wind and thunderstorms had delayed the Hindenburg’s arrival in New Jersey from Germany on May 6, 1937. The father of 8-year-old Werner Doehner headed to his cabin after using his movie camera to shoot some scenes of Lakehurst Naval Air Station from the airship’s dining room.

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May 11, 2017

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Cam MacKay - A Smart Direction

Statement on the Library Petition

I want to thank all those involved in signing the Library Borrowing petition and all those involved in gathering the signatures for the petition. I appreciate and understand the amount of work that is involved in going door to door to exercise your democratic rights in order to send a clear message to your city council. I support direct democratic efforts and have tried to and voted to implement plebiscite questions on numerous occasions this past term. This was a key plank of my last election platform and remains an issue in which I strongly believe in. I hope that the Library petition is successful and the issue of funding a new branch library is put to the public so that those asked to fund this endeavor can have a say. If it is not successful, council still has an opportunity to put this issue to the public on the ballot in the next municipal election by way of a vote at council. Councillor Hughes has put forward just such a motion and that motion should return to council on May 15th, which I intend on supporting.

While some on council may support a branch library unequivocally that is not the case for myself or everyone on council. I support a branch library if the public supports a branch library. At the time of the original motion at council the Library board had enacted a successful PR campaign referred to as “Branching out”. Residents were encouraged to contact council to express their support for a new branch library and myself and others on council did hear from many people who support a branch library. I think this would be a very good project for our community, should the public support the concept and be willing to pay for it.
The original motion that was approved during budget called for a borrowing bylaw to be brought forward to fund a new library. In other words the only way to move the branch library forward is through borrowing and if the branch library borrowing bylaw were to fail a new motion to fund the building, design and land costs related to a branch library would be required. If this did not occur the current branch library business case would be stopped. It would require a new motion from a member of council to fund these activities in a different way.

Currently Councillor Heron has put forward a new motion to partially accomplish this by doing two things:
1. To postpone the borrowing bylaw until sometime in 2018.
2. To fund the design and land costs from the cities capital reserves to get around the current requirement council has set requiring borrowing for the project to proceed.
I am concerned that this could circumvent the efforts and the message of those involved in signing this petition and those that worked to get the signatures. I am also concerned that this could also move the project forward without the need for a borrowing bylaw. However I will wait to see what her arguments are at council.

I was very surprised and encouraged to see the level of democratic participation in regards to the library petition. I support and have supported the idea of allowing the public to decide directly which projects they want through plebiscites and will be listening to the message that you are sending with the Library petition and I will do my best to represent you.

Yours Truly,

Cam MacKay
Councillor


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It’s Time To Act, St. Albert
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Thanks Cam for an upright and honest assessment of the events to date regarding the entire library situation you provided above. The course of actions you intend to follow are wise and certainly in the best interests of the residents of this city. Thank you for being upfront and alerting taxpayers as to your intentions.

I just wish I had half the confidence in councillor Heron’s intentions with her latest motion. My spidey senses are tingling that there could be ulterior intentions with her move to continue to try and ram this new library branch down our throat. It smells like it could be an end run around taxpayers in the face of what is appearing to be a taxpayer revolt to build the new branch library. And without any more consultation by using other methods at council’s disposal, such as reserves to get what the majority of council appear to want.

I too will await what councillor Heron has to say on Monday when the matter comes before council. Rest assured that I, like thousands of others will be on guard to avert any moves to get this library past us without a fight. The library branch is not wanted, or needed evidenced by what is a growing group of, to put it bluntly, pissed off people who have had quite enough of the antics of council members Broadhed, Crouse, Heron and Osborne in trying to saddle us with insurmountable debt.

And to people who have signed the petition, I say if you really care about stopping not only the bylaw, but the entire library project, get off your collective butts and show up in force in the gallery at Monday’s council meeting. It is time residents took back control of their council.

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I am confident residents will take back control of council in the fall election, but until then, this council needs a lesson in the reality of today’s economy and needs to be halted in their tracks on this library. That too can be accomplished, but only if you get out and take council to task on the matter. More on that subject in the letter that follows just below this editorial. It’s up to us all now.


Letter To The Editor

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Editor:

At next Monday’s (05/15/17) meeting St. Albert City Council will amongst other business be addressing two items that are of significant importance to the citizens of our city. These involve the borrowing bylaw ($20M+) for the construction of a branch library and the reinstatement of a policing committee to oversee law enforcement in St. Albert. While one has very real fiscal implications for taxpayers, the other impacts the very safety and security of us all.

With regards to the library borrowing issue, council has to date been moving toward approving what is a departure from past fiscal practice. Surely by now, most of you who read this are probably aware of an initiative on the part of an ever growing group of citizens to instill meaningful public input into the matter by undertaking a petition to place the issue on the fall municipal election ballot. While this is truly a herculean task it has not stifled their efforts nor has the considerable resistance received from council an example of which was their refusal via the now almost standard 4 to 3 vote to provide adequate time to secure the over six thousand signatures required. Whether or not the prescribed goal is reached, the petition will be delivered at Monday’s meeting before they proceed with debate and a vote.

The issue of the policing committee that is truly needed to provide our communities with effective and efficient protection and enforcement is also facing fairly stiff opposition particularly from the mayor and at least one other councilor. Currently, as prescribed by provincial legislation, the sole liason between a community and the RCMP is the mayor with whom a great deal of decision-making power subsequently rests. Logic should dictate that such an arrangement is fraught with the potential for autocratic control and misuse. The establishment of a policing committee would go a long way to rectifying the current shortcomings of the current state of affairs especially since six of the seven voting representatives would be members of the public.

Whether or not you have ever physically attended a council meeting, watched one online or viewed the video archives your attendance at council next Monday, as the above title suggests, is absolutely required. The mayor and other members of council frequently extol the need for public input but most often only when it serves their own interests or motives. A strong turnout next Monday will show them what public engagement is really about.

Please make a concerted effort to attend!

Murray Lambert
St. Albert



Petition To Halt SA
Library Borrowing


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St. Albert Library Petition
Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

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Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
St. Albert

VERY IMPORTANT, Please note: For all of us who have been gathering signatories to the petition, the deadline time is fast approaching to hand in the Petition Forms, together with your ‘Affidavit of Execution’.
We have a volunteer Commissioner of Oaths who will witness and certify our affidavits at no cost to us. He will be waiting for you at The Second Cup, on Bellerose Drive (opposite Canadian Tire) between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday May 13th.

Carrie Blouin, the petition’s organizer, will also be there at that time to receive our completed petition forms. She has to present them to the City on Monday 15th deadline.

For more information go to the
St. Albert Library Petition Facebook page.

Please do not hesitate to phone or text me at 780.257.1775 if you need any assistance or have any questions.

Once again, Thank You for all your help in this very worthwhile community action.

If you want to sign the petition, we will have volunteers at the following locations:

Thursday, May 11
Riel Bottle Depot: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Campbell Bottle Depot: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fountain Park Pool: 7:15 pm-8:00 pm (Carrie Blouin will be there watching her daughters swim lessons and I'll have the petition with me. I'll be in the viewing area outside the pool wearing a yellow shirt)

Saturday, May 13
Campbell Bottle Depot: 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Second Cup on Bellerose Drive: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Readers Choice Awards 2017

Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
Visit the site here.

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Saturday Sessions May 13th Presents

This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

Video demo.

Link to album.

Great to have Ben back!

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Job Interview

Interviewer: "What's your greatest weakness?"

Me: "Honesty."

Interviewer : "I don't think honesty is a weakness."

Me: "I don't give a damn what you think."

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* These photos show us staring across the DMZ at North Korea for 50 years—and them staring back.

* Man arrested for living above a public toilet in Oita for three years.
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Everything You Need To Know About Restaurant Health Inspections (And Wish You Didn't)

Everything You Need To Know
You go out to dinner, have a nice meal with friends, but later that night, things just don't feel right. Was it something you ate?

If you're lucky, you might spend an uncomfortable evening making trips to the bathroom. If you're not, you could end up in the ER.

Each year, about one in six Americans (48 million people) gets sick from foodborne diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 128,000 are hospitalized and more than 3,000 die — all because of what they ate.

Details on the mother nature network.

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May 10, 2017

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend a few minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Discussion Forum to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Go ahead, send it in.

Be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as new events occur. All non-profit and community groups can advertise free here.


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Old time tractor spotted in a campground in Drumheller, Alberta. Photo by Sinclair

Petition To Halt SA
Library Borrowing


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St. Albert Library Petition
Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

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Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
St. Albert

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Karaoke Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub
Thursday Revised Karaoke Poster1
Readers Choice Awards 2017

Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
Visit the site here.

Upcoming Performers At LB's Pub

May 11 Project Uproar copy 3 May 12 Lisa copy ..2 copy 2

May 19 Guitar Face copy 3 May 25 7EVEN copy 3

June 16 30th Ann copy 3
Every Saturday Afternoon 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Saturday Sessions May 13th Presents

This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

Video demo.

Link to album.

Great to have Ben back!

_________________________________________________________________

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The Outhouse

The Outhouse
Once there was a young boy that lived in the country. They had to use an outhouse, the little boy hated it because it was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and stunk all the time.

The outhouse was sitting on the bank of the river and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse in the water.

One day after a spring rain, the river was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse in, So he got a large pole and started pushing. Finally, the outhouse toppled in and floated away.

That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the boy asked why. The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the river today. It was you, wasn't it son?"

The boy answered yes. Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth."

The dad replied, "Son, George Washington's father wasn't in the cherry tree."

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* U.S. Tobacco Industry Rebounds From Its Near-Death Experience.

* Oregon teen sells $1 million in custom socks.
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American Craft Beer Is Finally Getting Europe’s Respect

American Craft Beer
Back in the 1980s, when I started writing and thinking seriously about beer, it went without saying that the best, most interesting brews came from Europe. Germany, Great Britain, and Belgium dominated the industry and my conversations with other beer geeks. (There were just a few dozen of us at the time.)

American craft brewers soon began mimicking those foreign beers, producing pale ales, pilsners, stouts, tripels and dubbels, bocks, and forerunners of what would become best-seller, IPA. The beers weren’t exactly the same as the ones from the old country, but they were good and they were fresh. And they only got better and better.

But for a long time, nobody would give our nascent craft beer scene any respect.

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May 9, 2017

Welcome And Good Morning!
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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend a few minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Discussion Forum to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Go ahead, send it in.

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A Roving Reporter Event

Hervey Cat Foundation Dinner
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Hi Don, Thanks for advertising this event. Considering the financial situation in Alberta, this event was well attended. There were some incredible silent auction items and an awesome meal.
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Petition To Halt SA
Library Borrowing


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St. Albert Library Petition
Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

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Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
St. Albert

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Readers Choice Awards 2017

Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
Visit the site here.

Upcoming Performers At LB's Pub

May 11 Project Uproar copy 3 May 12 Lisa copy ..2 copy 2

May 19 Guitar Face copy 3 May 25 7EVEN copy 3

June 16 30th Ann copy 3
Every Saturday Afternoon 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Saturday Sessions May 13th Presents

This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

Video demo.

Link to album.

Great to have Ben back!

_________________________________________________________________

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Sign Language

Sign Language

A couple stopped the car to listen to the many frogs croaking away.

Nearby was a sign that read:

"Frog parking only ... all others will be toad."





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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Wood you believe it? Pakistani man, 50, is addicted to eating TREES after starting to munch on leaves when he was so poor he couldn't afford food.

* Water from ‘sacred pond’ believed to cure illness actually contaminated with feces, say officials.
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Sting's Stylish 15 Central Park West Duplex Hits The Market

Sting's Stylish 15
Sting and wife Trudie Styler have decided to part ways with their duplex penthouse in Robert A.M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West. Amid rumors that the couple are scoping a pad in the architect’s newest ode to limestone along Central Park, the high-profile couple have listed their 16th and 17th floor duplex for $56 million with Suzun J. Bennett at Sotheby’s and Deborah Kern at Corcoran. The couple purchased the apartment for just shy of $27 million in 2008.

Leave it to Sting to infuse some much-needed character into the typically staid apartments of the Limestone Jesus. The listing pictures for the condo tout a proclivity for Inherent Vice-tinged mod, with its custom Fibonacci-spiral fireplace and Eero Aarnio Ball Chair, and a feeling for color.

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May 8, 2017

Welcome And Good Morning!
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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend a few minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Discussion Forum to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Go ahead, send it in.

Be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as new events occur. All non-profit and community groups can advertise free here.


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The Sunday Whatzit? Answer
whatzit may 7:17
Mmmm, might be tasty, or not, but whatzit?
Called a Hala Fruit, or Tahitian Screwpine, or Pu Hala in Hawaiian. 
Latin name Pandanus tectorius.
Hala Fruit 2
Hala Fruit 3
They are quite large, weighing 7 to 15 kg. and 20 to 30
cm across. Edible or chewable, all parts of the tree are
useable. For more information,
follow this link.
Bixman / St. Albert

Patrick in BC
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'No Library Petition' Canvassers Have
Big Day For Signatures On Saturday


Volunteers out canvassing for signatures are reporting a whopping 80 percent approval rate for residents signing the no borrowing petition, in an effort to stop city council from borrowing funds for a new library.

"Canvassers working on this petition are talking to a tremendous variety of St. Albert residents", a spokesperson said. "In so doing they are getting a much better sense of the average person's opinion on this library."

That makes organizers realize that some of the comments on Facebook by library supporters are completely out of touch with the views of the general public.
The other interesting thing that teams have learned while canvassing, is that elected officials who denied participatory democracy by not allowing questions to be on the ballot this coming election, have completely underestimated both the knowledge and common sense of St. Albert taxpayers.

One volunteer stated, “The actual facts are canvassers for petition signatures are finding out that at least 80 percent of the people who are eligible, sign the petition. In addition, every canvasser has stories about the general public saying city hall costs are out of control and taxes are too high and spending is irresponsible.”

Your next chance to sign the petition is next Saturday, May 13 at the Bellerose Drive Second Cup from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Petition To Halt SA
Library Borrowing


NoPlace4Hate_petition
St. Albert Library Petition
Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

no-libraries-signjpg-94a4ba3ba83f146e
Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
St. Albert

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Darrell Barr-Jam1
Readers Choice Awards 2017

Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
Visit the site here.

Upcoming Performers At LB's Pub

May 11 Project Uproar copy 3 May 12 Lisa copy ..2 copy 2

May 19 Guitar Face copy 3 May 25 7EVEN copy 3

June 16 30th Ann copy 3
Every Saturday Afternoon 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
new poster-for-marks-jam-redcopy-copy-3
Saturday Sessions May 13th Presents

This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

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A Cowboy Goes To Heaven

A Cowboy Goes To Heaven
A cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

'Have you ever done anything of particular merit?', St. Peter asked.

'Well, I can think of one thing,' the cowboy offered.

'On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota, I came upon a gang of bikers who were threatening a young woman.

I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground.

I yelled, 'Now, back off or I'll kick the shit out of all of you!'

St. Peter was impressed, 'When did this happen?'

'Couple of minutes ago.’

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* On His One Day Off a Week, A Florida Man Devotes Himself to Restoring Veterans’ Tombstones to Perfection.

* Truck drags car in Cajon Pass, won’t stop, and it’s all on video.
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‘Weed Nuns’ Are Holy Rollers on Mission to Empower Women With Marijuana Products

‘Weed Nuns’
MERCED, Calif. — The Sisters of the Valley, California's self-ordained "weed nuns," are on a mission to heal and empower women with their cannabis products.

Based near the town of Merced in the Central Valley, which produces over half of the fruit, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States, the Sisters of the Valley grow and harvest their own cannabis plants.

The sisterhood stresses that its seven members, despite the moniker, do not belong to any order of the Catholic Church.

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend a few minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Discussion Forum to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Go ahead, send it in.

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'No Library Petition' Canvassers Have
Big Day For Signatures On Saturday


Volunteers out canvassing for signatures are reporting a whopping 80 percent approval rate for residents signing the no borrowing petition, in an effort to stop city council from borrowing funds for a new library.

"Canvassers working on this petition are talking to a tremendous variety of St. Albert residents", a spokesperson said. "In so doing they are getting a much better sense of the average person's opinion on this library."

That makes organizers realize that some of the comments on Facebook by library supporters are completely out of touch with the views of the general public.
The other interesting thing that teams have learned while canvassing, is that elected officials who denied participatory democracy by not allowing questions to be on the ballot this coming election, have completely underestimated both the knowledge and common sense of St. Albert taxpayers.

One volunteer stated, “The actual facts are canvassers for petition signatures are finding out that at least 80 percent of the people who are eligible, sign the petition. In addition, every canvasser has stories about the general public saying city hall costs are out of control and taxes are too high and spending is irresponsible.”

You can sign the petition today at Lions Park near the playground from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or at the Riel Park bottle depot from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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Borrowing Bylaw #24/2017

Editor:

I have attached a
Petitioner’s Signature Form for the subject petition. We need to collect 6500 signatures before May 14th, just over two weeks - a daunting task but not impossible. We certainly will fail if we do not pursue it … that’s an absolute guarantee. However, let us work to get this accomplished. Get your friends and neighbours to join in with their signatures and to participate in getting their friends and neighbours to sign also.

If you can, go door-to-door in your neighbourhood. As a coordinated logistical plan, let me know what streets you will be canvassing.

Please note: Also attached is an ‘Affidavit of Execution’ to be completed by the witness of the signatories. The witness would best be the same person for all the signatories per ‘Petition Signature Form’.
Download and print the forms here.

Only residents of St. Albert who are Canadian citizens and are over 18 years old are eligible to sign the petition.

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Let me know when and where I can collect your completed forms.

Check ‘St. Albert Library Petition’ Facebook for updates and more details.

Let’s get cracking and win this battle for the good of all residents of St. Albert.

Best Regards,

Steve Stone
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Readers Choice Awards 2017

Don’t forget to take a minute to visit the St. Albert Gazette website and vote for your favourite pub in the annual awards contest. We know who your favourite pub is, but we would appreciate you voting.
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This weeks Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 671 presents - Ben Sures - he has been recognized for his great songwriting and masterful guitar playing. In 2014 he received an Edmonton Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year, was a winner in the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting contest and also won an International Songwriting contest for Any Precious Girl, Rambling Bones, The Holiday Song, Gone to Bolivia.

Here's a few great revues:

* "Clever,funny songs, plus great guitar playing and arrangements.Ben brings a deep understanding of Roots music, eclectic songwriting and storytelling styles.Great record!” - Holger Petersen,CBC's Saturday Night Blues

* "Sures' guitar playing has the kind of simple sophistication that world-class players pay years of dues to deliver” - Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

* “I Could Be Your Man” has some of the most outrageous rhymes you’ll ever hear…. Sures is also the guitar player and his blues work is an absolute delight throughout. A song by Malian guitarist Boubacar Traore and a nicely arranged and impressively performed version of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
- John Valenteyn,Maple Blues Review

* "…has his ear to the rest of the world's blues roots, covering African and Spanish numbers as well, showcases for his strong guitar playing. In his understated way, he's a master at these foreign styles as much as he is the North American versions. Hearing his deconstruction of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean is worth the price alone. He's someone who really knows how to breathe fresh life into a too-often staid genre” - Bob Mersereau-The Top 100 Canadian Singles

* "superb album! It's not often I hear an album that is so refreshing, but this is one of those occasions.” - Martin Clarke, founder International British Blues Broadcasters

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Link to album.

Great to have Ben back!

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* Kansans Are Going Crazy Over A Terrible Driver Nicknamed 'The CR-V Lady'.

* Baltimore's solar-powered water wheel has now removed 1.1 million lbs of rubbish from the river.
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On Safari

On Safari
Ben went on safari with his wife and mother-in-law.

One evening, while still deep in the jungle, the Mrs. awoke to find her mother gone. Rushing to her husband, she insisted on them both trying to find her mother.

Ben picked up his rifle, took a swig of whiskey, and started to look for her.

In a clearing not far from the camp, they came upon a chilling sight: the mother-in-law was backed up against a thick, impenetrable bush, and a large male lion stood facing her.

The wife said, ''What are we going to do?''

''Nothing,'' said Ben, ''The lion got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it.''

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Scotland Could Leave The UK, And Join Canada Instead

Scotland Could Leave
As Scotland pushes for a second referendum on independence, one man is asking the previously unthinkable - if you're going to quit the UK, why not join Canada?

Canadian writer Ken McGoogan says the unorthodox alliance makes sense.

"I think it would be terrific for both Scotland and Canada," he says.

McGoogan first laid out his proposal in an opinion piece published in Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail, where he argued that advancements in telecommunication technology and transatlantic travel have rendered pesky things like geographical boundaries “irrelevant".

Besides, he points out, Scotland is closer to Newfoundland than Hawaii is to California.

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