April 21, 2012

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Bird Photography In Alberta With Paul C

Hello All,

I received an interesting email from a reader who is an avid bird watcher.

There are some key things to do when you are out and about taking wildlife photos. One of the most important things to do is wait for the shot. I have observed people with big cameras taking lots of shots. They are geared up to take photos but often rush around to take photos. They have missed the shots because they are moving about quickly which will disturb wildlife. I wear a camouflage jacket with dark pants so I do not stand out in the bush.

Sitting down is often a good method to take shots. Sounds of breaking branches will also scare away feathered friends. The colors of wildlife are often the same color of there surroundings and they blend in quite well. Especially the females who have to guard the nest while they wait for hatching.

People who use telephoto lenses have a hard time getting a crisp shot due to movement. A tripod will work but can be hard to work with in the bush. I place the lens against a tree, sign post or anything else that is anchored. Some of my cool shots were taken from the inside of my van resting the camera on the window ledge. People who have smaller digital cameras can zoom before or after the shot. Keep in mind that zooming after the shot will only make the pixels bigger distorting the image. Those smaller cameras are now taking good photos like the bigger ones do.

The other tip is, do not use a flash because it might frighten the wildlife and the shot is done with natural light.  As you view my photos you will see that some of them are under exposed. As I was taking a shot I did a quick view and then adjusted exposure for more light. Telephoto lenses require more light and aperture. My new 500 mm lens has made the edges sharper and the colours more clear on photos. The more photos you take the better you will get at it. McBain Camera has courses on how to take photos. I took the one day seminar and it was a lot of fun while learning.

Another tip is be prepared especially when you are driving on the highway leaving the camera very easy to access. Deer and moose are often on the move one hour before sun-up. Some wildlife photos should only be photos taken from the inside of there vehicle like bear, moose with there young, wolves, mountain goats bison and big horn sheep just to name a few. There behaviour can be very unpredictable.

If you love camping and fishing, having a camera can produce those special photographic memories. Wild angle or fished eye lenses can give stunning landscape shots especially in the mountains.

These shots from out near Elk Island Park are taken with a low power telephoto while leaning against the truck to steady the lens.

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All of my shots are taken in full manual mode to give better control of exposure. The camera will be set up to iso 400 and f stop of 4.0. I then make the custom settings for each picture. I took 40 shots of the hawk and then reviewed which one I wanted to keep.

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These hawks are regular visitors to my area. They make an appearance after 7:00 pm. I welcome all those who may want to view them at 122 ave. and 105 st. in Edmonton. I would also like to thank Michele McDougall of CITY-TV for publishing my photo on her blog. 

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In the photo above left, you can see the exposure was to far under because the snow is grey in colour. For most people who buy new cameras they come with some simples forms of photoshop to edit photos. When using a computer to view your photos it is a good idea to back up your data and keep a copy of the untouched original photo. I bought a huge external drive because my files are so big. My camera shots can be over 8 mega bytes. There is also a free on line editor called "Irfanview" and makes photo editing very easy to do.

The wild rabbit shot, above right, took five minutes of slow walking towards it. Watching the rabbit carefully I noticed the forward position of his legs that told me he was going to move again.

Hawerlak Park in Edmonton provides a good setting to start to learn how to use your camera. The best area to go is near picnic area one, located at the bottom of the park. Keep an eye out for two platforms that have small roofs on them. That's were people come to take photos and feed the feathered population. The old saying goes keep sharp eye out on the outdoors. Nature is quite wonderful to watch.

If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.

Paul C.

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READER RESPONSE:

Don,

Please thank Paul for sharing his knowledge. I know way too many photographers who say I'm better than you, I have better equipment, etc.
 
Thanks,
 
Ham-Fisted Amateur


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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Violent Montreal student protest nets 17 arrests - CBC

Three more Secret Service employees resign - CNN

NYC basement searched for child missing since 1979 - CTV

'Family feud' between PCs, Wildrose heats up - Edmonton Journal

Poll: Wildrose still winners - Edmonton Sun
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The Aisle Seat

The Aisle Seat
Two terrorists boarded a flight out of London. One took a window seat and the other sat next to him in the middle seat.

Just before takeoff, a Royal Marine sat down in the aisle seat. After takeoff the Marine kicked his shoes off, wiggled his toes and was settling in when the Arab in the window seat said 'I need to get up and get a coke.'

'Don't get up,' said the Marine 'I'm in the aisle seat, 'I'll get it for you.'

As soon as he left one of the Arabs picked up the Marines shoe and spat in it. When the Marine returned with the coke, the other Arab said, 'That looks good. I'd really like one too.' Again, the Marine obligingly went to fetch it.

While he was gone the other Arab picked up the Marines other shoe and spat in it. When the Marine returned they all sat back and enjoyed the flight.

As the plane was landing the Marine slipped his feet into his shoes and knew immediately what had happened. He leaned over and asked his Arab neighbours, 'Why does it have to be this way?'

'How long must this go on? This fighting between our nations? This hatred? This animosity? This spitting in shoes and peeing in cokes?'


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WEBBITS

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* El Salvador has its first murder-free day in three years.

* Silly Putty for potholes.

* Facebook and Apple a threat to internet freedom.

* WWII tank found after 62 years.

* Lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut.


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Now This Is Interesting

Now This Is Interesting
The famous Chef Wolfgang Puck chose the Italian word "Spago" as the name for his popular chain of restaurants. In Italian - spago = "String" or "Twine" - slang for spaghetti.

Grand Rapids, Michigan is the "SpaghettiOs Capital of the World" because per-capita consumption is highest in that city, per the Franco-American Company. Reportedly, there are more than 1,750 "O's" in a 15-ounce can of SpaghettiOs.
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April 20, 2012

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Vote For Your Own Selfish Interests

Dear Editor:

As I see it, deciding how to vote on Monday is pretty simple: decide which party is going to manage healthcare in the way that is best 
for your own selfish interest, and vote for that party's candidate.

Pretty easy, huh? None of that sweaty heavy lifting trying to decide what's best for the whole community of Alberta, or whether you are "your brother's keeper". Just decide what's best for you and yours.

There 
is one wild card to consider: a "what-if".

What if the Harper government delivers on its stated intention to quit making federal healthcare transfers, and provides undesignated transfers in lieu.

Provinces would get same size of transfers. But there'd be no strings attached (follow federal healthcare funding/delivery rules, or we'll cut off your transfers).
If I've read correctly, Alberta received $17.1851-billion in healthcare transfers for 2011. A bit too much to forgo, even in wealthy Alberta, simply because we'd like to "do 'er our way".

But with the Harper "improvement", our provincial government, whoever it is, will lose no transfer money,
whatever change they make in either funding or delivery of healthcare.

By end '93, new PC  premier Klein and his government were gustily  gutting healthcare. The list of the hundreds if not thousands who went to premature graves  because of withheld healthcare has never been published.

By fall '95, Alberta healthcare was in pitiful state. The Kleiners then went into modest repair mode (public outcry, or feds threatening to cut off transfers, or both? I don't know).

The Kleiners 
did back off.

Would they have if they hadn't feared losing transfer payments?

If Harper changes the transfer rules, it's a safe bet that either PCs or WRA will radically privatize healthcare.

If Harper doesn't, WRA is awfully clear: they'll radically privatize 
anyway.  And the PCs? They'll continue (like chinese water torture) killing public healthcare one drop at a time.

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Ms. Redford is clearly a Progressive who lucked into PC leadership.

She appears to be outnumbered in her party by the blues. Even if PCs get power, I don't think anyone can guarantee she won't suffer a palace revolt in her first year.

There are three other parties in this race.

One hitch: if you operate a family farm, I don't think this will work for you. Your challenge (I think) is to choose the party you think will try hardest to assure survival of family farms.

Best wishes to all.

Deane Doucette
Grandin


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Oh so many views on such an emotionally charged election. One thing seems sure and that is that Redford will not likely survive her first leadership test.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Annual April 20 pot rallies anger parents - CBC

Small plane with unresponsive pilot crashes - CNN

Notorious criminals on the move with Kingston Pen closure - CTV

How important will strategic voting be on Monday? - Edmonton Journal


Probe launched into AFL robocalls - Edmonton Sun
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Different Ways Of Looking At Things

Different Ways Of Looking At Things
A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the emergency room, took the husband aside, and said, 'I don't like the looks of your wife at all.'

'Me neither doc,' said the husband.

He then added, 'But she's a great cook and really good with the kids.'


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* The best way to sniff out your perfect partner.

* More blow for your dough.

* Brides-to-be using feeding tubes for rapid weight loss.

* George the goldfish develops Hitler moustache.

* Woman regains voice after 33 years without it.


Rare Car Collection In Sooke, B.C.


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See With Your Brain


See With Your Brain
Instructions:

1. Stare at the red dot on the girl's nose for 30 seconds.
2. Turn your eyes to a plain surface (your ceiling or blank wall).
3. Blink repeatedly and quickly.

Isn't that quite something?
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April 19, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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The Scottish Files - Edinburgh Castle View

SAP regular Kerry is in Scotland and sent back these shots to enjoy.
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Chinese students in Winnipeg overcharged for rooms - CBC

Florida looking at gun laws after shooting - CNN

Ontario police clock driver at 111 kph over limit - CTV

Civil service nervous with political change - Edmonton Journal

Polls agree on Wildrose strength - Edmonton Sun
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Punographics To Enjoy

Punographics To Enjoy
I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

When chemists die, they barium.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.



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WEBBITS

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* Let passengers take knives on planes.

* Smoking banned on New York's beaches.

* Marijuana-laced wine growing more fashionable.

* Why do we really get tattoos?

* I love my sugar daddy lifestyle.


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Remembering Bob Hope

Remembering Bob Hope
For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents. And thanks for the memories, Bob.

A tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

ON TURNING 70
'I still chase women, but only downhill'.

ON TURNING 80
'That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.'

ON TURNING 90
'You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.'

ON TURNING 100
'I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.'
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April 18, 2012

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Will St. Albert Council Make Another Mistake?

Will they sell out the taxpayer to the development industry?

Dear Editor,

City of St. Albert Administration is selling out the taxpayer to the development industry again, and most of Council seems to be more or less willing to go along. Administration recently brought back their 2010 idea to have taxpayers pay $95 million for water infrastructure, including a new reservoir/pump station for the annexed lands, along with other principles that favour developers. This was rejected by the previous Council in 2010. Administration equates competitiveness with lower off-site levies and is citing this as the reason for bringing off-site levies back for review. However, it is more likely that this renewed consultation with developers on off-site levies has more to do with the Landrex lawsuit, threats to stop development, and the Costco lure. It has little to do with the interests of the everyday taxpayer in St. Albert.

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Off-site levies are only one piece of the competitive equation. For residential developments - which it seems all owners/developers in the annexed lands want because they make more money - off-site levies do add some cost. However, there is also more opportunity to include these in the cost of the land. Using $49,000/ha for water off-site levies, and the city density target of 35 units/ha, this works out to $1400/lot. If the market will not bear this additional cost, then developers can pare their profit margins, or not develop. There is no justification for the current taxpayer to bear this cost either through additional taxes or increased utility costs.

Another piece of the competitive picture is the city’s own study which pointed out the non-competitive impact of the planning department's “gold plated” building and infrastructure standards for industrial lands as well as the city’s “difficult” reputation with industrial developers. The Mayor and Mr. Boston, who raised the dastardly spectre of industrial developments with ditches and no curbs, desperately want to keep these standards. Industrial areas can LOOK like industrial areas, not pretty extensions of residential neighbourhoods. But until these issues are dealt with, St. Albert won't be competitive.

In addition, because of the history of Council decisions that turned land designated for industrial use into commercial or residential, there is only a five--year supply of industrial land available for development. Yet Council continues to dither over designating industrial areas in the annexed lands, because the land owners don't want it - since residential development makes them more money. This whole debate seems to be leading Council to identifying industrial land in the farthest corners of St. Albert, thus raising the spectre of leap-frog development and the city front-ending the consequently high infrastructure costs.

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Another piece of history - the abolishment of the Municipal Planning Commission, also ties into this entire debate. Prodded by Administration, in the name of efficiency and timeliness of decisions, in 2005 Council weakened the role of the MPC, and in 2008 abolished it. In essence, St. Albert, unlike other cities, got rid of the role of unbiased experts in the municipal land planning process. Now a Council which is very limited in its knowledge of these issues is totally dependent on only the advice of city planners and the development industry.

From the perspective of current taxpayers, all of this sets the stage for St. Albert taxpayers paying the price of developers’ greed, Administration’s arrogance and Council’s lack of knowledge and experience in handling these issues.

Jim Starko
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

Will Nolan and his followers bend over once more time for administration and developers too? If history is any indicator, the taxpayer may again be the recipient of another council mistake where it hurts most. In the wallet.

The Photography Of Al Popil

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Hi Don,

Brought out the long lens today (April 16) for some practice at "gopherville" and got a talkin' to from this female. 

Al Popil
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Nice to see you out of hibernation too Al. Folks can once again look forward to a summer of your great shots. Thanks for remembering us.


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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Man convicted in Mayerthorpe killings seeks parole - CBC

Air Canada pilot sent plane into dive to avoid Venus - CNN

Mexico raises alert level for Popocatepeti volcano - CTV

Missing Alberta couple found alive in B.C. - Edmonton Journal

Vancouver restaurant offers $100 hot dog - Edmonton Sun
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The Talking Frog

The Talking Frog
A man is 72 years old and loves to fish. He was sitting in his boat the other day when he heard a voice say, "Pick me up."

He looked around and couldn't see anyone. He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice say again, "Pick me up."

He looked in the water and there, floating on the top, was a frog. The man said, "Are you talking to me?"

The frog said, "Yes, I'm talking to you."Pick me up, then kiss me; and I'll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever seen. I'll make sure that all your friends are envious and jealous, because I will be your bride!"

The man looked at the frog for a short time, reached over, picked it up carefully and placed it in his shirt pocket. The frog said, "What, are you nuts? Didn't you hear what I said?" I said, "Kiss me, and I will be your beautiful bride."

He opened his pocket, looked at the frog and said, "Nah. At my age, I'd rather have a talking frog."

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* Woman impregnated at concert seeks father on Craigslist.

* Top ten garden sheds: In pictures.

* Toy grenade evacuates World Financial Center.

* Wedding ring found after toilet flush.

* Graphic 'Safe Sex For Seniors' program raising eyebrows.


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Retro Life


Retro Life

And what a time it was. Browse through dozens of pictures that are sure to take you back to a simpler time.

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April 17, 2012

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Poll Results Skewed By Alberta Party

Well folks, our poll yesterday fell victim to to the Alberta Party and the Tim Osborne campaign's attempt to skew the poll in their favour. The party used social media to tip the scales in their favour by stacking the deck.

The results have therefore been declared invalid, will not be published and will not influence any voter. About all it does is inflate the ego of the Alberta Party and its local candidate who claims to have nearly 30 percent support. That too is pie in the sky.

While such moves are common as a campaign tactic in any election, they do the candidate and the party much more harm than good, as is the case here. It denies voters an honest look at their constituency and we predict Osborne will feel the result of voter's opinions of his stunt at the polls.

A much more reliable poll conducted by the threehundredeight.com website has a more realistic prediction of the probable look of the Alberta legislature after the April 23rd vote. You can visit the site by clicking on the image below.

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We'll try another poll on the weekend and see if the Alberta Party supporters can demonstrate enough common sense to know that stacking a poll will not change the dismal prospect they face in this election.

The threehundredeight.com poll clearly shows that Albertans do not consider either the NDP, nor the Liberals as representing the change they desire. Rather they have outright rejected the Liberals entirely and only a handful of seats are even possible for the NDP, likely in Redmonton.

It will be an interesting new legislature by all accounts with a Wildrose majority likely.


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Alberta election issues topped by health care, education - CBC

Himalayan glaciers buck global warming - CNN

Security on hand for Ontario school board bible vote - CTV

All five Star Trek Captains unite at London event - Edmonton Journal

Strong quake hits Chile as PM visits - Edmonton Sun
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Hey Jude!

Music For Montserrat was a concert held on September 15, 1997 at the Royal Albert Hall. Musicians came together to raise funds for the Caribbean island of Montserrat after a major volcanic eruption earlier that year had left the island devastated. The concert starred musicians such as Phil Collins, Ray Cooper, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Midge Ure, Arrow and many more, all of whom had once recorded at the island's famous AIR Studios.



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April 17

Trevor Crotty (Guitar and vocals)

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is a frontman singer guitarist on the jam scene in and around Edmonton. Trevor came to Alberta from Canada's wonderful east coast. A bit of celtic blues style comes to mind. Trevor was formerly a frontman with the band The Vindicators which put him in the jam scene's spotlight fronting one of Edmonton's finest bands and open stage on Sunday afternoons at 02 Joes on the northside. Trevor likes having a reputation as a call upon fill-in frontman and always brings a carefree attitude to the stage. First time feature for Trevor at the moosehead/barsnbands open stage.

We also are happy to have our vacationing house guitarist Jim Dyck back tonight.

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Every Tuesday night from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Hosts Mark Ammar, Jim Dyck and Randy Forsberg
Moosehead Beer Specials and barsnbands prizes

Moosehead Beer

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Philosophers on Women, Marriage

Philosophers on Women, Marriage
* When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. - David Bissonette

* After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together. - Sacha Guitry

* By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Hamster stuck to cage after eating magnet.

* Best and worst jobs of 2012.

* Goats hit college campus.

* 'Dead' hamster digs itself out of grave.

* Women first rule ignored in ship disasters.


Junk Auto Parts As Art

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Interesting Outlooks On Life

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Cat With Two Faces Earns Guinness World Record

Cat With Two Faces
According to an article posted on News Telegram.com, a cat named Frankie and Louie has earned an odd Guinness World Record; he has become the longest living Janus cat. Not familiar with the term? A Janus cat is a cat that, despite the odds, is born with two faces.

Named after the Roman god Janus who had two faces, Janus cats have an incredibly low prognosis for living after they are born; more often than not, they die within a few hours or days after birth.

Details here.
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April 16, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below 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? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Which Party Will You Support?

With the Alberta election one week away, St. Albert's Place On The Web has designed a simple poll to read the mood of the electorate.

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.


Images Of Portugal

St. Albert's Place reader Alan Towey brought home images of Portugal.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Alberta shooting survivor will get new home - CBC

Sex scandal shakes Secret Service - CNN

Toronto officer stabbed, civilian shot - CTV

Great Bear Lake home of monster fish - Edmonton Journal

Snow delays spring activities - Edmonton Sun
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Getting out for some sun . . .

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UFO Spotted From South Korean Plane

Is it or isn't it? Therein lies the question.

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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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April 17

Trevor Crotty (Guitar and vocals)

Trevor -
is a frontman singer guitarist on the jam scene in and around Edmonton. Trevor came to Alberta from Canada's wonderful east coast. A bit of celtic blues style comes to mind. Trevor was formerly a frontman with the band The Vindicators which put him in the jam scene's spotlight fronting one of Edmonton's finest bands and open stage on Sunday afternoons at 02 Joes on the northside. Trevor likes having a reputation as a call upon fill-in frontman and always brings a carefree attitude to the stage. First time feature for Trevor at the moosehead/barsnbands open stage.

We also are happy to have our vacationing house guitarist Jim Dyck back tonight.

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The Tuesday
Moosehead/Barsnbands
Open Stage

Every Tuesday night from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Hosts Mark Ammar, Jim Dyck and Randy Forsberg
Moosehead Beer Specials and barsnbands prizes

Moosehead Beer

Barsnbands

LB&#39;s Orange

Funny One Liners

Funny One Liners
* You can't buy love, but you pay heavily for it.

* Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

* Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

* Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.

* My wife and I always compromise. I admit I'm wrong and she agrees with me.


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Nude maid service raising eyebrows in Texas.

* Survey reveals strangest help desk requests.

* Menthol cigarettes may increase stroke risk.

* Tween novel written in text message shorthand.

* Escaped pet birds teaching wild birds to speak English.


Really Cool Cars

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Walmartians On Parade

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7 Cowboy Movies You Should Watch Before You Die

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Choose the seven greatest westerns?

That’s like leaving the other children out on the porch. In winter. So many deserve to be included.

It’s not about hats, horses or honchos but psychology, people being tested. So don’t spit in the dirt if you don’t see your favourite.

I wear the star, so I get to choose.
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April 15, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below 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? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Images Of Edinburgh, Scotland

St. Albert's Place reader Kerry is currently enjoying a tour of Scotland and sent back these photos of Edinburgh Castle.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

ECG test may signal heart attack risk in elderly - CBC

Drug legalization hot topic at Summit of the Americas - CNN

5 confirmed dead in tornado-stricken Oklahoma - CTV

Oilers taking Sutter for a test drive? - Edmonton Journal

Outrage as scalpers swoop Brooks tickets - Edmonton Sun
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Mothers-In Law

Mothers-In Law
A man met a wonderful woman and became engaged to her. He called his mother to share his good news with her. He arranged to have dinner with his mother that evening so that she could meet his fiancee. 

When he arrived at her home, he brought along three women - a blonde, a brunette, and a redhead.  His mother inquired as to why he had brought THREE women, instead of just one. 

He replied that he wanted to see if his mother would be able to guess which one of the women was her future daughter-in-law. 

She looked at each one carefully and then replied:  "It's the redhead." 

"How could you possibly have figured that out so quickly?" he inquired. 

She coldly replied, "Because I can't stand HER."


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Hangover cure buses launched in Las Vegas.

* Is your job killing you?

* Woman breaking into 'boy's club' at brewery.

* Woman accused of stiletto attack found online.

* Fake doctor used perverted treatments.


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How Many Calories Can Fast Food Lovers Take?

How Many Calories
It seems fast food outlets are doing their best to outdo each other in loading even more calories onto their offerings.

First there was the hot dog-stuffed crust pizza served up by Pizza Hut - an eye-popping 270 calories a slice.

Now Burger King have come up with an eye-watering rival product of their own that combines sweet and savoury: the Bacon Sundae.

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