May 6, 2017

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Fishin’ Alberta With Paul Chaisson

Check out this video of an owl rescue. It makes me angry that it got caught in fishing line. For those people who enjoy the Lois Hole Park keep an eye out for fishing line in the tall weeds close to the water.

It baffles me why fisher peeps do not pick up their fishing line and discard it in the recycle container at the fishing shop or home recycling.

This time of year is good to take your reels into a fishing shop and have new line spooled. Sunlight and fluorescent light make the line brittle. All tackle shops can unload your line and put new line on your reel. It is also cheaper as well instead of buying boxed line.

Also a reminder that the Sturgeon River and Big Lake are both closed for fishing.




Communities Are Important, Our Voice Must Be Heard. We Are
Equal Partners In Decision-Making Impacting The Community


Members and supporters of the McCauley, Central McDougall and Chinatown communities are raising concerns about the lack of consultation on the three supervised injection sites planned within their community.

The sites would be provided to people who supply their own drugs. The sites would be supervised by non-for-profit groups.

Proponents of the supervised injection sites say this would reduce social disorder within the neighbourhood. Chinatown representatives, McCauley and Central McDougall Community residents are concerned the injection sites would create more social disorder and safety issues for the residents who live there and /or have businesses in the neighbourhood.

Chinatown members understand the health concerns of the broader community about drugs in Edmonton. However, they wonder about the priorities in site selection. It was stated that 60-70 per cent of Fentanyl related deaths occur outside of the core of the city.

Chinatown understands that those with health and housing needs require compassion and judicious care. Organizations in Chinatown have responded to humanitarian needs ranging from supporting Edmonton’s food bank, flood relief in the Philippines, and the Fort McMurray fire victims. Chinatown wishes to be an equal partner in the city. That means being treated with the same respect by City Council in their decision-making as other communities expect.

It also means that other parts of the city will share the responsibilities of homelessness and the opioid crisis.

Edmonton’s Chinatown celebrated its 100th anniversary the same year City Council announced that the LRT would run through historic Chinatown in front of the homes of 500 seniors and the buildings which provide social supports to them. As we approach the 150th birthday of Canada, we reflect on the words of Councillor Tony Caterina about the social stigma attached to the Boyle Street-McCauley area 50 years ago. He said it has not changed.

The Chinese community contributes to the broader community as citizens, business people, professionals, hardworking individuals and taxpayers. What kind of neighbourhood will future generations face 50 years from now? What kind of equal rights will we extend to all citizens in all parts of the city?

Our Voice must be heard.

A peaceful protest walk is being planned for this coming Saturday May 6, 2017. We urge Edmontonians and all community members to join us in our peaceful protest march which will start assembling at 10:30 am on the east side of Canada Place 97 St -Jasper Avenue. We will walk from Canada Place to City Hall at 11:00 am where speeches will be made openly sharing our concerns with the public at large.

Date: Saturday May 6, 2017 - Time: 10:30 am
Canada Place
102 Ave & 97 St
Protest Walk starts at 11:00 am for City Hall


Contact Person for Information: Michael Lee at 780-499-9884


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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Richard Sidey lives in Wanaka, New Zealand and earned a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design with Honors in Wellington.
He has spent over a decade photographing the Polar Regions and various remote areas of natural interest working on Expedition Vessels. For his project “Speechless” he has endeavoured to document scenes of outstanding natural beauty and interest through the eyes of a film-maker. The viewer is not told what to think and can create their own experience from this individual journey.


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Saturday Sessions May 6th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 670 presents guest saxophonist
Dan MacDonald - A staple on the Edmonton music scene for over three decades Dan has played his sax all over western Canada. His stage presence and showmanship is that of a true pro and he sure is well respected in music circles for his playing dynamics and keen sense of picking the right spots. His reputation has earned him numerous invites as a band member or sideman. Dan is most notably known as a member of the Juno Award winning Johnny V & The Houserockers. Dan is a very popular face locally on the blues, jazz, fusion and open stage scene performing or sitting in with some of our area’s finest and is also recognized for his blues infused rockin'. Sound your ears will not want to let go once they are engaged! Awesome to get Dan and in to perform the sessions guest set. - Mark Ammar - 780-217-9787.

Playing Tonight At LB's Pub
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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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It’s Just A Game

It’s Just A Game
My friend’s wife phoned me today asking if I’d seen him.

“Not since yesterday.” I answered.

“I knew he was lying!” she screamed, “He told me that he was at your house all night.”

“Uh … he … was,” I replied.

“Don’t stick up for him! You just said that you hadn’t seen him since yesterday.”

“Yes, well …” I paused, “… We’ve been playing hide and seek.”

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* SHOCK CLAIM: Three UFOs made circles in field of rapeseed as they ANALYSED CROPS.

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Survey: 1 In 5 Adults In UK Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg

Survey- 1 In 5 Adults
LONDON — Are you handy enough that if a lightbulb went out in your home you’d be able to change it? Believe it or not, one in five people aren’t so skilled. In fact, a new survey of people in the United Kingdom finds not only do about 20 percent of people not know how to change a bulb — the same number aren’t sure how to boil an egg, either.

The British insurance company Aviva recently released their annual Home Report which detailed, among numerous findings about how people do work around the house, relatively common tasks that people encounter. The company surveyed 2004 people across the UK in February and March about their habits and roles at home.

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May 5, 2017

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Alan Towey’s Portugal
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Local resident Alan Towey roams the streets of Portugal giving readers a look at the sights he comes across in that area of Europe.


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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Gary And The Seal In The Scilly Isles

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This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 670 presents guest saxophonist
Dan MacDonald - A staple on the Edmonton music scene for over three decades Dan has played his sax all over western Canada. His stage presence and showmanship is that of a true pro and he sure is well respected in music circles for his playing dynamics and keen sense of picking the right spots. His reputation has earned him numerous invites as a band member or sideman. Dan is most notably known as a member of the Juno Award winning Johnny V & The Houserockers. Dan is a very popular face locally on the blues, jazz, fusion and open stage scene performing or sitting in with some of our area’s finest and is also recognized for his blues infused rockin'. Sound your ears will not want to let go once they are engaged! Awesome to get Dan and in to perform the sessions guest set. - Mark Ammar - 780-217-9787.

Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub
May 5 Love Junk New copy 3
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
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A Lesson In Life

A Lesson In Life
A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty pickle jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up the remaining open areas of the jar.

He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

He finally picked up two beers and slowly poured them into the jar. After the foam settled he asked his students one last time if the jar was full. They all laughed and said “Yes.”

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party, or fix the disposal.”

“Take care of the golf balls first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

The room was silent for a moment as the students processed what the Professor had just said, then one young man raised his hand.

“Professor, what do the two beers represent?” he asked.

The Professor smiled and said “No matter how full your life gets, there’s always room for a couple of drinks with a good friend.”

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* Scientists have invented a dryer that can dry clothes in half the time without heat.

* We're stately home PAUPERS! Their houses make you green with envy, but these aristocrats insist they're too broke for new clothes, holidays or even heating.




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Unclaimed Baggage Center: A Retail Store of Lost Luggage

Unclaimed Baggage Center
Ever wondered what happens to lost airline baggage? It ends up in Scottsboro in Alabama, the United States at the Unclaimed Baggage Center. The store's concept of reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage has received national attention over the years, including mentions on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with David Letterman and the Today show.

At Unclaimed Baggage Center you can buy a lost $1000 Versace dress for $55, an Adidas jacket for $15, a tube of slightly used Japanese toothpaste for 50 cents, a $15,000 sapphire and diamond bracelet for $7500, gold wedding bands and pearl necklaces for half their value. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.

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May 4, 2017

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Letter To The Editor

A Few Words On Democracy ...

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Editor:

What follows is a slightly edited version of an oral presentation that I made to St. Albert City Council on May 01, 2017.

“Firstly, I wish to make it perfectly clear that any references to the RCMP contained herein are in no way to be taken as being critical of their performance as the municipal police force for St. Albert. My concerns lie with the current organizational structure that governs the policing of our community. The fact (as provided in legislation) that the liaison between the RCMP and the City of St. Albert rests primarily if not solely between the Detachment Commander and the Mayor is in my opinion, unsatisfactory. Hopefully, the reinstatement of a Policing Committee will go some distance in remediating this. It is understood that unlike municipalities having their own municipal police forces, this is not a police commission which if it were would exercise much more extensive powers of oversight. At this point, I will leave more detailed observations and recommendations to those who have both expertise and experience in law enforcement and community policing.

What I do wish to discuss however, is a brief examination of the democratic principles which underlie the creation of bodies such as the policing committee by referring to the following Wikipedia definitions:

Democratic Practice is commonly understood as an adversarial process characterized by competition, conflict, and power struggles among elected representatives. The form of representative  democracy is often connected to a notion of citizen political participation that primarily includes voting in elections.

Participatory Democracy is a process of collective decision-making that combines elements from both direct and representative democracy: Citizens have the power to decide on policy proposals and politicians assume the role of policy implementation.

Examples of the latter are extremely limited with the governance of St. Albert being no exception. A recent example is despite having the power and ability City Council, by virtue of the customary 4 to 3 vote, refused to accommodate a group of citizens intending to petition the current ‘hot button’ issue of a borrowing bylaw to fund and subsequently construct a branch library in St. Albert. Ironically, should the Policing Committee Bylaw eventually be approved Council will be facilitating participatory democratic ideals in one instance while in direct contradiction depriving others from receiving a like privilege. In reviewing the archival video of the April 24/17 council meeting the arguments put forth by the members of council who succeeded in defeating the motion were as always not surprising but most definitely disappointing. It is in this regard that I can only conclude by stating that some things never change!”

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

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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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This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 670 presents guest saxophonist
Dan MacDonald - A staple on the Edmonton music scene for over three decades Dan has played his sax all over western Canada. His stage presence and showmanship is that of a true pro and he sure is well respected in music circles for his playing dynamics and keen sense of picking the right spots. His reputation has earned him numerous invites as a band member or sideman. Dan is most notably known as a member of the Juno Award winning Johnny V & The Houserockers. Dan is a very popular face locally on the blues, jazz, fusion and open stage scene performing or sitting in with some of our area’s finest and is also recognized for his blues infused rockin'. Sound your ears will not want to let go once they are engaged! Awesome to get Dan and in to perform the sessions guest set. - Mark Ammar - 780-217-9787.
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Didn’t Realize How Little I Knew

Didn’t Realize Just How Little I Knew
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $16,500.00.
 
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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* Does your cat miss you this much when you leave?

* University uses 1,250 gallons of bad mayonnaise for power.




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Broth-Loving Hipsters Are Pushing Up The Price Of Bones

Broth-Loving Hipsters
Dear dogs of America — sorry about bone broth. Since this well-marketed take on an ancient beverage started sweeping hip enclaves like New York, Austin and Los Angeles a few years ago, it's getting harder to find cheap bones. Unlike many food fads, bone broth seems to be here for the long simmer. As more people switch to sipping, there are fewer bones to go around.

Bone broth is commonly confused with broth (the quick-cooked mix of meat, bones and aromatics used to make chicken soup) and stock (a similar but more bone-heavy mixture that's often cooked for 4 to 6 hours to extract collagen from the bones), though it's closer to the latter. Many bone broth recipes say to simmer the mixture for anywhere from 14 to 48 hours, depending both on the type of bones and the patience of the cook.

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May 3, 2017

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May Is Lyme Month

Lyme Disease In Alberta

Lyme awareness month of May is upon us so it's a good time to head out and purchase your insect repellents for the year. Read the small print on the label to ensure it says "repels ticks." Many children's repellents don't have this on the label. Be tick aware while you enjoy the outdoors this Spring!

Updates on LDAA-AHS program cancellations (April & May in Calgary)
- LDAA is in the midst of coordinating a meeting with AHS to discuss how & why this occurred and if/how we might move forward. Stay tuned.

What you can do if you'd like to voice your frustration of AHS withdrawal from this collaborative program:
- Meet and/or write your MP and MLA
- Help LDAA move forward to new, exciting programs by contacting local business and groups who would benefit from a Lyme presentation!

It is important for us to reiterate how thankful we are to the efforts of AHS employees in both the South Health Campus Wellness Centre & the General Internal Medicine clinic.

There are several events scheduled in Alberta to celebrate the sharing of Lyme information in honour of awareness month!

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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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Saturday Sessions May 6th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 670 presents guest saxophonist
Dan MacDonald - A staple on the Edmonton music scene for over three decades Dan has played his sax all over western Canada. His stage presence and showmanship is that of a true pro and he sure is well respected in music circles for his playing dynamics and keen sense of picking the right spots. His reputation has earned him numerous invites as a band member or sideman. Dan is most notably known as a member of the Juno Award winning Johnny V & The Houserockers. Dan is a very popular face locally on the blues, jazz, fusion and open stage scene performing or sitting in with some of our area’s finest and is also recognized for his blues infused rockin'. Sound your ears will not want to let go once they are engaged! Awesome to get Dan and in to perform the sessions guest set. - Mark Ammar - 780-217-9787.
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All About The Law

All About The Law
Law of Logical Argument

Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.


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If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

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WEBBITS

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* Will Trump Release the Missing JFK Files? Unless the president intervenes, we’ll soon know more secrets about the Kennedy assassination.

* 'Priceless ancient artifacts' unearthed by Hubei family turn out to be WWII explosives.

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News From The St. Albert Legion
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The Future Of The Open Internet — And Our Way Of Life — Is In Your Hands

There are a lot of scary things happening these days, but here’s what keeps me up late at night. A handful of corporations are turning our open internet into this:

The Future Of The Open Internet

These corporations want to lock down the internet and give us access to nothing more than a few walled gardens. They want to burn down the Library of Alexandria and replace it with a magazine rack.

Why? Because they’ll make more money that way.

This may sound like a conspiracy theory, but this process is moving forward at an alarming rate.

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May 2, 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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St. Albert Crude Lacrosse

Hi Don, Some snaps from the St. Albert Crude (purple shirts) versus the Red Deer Rampage in Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League action Sunday at Akinsdale arena. The Crude lost 11-4. The St. Albert Crude’s next home game is Friday, May 12, when they’ll take on the Manitoba Blizzard. - Photos by Al Popil.
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Rampage’s Kaden Christensen get checked by Crude captain Rory Sharon.
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Red Deer’s Sheridan Cook and Crude’s Ben Holowaty collide.
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St. Albert’s Jorden McCuaig keeps his eye on the ball while Red Deer Rampage player watches his stick.
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Rampage’s Aidan Wilson gets leg tied while being pursued by Crude’s, Liam Potgieter and Dustin Herman.


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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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub
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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 4 Five Shades Of Blue copy 4 May 5 Love Junk New copy 4

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 6th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 670 presents guest saxophonist
Dan MacDonald - A staple on the Edmonton music scene for over three decades Dan has played his sax all over western Canada. His stage presence and showmanship is that of a true pro and he sure is well respected in music circles for his playing dynamics and keen sense of picking the right spots. His reputation has earned him numerous invites as a band member or sideman. Dan is most notably known as a member of the Juno Award winning Johnny V & The Houserockers. Dan is a very popular face locally on the blues, jazz, fusion and open stage scene performing or sitting in with some of our area’s finest and is also recognized for his blues infused rockin'. Sound your ears will not want to let go once they are engaged! Awesome to get Dan and in to perform the sessions guest set. - Mark Ammar - 780-217-9787.
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And We Thought That Grandfathers Knew Everything

And We Thought
Hunter was 4 years old and was staying with his grandfather for a few days.

He'd been playing outside with the other kids, when he came into the house and asked, 'Grandpa, what's that called when two people sleep in the same bedroom and one is on top of the other?'

His Grandpa was a little taken aback, but he decided to tell him the truth. 'Well, Hunter, it's called sexual intercourse.’

‘Oh,’ Little Hunter said, 'OK,' and went back outside to play with the other kids.

A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, 'Grandpa, it isn't called sexual intercourse. It's called Bunk Beds. And Jimmy’s mom wants to talk to you.'

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WEBBITS

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* Cancer-killing dandelion tea gets $157K research grant.

* In South Florida, green iguanas spread into suburban scourge.

* Traffic stops on highway for crossing pride of lions.




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A. K. Miller Antique Car Collector

A. K. Miller Antique Car Collector
This is the story of Alex Miller and his wife, Imogene. They lived in East Orange, Vermont on an old, rather small farm. Alex was, what many would call, a miser. He and Imogene didn't spend much money. Alex even salvaged old rusty nails from burned out buildings to repair his roof. He drove an old ratty VW Beetle. When it died, he found another VW Beetle to drive that was even worse. Ratty VW Beetles began to litter his property. Alex and Imogene's neighbors believed that they were paupers with no money and would help them out from time to time with cash, food and other things. The Millers weren't above taking charity.

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May 1, 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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New Library
Unaffordable


Editor:

The Gazette reported on April 22nd that the city will cap borrowing costs for the branch library at $21.90 million. Amortized over 15 years at 2.50%, annual payments will be approximately $1.75 million. With estimated operating costs of $2 million (Gazette article April 5th), the total annual financial commitment for the branch library will be $3.75 million.

The city website confirms the 2017 annual operating budget has been approved at $98 million. The new branch library will increase the operating budget by 3.83%. Property taxes are based on both the operating and capital budgets.

The existing library operating costs are approximately $4 million per year. Combined with the new branch, both libraries will cost taxpayers $7.75 million per year, or 7.92% of the overall operating budget.

If interest rates do not increase over the fifteen years, interest will add $4,350,000 to the new branch costs.

While libraries are extremely important to the community, and are included in all 30 plus city schools, we do not need nor can we afford another one.

Norm Harley
St. Albert



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Have to really think on this one. Whatzit? The item is a view of one
of the solar panels on board the International Space Station.

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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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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub
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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 4 Five Shades Of Blue copy 4 May 5 Love Junk New copy 4

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 6th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 670 presents guest saxophonist
Dan MacDonald - A staple on the Edmonton music scene for over three decades Dan has played his sax all over western Canada. His stage presence and showmanship is that of a true pro and he sure is well respected in music circles for his playing dynamics and keen sense of picking the right spots. His reputation has earned him numerous invites as a band member or sideman. Dan is most notably known as a member of the Juno Award winning Johnny V & The Houserockers. Dan is a very popular face locally on the blues, jazz, fusion and open stage scene performing or sitting in with some of our area’s finest and is also recognized for his blues infused rockin'. Sound your ears will not want to let go once they are engaged! Awesome to get Dan and in to perform the sessions guest set. - Mark Ammar - 780-217-9787.
___________________________________________________________________________

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Grins And Snickers

Grins And Snickers
* Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

* America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote.

* You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That's your common sense leaving your body.

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* Brain surgery with a tree saw: How one neurosurgeon changed the game for a Tanzanian hospital.

* Kim Jong-un ‘FORBIDS North Koreans from COPYING his hair as state approved list revealed’.




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Just A Pair Of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal A Car

Just A Pair Of These
FOR YEARS, AUTOMAKERS and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle’s doors, and even drive it away. But even after repeated demonstrations—and real thefts—the technique still works on a number of models. Now a team of Chinese researchers has not only demonstrated the attack again, but also made it cheaper and easier than ever.

A group of researchers at the Beijing-based security firm Qihoo 360 recently pulled off the so-called relay hack with a pair of gadgets they built for just $22. That’s far cheaper than previous versions of the key-spoofing hardware. The Qihoo researchers, who recently showed their results at Amsterdam’s Hack in the Box conference, say their upgrade also significantly multiplies the radio attack’s range, allowing them to steal cars parked more than a thousand feet away from the owner’s key fob.

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