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Infamous letter brings back memories

I want to discuss the sentiment that a St. Albert couple expressed in an April 3 letter to the Gazette. Remember, the one about the Habitat for Humanity development in Akinsdale? The letter asserted that, currently, St.

Dominant communicators need not apply

Recently, we decided we required additional staff in our office to manage the ever-increasing sales volumes. This prompted us to run ads requesting resumes from suitable applicants.

Council shouldn't throw away industrial plans

St. Albert’s effort to right the property tax ship by creating a new industrial park has run aground, or in this case, sunk in a muddy creek.

Guinness goes gaming

In our modern age of reality television, John and Kate and Octomom, everyone seems to be vying for a piece of the celebrity pie. But many have forgotten that the fastest road to stardom lies in setting a world record.

Know what you're in for before you run

At the opening of the Lifestyle Expo, municipal political rumours were zinging around fast and furiously. It’s decision time for current members and those considering runs at council and school board seats.

Recessions will keep happening

Adam Smith once wrote that, “It is not normal to see members of the same trade together, but when they are, rest assured that they are conspiring to defraud the rest.

Putting a face on community service

Have you ever wondered who the people are whose faces grace our currency? We dispense $5 and $10 bills daily but how is it Sir John A.

Clock is ticking for mayoral challengers

After knocking on some 20,000 doors during the last election, Mayor Nolan Crouse could be in store for a much easier campaign prior to the October civic election. It’s been 27 years since an incumbent mayor, Richard Fowler, ran uncontested.

Sordid stories are hard to ignore

So Mt. St. Helena is about to erupt, and everyone’s running for cover.

Smart growth on death watch

Sustainability. Connectivity. Walkability. Densification. All the sprawl-reducing buzzwords are there, yet St. Albert's yearlong flirtation with smart growth, as it's been proposed, appears headed for an untimely demise.