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St. Albert Public Library’s curbside pickup rolling out

St. Albert Public Library’s curbside pickup rolling out

The St. Albert Public Library is getting ready to start handing books and other materials back out again. It is set to start up its curbside pickup service at the Jensen Lakes location next week.
Poems from the unique and unquiet mind

Poems from the unique and unquiet mind

PK grad Curtis LeBlanc just released his second book of poetry. Birding in the Glass Age of Isolation sounds like it was meant for everyone who lived through a pandemic but it's really a very personal look at mental illnesses: his.
Art from isolation: the third instalment of with.draw.all

Art from isolation: the third instalment of with.draw.all

The Gazette will feature art created by local high school students twice per month as part of with.draw.all, a project championed by art teachers at Bellerose Composite High School, Paul Kane High School and St. Albert Catholic High School.
An all-American couple's story on screen

An all-American couple's story on screen

Their love is a secret no longer. PK grad Chris Bolan's new documentary is a home run: a feel-good story of his great-aunt Terry Donahue and her partner Pat Henschel.
Artists About Town: Galleries taking the Art Walk online

Artists About Town: Galleries taking the Art Walk online

2020 is not your typical year. That's why the Art Gallery of St. Albert and the Visual Arts Studio Association have other ideas, other online ideas, as does intermedia artist Brad Necyk. He was meant to offer a solo exhibit at a Nova Scotia gallery.
Coach turned poet laureate is a dream come true

Coach turned poet laureate is a dream come true

The city's new poet laureate Julia Sorensen (with an ‘E’) has big plans for the post, some of which will be online through her social media just for the time-being.
Free book for your mental health

Free book for your mental health

Leif has a new book for people's mental health. It's the story of his own psychosis and struggle with medications and hospitalizations but it should resonate more strongly with the community at large during these strange times of physical distancing and mass isolation. Alert and Oriented x3 is available for free from his website.
Art from isolation: the second instalment of with.draw.all

Art from isolation: the second instalment of with.draw.all

The Gazette will feature art created by local high school students twice per month as part of with.draw.all, a project championed by art teachers at Bellerose Composite High School, Paul Kane High School and St. Albert Catholic High School.
Babs Blabs is the newest podcast on the block

Babs Blabs is the newest podcast on the block

There's a fresh young voice at the mic. Jaden Babiuk is a Grade 12 student at ESSMY working off his "extreme boredom" by interviewing people around St. Albert.
FAVAFest online retrospective makes for good hindsight

FAVAFest online retrospective makes for good hindsight

This year – 2020 – seemed like a good opportunity for an online retrospective. Call it 'hindsight' if you will but the wealth of video arts will have you expecting great things from the future.