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Pandemic exhibit back online, now with public participation

Pandemic exhibit back online, now with public participation

The Pandemic! A Cautionary Tale exhibit closed at the Musée Héritage Museum only a year ago, but it's coming back online with an ultra-relevant update courtesy of the people of St. Albert. Anyone can contribute their experiences to the museum to become a part of the show.
All the right reasons

All the right reasons

Séan McCann's appearance on the Arden Theatre stage might be delayed till the fall but you can prepare for his talk – a fundraiser for the St. Albert Community Foundation – with his new memoir just released this week.
Art from isolation: the first instalment of with.draw.all

Art from isolation: the first 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.
with.draw.all a new online high school art forum

with.draw.all a new online high school art forum

Three local high school art teachers have teamed up to make sure that their students keep up with their studies. Putting art online isn't an abstract concept any more. Welcome to with.draw.all, a new place to check out high school artists' work.
Alberta Ghostbusters turn COVID-busters

Alberta Ghostbusters turn COVID-busters

Don't care for COVID-19 then who ya gonna call? The Alberta Ghostbusters normally functions as a charity fundraiser for Alberta's children's hospitals but during the pandemic, well... let's just say that they've turned off their proton packs and turned on their sewing machines and 3D printers.
Poesy for posterity

Poesy for posterity

St. Albert's poet laureate made a virtual and poetic presentation to city council on Monday, issuing a challenge to all in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Library programming full steam online

Library programming full steam online

The St. Albert Public Library has programs that patrons can attend and participate in from the comfort of their homes. Online book clubs, virtual escape rooms, book clubs, crafting, and more await through the library's various social media channels.
Writers in (their own) residences go online

Writers in (their own) residences go online

The two Metro Edmonton library writers in residence have busy schedules with their own writing projects on the go and lots of burgeoning writers to help over the phone, through email, and via Zoom conferencing.
Podcast for the local fix

Podcast for the local fix

Tired of the radio but still want local content? St. Albert's Rob LeLacheur started up a new podcast last year that is all about the interesting people of metro Edmonton. Dial YEG.me up for your new local fix.
FILM REVIEW: The whispers that resonate on the wind

FILM REVIEW: The whispers that resonate on the wind

François Girard's new film The Song of Names is a beautiful historical detective story where one brother searches for decades for the other, a violin prodigy with more tragedy weighing on him than any performer could bear.