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Monumental moments

As St. Albertans prepare for the arrival of a new year, thoughts inevitably turn to events over the past 12 months that have left an indelible mark on this city.

Spirit of giving

In an increasingly cynical world full of Grinches, two St. Albertans have provided a much-needed morale boost. Re/Max realtor Brian Cyr was quick to dig into his wallet recently to aid the St.

Christmas wishes

As Christmas approaches, it is once again time to reflect on those who have been nice in St. Albert – and those who have been naughty.

Think before you drink

Driving is a privilege, not a right – and mixing alcohol or drugs with getting behind the wheel is just plain stupid. Many Canadians still have a pervasive, if baffling, lackadaisical attitude toward impaired driving in general.

Regional reciprocity

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson has said metro region municipalities have been getting a free ride on the backs of big-city residents, but that knife cuts both ways.

Oil order

“We are essentially giving our oil away for free.” – Premier Rachel Notley To address the ongoing oil price crisis in this province, the Notley government is imposing a mandatory 8.

Tax matters

Homeowners are expecting a 0.4-per-cent property tax increase now that St. Albert councillors are done with their budget deliberations.

Money problems

Thousands of St. Albertans might have a rough Christmas season ahead, but they can now rest easy knowing the salaries of their city council members are safe.

A hand up

With a looming election, Premier Rachel Notley’s plan to boost assistance payments for Albertans with disabilities who are unable to work might be seen by cynics as a ploy to garner favour with voters. But the 60,000 residents – including many St.

All politics

“Of pain you could wish for only one thing: that it should stop … In the face of pain there are no heroes.” – George Orwell, 1984.