Another wish is to see funding for affordable housing and our 22 St. Thomas project,” St. Albert Mayor Cathy Heron said. Local leaders are hoping to see an increase in funding for education and municipalities tomorrow when the UCP releases the provincial budget. The City of St. Albert faced some larger cuts as compared to the local school boards last year. St. Albert Mayor Cathy Heron said the cuts last year have forced municipalities to deal with high tax adjustments. The provincial budget will be released on Tuesday Feb. 28.
REGINA — A member of Saskatchewan's legislative assembly says it was a mistake for him to invite a notorious convicted killer to sit in on the provincial government's tough-on-crime throne speech. Lyle Stewart said in a statement Thursday it was his decision alone to invite his longtime friend and constituent Colin Thatcher. Both Stewart and Minister of Corrections and Policing Christine Tell said they weren't concerned about the optics of having Thatcher at the speech. This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Oct. 27, 2022. Mickey Djuric, The Canadian Press5 months ago St. Albert Gazette
Robbie Bachman, the self-taught drummer who co-founded Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at age 69. Bachman died this week in Vancouver, where he lived, said his older brother and former band mate Randy Bachman. Robbie Bachman, the self-taught drummer who co-founded Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at age 69. Bachman died this week in Vancouver, where he lived, said his older brother and former band mate Randy Bachman. "He was a really cool, inventive — not a disciplined — drummer," Randy Bachman said in a phone interview.2 months ago St. Albert Gazette
Council members will again consider moving the day of council meetings from Monday to Tuesday, a change that could have consequences for how news is covered in St. Albert. This year, the meeting falls immediately before the regular council meeting on October 24. Brian Bachynski, the publisher of The St. Albert Gazette, said the news coverage in St. Albert would be “severely hampered” should the council date change. While the city releases the council agenda to the public on Friday at 3 p.m., council members typically receive the agenda beforehand. Natalie Joly said, noting that this means ensuring the council agenda comes out far enough in advance of meetings.5 months ago St. Albert Gazette
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's a first symbolic step in a homecoming that will long outlast the 10-year Odyssey of ancient myth. They say the government should have fought in court to recoup the entire collection quicker, arguing it was looted from ancient sites on Greek islands and smuggled away. The 15 works on display in Athens are striking. A marble head bears traces of painted red dots on its cheeks and neck as — like later ancient Greek sculpture — many of the Cycladic figurines were initially colored. The 15 works will be sent to the Met, to be displayed with the rest from 2023 to 2048.4 months ago St. Albert Gazette
Reaction to the death of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, who died Thursday at 54. Reaction to the death of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, who died Thursday at 54. “Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie. “Our hearts are broken with the sudden and shocking passing of Lisa Marie Presley tonight. #riplisamarie #LisaMariePresley” — singer LeAnn Rimes on Twitter“So sad that we’ve lost another bright star in Lisa Marie Presley.2 months ago St. Albert Gazette
Council debated the impact changing their meeting day from Monday to Tuesday would have on how news is covered in St. Albert, ultimately deciding to make the switch to Tuesday during a recent organizational meeting. However, the Gazette is dedicated to city council coverage and will post news online at stalberttoday.ca following council meetings. Mayor Cathy Heron noted council has considered the change before. “This is just basic, simple communication of what transpires at council,” Killick said. Joly said changing the meeting to happen right after lunch time would help get the ball rolling on the council meeting instead of having council members waiting for the meeting to begin.5 months ago St. Albert Gazette
More than just solar, says speakerJob-seekers can get in on the transition to renewable energy this week through a free workshop on green jobs at the St. Albert library. Jackson said her workshop will discuss the future of work in Canada and how people can match skills and interests with 40 different jobs in green energy. Some 430,500 people were employed in Canada’s clean energy sector in 2020, Clean Energy Canada reports. Jackson said green energy jobs also offer stability, as there is a huge demand for them. Iron and Earth has a career portal to help workers identify transferable skills, and organizes training opportunities for workers who want to shift over to green energy jobs.2 months ago St. Albert Gazette