01 July 2012

July 7, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Fishing Alberta With Paul C.

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Here is a device that I will be selling in Canada. It is quite a simple device that keeps live or frozen  bait from falling off your barbless hook.

This means to most fishermen that they can cast harder and fish deeper. This device is available to everyone who sends me an email and your name will be put on a back order list.

I received my first order of 54 dispensers and 144 refill packs and was sold out in an couple of hours. These devices were hot product at the Moose Lake Fishing Derby this year.

Though the years I have gone threw lots of frozen minnows losing them when I cast. The Bait Button can also be used for changing the position of the bait or rubber body that is used.

Have a great time on this free fishing weekend in Alberta.

Catch More Fish With Bait Buttons

Here is a video of the device:


 
If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.

Paul C.

Wee-Hours Custom Tackle

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Ultra Lite Fishing Tackle Company


Natural Fireworks Over Edmonton

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Hi Don,

My buddy
Danny Riedlhuber shot this natural fireworks (sheet lightning) above Edmonton after the Canada Day celebrations last Sunday.

Al Popil
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

A very nice shot indeed Al. Please tell your buddy Danny that his work is welcome here at any time. Thanks for sharing that kind of talent.

Storm Clouds Over Saskatchewan

A Saskatchewan reader forwarded this shot to us, taken after the tornadoes in that province cleared out earlier this week.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Sweltering heat topples 11 Ontario records - CBC

Virus will lock 4 million from internet - CNN

Winning $50-million Lotto Max ticket sold in Quebec - CTV

'Priceless' skeleton destroyed in fossil attack - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton primed for some hot temps - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

Making a LEGO bridge in Germany. Complete story in
Huffington Post . . .

legobridge

differentwaytousetrampoline

A Safe Way

To Use

A Trampoline



Wandering Albatross

A look at the lives of the Albatross with David Attenborough.


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Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?

Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?
Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful.

'In ten years,' I said, 'you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.

Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.'



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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Grizzly sow killed 70 sheep in two weeks.

* Swarm of bees descend on downtown Abbotsford.

* Activists speak out against culling of mute swans.

* Waistline of 57% of UK women too big.

* Endangered cake museum.


Ferrari F-340 Competizione

Ferrari F-340 Competizione


I Never Thought Of That!

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15 Food Combos That Were Meant To Be Together

15 Food Combos
French fries + Pizza = Magic. If that combo made your mouth water, you're in for a treat.

Enjoy these awesome food combos this summer with Doritos and Pepsi Max!

They're ready to Rock Your Summer with free music and fun.

See all 15 here on BuzzFeed.
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Sunset Tree, Cortona, Italy

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This Day in History

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July 6, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Maple Flag At Cold Lake - Photos By James

A St. Albert's Place regular reader was recently at Cold Lake to take in the annual Maple Flag event. He wishes to be know simply as 'James', but has an obvious skill with a camera and sent us a series of photographs of various aircraft. We are presenting them a couple at a time in an ongoing series. They should be of interest to many of our military family readers as well as aviation buffs.

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French Mirage 2000 in full afterburner takeoff.  I ran a filter over the image just for the heck of it.  There's a CH-146 Griffon in green camo in the distance under the Mirage.

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Trio of Alpha Jets on the taxiway.  Operated by defence contractor Top Aces Incorporated of Canada.

The Photography Of Paul C.

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Paul writes, "Here is a pic taken just off highway 43 near Onoway at dawn as I was heading out for an early morning fish before doing some 'hotel camping'.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Calgary Stampede get big money, best cowboys - CBC

Americans without power brace for more blistering heat - CNN

Bob Barker to Calgary Stampede: Close it down - CTV

Missing Red Deer woman found dead in Edmonton - Edmonton Journal

Health-care waste a risk to the public: report - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

Some of you guys will relate to this . . .

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Whoops

That Didn't


Work Out

Quite Right


Dog Plays Simon Says

This dog really does know how to play.


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

Coaster 44-1

Solving Problems

Solving Problems
A school teacher called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions, when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house.

The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring. Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1 . The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire with a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.

4.. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate.

5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

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Thanks to city resident Sharon Magnuson for today's giggle.

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WEBBITS

webbits
A roundup of bits from the web.

* Dogs get 'prozac' to control their behaviour.

* The world's most expensive BBQ grill.

* 'Mugly' wins world's ugliest dog competition.

* Subway work unearths ancient road in Greece.

* Women join in LA beard championships.


Car Brochures Of Yesterday: 1926 Chrysler Imperial

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The Alsance Region Of France

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The Heart Rescue Project


The Heart Rescue Project
Here is a how-to in case of heart attack that everyone should watch. Thanks to SAP reader Joyce Boutette for the idea. Just click on the image above to watch the video.
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Villa Olmo Colmo, Italy

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July 5, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Grasslands National Park With Al Popil


Hi Don,

A couple of snaps from Grasslands National Park in south western Saskatchewan. Tough shoot, fighting 80~100 kilometre wind. Very windy, very dusty. Not sure of image quality from the laptop.

* Regarding using a telephoto lens for the rattlesnakes, you are partially right. Images were taken with a Canon 70~200mm zoom lens using a 20mm extension tube. The minimum focusing distance with this lens is 3.9 feet. Adding the extension tube decreases the minimum focusing distance allowing me to get closer with a minimum focus distance of about 24". For the images I took of the snakes I was about 30" away lying on my stomach.

Since the common prairie rattlesnake can only strike about one third of its length (so I have been told and have had snakes strike the front of the lens) and since these snakes were only about 30 inches (guesstimate) long, I had a safety margin of 20 inches.

When they are coiled it is not so much of a problem, it is when they decide to do a straight line sprint to me, buddy Frank, retired Medicine Hat news photographer and 70 plus years old, is there to redirect them. We have been doing this since the late eighties. Oh, using the extension also provides a nice bokeh.

Al Popil
St. Albert

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SINC SAYS:

The Prairie Dog shot is great Al, while the Plains Bison shot looks a bit like a long lens effort to me, but fine also nevertheless. I know all about those kind of winds. We used to walk leaning into them all the time. My grandparents homesteaded south of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, just a half hour from that park you are visiting.

St. Albert Farmers Market With Paul Decaire

Hi Don,

This picture of a South American musician playing a flute was taken at the Farmers’ Market last Saturday:
flute

Also taken this weekend at the Farmers’ Market, these are the tools of the trade for “Sweet Sly da Balloon Guy”:
balloons

SINC SAYS:

There is always something interesting to see at the Farmers market Paul, thanks for sharing.


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Links To Other Stories In The News:

'Trojan' software extorts money with fake legal threat - CBC

Final report on Air France crash set to be released - CNN

Malware may knock thousands off internet on Monday - CTV

Emergency services compromised by copper theft - Edmonton Journal

Alberta pharmacists get expanded powers - Global Edmonton
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The Things That People Send Us

A lot of readers will relate to this . . .

biggest lie

cokecloseup

Here's A Look

At A Coke

Bottle Up Close




Coolest Cop Ever

Watch as this RCMP officer joins in the party in the woods. What a great guy! Thanks to fishing columnist Paul C. for pointing us to this one.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

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A Hairy Tale

A Hairy Tale
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut.

After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you , I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Member of Parliament came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Member of Parliament was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Members of Parliament lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

Remember, politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reason.

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Submitted by Deane Ducette of the city.

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WEBBITS

webbits
A roundup of bits from the web.

* Raging boy of 10 breaks teacher's legs.

* After drunken driver kills son, mother billed for cleanup.

* Lonesome George, last-of-his-kind tortoise dies.

* The Prince of Monaco's private car collection.

* Hooters-style restaurants experiencing a mini boom.


The Chrysler Museum

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Springtime In Holland

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We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?

We Evolved To Eat Meat
You won't catch John Durant in a tie. Shoes are optional, too. He has traded cubicle life for something a little wild: Promoting the diet and lifestyle of our ancestors from the paleolithic era. He's blogging and writing a book about his approach.

"For millions of years, we didn't have an obesity problem because we ate foods that our metabolism was adapted to," Durant says — foods such as root vegetables, tubers, fish and, of course, red meat.

Details on npr.
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Emerald Pool, The Alps, Austria

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July 4, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Rattlesnake Country With Al Popil

Hi Don,

A couple of snake pix. Buddy, Frank and I caught these prairie rattlers on the Forbes ranch south of Suffield on Monday. The owner was kind enough to allow us on his property to look for snakes. It is interesting that the ranchers around Medicine Hat are very protective of their snakes.

Al Popil
St. Albert

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SINC SAYS:

Growing up a couple of hours from there, I encountered these rascals many times as a kid. Nice shots, but I bet you used a telephoto, didn't you? Winking

Questions On City's Bag-Your-Own Compost

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Yo Birdie Dude:
 
Page seven of the June 27th Gazette states that the familiar compost giveaway will change format.

Now it's a "two week fill-your-own-bag concept" saving taxpayers  money, but most old-timers in St. Albert do gardening as a hobby or for food.

That said, should a 75-year-old be doing this job (heart attacks come to mind), since it is a first-come operation?
 
Any feed back on the subject?
 
R. Gray
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Since our Gazette delivery is spotty at best and their E-Edition much the same, this is the first I have heard of the new program. Over to you readers, have any of you an opinion on R. Gray's comments?


PEI Or Bust

A cross Canada bike trip in pictures with our travellers Doug and Helen with this shot of a Birchbark wigwam.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Tornado touches down in Saskatchewan - CBC

Andy Griffith buried shortly after death - CNN

RIM execs confident in face of 'difficult transition' - CTV

Hwy. 63 twinning temporarily shuts major rest stop - Edmonton Journal

4,500 tickets issued during Canada Day weekend - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

Truth in false advertising . . .

freebeer

meninblack

Men In Black

Men In Black

Men In Black




Americans Are Not Stupid

A humorous look at Americans and their view of the world. Note: Brief language warning.


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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No One Believes Seniors

No One Believes Seniors
An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved "I love you, Sally."

On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money - fifty thousand dollars!

Andy said, "We've got to give it back."

Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. "Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?"

Sally said, "No".

Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic."

Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile."

The agents turned to Andy and began to question him.

One said: "Tell us the story from the beginning."

Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday . . ."

The first police officer turned to his partner and said, "We're outta here!"

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Uruguay first government to sell pot to its citizens.

* One of Nova Scotia's oldest homes up for sale.

* Lack of sleep can make you pile on weight.

* Pet Piranha bites off toddler's fingertip.

* Walmart contractors get in fight over cutting board.


Unusual Cars

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Urban Art

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Fourth Of July Celebrations Of The Past

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Bathing beauties, strapping chaps and fantastic fireworks: Glorious vintage photographs show Fourth of July fanfare in the Big Apple through the ages

Whether its the pretty girls or parades, hot dogs or hot summer nights, the 4th of July is a day to enjoy the best bits of the Big Apple.

These vintage photographs from as early as 1922 show New Yorkers tanning on Jones Beach and marching down Fifth Avenue - the same celebrations one might spot this week.

Just take peek at the parties of the past to learn that these Yankee doodle-dandys have been committed to the stars and stripes forever.

See the pictures in the MailOnline.
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July 3, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Red Rock Coulee With Al Popil


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Hi Don,

I spent the day taking snaps at Red Rock Coulee about 60 clicks south of Medicine Hat. Here is one I took on Sunday. Not sure how it looks from my laptop. Tomorrow, rattlesnakes.

Al Popil
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

That sure reminds me of home Al, thanks.
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READER RESPONSE:

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Don:

Thanks for your
link to the Dali watercolour heist.

Folks new to Dali wondering what kind of mind could produce such a work
may find this as good an answer as any.

Dali was however, an artistic giant. Most of us not trained in art appreciation will enjoy the many fine works
from his long superrealist period.

And the best (in my unschooled opinion)
is this.

Let's see ya stuff that in yer shopping bag!

Deane Doucette,
Grandin


Maple Flag At Cold Lake - Photos By James

A St. Albert's Place regular reader was recently at Cold Lake to take in the annual Maple Flag event. He wishes to be know simply as 'James', but has an obvious skill with a camera and sent us a series of photographs of various aircraft. We are presenting them a couple at a time in an ongoing series. They should be of interest to many of our military family readers as well as aviation buffs.

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Canadian CF-18's in formation.  Note the "cockpit" painted on the underside.

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Pair of French Mirage 2000's in blue camo during takeoff.  These aircraft remained rotated up for a long distance, both on takeoff & landing.

The Photography Of Paul Dicaire

City of Levis, across the St-Lawrence River from Quebec city:
Quebec City - Church in Levis

A Visit To the Devonian Gardens

A St. Albert's Place reader had an opportunity to visit the Devonian Gardens near Devon and sent along these shots to share with those of you who may not have visited there before.
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NB Power sends crews to eastern United States - CBC

Heat-buckled road sends car flying - CNN

Sockeye salmon productivity down in B.C. - CBC

Redrawing North America's energy map - Edmonton Journal

Our great, big, wild country - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

The mother of the groom seems a bit testy . . .

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He Keeps

Sliding Off!




There's Something Different About These Stairs

A video that shows how one stair being a tiny bit higher than all the others causes people to trip.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

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July 3

Robert Fernandez (Keyboards) and guest

Cody Forsberg (Drums)

Robert
- Robert began studying piano at the age of eight and later joined the music conservatory in his native Hamburg, Germany. It was here, where he first was “allowed” to experiment with blues, jamming and writing music that was not prescribed. His fascination grew with jazzy cords and rhythms. Robert joined his first project in '81, playing the keyboards in a church band that played contemporary Christian rock. Although he enjoyed a variety of styles, playing rock was not Robert's passion. He left the group in '85 and formed a project (Queen Sensitive, later Count Up) with fellow band members who shared an interest in jazz-funk, fusion and R&B. Robert's greatest influences from those years included Sade, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool and the Gang, Al Jarreau and keyboarders like George Duke, Mike Lindup (Level 42), Nigel Wright and Bill Sharpe (Shakatak) and David Paich and Steve Porcaro (Toto). The band was a staple in the local Hamburg (Germany) music scene. The “greatest” moment was a gig the band played at the Grosse Freiheit 36, the former Star Club where the Beatles where discovered in '62. In 1991 Robert packed his instruments up for a successful business career which moved him to Munich and Madrid amongst other places. In the winter of 2008, Robert met the renowned Canadian guitar player Gordon Matthews (k d Lang). Gord invited Robert and his “long forgotten” keyboards to a jam at LB’s Pub in St. Albert. It was here, where Robert later met Mark Ammar (drums) a musician and promoter in the local St. Albert scene. Mark contacted Robert and introduced him to Drew Hazlet (guitar) and the Oil City Sound Machine was born. The group is now an established force in the corporate booking scene in Alberta playing your favorite top 40 hits with true musicians heart and soul.

Cody - I have been keeping an eye on this young talented drummer for a few years now. Growing up sitting behind his legendary bass playing father Big Daddy gave Cody a taste of performer smarts that sure come into play on a kit. Cody's impeccable timing and feel has gained him work on the country rock and blues music scene and recently he has joined Paula Perro and the Project groovin' beats to R&B slings sitting behind his father.

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The Tuesday
Moosehead/Barsnbands
Open Stage

Every Tuesday night from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Hosts Mark Ammar, Jim Dyck and Randy Forsberg
Moosehead Beer Specials and barsnbands prizes

Moosehead Beer

Barsnbands

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A Simple English Lesson

A Simple English Lesson
More definitive than Oxford.

People say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.

But there is. When you marry the right one, you are COMPLETE.

And when you marry the wrong one, you are FINISHED.

And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED.

*
Thanks to BIXMAN of St Albert for today's smile.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* One in five chance of achieving your childhood ambition.

* Breast cancer survivor wins right to bare top in public pools.

* San Francisco strip club markets itself as tourist landmark.

* U.S. high court rules for broadcaster on 'indecency'.

* Man accidentally shoots himself in the penis.


1948 Buick Streamliner

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Thinking Outside The Box

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What To Do With Your Useless Pennies

What To Do With Your Useless Pennies
We went with friends to a restaurant for lunch and sat in the patio section beside the store.

We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained four pennies, and they were zipped shut.

Naturally we were curious!

The owner told us that these baggies kept the flies away!

So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area!

This idea seems to work.

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Thanks to St. Albert's Place regular reader Elke Blodgett for pointing out this item to us.
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July 2, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

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Mayor's Walk Leaves Graffiti Mess On Trails


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A reader complained to St. Albert's Place this weekend about the graffiti mess left on local walking trails when organizers of the Mayor's Walk spray-painted signs on the walkway surfaces.

That reader wrote:

"The graffiti is from the mayor's walk so as such is it considered to be legal and therefore may remain as an eyesore for local people who walk the trails? Will the perpetrators be fined?  Or because the mayor is involved, is it considered 'legal graffiti'? The photo above was taken at the north side of the children's bridge. Perhaps next time the organizers should consider using chalk OR ending the race by cleaning up the mess!"

Seems to me that if I recall correctly, even the mayor does not like graffiti and since he sponsors the walk, isn't it he who should insist organizers either use environmentally friendly materials like chalk that will disappear in a short time, or clean up the mess by removing the paint?

To leave unsightly permanent markings that regular trail walkers must endure all year long is just plain wrong.

How about it Mr. Crouse? Will you accept this citizen's challenge to have that unsightly graffiti removed?


The Alexander Pow Wow In Pictures

Hi Don,

Your readers are probably tired of rodeo, so attached are some snaps from the pow wow at Alexander Saturday. The pow wow continues through the weekend.

Al Popil
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Those are always such splendid costumes Al, thanks for sharing.

Alexander Pow Wow 2012 - Nolan Arcand
Nolan Arcand gets some air in the Fancy dance

Alexander Pow Wow 2012 - shawl dance
Junior shawl dancers

Alexander Pow Wow 2012- mens sneak
Men's Sneak Up dance

Alexander Pow Wow 2012 - shields
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READER RESPONSE:

Don,

Please thank Al for the incredible shots from the pow-wow. It's almost like being there in person.

Geordie
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

I see Joyce echoed your comments in Live Chat this morning when she wrote: "Beautiful Pow Wow pictures, thanks Al for sharing them with us."


Fishing Alberta With Paul C.

Finally my video is released after starting on it two years ago. Spring fishin' is so much fun and I highly recommend trying it.

If you watch the video closely you will see I am catching fish in shallow water which is about five feet deep and there is a gravel bottom there as well.

Rainbow try and spawn but the eggs will not hatch due to no running water. The fish are very close to shore, and wee-1 produced some big rainbows this year.

The music is by the band "Fear of City" who I might a few years ago. The music is on the edge and I enjoy metal music.

The company that did the shoot is Vintage Reprise. I met Angie when I took a day seminar for camera training. I liked her photography because there is a certain amount of mystic surrounding it.
Here is a link to her web site.

Special thanks go to Angie and Jamie for toughing it out during a cold windy day to shoot the video. So now, enjoy the video.



 
If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.

Paul C.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

1 dead, 3 injured in Calgary restaurant shooting - CBC

More extreme heat, continued headaches for U.S. - CNN

Montreal police find possible human remains in park - CTV

One dead, two critical after overdose of pills - Edmonton Journal

Man killed in Fort Saskatchewan crash - Edmonton Sun
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Giving Up Smoking Is Very Difficult

Especially if you are a cat. Thanks to Sharon Magnuson of the city for this one.


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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Robert Fernandez (Keyboards) and guest

Cody Forsberg (Drums)

Robert
- Robert began studying piano at the age of eight and later joined the music conservatory in his native Hamburg, Germany. It was here, where he first was “allowed” to experiment with blues, jamming and writing music that was not prescribed. His fascination grew with jazzy cords and rhythms. Robert joined his first project in '81, playing the keyboards in a church band that played contemporary Christian rock. Although he enjoyed a variety of styles, playing rock was not Robert's passion. He left the group in '85 and formed a project (Queen Sensitive, later Count Up) with fellow band members who shared an interest in jazz-funk, fusion and R&B. Robert's greatest influences from those years included Sade, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool and the Gang, Al Jarreau and keyboarders like George Duke, Mike Lindup (Level 42), Nigel Wright and Bill Sharpe (Shakatak) and David Paich and Steve Porcaro (Toto). The band was a staple in the local Hamburg (Germany) music scene. The “greatest” moment was a gig the band played at the Grosse Freiheit 36, the former Star Club where the Beatles where discovered in '62. In 1991 Robert packed his instruments up for a successful business career which moved him to Munich and Madrid amongst other places. In the winter of 2008, Robert met the renowned Canadian guitar player Gordon Matthews (k d Lang). Gord invited Robert and his “long forgotten” keyboards to a jam at LB’s Pub in St. Albert. It was here, where Robert later met Mark Ammar (drums) a musician and promoter in the local St. Albert scene. Mark contacted Robert and introduced him to Drew Hazlet (guitar) and the Oil City Sound Machine was born. The group is now an established force in the corporate booking scene in Alberta playing your favorite top 40 hits with true musicians heart and soul.

Cody - I have been keeping an eye on this young talented drummer for a few years now. Growing up sitting behind his legendary bass playing father Big Daddy gave Cody a taste of performer smarts that sure come into play on a kit. Cody's impeccable timing and feel has gained him work on the country rock and blues music scene and recently he has joined Paula Perro and the Project groovin' beats to R&B slings sitting behind his father.

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Every Tuesday night from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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Moosehead Beer Specials and barsnbands prizes

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A Fisherman's Advice

A Fisherman's Advice
Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing tobacco and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says, "I think I'm gonna divorce the wife - she ain't spoke to me in over two months."

Earl spits overboard, takes a long, slow sip of beer and says, "Better think it over . . . women like that are hard to find."



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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Strawberry 'scandal' leaves Swedes seething.

* 400 pound woman arrested for wearing birthday suit on bus bench.

* Six out of 10 of us wake up grumpy.

* Dali painting snatched off wall at gallery.

* Woman gets more than just jeans at Goodwill store.


The Chrysler Museum

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Winter In Venice

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Who Knew?

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When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle.

Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off.

Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

True!
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July 1, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa
hot coffee and spend 10 minutes to start your day with St. Albert's only daily news site.

Not from St. Albert? Not to worry, there's plenty for you too.

A great way to put a smile on your face before you begin your day.

Have an opinion, gripe or grin to share? Use our Live Chat feature below to share it with other readers. Try our frequent recipes. Give our puzzles a whirl or a game of hangman. Check out our outstanding linked photos. Got a story or photo to share? Want to wish someone happy birthday or anniversary? We love your stuff from any location. Go ahead, send it in. We dare you!

Best of all, it's all free thanks to our advertisers. Enjoy and please, tell your friends. And be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as events occur.

Happy Canada Day!
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A Visit To The Farmers Market

Our Mystery Traveller did not have far to go this trip when they visited the St. Albert Farmers Market yesterday. Here are some scenes including the free bike parking provided by Cranky's Bike Shop.
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A Pleasant Summer Lunch In Stony Plain
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Don,

We stopped by the Multicultural Heritage Centre in Stony Plain and had a lovely lunch on the patio of the Homesteader Restaurant on Thursday. (Editor: Notice the murals in the background of the bottom shot, folks. If you've never been there, go take a look.)

Mystery Traveller
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

That's a great spot indeed. During my working years, I had lunch there often when visiting the local paper which we owned at the time. Those ladies in the kitchen do a super job.

City Of St. Albert Paving - Is It Really Necessary?

Street Paving
Don,

I asked Councillor Heron why the road work was being done on Boudreau and then followed up with commenting that Edmonton must have not heard of this! I can't see how repairs would cost more when they strip the entire road section, should be the same cost to do that regardless of the conditions.

Kerry Kineshanko
St. Albert
 
Ms. Heron responded: "I will try and dig up the engineering answer to your question, as there is a good one. Council asked the exact same question last year when the city was resurfacing Bellerose west of Boudreau. There is what is called a pavement quality index curve. It predicts when a road’s quality (based on numerous and testable factors) requires resurfacing and if the resurfacing is not done then the quality of the road quickly drops off and requires a much more expensive rebuild. Arterial and collector roads deteriorate much faster than local roads due to the heavier traffic and trucks and buses etc. I’m obviously not an engineer so I will find the detailed report given to council and pass it on to you."
 
Cathy Heron
 
Second response: "What I have heard about Edmonton is that the council from a number of years back decided to save some money and not resurface roads when required now the public is outraged at the state of roads and it is costing a fortune to catch up."
 
Cathy Heron

PEI Or Bust

A cross Canada bike trip in pictures with our travellers Doug and Helen with scenes from Quebec City.
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Fishing Alberta With Paul C.

Finally my video is released after starting on it two years ago. Spring fishin' is so much fun and I highly recommend trying it.

If you watch the video closely you will see I am catching fish in shallow water which is about five feet deep and there is a gravel bottom there as well.

Rainbow try and spawn but the eggs will not hatch due to no running water. The fish are very close to shore, and wee-1 produced some big rainbows this year.

The music is by the band "Fear of City" who I might a few years ago. The music is on the edge and I enjoy metal music.

The company that did the shoot is Vintage Reprise. I met Angie when I took a day seminar for camera training. I liked her photography because there is a certain amount of mystic surrounding it.
Here is a link to her web site.

Special thanks go to Angie and Jamie for toughing it out during a cold windy day to shoot the video. So now, enjoy the video.



 
If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.

Paul C.

Wee-Hours Custom Tackle

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Ultra Lite Fishing Tackle Company

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Plane crash near Montreal injures two - CBC

Extreme heat warning extended for U.S. - CNN

New book explores link between mad cow, dementia - CTV

Old warbirds touch down for Canada Day - Edmonton Journal

Obey the law on Canada Day: cops - Edmonton Sun
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I think I'll pass on that demonstration . . .

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Down At The Retirement Home

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A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlour in the Village, and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool.

After catching his breath he ordered a banana split.

The waitress asked kindly, 'Crushed nuts?'

'No,' he replied, 'hemorrhoids'.




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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Smoke alarms could be disaster warning system.

* Now, non-alcoholic beer for dogs.

* JetBlue's 'four hours of hell'.

* Australian mega-brothel gets go-ahead.

* Fortune Magazine's best places to retire.


Down At The Walmart Parking Lot

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Stonehenge Was Monument Marking Unification

Stonehenge Was
After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain.

Its stones are thought to have symbolized the ancestors of different groups of earliest farming communities in Britain, with some stones coming from southern England and others from west Wales.

The teams, from the universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Southampton, Bournemouth and University College London, all working on the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP), explored not just Stonehenge and its landscape but also the wider social and economic context of the monument’s main stages of construction around 3,000 BC and 2,500 BC.

Complete details here.
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