July 14, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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Smoke Smothered St. Albert Yesterday

Elke Blodgett of the city wrote, "Smoke is in the air today." That was sure the case when she captured this image early yesterday morning:
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Hi Don,

Most every Friday in summer and early fall, I spend several hours weeding or washing produce fresh from the field on my friend's Certified Organic farm just past Opal! It is a great stress reliever, peaceful, fresh air, bird songs, etc. etc.

Yesterday was very smoky, on a scale of 1 - 10 it was an eight, hence the attached photo of the 1KM to Bon Accord sign.

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Gardener's Helper
St. Albert

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Congrats on being able to work in that stuff, that took some muster to accomplish.

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By mid afternoon, the air had cleared somewhat over the downtown core.

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 Hornet pilot Capt. Craig "Nacho" Sharp rubbing my nose in the fact that he's going flying and I'm stuck on the ground... Winking  Actually, it was just a friendly wave to us photogs. I think ...

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 this shot to share with those of you who may not have visited there before.

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Assisted-suicide ruling to be appealed by Ottawa - CBC

Take your vacation or die - CNN

Massive blast of solar radiation headed for earth - CTV

Haze from wildfires blanketing area - Edmonton Journal

Humane society euthanizes more than 90 cats - Global Edmonton
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What? No parachute . . .

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Can You Stop Aging?

The BBC has the answer in this video.


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Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?

Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?
Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children.

One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her needle.

'No, no, no!' she screamed.

'Lizzie,' scolded her mother, 'that's not polite behaviour.'

With that, the girl yelled even louder, 'No, thank you! No, thank you!

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Gas under graveyards raises moral, money questions.

* 12-foot dinosaur stolen from Montana truck stop.

* Five steps to avoid renovations disaster.

* Americans are as likely to be killed by their own furniture as terrorism.

* Woman smashes pet owners car window.


Exotic Automobiles

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Fantastic Fotographs

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Infuriating Wheelchair Ramps

Infuriating Wheelchair Ramps
Technically the following wheelchair ramps are a success, in that they bridge the gap between two levels by way of an inclined surface. The problem though, lies in the fact they’re incredibly difficult and/or somehow infuriating to use for the average wheelchair user – if not impossible – and could actually even cause more problems than they solve.

It’s good to see ramps appearing around the world in an effort to make certain areas accessible to wheelchair users, but a little common sense and an ounce of forward-thinking would help to make their experience a lot more agreeable.

Read more here.
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July 13, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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City Manager's Capital Growth Fund
Wrong Strategy For City Of St. Albert


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Hi Don: 

The capital growth fund just approved by Council has significant ramifications for taxpayers.  I think it is the wrong direction for the city to go and I've outlined why below. 

Lynda Flannery
St. Albert

City Manager Patrick Draper’s proposal to use the City’s financial reserves to finance non-essential, “nice to have” projects like the $14 million Heritage Park project, the $16 million Community Support Centre or part of the $187 million DARP projects is just another way of increasing residential taxes to finance projects of questionable value.

The money contained in the City’s reserves are supposed to be restricted to being spent on particular types of projects, such as utilities. Over the years, St. Albert taxpayers have paid unnecessarily high taxes and utility rates to build up these reserves. Now, City Administration and Council wants to borrow money from these reserves to fund their “nice to have” projects.

The problem with this idea is that the money the City is borrowing from its reserves will eventually have to be paid back so that the reserves are rebuilt. An additional 2.6% tax increase per year over 20 years will be required from taxpayers’ pockets. That means St. Albert taxpayers will have been overtaxed once to build up these reserves, and then overtaxed again to pay back the City’s borrowing!

And it means we can look forward to tax increases in 5.5-6% range assuming the recent 3-3.5% tax increases are maintained as a base increase. If the city goes forward with this, it is even more reason for Councillor MacKay's 1.5% base tax increase proposal to be put in place.

Currently, the “capital pool”, or the amount of money Administration can spend without needing Council’s approval, is tied to the budget at 12.4%. If Council wants to borrow money for particular projects, it has to publicly acknowledge this by passing borrowing bylaws. However, Draper’s proposal would side step this process. It would spare Council from having to do the hard work of making tough political decisions to increase city debt levels and tax rates.

Draper’s “new” idea is just a way of getting more money to finance projects that a bedroom community the size of St. Albert has no business even thinking about. Instead of supporting this idea, Council would serve the public better by gathering the courage to oppose this. If the City is going to have money in reserves, then shouldn’t we only be using that money for the original purposes it was intended for?

Better yet, stop overtaxing the public to build these reserves. The transparency of special large projects requiring higher than normal tax increases over several years or debt financing is far preferable.

Note: An item in this edition of SAP was tampered with and used in an email to create false impressions. It has been removed to prevent further tampering.

Taking A Dip In Slave Lake

Slave Lake Boat Launch
This guy forgot to put his truck in park yesterday at the Slave lake boat launch. I thought it might be cool to put a boat motor on the tail gate and take it for a spin. Submitted by fishing columnist Paul C.
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B.C. landslide leaves four unaccounted for - CBC

Man accidentally kills 40,000-sq-ft lawn - CNN

Copyright fees on music, video, struck down by top court - CTV

Tillman has second thoughts about trading Ray - Edmonton Journal

Downtown arena already $35 million over budget - Edmonton Sun
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Now there's a bargain . . .

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This Is Our Planet

There have been some amazing videos created with photos from the International Space Station, but none quite like this.


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The Snotty Receptionist

The Snotty Receptionist
An older gentleman had an appointment to see the urologist who shared offices with several other doctors. The waiting room was filled with patients.. As he approached the receptionist's desk, he noticed that the receptionist was a large unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo wrestler. He gave her his name.

In a very loud voice, the receptionist said, "Yes, I have your name here; You want to see the doctor about impotence, right?"

All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at the very embarrassed man. He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice replied, 'No, I've come to inquire about a sex change operation, but I don't want the same doctor that did yours.'

The room erupted in applause.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* McDonald's worker reveals secrets of fast-food giant.

* Student critically hurt at Goodall sanctuary.

* What do you eat with a $168,000 bottle of wine?

* Croissants 'dying out' in France.

* 9.5 beers you MUST drink this summer.


Down At The Walmart Parking Lot

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Signs Of The Times

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Who Knew?

WhoKnew
Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer.

* Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush.

* Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water, and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.

* Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
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July 12, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening

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Don,

These are not great pics but sure a great way to spend last evening around 8:30 p.m!

Geordie
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

I had one of these pass over our house very low a couple of mornings ago, but fast enough that by the time I grabbed my camera, it was lost in the trees. You had much better luck.


Prince Edward Island Or Bust

Doug and Helen stopped in to this beautiful old church in Ottawa on their cross Canada journey.
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Supreme Court to rule on download copyrights - CBC

Delta faces fines over delayed repairs - CNN

Funeral home to offer 'Starbucks' experience - CTV

Ticks that carry Lyme disease found in Alberta - Edmonton Journal

Senior pedestrian killed in Edmonton crash - Edmonton Sun
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What can't you build with LEGO? Not a jet engine . . .

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The Canadian Rockies

This video is just majestic, no matter how many times you may have seen the Rockies.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

Songwriters Showcase with Carson Cole at 9:00 p.m.

Then an Open Stage hosted by "Shaved Posse" - Rocko Vaugeois, Charlie DeShane and Kenny Skoreyko.

MGD $4.25, great food, service and music.

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Different Ways Of Looking At Things

Different Ways Of Looking At Things
A man is recovering from surgery when the Surgical Nurse appears and asks him how he is feeling.

'I'm OK, but I didn't like the four letter-word the doctor used in surgery,' he answered.

'What did he say?' asked the nurse.

'Oops!'

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WEBBITS

webbits
A roundup of bits from the web.

* Man cured his erectile dysfunction by drinking wife's breast milk.

* William Shatner drops pants at L.A. airport.

* Plane found that crashed in Alaska in 1952 with 52 aboard.

* Hoax prompts free tacos in Alaska town.

* 39 is the age for women to give up bikinis.


Unusual Cars

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Springtime In Holland

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Remembering Hollywood Squares

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These great questions and answers are from the days when 'Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Peter Marshall: You're a 71-year-old man who has lost interest in sex. Does your doctor have anything to help you?
Charley Weaver: No, but his nurse does.

Peter Marshall: Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
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July 11, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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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.

Did St. Albert's City Manager's Salary Jump $100,000 In 10 Years?
Did Former City Manager Get Over $400,000 Total Severance Package?


It certainly appears to be so . . .
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Hi Don;
 
Great talking to you the other day.
 
Here is the number for former city manager Bill Holtby’s severance - $402,263  this is on line #70 – do you think it is enough?
 
You will see the City Manager in 2002 got $149,088 now the new City Manager gets $250,000 – a super increase over 10 years.
 
We should only be so lucky! Ha!
 
Gord Henninger
St. Albert

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Wow Gord, that total package is $651,047 on line 70, but what do you expect? This is after all the gold standard for St. Albert. The city manager's salary has risen about $10,000 per year, every year for 10 years in a row! Who would be that brain-dead to authorize it? Oh wait, this is city council's work. Now I get it. Although I suppose it is a bargain compared to over a million bucks for a $tarbuck$ outlet at $ervu$ Place.


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 Hornet on full afterburner takeoff.
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Father in custody dispute dies in fire with children - CBC

Security experts: Sexual predators at sea - CNN

Western Canada heat wave prompts warnings, blackouts - CTV

Watchdog to review Alberta power shortage - Edmonton Journal

Vote: Rename the Capital EX - Edmonton Sun
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An underground swimming pool . . .

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Hot Wheels Jump

Alan Towey of the city sent us this one. Hang onto your seats folks, it is quite a ride!


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MGD $4.25, great food, service and music.

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Cosmic Laws

Cosmic Laws
Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.

Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* New Mexico cops not allowed to carry guns.

* Cabbage Patch dolls back as new top toy for Christmas.

* Rookie firefighter sees her own house burn as she protects town.

* Girl electrocuted while playing mini-golf in Florida.

* Bill Clinton crashed my wedding!


1959 Autobianchi Bianchina 500

1959 Autobianchi Bianchina 500


Winter In Venice

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When Yellowstone Explodes

When Yellowstone Explodes
Beneath Yellowstone Park a monstrous plume of hot rock is causing the earth to heave and tremble.

Past volcanoes have erupted with a thousand times the power of Mount St. Helens. The future is anybody’s guess.

More at National Geographic.
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July 10, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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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.

The Photography Of Paul Dicaire
Highway 23 in eastern Prince Edward Island.
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Emilia strengthens to category 4 hurricane - CNN

What to do if your computer's disconnected - CTV

Temperature records fall as we bake - Edmonton Journal

Good Samaritan frees child from hot car - Edmonton Sun
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An unlucky number for a race . . .

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HP Printer Commercial

St. Albert's Place regular reader Joyce Boutette alerted us to this overload of cuteness. Thanks Joyce!


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

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July 10

Neil Van Dijjk (Guitar and bass)

Neil
- A true soul brother who came to us from Winnipeg and a best friend of mine since he moved here in the mid seventies. Neil and I met in school and the first time we met we started talking about getting together to play music with a couple of other school buds I had been jamming with during school lunch hours. Neil quickly became one of the biggest influences on my music career. We played music anytime we had a chance and a room to play in. Neil's tastes and influences brought us ideas and a new feel that really developed over the years into a sort of free wheeling jammin' bluesy, funky, rock style sound especially when we teamed up with our old mate guitarist Dale Collins who was indulging in and introduced us to The James Gang with Joe Walsh in the mid seventies. We never got a lot of gigs with that style, but did a few school gigs and house gigs to the delight of friends and fans. Neil is is an accomplished guitarist and taught guitar for years in St. Albert. Also a great songwriter and dabbles regularly in recording his own stuff doing all the tracks himself. Nick named Jud Alla by my mom put a stamp on Neil being part of our family. I have asked Neil to open the night with some guitarin' and maybe a little singing and a sort of around the fire style set. Happy to have Neil back as our featured guest for the night and a chance for all to see the other side of his talents away from the bass guitar until late in the evening when he will take over bass duties from Big Daddy.

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The Tuesday
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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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10 Best 'Out of Office' Automatic E-Mail Replies

10 Best 'Out of Office'
1. I am currently out of the office at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position. Please be prepared for my mood.

2. You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

3. Sorry to have missed you, but I'm at the doctor's having my brain and heart removed so I can be promoted to our management team.

4. I will be unable to delete all the emails you send me until I return from vacation. Please be patient, and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

5. Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first 10 words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

6. The email server is unable to verify your server connection. Your message has not been delivered. Please restart your computer and try sending again. (The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see who did this over and over and over.)

7. Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

8. Hi, I'm thinking about what you've just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

9. I've run away to join a different circus.

10. I will be out of the office for the next two weeks for medical reasons. When I return, please refer to me as 'Lucille' instead of Steve.

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WEBBITS

webbits
A roundup of bits from the web.

* Man hired hitman to kill hitman who killed his wife.

* Booze in Coke, but 13,000 cans to break the limit.

* Woman promises to show up nude at council meeting.

* Men are happiest when sharing the housework.

* How the global war on drugs drives HIV and AIDS.


Car Brochures Of Yesterday: 1949 Kaiser

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Thinking Outside The Box

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Truffles: The Most Expensive Food In The World

Truffles- The Most Expensive
European white truffles can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound, making them and their fellow fungi the most expensive food in the world. One two-pound truffle recently sold for more than $300,000. All of which has brought organized crime into the truffle trade, creating a black market and leading to theft of both truffles as well as the highly valued truffle-sniffing dogs. Add to that the influx of the inferior Chinese truffles -- masquerading as their European cousins -- and you've got trouble with truffles.

Lesley Stahl reports on 60 Minutes.
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July 9, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

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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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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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Closeup of Alpha Jet pilot waiting for the runway to clear.

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Canadian CF-18 Hornet on full afterburner takeoff.  I luvs me the smell of kerosene first thing in the morning...
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Eskimos Tillman takes the rap - Edmonton Sun
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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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Neil Van Dijjk (Guitar and bass)

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- A true soul brother who came to us from Winnipeg and a best friend of mine since he moved here in the mid seventies. Neil and I met in school and the first time we met we started talking about getting together to play music with a couple of other school buds I had been jamming with during school lunch hours. Neil quickly became one of the biggest influences on my music career. We played music anytime we had a chance and a room to play in. Neil's tastes and influences brought us ideas and a new feel that really developed over the years into a sort of free wheeling jammin' bluesy, funky, rock style sound especially when we teamed up with our old mate guitarist Dale Collins who was indulging in and introduced us to The James Gang with Joe Walsh in the mid seventies. We never got a lot of gigs with that style, but did a few school gigs and house gigs to the delight of friends and fans. Neil is is an accomplished guitarist and taught guitar for years in St. Albert. Also a great songwriter and dabbles regularly in recording his own stuff doing all the tracks himself. Nick named Jud Alla by my mom put a stamp on Neil being part of our family. I have asked Neil to open the night with some guitarin' and maybe a little singing and a sort of around the fire style set. Happy to have Neil back as our featured guest for the night and a chance for all to see the other side of his talents away from the bass guitar until late in the evening when he will take over bass duties from Big Daddy.

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Grandchildren Are Special

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Grandchildren's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher.

The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."

The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.

"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."

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* Men obsessed with muscles are more sexist.

* A $100 weekend in Oslo.

* Former meth labs a nightmare for unwitting home buyers.

* Barry Becher, of Ginsu knives fame, dies at 71.

* Texas college hacks government drone.


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Food researchers pored over some 4,000 health claims used by manufacturers and supermarkets to tempt shoppers into buying their products.

These were whittled down to only 222 that were judged to have basis in scientific fact – and from those they have concocted a menu that is being hailed as the healthiest ever.

So, just what is that meal?
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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.

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Two Edsel's parked on the lot Saturday afternoon!   Definitely road cars, nice restorations. The hardtop is 1958 plate, the convertible is 1960 plate.
 
Thank you to whomever brought them out for a visit!

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St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Ah, Rockin' August in July, is that it? Nice rides and those 1960 models are truly rare! 1958 was the first Edsel, 1960 the last ever made.

The Photography Of Paul Dicaire

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Hi Don,

Taken around St. Albert in the last few days, in this picture, a spider makes lunch out of a dragon fly.
 
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St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

I love any shot having to do with nature Paul, thanks for sharing.

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Eskimos remain wary of 'Riders defence - Edmonton Journal

Dealing with the heat - Edmonton Sun
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Skrillex! Here's What You Missed St. Albert

If you were lamenting missing that Skrillex concert, here's what it's like. Music it ain't.


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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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* Obese adults should get counselling.

* The anti-cheating wedding ring.

* Memorial university accidentally flunks math students.

* 8 things about Australia I took for granted.

* Keep your stupid jokes off my silly underwear.


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Flying Squirrel Leaping 150 Feet In Night Sky

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It might look nuts but this tiny squirrel thinks nothing of making incredible 150-foot leaps through the trees.

As these amazing pictures show the southern flying squirrel becomes more bird than mammal as it stretches out its body into a natural glider.
Despite being nocturnal, the cute critter was caught on camera by British photographer Kim Taylor making its nighttime jumps.

Read more and see the pictures in the MailOnline.
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