June 23, 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.

This past couple of weeks I have been on the road securing new accounts.

Husky Gas Station located in the old down town of Fort Saskatchewan is a very busy little store that sells lots of bait including live worms, leeches, maggots. Live bait always works quite well.

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This store has been stocked with my flies and Berkley floating power eggs that come in white and orange (part # wee-18). These eggs work quite well for those who like to bottom fish.

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The city has stocked a new trout pond located near the boat launch in town. This pond has a brand new recreation hall and is also located next to the North Saskatchewan River. Here is a photo of a rainbow trout that was stocked last year and has already grown quite fast.

This gas station has five wash bays as well. The station is also the last few stations in Canada that has gas pump jockey's to fill the tank with gas and any other vehicle requirements. Please stop by to say hello to Dianne and her staff.

Their address is 9820-106 St., Phone 780-998-7122.
 
If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me.

Paul C.

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Here's A Thymely Tip For Gardeners

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To keep your thyme plant from sprawling (makes it harder to harvest, and the stems quickly go woody): make a 10" to 12" ring, 6" high. of ... whatever.

The top of a papier mâché planting pot works well. Gather up the plant, and put the ring around it. Then screw the ring 2" into the soil.

Finish with an inch or two of compost all the way around the inside of the ring, water, and you're done.

Elke Blodgett
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Thanks for that Elke, I am sure there are lots more great tips out there. Why not send your gardening tip in too?


Music In The Park

Our Mystery Traveller was in Moose Jaw, SK., this week and sent along this shot of live entertainment in the Crescent Park bandshell.
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SUN Meeting Scheduled For Monday

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A Seniors United Now (SUN) Chapter Event

Everyone is Welcome – no charge

Guest Speaker: Suzan Krecsy - St. Albert Community Village

Monday June 25, 2012 1:30 PM

St. Albert Legion - 6 Tache Street - St Albert, AB

FOR MEETING INFORMATION: 780-459-4525
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Mom gets 13 years for killing 1 son, choking another - CBC

Sandusky found guilty on child sex abuse charges - CNN

U.S. tourism campaign leaves Canada nervous - CTV

Motorcyclist clocked at 279 km/h on highway 63 - Edmonton Journal

Eco station offering free goods - Edmonton Sun
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Tell me again just how you did this . . .

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Golf Speak With David Feherty

Golf Speak With David Feherty
Feherty is a Golf Channel announcer who finds very unique, colourful and uninhibited ways of explaining or describing whatever is on his mind. Probably always on time delay these days.

Feherty Quotes:

"That was a great shot - if they'd put the pin there today."

"Everything moves except his bowels."

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* The world's most expensive beauty product.

* No sexy outfits nuns told in 1,300-year-old book.

* Fecal matter hiding in hotel rooms.

* Wolves maul a woman to death at Swedish zoo.

* Theory behind the Freudian slip is finally proven.


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What Your Dog Says About Your Sex Life

What Your Dog Says About Your Sex Life
Are you a chihuahua person or a golden retriever fan? Think carefully — your answer could affect your next date.

Klooff, an iPhone app for pet lovers, surveyed its users to find out what your dog says about you to a potential date. Or, as the company asks in a pun-heavy press release, “what dog breeds give men and women the best chance of getting a ‘leg up’ on the competition in the ‘dog eat dog’ world of dating and romance?”

More on TimeNewsfeed.
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June 22, 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.

The Photography Of Paul C.

More sunsets are the order of the day and Paul provided these two shots taken at Heritage Lake, also known as the Morinville Reservoir, located next to the Highway 2 overpass. "There are some nice big trout roaming around in that small pond", says Paul.
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Bits 'N Pieces From Our Readers

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Good morning, The Donald J.,
 
When I was taking out the garbage early yesterday morning, I saw something that I have never seen in St. Albert before.
 
I looked across the street into the neighbour’s front yard and there stood a young deer in all his glory looking at me at twitching his ears.  By the time I went back in the house and got my iPhone to take a picture, he was gone.  I went over and looked all around the yard for him, but he had appeared to have vanished.
 
Cheers,
 
Jim Starko
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

A deer, eh Jim? Best I can do in our neighbourhood is a jack rabbit.

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Come on out to the

Summer Concert And Dance

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To the tunes of

The Ghost Riders

These fantastic country music performers on

Friday, June 22 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Immediately following the meat draws and Loonie pot draw.

Cash bar, 50/50; beverage and food service will be available.

St. Albert Legion
6 Tache St.
For more info, call 780-458-3330.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Toronto police arrest B.C. man in patio shooting - CBC

Will your internet data still be there in 100 years? - CNN

Karla Homolka now a mother of three in Caribbean - CTV

Lions devour Eskimo's young recruits - Edmonton Journal

Woman strikes it rich at Camrose casino - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

Sign of the times, edited . . .

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Yesterday's Mystery Item Answer:

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Only one person submitted the correct answer for yesterday's mystery it:

Sinc – it’s a Tobacco Smoke Enema from the 1700’s. Not sure why I know such weird things!
 
Shirley Allen
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Well done Shirley and I'm not sure how you know such weird things either. Thanks to Velvet Martin of the city for sending us the item in the first place.


Tobacco Smoke Enemas (1750s-1810s) - The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “blow smoke up one’s ass.” The practice has recently been reintroduced in St. Albert. It is rumoured to be part of the latest mayor/city manager $40 million borrowing program.

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That Was Sure

A Surprise!




Tough To Swallow - Alberta's Food Failure

Meals that sparked a senior's revolt in Alberta. This video puts the government to shame and the Alberta Health Services people should be forced to eat it every day themselves. The 21-Day-Menu disaster. Please take the time to view this video. You may be eating it yourself one day.


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My Trip To The Store

My Trip To The Store
There was a bit of confusion at the store, this morning.

When I was ready to pay for my groceries using my credit card, the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me."

Making a mental note to complain to my MP about security running amok, I did just as she had instructed.

When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card.

They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!

* Much of what you read here on St. Albert's Place is contributed by our regular readers. Such is the case with this chuckle submitted by SAP regular reader Joyce Boutette of the city. Thanks for the smile Joyce!

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Sweet tooth is killing us, many doctors say.

* 2nd hypnotist rescues students stuck in trance.

* Deep-fried breakfast cereal debuted at fair.

* Texas dad beats 4-year-old daughter's attacker to death.

* Consumers stuck with murky sunscreen label another summer.


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50 Years Work Without A Sick Day

50 Years Work Without A Sick Day
HARD-WORKING joiner Dave Miller is finally hanging up his tools — after refusing to take a day off sick in almost 50 years.

Dave, 64, started work as apprentice when he was 16 but apart from a two-week bout of German measles during his training in 1964 he has had a 100 per cent attendance rate ever since.

The grandfather — who retires from his job at a housing company today — said: “Some of the days in the job haven’t always been good, but I think as long as you can smile through work you haven’t done too badly.

More in the UK Sun.
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June 21, 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.

The Growing Popularity Of St. Albert's Place In Red Deer

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Don,

I learned today that you have a devoted group of followers in Red Deer area all started because I told my friends to follow you to see what I was doing in Japan and they got hooked!

Mystery Traveller
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

It never ceases to amaze me that this site continues to grow and become popular with pockets of folks across the country and around the world.

Any Reader Interest In Your Community's Corner Online?

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We'd love to run a new feature we would call Community Corner featuring short new items from other towns and cities across the land.

Each item would be sub headed with the name of the community.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming a correspondent for your community, appoint yourself, hop aboard and send us your bits.

The sooner we get regular items, the sooner the feature can begin.

READER RESPONSE:

Don:

I enjoyed Ms. Allen's Swedish potty report (yesterday). And taking the mick out of the left is always good for bonus points.

As here, also: one of my favourite Churchill stories, over sixty years old. I'm not sure it'll pass today's humourless censors, though.

Clement Atlee is stood at the room-long trough urinal just inside the door of the Commons loo. Enters someone who goes to the very far end of the urinal. Atlee glances over. Then: "Prime Minister! We're being rather standoffish today, aren't we?" Churchill (quoting Falstaff): "Sometimes, Mr. Atlee 'the better part of valor is discretion'. You (expletive deleted) socialists: the first thought that comes to your minds whenever you spy anything substantial, is to nationalize it."

Deane Doucette,
Grandin
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Come on out to the

Summer Concert And Dance

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To the tunes of

The Ghost Riders

These fantastic country music performers on

Friday, June 22 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Immediately following the meat draws and Loonie pot draw.

Cash bar, 50/50; beverage and food service will be available.

St. Albert Legion
6 Tache St.
For more info, call 780-458-3330. 
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Mortgage rules to be tightened further by Ottawa - CBC

Windows Phone 8 unveiled by Microsoft - CNN

Lyme disease experts fear disease explosion - CTV

Federal public servant sick days double private sector - Edmonton Journal

Redford wants to talk about health care - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

Mystery Item - Can you name this strange old tool? Do you know what it is? Answer tomorrow . . .

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The Three

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Hey! Wait for Me!

The cutest little duck running after his master.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

Songwriters Showcase with Joanne Janzen 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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The Pastor's Business Card

The Pastor's Business Card
A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door.

So, he took out a business card and wrote 'Revelation 3:20' on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, 'Genesis '3:10".

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock.' Genesis 3:10 reads, 'I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked.'

Submitted by B. Heron, Winnipeg, MB.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Your chance to name a species.

* Third-grader forced to bathe at Texas school.

* One in five in UK throw trash from car.

* U.S. deserter in Sweden steps forward after 28 years.

* Desert boot camp helps teens beat addiction to porn.


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Naked Chardonnay: A Purer Expression When Unoaked

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Many things explain chardonnay's ubiquity: the ease of raising its vines in sundry climates and soils, its association with the famed wines of Chablis and other great white Burgundies, and the way that it marries felicitously with oak.

By and large, it is also simply a delicious quaff.

Details in the Chicago Tribune.
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June 20, 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.

Let's Not Give Council Any Silly Ideas

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Don,
 
I tried to forward a link from a story about a Swedish Council along with the thought I hope our council doesn’t read it or it could be the next ridiculous expense for tax payers. Some things really need to be left to personal choice!

If the link doesn’t come through, following is the copied article.
 
Shirley & Grahame Allen
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Here is the link to the original story. And yes, sadly, it is the type of thinking that seems to find favour with most of this council.
 
Swedish council member wants men to urinate sitting down
 
By QMI Agency
    
Men who work for the county council in the Swedish province of Sormland could be required to sit down while urinating, if a motion put forward by the Left Party passes.
 
The party is taking a stand against men standing up to urinate for two reasons: the first is hygiene, the second is medical research they say shows men empty their bladders more efficiently when seated, The Local newspaper reports.
 
The seated-urination motion applies to toilets in the office bathrooms at the Sormland County Council and the Left Party proposed that, as a first step, dedicated standing toilets be labelled as such for men who refuse to sit while they pee, The Local reported.
 
Viggo Hansen, a Left Party member and substitute member on council who's responsible for the proposal, is pushing the idea because he wants the office toilets to be genderless.
 
Hansen insists the motion isn't a form of political meddling in people's urination preferences.
 
"That's not what we're doing. We want to give men the option of going into a clean toilet," he told Sveriges Television.

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Duckling walks and jogs with man - CNN

Kenney apologizes for insulting Alberta MLA - CTV

Greenpeace ad turned down by billboard company - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton dropped those sneaky cameras - Edmonton Sun
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A swimming pool in every room . . .

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Saying Boo To A Sloth

In this amusing and entertaining clip from the BBC's Life of Mammals, David Attenborough looks at the life of a sloth.


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

Songwriters Showcase with Joanne Janzen 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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It's A Funny Old World

It's A Funny Old World
Excerpts from Friday 5 November 1999:

• In Sydney, 120 men named Henry attacked each other during a "My Name is Henry" convention. Henry Pantie of Canberra accused Henry Pap of Sydney of not being a Henry at all, but in fact an Angus. "It was a lie", explained Mr Pap, "I'm a Henry and always will be.", whereupon Henry Pap attacked Henry Pantie, whilst two other Henrys - Jones and Dyer - attempted to pull them apart. Several more Henrys - Smith, Calderwood and Andrews - became involved and soon the entire convention descended into a giant fist fight. The brawl was eventually broken up by riot police, led by a man named Shane."

- The Scottish Big Issue

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* 72-year-old woman helps son pummel burglar.

* Stabbed using his own Samurai sword.

* Cave painting in Spain is 40,800 years old.

* Are they sick? Nah, just de-paved.

* Wildlife camera catches politician having sex in woods.


Old Cars And Old Movie Stars

Ginger Rogers and her 1937 Dodge:
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Norwegian Olympic figure-skating champion, and Hollywood star Sonja Henie, posing with her Cord 810:
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Down At The Walmart Parking Lot

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5 Big Misconceptions About Extraterrestrial Life

5 Big Misconceptions
A typical Hollywood alien is "soft, squishy and big on mucus," in the words of Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. These sci-fi lumps of goo are inclined to abduct us, probe us, hover above us and even walk among us (in disguise, of course). But far beyond Hollywood's limited scope, aliens might really exist. What are they like, and how would they actually handle a human encounter?

Astrobiologists have deduced a few answers by combining their knowledge of life on Earth with their understanding of the cosmos as a whole. Their profile of ET might not be what you expected.

See all five here.
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June 19, 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.

The Photography Of Al Popil

No Birds, Just Bees . . .

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Hi Don,

A couple of bee snaps (above). Takin' a break from rodeo this weekend.

I got a snap of some kind of bee (below) that does not like other bees and attacks them. My entomologist thinks it is a megachilidae that is attacking the bee.
(Read more about the megachilidae here.)

Al Popil
St. Albert

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That's an amazing sequence of shots Al. Well done!

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St. Albert Councillor Reacts To Question From Citizen

Hi Don,

Can you find out how much the city has spent on headhunters for various top-level staff that was recently moved inside city hall?  Please don’t mention my name!

No Name
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

Well NN, it has now been exactly one week since I sent the email below to the mayor and each member of council. So far, every member has completely ignored your question. That is the kind of service that has become all too common with this council. They feel no need to even consider answering a citizen's question. Either that or they've become so 'botanical' they now speak like plants.

UPDATE: Councillor Cam MacKay this morning asked the city manager to provide us with this information. Thanks Cam.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Right to assisted suicide momentous, B.C. woman - CBC

Teacher has kids hit 6-year-old bully - CNN

Quebec protesters cheered by UN criticism of bill 78 - CTV

Kenney drops a 'complete and utter' A-bomb - Edmonton Journal

Your drivers licenses, vehicles at risk - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

It's not quite what you expect . . .

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Solid Potato Salad

The Ross sisters in a 1944 video that defies gravity with their moves. Enjoy.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

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June 19

Robbie Sutter (Guitar and vocals) 

Robbie
- grew up in Edmonton, and played music full time in bands based both in Edmonton and BC including "Union" ,"Roxanne Hall" , "Motive Unknown" ,"Jared Sowan" and "Diamond Back" as a lead guitarist and vocalist. He has been dabbling with the lapsteel guitar, as well as electronic music and is still an avid lead guitar player. I met Robbie when I hosted the Blues on Whyte Saturday jams and he always had a great laid back, aggressive blues style live that caught the famous music loving fans there by surprise. Great to have Robbie back in for a night. We have invited Robbie in on a few occasions with the intention to mix him in with other select players I thought would light his guitar fire. Great strong blues voice too. He has just finished another recording and this will be a special CD release party for Robbie.

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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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Funny One Liners

Funny One Liners
* Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do?

Husband: Let us stand in silence for two minutes.

* There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbour has her!



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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* School district considering stricter teacher dress code.

* No graduation for baby oil prank.

* Bum implant addict who blew £10K on ops.

* San Francisco tries puppies to beat panhandling.

* Restaurant delivers food and dirty pans to your door.


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A Bees-Eye View: Insects See Flowers Differently To Us

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To the human eye, a garden in bloom is a riot of colour. Flowers jostle for our attention, utilizing just about every colour of the rainbow.

But of course, it is not our attention they need to attract, but that of insects, the perfect pollinating agents.

And as these remarkable pictures show, there is more to many flowers than meets the eye - the human eye at least. Many species, including bees, can see a broader spectrum of light than we can, opening up a whole new world.

More in the MailOnline.
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Ponies In Southern Ireland

Spectacular Sunset Over Prague

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June 18, 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.

Alberta Federation Of Labour Celebrates 100th

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The Alberta Federation of Labour celebrated their 100th anniversary on Saturday and a St. Albert's Place citizen journalist was there. The event took place in Edmonton at Fort Edmonton Park.

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Over 1,500 people attended the festivities which included a morning parade followed by speeches and presentations. The day ended with a barbecue attended by 900 members.

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Our correspondent says that things were still going strong when they left early in the evening and the federation had the Fort booked until 2:00 a.m.

Re: Taxpayers' Group Only Half Right

Editor's Note: The letter Mr. Doucette is responding to can be read here in the June 16 St. Albert Gazette.

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Don:

As a founding director of St. Albert Taxpayers' Association, I want to thank Denis Lapierre for his over-generous compliment. Sincerely, it warms the cockles!

To suggest, as M. Lapierre does, that a smallish group of St. Albert taxpayers can/should fix what's broke provincially, is giddying praise. Speaking for our board: thank you, thank you, thank you!

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die!” M. Lapierre, you sound exactly like someone who's up for “walking the talk”.

Am I right? If so, just communicate with us with the question: “How can I help?” We have lots of rewarding work to share that you can really get your teeth into. I have two projects in mind as I write, that you're going to love!

And once we have (together) corralled council and their penchant for spending like drunken sailors on expenditures on next-to-useless “good ideas”, we'll be glad (well, I will be glad) to help you sort out provincial drunken sailors. FLAT TAX that rewards wealth/power/privilege: I'm altogether with you !

THEY ONLY TAKE WHAT YOU LET THEM!

Lapierre: we thank you.

For SATA board,

Deane Doucette
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SINC SAYS:

One day the citizens of this city will awaken to the realization that city council is taxing them to death and they will revolt.
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Rodney King dead at 47 - CNN

Concern over Canadian laws accompanies UN refugee report - CTV

Father's Day's of Thunder at soap box derby - Edmonton Journal

Man dies after crashing into Sturgeon County home - Edmonton Sun
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From Gordon Ramsey - the F word like you've never heard it before in this nifty recipe of few words.


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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June 19

Robbie Sutter (Guitar and vocals) 

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- grew up in Edmonton, and played music full time in bands based both in Edmonton and BC including "Union" ,"Roxanne Hall" , "Motive Unknown" ,"Jared Sowan" and "Diamond Back" as a lead guitarist and vocalist. He has been dabbling with the lapsteel guitar, as well as electronic music and is still an avid lead guitar player. I met Robbie when I hosted the Blues on Whyte Saturday jams and he always had a great laid back, aggressive blues style live that caught the famous music loving fans there by surprise. Great to have Robbie back in for a night. We have invited Robbie in on a few occasions with the intention to mix him in with other select players I thought would light his guitar fire. Great strong blues voice too. He has just finished another recording and this will be a special CD release party for Robbie.

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It's A Funny Old World

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Excerpts from Friday 5 November 1999:

• A young girl, who was blown out to sea on a set of inflatable teeth, was rescued by a man on an inflatable lobster. A coast-guard spokesman commented: "This sort of thing is all too common these days."

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Cleaner in hospital after giant otter attack.

* Woman injured after bullet explodes in her purse.

* Farmer blames heat rays for cows' deaths.

* Puppy born without foot to get bionic implant.

* Oregon man suffering from plague critical.


Car Brochures Of Yesterday: 1929 Studebaker

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Life's Funny Experiences

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A man goes to a shrink and says, 'Doctor, my wife is unfaithful to me. Every evening, she goes to Larry's bar and picks up men. In fact, she sleeps with anybody who asks her! I'm going crazy. What do you think I should do?'

'Relax,' says the Doctor, 'take a deep breath and calm down.

Now, tell me, exactly where is Larry's bar?'
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June 17, 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.

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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.

City Using Sneaky Device To Pick Your Pockets

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The Don,
 
You may wish to post this on SAP.  We’ve got one of these cash cow “contraptions” here in St. Albert already, as my brother Bob has seen it on Boudreau Road a number of times – that’s one of their favorite spots for this thing.  They set it up on the side of the road where they can’t park a van and the van and driver part about half a block away (hidden from view of the traffic, of course as the picture taken in Sherwood Park shows).
 
It’s disguised to look like one of the many “power boxes” that are located along the side of the road.  What the dead “give-away” is that this “thing” has a satellite dish on the top.  It is a very “strange” looking “contraption,” indeed.  Look for a satellite dish on top of one of these “power boxes” and that’s what it is – a photo radar camera.
 
Cheers,
 
Jim Starko
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

You would think the city's hand would be grubby by now, handling all that dirty 'cash cow' money, eh Jim? If photo radar really was working as a deterrent, it would cost the city money to run it. The fact that it is still there, speaks volumes of the greed that exists to keep the cash cow going. After all, the mayor is on record as being concerned about falling revenues. Imagine that, when it works, they cry about revenue loss, yet steadfastly claim it is all about safety. I call BS, how about you?


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Hurt, not greed motive in armoured car killings - Edmonton Sun
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Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?

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While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room.

As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent.

Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked over to the wheelchair.

Placing his hand on the man's, he said, I know how you feel. My mom makes me ride in the stroller too..'

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Police dog mauls Walmart worker.

* Boob implants I longed for exploded.

* Retailer's new ads show models wetting themselves.

* Mob attacks women at anti-sex rally.

* Why your brain needs a break.


Man Oh Man, How Things Are Changing

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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: Eddie Fisher recently said, "I am sorry. I am sorry for them both." Who was he referring to?

Paul Lynde: His fans.

Peter Marshall: On what night is a woman most likely to be molested?

Rose Marie: With my luck, it's probably tonight - and I'm working.
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