April 28, 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.

Pileated Woodpecker Hard At Work

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These shot were taken at Whitemud Creek Park in Edmonton. To get these close ups I had to sit very still making slow motions and being very quiet as well. This bird had only looked at me once and was busy trying to get grubs out of the tree.

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Notice the size of the wood chips falling down (see arrows top near centre bottom and above left). I took about 40 photos and edited down to 10 that I was happy with.

Fishermen waiting for the main lakes to become ice free can start heading to your local trout ponds as most of them are just about ice free. Trout Ponds are open all year around.

Remember to check your fishing regulations before heading to any lake. I always carry a copy of the regulations in my van. The guide is free of charge and ask for it when you buy or renew your fishing license.

I would also suggest you remember to pinch your barbs on the hook because the fine is over $200.

Last weekend I made a trip to Heritage Lake (Morinville reservoir) and fish were striking on the edge of the ice in 10 feet or less water.

A wise elder said to me that the fish are always under the surface of the water and asked me to share this with everybody.

Now that's sound fishin' advice.

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

Paul C.

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Let The City Know What You Think

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The Social Master Plan is next up on Council's agenda and will be talked about at the May 30th Council Town Hall meeting.  Here is a link to the questionnaire about the social master plan.

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And, these things are important as they show the interest in the community in putting forward spending ideas.  If you choose not to SAY otherwise, then Council will think everyone in SA is for spending oodles of money on new programs.  We just saw this happen in the Recreation and Cultural Master plans which were recently blessed by Council.

As with all these surveys, they are designed to elicit particular answers. BUT there are a few areas labeled OTHER where you can say what is important to you. I put that while social issues are important, my answers do not mean I approve of a whole bunch more spending, and that spending levels are high enough on a lot of these issues. Another responder commented high taxes and fiscal responsibility were important. What you say is up to you.

Lynda Flannery
Director and Past President
St. Albert Taxpayers Association

SINC SAYS:

If you think it's time for council to rein in spending, here is your chance to make a difference. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link above.


Residents Soundly Reject Art Gallery Funding

The people have spoken and the results are not good for the Art Gallery of St. Albert. From our informal survey, council would be ill-advised to give any more funds the the Arts and Heritage Foundation for anything, never mind a sweeping remodel of its art gallery. The gallery is very low on the priority list of local residents and most never use it at all. It would appear the St. Albert Gazette editorial was right on the money: St. Albert does not have to have an art gallery Here is a look at the outcome:

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Northern Alberta crash toll rises to 7 - CBC

Teacher calls bullying claims 'disingenuous' - CNN

Dalai Lama: Canada doesn't belong to political parties - CTV

One overdose at Elements Music Festival - Edmonton Journal

Cowboys pick Canadian at NFL draft - Edmonton Sun
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You've heard of the wheel barrow, but how about the wheel bench . . .

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Funny One Liners

Funny One Liners
* Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.

* Ladies first. Pretty ladies sooner.

* A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

* You're getting old when you enjoy remembering things more than doing them.

* It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* UFO video over France enhanced and analyzed.

* Lamborghini unveils amazing Uras.

* Liquid concrete floods upscale NYC hotel.

* Ansel Adams photos capture LA in the 1940s.

* World's most endangered tribe calls for help.


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Pizza Hut Adds Cheeseburgers To The Crust

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In the world of unnecessary pizza innovation, those crazy guys at Pizza Hut have outdone themselves yet again.

Just a few weeks back, they were tirelessly stuffing crusts with hot dogs and now they're adding mini cheeseburgers to the pizzas we know and love.

Details on ShortList.
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April 27, 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.

Arts Gallery Responds To Request For Facts

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Hello Don,

Thanks for your message. I can clarify a few points via email.

Yesterday our Administrative Assistant sent an event notice to a regular email list, which is comprised of individual and family memberships, dignitaries such as city council and government officials, administrators, business owners, organizations and suppliers. It looks like the choice of words could have been different, to perhaps better convey what was intended.

The invitation is open to all, so the message that it is only for a select group is not accurate. Quite the opposite. The invitation is especially to people who may not know much about our city's public art gallery, programs, events, the heritage site and history (ie. Banque d'Hochelaga built in 1920 and the International Style addition in 1966), and the work in building community. Invitations are posted on social media, distributed by email, mail, by hand. The Gazette is running the gallery open house info on their ‘What’s On’ section of next Wednesday’s paper and invitations are sent

The vision and info has already been presented in different formats, to council members, at council chambers April 2, through newspaper articles, websites, email and with visitors. First-hand experiences and visuals may bring greater understanding, so participating in gallery programs and events is encouraged.

A written source for info is the website.

Please also see recent articles such as this from the Gazette.

And this from the Leader.

It would be great to have you visit some time. The current exhibit runs until Saturday, and the next begins next Thursday with
the first Art Walk of the season and the 17th annual High Energy show, with students from five St. Albert high schools. The reception is open to everyone, May 3, 6-9 pm; this show brings many families, grandparents and friends of students together, as well as the hundreds of people who walk through downtown, art walk venues and businesses.

Best regards,

Frances Gagnon
Director of Arts
Art Gallery of St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

So there you have the 'FACTS' ladies and gentlemen. Oddly enough, Frances missed the other important St. Albert Gazette editorial on the project:
St. Albert does not have to have an art gallery


Art Gallery Of St. Albert Survey

Since it is taxpayers who must foot the bill if council approves a nearly $5 million expenditure for the Accessibility Project, we thought we should ask local residents for their opinion on what the gallery means to them in their everyday lives in this city. Please provide your answers to the five questions below to gauge the value received for money spent on such a project. Since we don't want one person's opinion to influence another, the poll results will remain hidden until we release them tomorrow morning. A reminder there are FIVE questions. Many are only answering the first two of them for some reason.

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Tax marijuana says B.C. mayors' coalition - CBC

Rumours flying of past Secret Service misconduct - CNN

Harper says he'll vote against abortion motion - CTV

Witness describes 'taser' battle in police cells - Edmonton Journal

Top court won't hear appeal on Lucy the elephant - Edmonton Sun
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Well, OK, but it's hard to do . . .

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The Black Bra

The Black Bra
I had lunch with two of my unmarried girl friends. One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for over 20 years.

We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes on what would happen.

Here's how it all went.

My engaged friend :
The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams. I love you.' Then we made passionate love all nightlong.

The mistress:
Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing a raincoat, under it only the black bra, heels and mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but he started to tremble and we had wild sex all night.

Then I had to share my story:
When my husband came home I was wearing the black bra, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. When he came in the door and saw me he said, "What's for dinner, Zorro?"


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* The Mom who weeps diamonds.

* Man shot twice, doesn't realize it until next day.

* 3,000 ancient Buddhas unearthed in China.

* Badger cull underway in Britain.

* 'World's rudest waiter' restaurant shuts after 100 years.


Old Cars And Old Movie Stars

Carl Brisson behind the wheel of his 1934 Isotta Fraschini:
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Al Jolson with his Mercedes:
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Signs Of The Times

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Things Worth Knowing

Things Worth Knowing

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!

The average person laughs 10 times a day!
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April 26, 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.

An Open Request To Arts and Heritage, St. Albert

It has been brought to our attention that the Art Gallery of St. Albert is holding an open house May 5 and has invited a select group of local citizens to attend to "find out the FACTS about the Art Gallery Accessibility Project", and you as Administrative Assistant, Arts and Heritage, St. Albert have been informing residents the 'FACTS' will be available at the open house.

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As St. Albert's daily news and information site, we too are interested in those 'FACTS' that you mention in your email to local citizens. So, for the record, what exactly are those 'FACTS'?

Since it is public money you want to build an edifice when council merely wanted your group to provide a proposal for handicapped accessibility, we strongly feel the public has a right to know these 'FACTS'.

Thanks in advance for your response to this email which has been presented to the public on our website this morning.

Don Sinclair
St. Albert's Place On The Web


SINC SAYS:

We sent this email to Suellen Pineau, Administrative Assistant, Arts and Heritage, St. Albert early today in response to an email leaked to SAP that she has been sending to a 'select few' citizens of the community. Since any spending on the 'Art Gallery Accessibility Project' will come out of the pockets of every taxpayer, not just that select few, we are asking publicly for the supposed 'FACTS' that Arts and Heritage refer to in their invitation. Every local taxpayer deserves access to whatever they are trying to present to that select few in a by-invitation-only setting. Arts and Heritage are playing their cards close to their chest and it's time the dealer called and asked they to lay those cards on the table. Or do they too, like the city of St. Albert Starbucks affair, have facts to be kept hidden from the public?

Photographs From Our Readers Libraries

St. Albert's Place fishing columnist Paul C caught this mallard hen sitting in a spruce tree down at Hawrelak Park last weekend.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Abortion rights debate spurred by MP's motion - CBC

iPhone 5 dreams fade a bit - CNN

Montreal student riot leaves city shattered - CTV

Confidence in Canadian police down by half - Edmonton Journal

Dad wires autistic son, exposes teacher abuse - Edmonton Sun
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Perhaps all too true . . .

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Nina Burri

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Different Ways Of Looking At Things

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An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he has been living with for the last 40 years.

The Wizard says, 'Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you.'

The old man says without hesitation, 'I now pronounce you man and wife.'


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* I think you are wonderful.

* One in 10 men prefer iPads to women.

* 8-year-old environmentalist raises $250 in 12 hours.

* Meet one of the oldest chimps in captivity.

* Woman collars creep after lewd act on subway.


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Remembering Hollywood Squares

Remembering Hollywood Squares
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.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?

A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?

A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
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April 25, 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.

Free Bus Rides To SUN Annual Meeting Today

Hi Don,

Could you please announce that there will be a free bus to the SUN AGM on April 25, 2012, held at the Santa Maria Goretti Community Centre, 11050-90 St. Edmonton.

The bus will pick up passengers in front of the St. Albert Legion at 8:30 a.m., return about 1:30 p.m.

Thanks a lot!

Elke Blodgett
St. Albert

Leftovers: The Alberta Election

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The Don,

According to Elections Alberta the voter turnout on Monday was 57 per cent.

That means that more than four out of 10 eligible voters stayed home. That, combined with the fact that a full 56 per cent of those who did vote wanted the Tories out – and that’s not even taking into account all the NDPers, Liberals and others (like me) who voted PC not only to keep the Wildrose out, but also to keep “certain candidates” in their respective ridings out.

Could have made a big difference if those people had voted. Just sayin’ . . .

Cheers,

Jim Starko
St. Albert

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Part of the problem could be solved by tossing out our antiquated 'First Past the Post' method of elections where parties unwanted by the majority gain a majority government. A proportional representation system would have given us a PC minority government, as it should be.


Whatzit?

St. Albert's Place reader Bixman has a puzzle picture for you to solve, so whatzit?
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Alberta's election polls miss the mark - CBC

Mexican hit man lived for decade in Ohio - CNN

Vikileaks creator says Rae asked him to step down - CTV

Ignatieff backtracks on controversial comments - Edmonton Journal

Mayor: Edmonton property taxes 'unfair and regressive' - Edmonton Sun
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Punographics To Enjoy

Punographics To Enjoy

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.

PMS jokes aren't funny; period.

Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations.


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Cruise ship didn't aid drifting boat.

* Mom's death blamed on Coca-Cola.

* Six-legged giant finds secret hideaway, hides for 80 years.

* Fear of clowns is a serious issue.

* Does your cat need an iPad?


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Best Margarita Recipes

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Classic margaritas, blended margaritas, strawberry margaritas: these five-star recipes will quench any summer thirst.

Will one of these become your summer favourite?
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April 24, 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.

Photographs From Our Readers Libraries

Fishing columnist Paul C was out checking the 'mighty Sturgeon river', as he calls it, and sent along this shot from near the Sandpiper golf course.

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Free Bus Rides To SUN Annual Meeting Tomorrow

Hi Don,

Could you please announce that there will be a free bus to the SUN AGM on April 25, 2012, held at the Santa Maria Goretti Community Centre, 11050-90 St.Edmonton.

The bus will pick up passengers in front of the St.Albert Legion at 8:30 a.m., return about 1:30 p.m.

Thanks a lot!

Elke Blodgett
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

Always willing to lend a helping hand Elke, here you go.

 
St. Albert Taxpayers Speakers Meeting Tonight

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We're meeting just after the Provincial election. There's been lots of campaign statements from all parties on how they would make municipalities more sustainable.

Ken Allred, St. Albert's MLA (retired) and former City Councillor, will help us understand the likely impact of the election results for the city of St. Albert.

Please join us at 7:30 at the St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street.

Bring others, all are welcome, lets ensure a good turnout for Ken, we're sure his insights will help us better understand what might be in store.

April 2012 Newsletter:

1. Arts and Heritage are first off the mark again, one month after the Cultural Plan was passed and administration assured us it really wouldn't be expensive. This variation on their proposal in 2010, will cost $5 million or more!

2. The 2011 Annual Report is out...as is the letter containing the auditors recommendations. They recommend an internal auditor reporting to Council...sound familiar? Its what Councillor MacKay brought to Council shortly after his election.


Read the entire newsletter here.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

3 things to watch in today's Ontario budget vote - CBC

Brazilian actor dies after accidental hanging - CNN

Ignatieff gives gloomy forecast on Canadian unity - CTV

Redford's victory signals Tory move to centre - Edmonton Journal

Alberta continues it's long tradition of voter apathy - Edmonton Sun
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Yippie! My very first beer . . .

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My cat Boo has the terrible habit of messing with the door stop to wake us up early in the morning. He doesn't do it because he's hungry, he does it because he feels lonely. When he flicks the door stop it scares the crap out of us and we wake up right away.



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April 24

Todd Redekopp's 50th birthday bash/jam.

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- is an old time St. Albert veteran who joined the jam forces a few years ago.Todd has a very laid back guitar blues style and also sings. He started jamming with Rick Shott at a lot of the open stages and they click well together joining forces to put out some aggressive blues tunes. He also joined Rick Shott and Jared Sowan for a mini Alberta - B.C. tour where his chops got worked. Todd started playing guitar at 20. He played in bands around St. Albert until 1985, then put his instruments away until 2005. Todd started coming out to the Open Stage at LB's a few years ago, which resulted in him playing at the Nanaimo Blues Festival in August of 2009 and at the Vancouver Olympics in February of 2010. Welcome to the 50 club Todd.

This evening will be dedicated to the memory of Darrell Kittlitz who passed away suddenly on April 24th 2010.

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

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The Anniversary Gifts

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A couple were celebrating 40 years together. Their three kids, all very successful, agreed to a Sunday dinner in their honour.

"Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad," gushed son number one. 'Sorry I'm running late. I had an emergency at the hospital with a patient, you know how it is, and I didn't have time to get you a gift."

"Not to worry," said the father. "The important thing is that we're all together today."

Son number two arrived and announced, "You and Mom look great, Dad. I just flew in from Los Angeles between depositions and didn't have time to shop for you."

"It's nothing," said the father. "We're glad you were able to come."

Just then the daughter arrived. "Hello and happy anniversary! I'm sorry, but my boss is sending me out of town and I was really busy packing so I didn't have time to get you anything."

After they had finished dessert, the father said, "There's something your mother and I have wanted to tell you for a long time. You see, we were very poor. Despite this, we were able to send each of you to college. Throughout the years your mother and I knew that we loved each other very much, but we just never found the time to get married."

The three children gasped and all said, "You mean we're all bastards?"

"Yep," said the father. "And cheap ones too!"


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* World's largest colony of endangered turtles found.

* 'Eggless' chick laid by hen in Sri Lanka.

* Incredible pics of snake-eating spider.

* Alabama bans beer over dirty name.

* Men pay price for not reading instructions on hair removal creme.


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The 20 Best Small U.S. Towns To Visit

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In small town America, the pace is a little slower, and the people – a little friendlier.

But there’s more to Smithsonian Magazine’s top 20 towns than quaintness alone.

With the help of geographic information systems company Esri, the magazine compiled a list of the top 20 best places across the country with populations under 20,000.

See all 20 here.
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April 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.

Please Get Out And Vote Today!
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EDMONTON - The RCMP revealed Monday they have charged Travis Vader with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the 2010 deaths of elderly St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann.

Details in the Edmonton Journal.

SUN General Chapter Meeting Today
 
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Guest Speaker: St. Albert Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)
Caroline Smigielski
Community Development Coordinator
 
TOPIC: St. Albert Master Social Plan
 
Monday April 23, 2012
1:30 PM
St. Albert Legion
6 Tache Street
St Albert, AB
Local Information Tel. 780-459-4525
 
Members of the public welcome

St. Albert Taxpayers April 24 Speakers Meeting

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We're meeting just after the Provincial election. There's been lots of campaign statements from all parties on how they would make municipalities more sustainable.

Ken Allred, St. Albert's MLA (retired) and former City Councillor, will help us understand the likely impact of the election results for the city of St. Albert.

Please join us at 7:30 at the St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street.

Bring others, all are welcome, lets ensure a good turnout for Ken, we're sure his insights will help us better understand what might be in store.

April 2012 Newsletter:

1. Arts and Heritage are first off the mark again, one month after the Cultural Plan was passed and administration assured us it really wouldn't be expensive. This variation on their proposal in 2010, will cost $5 million or more!

2. The 2011 Annual Report is out...as is the letter containing the auditors recommendations. They recommend an internal auditor reporting to Council...sound familiar? Its what Councillor MacKay brought to Council shortly after his election.


Read the entire newsletter here.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

5 things to watch on election day in Alberta - CBC

Northeast may get record April Snow - CNN

Japanese teen's soccer ball found in Alaska - CTV

Election to be watched across the country - Edmonton Journal

History will be made in Alberta today - Global Edmonton
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That's one happy looking barn . . .

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Mathilda's Solo

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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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April 24

Todd Redekopps 50th birthday bash/jam.

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- is an old time St. Albert veteran who joined the jam forces a few years ago.Todd has a very laid back guitar blues style and also sings. He started jamming with Rick Shott at a lot of the open stages and they click well together joining forces to put out some aggressive blues tunes. He also joined Rick Shott and Jared Sowan for a mini Alberta - B.C. tour where his chops got worked. Todd started playing guitar at 20. He played in bands around St. Albert until 1985, then put his instruments away until 2005. Todd started coming out to the Open Stage at LB's a few years ago, which resulted in him playing at the Nanaimo Blues Festival in August of 2009 and at the Vancouver Olympics in February of 2010. Welcome to the 50 club Todd.

This evening will be dedicated to the memory of Darrell Kittlitz who passed away suddenly on April 24th 2010.

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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

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Crown Royal Fishing Story

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I went fishing this morning and quickly ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth snake with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait.

Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

Now the dilemma, how to release the snake without getting bit. So, I grabbed my bottle of Crown Royal and poured a little whiskey in its mouth.

His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. It was that snake, with two more frogs.


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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Why hot sauce is one of America's fastest growing industries.

* Study says soccer is like sex for fans.

* Dick Clark's best '$25,000 Pyramid' moments.

* Woman injured during sex gets compensation payout.

* Surreal graffiti left behind in abandoned village.


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Pictures From The Past

Madre Teresa and Princess Diana and Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein:
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April 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.

Readers Nearly Evenly Split On Election Winner

With major scientific polls still predicting a Wildrose win tomorrow, our readers unscientific poll does not agree. St. Albertans predict a razor thin victory for the Tories with a minority government. That mirrors the history of St. Albert's penchant for swimming against the stream by electing a member from the opposition side of the assembly. Of course the only real poll will be tomorrow night when the final results are in.
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Guest Speaker: St. Albert Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)
Caroline Smigielski
Community Development Coordinator
 
TOPIC: St. Albert Master Social Plan
 
Monday April 23, 2012
1:30 PM
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6 Tache Street
St Albert, AB
Local Information Tel. 780-459-4525
 
Members of the public welcome


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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Major snowstorms expected in central Canada - CBC

Army cancels Ted Nugent's concert - CNN

White Sox pitcher throws perfect game - CTV

Alberta election nears historic conclusion - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton ridings to watch - Global Edmonton
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Remembering Benny Hill

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Rye Bread

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Roy and Tom, one 80 and one 87, were sitting on their usual park bench one morning. The 87 year old had just finished his morning jog and wasn't even short of breath. The 80 year old was amazed at his friend's stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy. The 87 year old said, "Well, I eat rye bread every day.

It keeps your energy level high and you'll have great stamina with the ladies."

So, on the way home the 80 year old stops at the bakery. As he was looking around, the lady asked if he needed any help.

He said "Do you have any Rye bread?"

She said, "Yes, there's a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?"

He said, "I want 5 loaves."

She said:"My goodness, five loaves? By the time you get to the third loaf, it'll be hard".

He replied, "I can't believe it, everybody knows about this but me."


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* Structural engineer bird in action.

* 10 of the most exotic but deadly flowers.

* Grizzly bear locked in a Toyota.

* Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists.

* Daring duo climb iceberg.


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The View From The Eiffel Tower

The View From The Eiffel Tower
For those lucky folks who have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower, this view will be familiar, but for those who have not, you are about to experience that view.

It's a stunning 360° panorama that you can spend a lot of time looking over the wonder of Paris. Jut click on the picture to climb the tower.
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