June 30, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Paul C.

Wee-Hours Custom Tackle

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Ultra Lite Fishing Tackle Company


About Those City Headhunter Costs


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Hi Don,

In response to your information request, I have been advised by our Human Resources team of the following fees for executive search services by the City of St. Albert:

Executive Director of Economic Development:
$25,721

City Manager:
$40,000

GM Corporate Services:
$22,465

In general, executive search firm fees are calculated at 25-30% of 1 years wages. The expenses for the Executive Director of Economic Development and GM Corporate Services represent the portion charged by the search firm up to the point of cancellation of their services.

If you have any additional questions regarding this information, please let me know.

Patrick Draper
City Manager
City of St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Thanks for that Patrick, our inquisitive reader will be pleased the city responded openly. That is an interesting formula you use to determine those costs. Expensive, but interesting. Thanks also to councillor Cam MacKay for his assistance in obtaining the figures.

Maple Flag At Cold Lake - Photos By James

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

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French C-160 Transall transport taxiing past the control tower en route to takeoff.

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Canadian CH-146 Griffon helicopter in Search & Rescue trim.

Citizens' Satisfaction Survey Reliability

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Don:

"The truth" it's often said, "will set you free."

Then there's a truism: "There are lies, damn' lies, and statistics."

A truth that has come to me in my advanced years: wealth/power/influence always have (through history) conspired against the common man. Propaganda is (I believe) one of their best tools, persuading the common man that we can't possibly know or understand truth. Ergo: don't think, don't argue; just accept that what wealth/power/influence says, is the only "real" truth.

I believe that the reliability of statistics is scientifically valid, just as I believe in gravity. So, for example, it is common best practice for advertisers to contract with broadcasters to pay so many pennies per view multiplied by the number of views reported by a phone-out surveyor. And I think you can bet that both advertisers and broadcasters watch the surveyors like hawks for any higglety-pigglety.

We subscribers asked you to run this survey, Don, because we were aghast at the results of the City's 2010 satisfaction survey.
Our survey results show that the strong majority of the community feels the same way.

We make no allegations of impropriety. We merely say that those results strained credulity. We merely ask citizens to ask themselves which survey (ours, or the City's) is more credible.

In my view, there is no likelihood of
proving beyond healthy skepticism, other than hands-on-Bible, that the City's satisfaction surveys more accurately reflect true public opinion than ours.

There are and always have been, vested interests in the City's satisfaction surveys. And the numbers that go into their survey databases are easily fudged. We make no allegations of impropriety. We
do say that those two possibilities allow healthy skepticism.

Our survey, on the other hand, is
not subject to rejection in the same way.

On purpose. If there is a vested interest, I suggest the interest is to reveal truth. At long last, for citizens to know what citizens think.

On opportunity to participate. Every citizen with a computer who read the Gazette ads had an equal opportunity to participate. Those were the only filters on participation.

On process. Each respondent's answers to our survey went directly to online (distant and dis-interested) Survey-Monkey where the replies were collected and consolidated. And when the survey was ended, the results came back to you as ten images . Those images are damned hard to fudge! So your process can be demonstrated not to have the vulnerabilities that the City's survey has.

So, Don, in my view, truth is
demonstrably more likely to be found in our survey than in the City's.

And we thank you again for running our survey.

Deane Doucette,
Grandin

SINC SAYS:

All we did was provide the opportunity for your questions to be presented. Your actions in advertising it in the Gazette likely only enhanced the response and we were happy to provide that free service to you.
In the interest of conserving space, those results can be reviewed by readers using this link and scrolling down.

The Photography Of Paul Dicaire

Paul says he shot this one at sunset, but with the sunset behind him.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

6 things that will change on Canada Day weekend - CBC

Millions without power as storms pound U.S. - CNN

B.C. carbon tax to increase one cent on Canada Day - CTV

Boonstock: Sun, beer and lots of music - Edmonton Journal

It's Ray day at Commonwealth - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

For sale, Corvette taillights, good condition . . .

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This Guy's

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Just In Time For A Summer BBQ

Here's a short video on why you should spiral-cut your wieners before grilling them. Neat idea!


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About Growing Older

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First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Sinkhole swallows back half of home.

* Lone Star tick may make vegetarians of some.

* Drunk woman blames GPS for driving into sand trap.

* Don't drink the water from a garden hose.

* 21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity.


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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: Your sheep has a temperature of 102. Is she normal?

Burt Reynolds: People think I'm not normal because I keep taking her temperature.

Peter Marshall: Why is the booby bird called the booby bird?

Karen Valentine: Because they have big ... feet.
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June 29, 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.

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RCMP Impaired Driving Blitz This Weekend?

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My Little Birdie tells me the RCMP are going to be focusing on St. Albert this Canada Day weekend.

Our source tells us that some 60 two-man cruisers are being brought into the city for the entire weekend to focus on picking up impaired drivers. Extra officers are being imported from many other detachments in the province to turn up the heat on St. Albert impaired drivers. It is anticipated there will be major check stops and local bars and sporting events may also be targeted.

The hunt is one for anyone .05 or more and caught driving. If caught, drivers can expect a 30-day seizure of their vehicle with storage costs of $50/day incurred while impounded as well as a three day driving suspension.

Normal penalties will be applied to those over .08.

So folks, if you plan to celebrate, please leave your vehicle at home and save yourself a ton of money, never mind creating a danger to others and the inconvenience of losing your ride for 30 days.

Stay alive, don't drink and drive!


A Visit To the Devonian Gardens

A St. Albert's Place reader had an opportunity to visit the Devonian Gardens near Devon and sent along these shots to share with those of you who may not have visited there before.
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Prince Edward Island Or Bust

Our travelling couple Doug and Helen are off on another adventure, this time on a cross Canada Tour they've called PEI Or Bust.

Hail to the chief:
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Citizen's Satisfaction Survey Results Released

Hi Don:

I'm writing to thank you for running the Citizen's Satisfaction Survey (May 7 to May 14, 2012). Another subscriber put the request first, which appeared on St. Albert's Place May 7th. 

Ads publishing the survey results appeared in the St. Albert Gazette yesterday and again on Saturday.

In our view, you've performed a valuable public service. And I feel confident I speak for the great majority of taxpayers in saying thank you.

Deane Doucette,
Grandin

SINC SAYS:

Your results were published yesterday as requested. In the interest of conserving space, those
results can be reviewed by readers using this link and scrolling down.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Alleged serial killer accused of attacking teen - CBC

5 ways the iPhone changed our lives - CNN

RIM cutting 5,000 jobs, delaying Blackberry 10 launch - CTV

Local news anchor solves murderers mystery - Edmonton Journal

Man accused of drunk driving at 174 km/h - Edmonton Sun
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Genetics at work . . .

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When The

Bus Driver

Hits The Brakes




Dakuwaqa's Garden

Underwater footage from Fiji and Tongo submitted by SAP regular reader George Proulx of the city.


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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:

"Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff."

"That green appears smaller than a Pygmy's nipple".

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Coventry bar faces boycott after grieving soldiers refused entry.

* Baby soaps and shampoos trigger positive marijuana tests.

* Prescription painkillers no leading cause of accidental deaths.

* Teen's remarkable recovery after being impaled through the head.

* Turtles fossilized in sex embrace.


Car Brochures Of Yesterday: 1958 Rambler

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I Never Thought Of That!

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200 Naked Germans Buying Groceries

200 Naked Germans
When a grocery store in Süderlügum, Germany offered $276 in free groceries to anyone willing to shop naked, they expected maybe 10 brave souls.

They got more like 250, including folks from nearby Denmark who cross the border to shop for cheaper alcohol.

Full story at grist, including video.
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June 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.


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 C-130J just after takeoff.  One of our own!

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French Mirage 2000 leaving terra firma.  Radar dome in background.

Beware Of Tick Bites While On Vacation

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Hi Don,

I have just seen my first live tick gorging on a buddy's back (above). Not sure what kind, my entomologist hasn't got back to me yet. Tick is from Craven, Saskatchewan, where my buddy was vacationing. I pulled it off straight with tweezers.

Al Popil
St. Albert

SINC SAYS:

Al, let's hope that is NOT the tick that causes Lyme disease.

Citizen's Satisfaction Survey Results Released

Hi Don:

I'm writing to thank you for running the Citizen's Satisfaction Survey (May 7 to May 14, 2012). Another subscriber put the request first, which appeared on St. Albert's Place May 7th. 

Ads publishing the survey results appeared in the St. Albert Gazette yesterday and again on Saturday.

In our view, you've performed a valuable public service. And I feel confident I speak for the great majority of taxpayers in saying thank you.

Deane Doucette,
Grandin

SINC SAYS:

Your results are published below as requested.

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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Montreal hospital homicides probed by police - CBC

Monster fire terrorizes a Colorado city - CNN

New citizen's arrest law set to take effect - CTV

Flooding closes two Jasper-area campgrounds - Edmonton Journal

Almost 1/4 of residents don't embrace multiracial city - Edmonton Sun
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There may be some truth to this . . .

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That's Quite

A Trick!




Nature Of The Hoverfly And Butterfly

Another educational video from the BBC's David Attenborough.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

Tonight from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. at LB's Pub in St. Albert, Stewart Macdougall is our featured singer songwriter. Stew has been making a living from his songwriting which is something all songwriters would like to do. He has written for Randy Travis, k.d. lang, Laura Vinson, Crystal Plamondon, G.W.O. and Ian Tyson to name a few. He also has six CD's of his own.  He's a great story teller and he also does cowboy poetry.

So come on down and hear one of our own, as well as one of Canada's great writers. Keep live music alive. The jam will follow with SHAVED POSSE, Charley, Kenny, and Fred. Cold beer great food, Bonnie and Nicole will be on hand to take good care of your needs.

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Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?

Where Has All Our Innocence Gone?
As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room.

Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing.

After mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them.'

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Injured camper torches Norway island.

* Man claims leprechauns beat him up for dancing.

* Man has 29 college degrees and counting.

* £1.5m Mercedes left in garage for 60 years.

* Med student rescues body part from airport security.


The Chrysler Museum

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Peacocks In Flight

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Favourite Foods In The U.S.

Favourite Foods In The U.S.
Some American foods, such as burger and fries, spicy gumbo and mustard-smeared hot dogs, are much loved and have been adopted by other cultures around the world.

But what about some of the lesser known U.S. foods? We take a look at some of the dishes that Americans love, but the rest of the world has chosen to ignore, and ask why.

More on Yahoo News.
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June 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.

A Challenge To Mayor Nolan Crouse

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"There is no question in my mind that the community will welcome 30 new families. My guess is there's gonna be block parties and welcoming gifts and whatnot."

Those words, spoken by St. Albert mayor Nolan Crouse on a
Global News Edmonton report this week, shows just how far out of touch this mayor is with the citizens of St. Albert

All one has to do is ask the residents of Akinsdale how they feel about that huge Habitat For Humanity project that they claim has 'ruined' their neighbourhood.

So Mr. Crouse, the people of Akinsdale have a challenge for you, if you have the courage to find out exactly what the residents of Akinsdale think of you, your council and the Habitat build.

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Put on those walking shoes you made famous when you wanted to become mayor and visited every home in the city during that election campaign. Then visit every home within a three block radius of the Habitat build and ask them those questions. And while you're at it, ask them also how they like the new industrial-sized car wash a couple of blocks over.

Then tell us what the citizens of St. Albert really think about that Habitat build and that car wash too. We'd especially like to hear which of them are planning to make your claim come true about holding block parties welcoming their new neighbours, and what 'gifts' they are going to bring them.

The people of Akinsdale think pipe dreams of welcoming block parties and neighbours bearing gifts are baseless and as one reader put it, "that whole interview was a farce". Alfred Nikolai's comment that neighbours have embraced the H4H build is also false say Akinsdale residents. Silence will speak louder than words in this case.

Car Wash Displaces Green Space Children Used

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Don,

Just thought I would send you a picture of how the school kids are using what is left of the small piece of green space where they used to play, left at Appleyard Square in Akinsdale. This is what they are left with after our car/truck wash is done. Pretty sad.

A Business Owner
St. Albert


Prince Edward Island Or Bust

Our travelling couple Doug and Helen are off on another adventure, this time on a cross Canada Tour they've called PEI Or Bust.

Eat your heart out Edmonton, Thunder Bay has chrome balls too:
Thunder Bay chrome balls. Edmonton eat your heart out

Kakabeka Falls, Ontario:
Kakabeka Falls

A Visit To the Devonian Gardens

A St. Albert's Place reader had an opportunity to visit the Devonian Gardens near Devon and sent along these shots to share with those of you who may not have visited there before.
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A Final Look At Moose Jaw

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Our Mystery Traveller sent us many shots taken on a recent visit to Moose Jaw and if you go, recommends a ride on the tour trolley..
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Securities regulators' fines go unpaid - CBC

Facebook updates your boss shouldn't see - CNN

All eyes on Elliot Lake rescue effort - CTV

Turn 65 and watch your benefits fall - Edmonton Journal

Krueger to get Oilers head coach job - Edmonton Sun
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Hard to believe, but they are the same colour . . .

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Attracting

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Grinding the Crack

Hang on to your hats folks as you watch this guy jump off a cliff and glide down a mountain gorge. He comes so close the the ground on a couple of occasions it is truly scary.


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

This Thursday from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. at LB's Pub in St. Albert, Stewart Macdougall is our featured singer songwriter. Stew has been making a living from his songwriting which is something all songwriters would like to do. He has written for Randy Travis, k.d. lang, Laura Vinson, Crystal Plamondon, G.W.O. and Ian Tyson to name a few. He also has six CD's of his own.  He's a great story teller and he also does cowboy poetry.

So come on down and hear one of our own, as well as one of Canada's great writers. Keep live music alive. The jam will follow with SHAVED POSSE, Charley, Kenny, and Fred. Cold beer great food, Bonnie and Nicole will be on hand to take good care of your needs.

Stewart Macdougall1

It's A Funny Old World

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

• From The Daily Telegraph in a piece headed "Brussels Pays £200,000 to Save Prostitutes"

"... the money will not be going directly into the prostitutes' pocket, but will be used to encourage them to lead a better life. We will be training them for new positions in hotels."


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* U.S. board of education repeals earring ban for male students.

* Girl hit by Model-T while saving brother.

* Roulette wheel hits seven straight 19s.

* Ears to you! Summer corn.

* No more free beer on Alaska Airlines.


Old Cars And Old Movie Stars

Cecil B deMille with his 1937 Cord:
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Our World In Scale


Our World In Scale

Take your time with this one, it's really very informative and very well done. This is probably the best animation ever. Just click on the image above and then slide the bar at the bottom to the left or right. Be sure to go both ways on the sliding scale.
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June 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.


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 CT-114 Tudor landing.  I don't think he was part of Maple Flag as he came in as the first wave was taking off.

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C-130 Hercules just after takeoff.  This image was taken earlier in the morning when the air was cooler and humidity higher.  I ran a couple filters over the image in an effort to bring out what I consider to be the most interesting part: the condensation trails spiralling off the prop tips.  They were very difficult to distinguish in the original photo.  With the processing the image comes across as artwork rather than photography (which I don't find offensive).  I don't recognize the flag, perhaps one of the readers can enlighten us?

St. Albert Taxpayers Meet Tonight

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Hi All,
 
The next meeting of SATA is Tuesday, June 26, 7:30 pm at the Community Hall.  We look forward to seeing you then.
 
The June Newsletter can be read here.

See our take on:

* The 1.5% proposal by Councillor MacKay,
* The 16 million Community Support Center
* The attracting young families issueThe Provincial governments review of the Local Elections Act ... and give the government your two cents worth at the survey site!

Lynda Flannery
Director
St. Albert Taxpayers Association

Fresh New Pavement For London Drugs Lot

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Shoppers this week were treated to a new coat of pavement and paint on the London Drugs parking lot giving the store a fresh new look.
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Links To Other Stories In The News:

Teacher who gave zeros threatened with termination - CBC

Riding the world's largest airship - CNN

Winnipeg police charge man in deaths of 3 women - CTV

Man flashes gun at Riverbend residents - Edmonton Journal

Edmonton gasoline prices could ease - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

That will teach him not to park like that . . .

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Right In

The Old

Glove!




Animal Band

The language is something we do not recognize, but the music is great and these little guys are fun and cute too.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

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June 26

Pat Beier (Acoustic guitar and vocals)

Linda Beier (Vocals) and

Jade Beier (Vocals)

Dion Beier (Vocals)


This family has grown up around the music scene and they have been diligent in presenting St. Albert live music on their LB's stage since they took ownership of LB's pub on June 16th, 1987. This night is a tribute to their efforts in keeping it live and a chance for our fan base, and theirs to see their talents on their stage. Over those 25 years, they have built a solid following of friends and fans of live music in St. Albert and are proud to have featured some of the premier musicians in the country. LB's is now recognized for our live music lineup and the opportunity we have provided many of you to display your talents on our stage.

Linda - was a working musician in her younger days as a vocalist. Her passion for country and live music has always been part of her life. She has kept a strong closeness to the country music community. Very well known amongst the Alberta country music community as a promoter and lover of country music. Linda never hesitates in stepping up to the plate to help out in any way she can whether it be a benefit, charity or music event. We have had her up on stage at our jams and patrons who did not know she sang, were quite impressed and surprised. She has a very nice tone and shows flashes of a Loretta Lynn style.

Pat - A true family leader and excellent all round person. We will feature Pat on acoustic guitar and back up vocals. Pat has enjoyed playing in music circles along side family and friends. We have asked Pat to come up and play guitar and this will be a first time appearance on guitar at the Moosehead/barsnbands Open Stage. Don't worry Pat, I will get the lights and someone to take pictures while you play.

Jade - Our Tuesday night bartender will come out from behind the bar to sing a few tunes that he has rehearsed with his mom and dad for this night. Jade has grown up around music at home and has seen the live music scene flourish on the LB's stage for the past 25 years, seeing some of our areas greatest artists. This gave him a great knack for stage presence and he began jumping up with acts to sing a few. Jade's specialty is singing classic country music songs. Always a bubbly fun attitude with Jade.

Dion - Makes rare appearances at our jams pending who is up playing. Gotta say Dion is the rocker in the family. His voice is more a bluesy rocker style and he always does a great job on songs he has polished when he got the chance to perform live. All he needs is a capable backline band to give em what he needs to pop up his powerful well toned vocal chords. He is not shy and his stage presence shows a comfort zone just like his brother Jade. Lots of years and stage experience watching and joining friends on stage will come out on this night.

Congratulations to the Beier family for an amazing 25 years of ownership and keeping it live at LB's pub.


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The Tuesday
Moosehead/Barsnbands
Open Stage

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

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

Moosehead Beer

Barsnbands

LB's Orange

Grandchildren Are Special

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When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."

"Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."



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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Gators and cars collide on Florida highway.

* Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps.

* Paul McCartney on turning 70.

* World's population is 17 million tons overweight.

* Topless Thai painter on talent show stirs debate.


Down At The Walmart Parking Lot

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25 Useless, Expensive, And Awesome Items

25 Useless
Thisiswhyimbroke.com reveals to us insanely expensive useless but awesome things you can buy if you're super rich (or just want to go broke).

See all 25 on BuzzFeed.
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Today's Birthday

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Quote of the Day

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June 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.


Sundre Rodeo In Pictures By Al Popil

Hi Don,

Some snaps from yesterday's double rodeo performance at Sundre, Alberta. Yup, it rained there too.

Al Popil
St. Albert
 
A member of the Killer Bees wild horse race team shares the same hairdo as their horse:
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Micheal Trautman of Lethbridge, Alberta, missed his steer and his steer missed him in bulldogging:
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A calf roper goes for his calf:
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Bareback rider, Jason Wheeler of Medicine Hat, Alberta, feels the bumps:
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Winter In June In St. Albert?

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Forest Lawn Ravine covered in Poplar "snow". Can't recall so much of it.

Kerry
St. Albert

St. Albert Taxpayers Meet Tomorrow Night

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Hi All,
 
The next meeting of SATA is Tuesday, June 26, 7:30 pm at the Community Hall.  We look forward to seeing you then.
 
The June Newsletter can be read here.

See our take on:

* The 1.5% proposal by Councillor MacKay,
* The 16 million Community Support Center
* The attracting young families issueThe Provincial governments review of the Local Elections Act ... and give the government your two cents worth at the survey site!

Lynda Flannery
Director
St. Albert Taxpayers Association




St. Albert SUN Meeting Scheduled Today

SUN Logosmall
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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BBC News Feed:

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Welcome To St. Albert's Place Live Chat



Links To Other Stories In The News:

Manitoba judge sex inquiry hearings set to begin - CBC

Alex Trebek suffers mild heart attack - CNN

At least two trapped in rubble in Elliot Lake - CTV

Great debate to move Gretzky statue - Edmonton Journal

City kicks off panhandling campaign - Edmonton Sun
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I suppose he has a point . . .

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Can You

Tie Your Shoes

This Way?




Heavenly Puss

Come back in time to the days of the Saturday afternoon matinee with Tom and Jerry up to their usual tricks. Enjoy!


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Playing Tomorrow Night At LB's Pub

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June 26

A Tribute to LB's Pub 25th Anniversary

Pat Beier (Acoustic guitar and vocals)

Linda Beier (Vocals) and

Jade Beier (Vocals)


This family has grown up around the music scene and they have been diligent in presenting St. Albert live music on their LB's stage since they took ownership of LB's pub on June 16th, 1987. This night is a tribute to their efforts in keeping it live and a chance for our fan base, and theirs to see their talents on their stage. Over those 25 years, they have built a solid following of friends and fans of live music in St. Albert and are proud to have featured some of the premier musicians in the country. LB's is now recognized for our live music lineup and the opportunity we have provided many of you to display your talents on our stage.

Linda - was a working musician in her younger days as a vocalist. Her passion for country and live music has always been part of her life. She has kept a strong closeness to the country music community. Very well known amongst the Alberta country music community as a promoter and lover of country music. Linda never hesitates in stepping up to the plate to help out in any way she can whether it be a benefit, charity or music event. We have had her up on stage at our jams and patrons who did not know she sang, were quite impressed and surprised. She has a very nice tone and shows flashes of a Loretta Lynn style.

Pat - A true family leader and excellent all round person. We will feature Pat on acoustic guitar and back up vocals. Pat has enjoyed playing in music circles along side family and friends. We have asked Pat to come up and play guitar and this will be a first time appearance on guitar at the Moosehead/barsnbands Open Stage. Don't worry Pat, I will get the lights and someone to take pictures while you play.

Jade - Our Tuesday night bartender will come out from behind the bar to sing a few tunes that he has rehearsed with his mom and dad for this night. Jade has grown up around music at home and has seen the live music scene flourish on the LB's stage for the past 25 years, seeing some of our areas greatest artists. This gave him a great knack for stage presence and he began jumping up with acts to sing a few. Jade's specialty is singing classic country music songs. Always a bubbly fun attitude with Jade.

Congratulations to the Beier family for an amazing 25 years of ownership and keeping it live at LB's pub.


mooseheadbarsnbandsweblogo22
The Tuesday
Moosehead/Barsnbands
Open Stage

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

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

Moosehead Beer

Barsnbands

LB's Orange

Down At The Retirement Home

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A man was telling his neighbour, 'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect.'

'Really,' answered the neighbour. 'What kind is it?'

'Twelve thirty.'






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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Man with 100 lb. scrotum rejects free surgery.

* Sleep under the stars in New York City.

* Science tells us that money can buy happiness, to a point.

* Japanese fishing boat removed from Oregon beach.

* Survey aims to 'amplify the conversation' on aging.


Exotic Automobiles

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I Never Thought Of That!

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In Praise Of Wooden Spoons

In Praise Of Wooden Spoons
There are few things I absolutely have to have in a kitchen.

I don’t need fancy pots (though Le Creuset makes some beautiful ones), or impressive tools I will rarely use (though I began asking for a blowtorch every Christmas at age 12), or single-use gadgets like avocado slicers or mango pitters (you already own these—they’re called knives).

In fact, to feel confident that I can put together a good meal using whatever’s around, all I really need is some garlic, a little olive oil, and a wooden spoon.

Details on Slate.
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Gigantic Oak Tree

Multnomah Falls

Albino Deer

Seychelles, Africa


Today's Activity Corner

Word of the Day

Article of the Day

This Day in History

Today's Birthday

In the News

Quote of the Day

Spelling Bee
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Hangman


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June 24, 2012

Welcome To SAP And Good Morning!

grabbacoffee
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.

Some St. Albert Streetlights Useless Due To Trees

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Don,

How many of your St. Albert readers have noticed street lights in town that are so close to the trees that the light from them never reaches the street?

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I have watched three different crews work on this tree near a friend's house and still they have failed to improve the situation.
 
Photos taken about 4:30 a.m. 18 June 2012.

Just Wondering
St. Albert


SINC SAYS:

Our neighbourhood too has street lights that are overgrown with trees as well.

St. Albert Taxpayers Meet Tuesday Night

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Hi All,
 
The next meeting of SATA is Tuesday, June 26, 7:30 pm at the Community Hall.  We look forward to seeing you then.
 
The June Newsletter can be read here.

See our take on:
  • * The 1.5% proposal by Councillor MacKay,
  • * The 16 million Community Support Center
  • * The attracting young families issue
  • * The Provincial governments review of the Local Elections Act ... and give the government your two cents worth at the survey site!

Lynda Flannery
Director
St. Albert Taxpayers Association




St. Albert SUN Meeting Scheduled Tomorrow

SUN Logosmall
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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BBC News Feed:

« »

Welcome To St. Albert's Place Live Chat



Links To Other Stories In The News:

B.C. flood evacuation alerts grow - CBC

Ducklings deliver mail, delight seniors - CNN

Saskatchewan firm puts drone to everyday use - CTV

Teacher made habit of 'making people happy' - Edmonton Journal

Mother continues to mourn slain son - Edmonton Sun
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The Things That People Send Us

That about covers it . . .

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mani'mtired

Man I'm

Tired!




Behind the Scenes At A McDonald's Photo Shoot

Ever wonder why the burger you see on TV never quite looks like the burger you buy in the store? Wonder no more.


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It's Time To Quit

It's Time To Eat
A woman asks her husband, "Would you like some bacon and eggs? A slice of toast and maybe some grapefruit and coffee?" she asks.

He declines. "Thanks for asking, but I'm not hungry right now. It's this Viagra," he says. "It's really taken the edge off my appetite."

At lunchtime she asked if he would like something. "A bowl of soup, homemade muffins, or a cheese sandwich?" He declines. "The Viagra," he says, "really trashes my desire for food."

Come dinnertime, she asks if he wants anything to eat. "Would you like a juicy porterhouse steak and scrumptious apple pie? Or maybe a rotisserie chicken or tasty stir fry?"

He declines again. "Naw, still not hungry."

"Well," she says, "would you mind letting me up? I'm starving!

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Dolphin falls under attack by octopus.

* Third-grader strip-searched after being accused of stealing.

* Alcohol abuse up after weight loss surgery.

* Cafe owner found dead in restaurant's cooler.

* Is dad the new mom? The rise of stay-at-home dads.


The Chrysler Museum

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Signs Of The Times

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Remembering Bob Hope

Remembering Bob Hope
For those of you too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your Grandparents. And thanks for the memories, Bob.

A tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

ON RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
'I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it.'

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY
'Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother.'
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Palm Sunset

Pearl Shoal Waterfall, China

Salt Formations, Dead Sea

Rainbow Pool, Yellowstone

Chinese Rice Terraces


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Word of the Day

Article of the Day

This Day in History

Today's Birthday

In the News

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Spelling Bee
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