At City Hall
| Posted: Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 06:00 am
City council announced a new pilot recognition program at its Tuesday meeting to encourage residents to thank their neighbours.
Called the Celebrating Good Neighbours program, it wants residents to thank those in their communities that help create “caring and connected communities” through their actions.
The pilot project was officially announced at the beginning of Tuesday’s city council meeting by posthumously recognizing St. Albert resident Patrick Morrison. Nominated by Robert Murray, Morrison was chosen because of the contributions he made to the Woodlands neighbourhood. His widow Mary Jane, as well as his daughter Emma were on hand for the announcement.
Mayor Nolan Crouse is reaching out to the community in a new way, with his own blog, the city announced Friday.
Located at stalbertmayor.wordpress.com, Crouse used his first entry to discuss the importance of trees.
“I decided to do a periodic blog post about my views and opinions, as the blog format allows for a more in-depth expression of ideas as well as for dialogue with residents,” Crouse said.
Crouse is an avid social media user, both on Twitter and Facebook and said in the press release he sees this as another way to stay in touch with residents. He was recently interviewed by the Leduc Representative about his views on social media.
The release notes Crouse’s blog represents his own opinions and “does not necessarily represent the view of city council or other council members or the City of St. Albert.”
“As a public representative, it is incumbent upon me to find ways to be accessible and I invite St. Albertans to also connect with me on my blog.”
There is a link to the blog from the city’s website at www.stalbert.ca/council-members-and-profiles.
Crouse can be found on Twitter at @stalbertmayor and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nolan.crouse.9
Remembering Sept. 11
The city will hold a ceremony remembering the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 on Tuesday.
The 15-minute program will be held at the St. Albert Fire Services headquarters (fire hall no. 3) at 100 Giroux Rd., starting at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will feature a St. Albert Fire Services honour guard, Mayor Nolan Crouse, Fire Chief Ray Richards and Salvation Army Pastor Peter Kim.
Tuesday marks 11 years since terrorists crashed four planes — two into the World Trade Centre in New York, one into the Pentagon, and a fourth in rural Pennsylvania — killing 3,000 people, including hundreds of first responders.