At City Hall
Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 06:00 am
We’re No. 1 (again)
St. Albert topped another list of best small cities in Canada.
Cities Journal, which offers a city rankings portion of its website along with other online articles, ranked St. Albert as the best small city in Canada.
Much of the website’s lists appear to focus on the U.S.
The No. 2 spot went to Lacombe.
St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse noted in an email he’d just spent a day in Caledon, Ontario, which was in the top 10 of Cities Journal list and is ranked by Maclean’s as the safest community in Canada.
“We cannot take these rankings for granted and must learn from others in Canada what they do to be the best they can be, then reapply that learning here,” Crouse said, adding he’s encouraging the rest of council to learn about other programs and policies in a variety of areas so they can bring that knowledge back to the city.
"We need to be proud of and thank those thousands in our community who work to make our community the best place we can be. Each of these rankings establishes pride, and encourages us to be the best we can be,” he said.
Take it or leave it
The city’s annual Take it or Leave It event is running this Saturday morning in the Servus Credit Union Place parking lot.
On June 7, drop off items that can be reused between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Items can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The city’s website notes at 1:45 p.m. the remaining items will be taken to the landfill.
Items like tires, toilets, building materials, propane tanks, barbecues and mattresses will not be accepted, the city’s website says.
Materials will be inspected prior to acceptance.
Participation is free, though donations for the food bank are requested.
Questions can be directed to the public works department.