It really is time to call a halt to this business of an external audit for council’s expense accounts. The Gazette has provided us with a review of the expenses of all members of council including the mayor.
Councillors Sheena Hughes and Cam MacKay relentlessly ask the city to conduct an audit, even though this request has been voted down by a majority vote of city council; an audit that no doubt would incur a huge expense of many tens of thousands of dollars. City council has already directed the city accounting staff to review 1,742 transactions of all councillors’ expense claims and report back to council, which has been properly and professionally done. The work that has been done by the city...
The city's transportation department really needs to rethink the double left lane turn lane going from Poirier to Sir Winston Churchill as nobody uses the left lane to turn thus making those of us trying to turn right wait for the light cycle to complete and then for all the vehicles in front of us to turn left.
I was delighted to read in letters to the Gazette of support for more space for the St. Albert Public Library. Our wonderful library in St. Albert Place reached capacity more than a decade ago and it is heartening that St. Albertans recognize that the matter is now a pressing one. Our library is more popular than ever, with over a million loans in 2014. And as St. Albert grows, the space issue becomes ever more critical.
I am writing in response to the letters in the Gazette recently suggesting that the library be moved from its current location in downtown St. Albert to the location of the recently closed Target store in St. Albert Centre. I believe this to be an absolutely awful idea! Our downtown should be a centre of culture and ideas – a place that attracts folks from all walks of life. What could be more appropriate than our library? We need more downtown features like the Arden theatre, the library and...
Elke Blodgett is lost in time and perspective in the belief that a 90-year-old tree is ancient, and that plants and animals should have the same consideration as humans, in her letter to the editor (Gazette, April 11).
I am writing in response to the Gazette’s April 8, editorial, “Absurd rules put people at risk,” and to your earlier front page article describing some reaction to the province’s safety standards for service providers receiving provincial funding to support people with disabilities.
Here's a novel idea: why don't Mayor Crouse and the councillors pay for their own meals? Other working people do, or better yet, take a bagged lunch! The same goes for blankets, briefcases, and other items.