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Reckless spending will cost us dearly

It’s difficult to tell what’s being conserved in Alberta these days. Certainly one thing isn’t – our money.
Stop wasting taxpayer money

Stop wasting taxpayer money

I wonder if council understands their purpose and mandate when I see them effectively doubling the size of council by arbitrarily making themselves full time staff.
Full-time effort on part-time salary

Full-time effort on part-time salary

Given the complaints I’ve seen about St. Albert City Council’s pay increase, there are a few things worth remembering. For one thing, council’s salary is justified by the fact that the job is ‘part-time’.
OPINION: Ask more questions

OPINION: Ask more questions

I have a go-to question when I am seeking a deeper understanding, “Can you help me better understand what you mean by….”. It always produces a discussion and an improved shared understanding.
Too much red tape reduction in energy sector

Too much red tape reduction in energy sector

Albertans are starting to see the intended results of the UCP's Red Tape Reduction policies. While the UCP are selling Albertans the fairy tale of moving at the speed of business, the reality is something far different.
LETTER: Redesign needed to slow speeders in Erin Ridge

LETTER: Redesign needed to slow speeders in Erin Ridge

Drivers racing through Ebony Way in Erin Ridge seem to forget that families with kids and dogs live there. Living there is like living along the Trans-Canada Highway – and that roundabout at Coal Mine Road has only made it worse.

Support Indigenous organizations this Canada Day

Canada Day is this Saturday. Many people and communities across Canada will be gearing up for barbecues, fireworks and celebrations. That said, some people have called for the ‘cancellation’ of Canada Day for various reasons.
We can help--and so can you!

We can help--and so can you!

The increase in the cost of groceries, rent and gas has significantly impacted many folks in St. Albert this year.
LETTER: Breaking news broken

LETTER: Breaking news broken

On June 1, 2023, when power went out shortly after 9 PM, we tried to find a radio station to discover the cause. Without TV, internet and telephone landlines, we used a cellphone to call the number on the bottom of the Waste Collection Calendar.
Letter: Seal sidewalk cracks, save money

Letter: Seal sidewalk cracks, save money

This morning I am listening to the sounds of our taxpayer money being spent unnecessarily. St. Albert crews are currently in our cul-de-sac replacing sidewalks that had small cracks running through them.
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