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Jack Farrell

Jack Farrell

Jack Farrell joined the St. Albert Gazette in May, 2022. Jack covers a bit of everything, including city hall, sports, community events, business & labour, non-profits, and more.

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Recent Work by Jack

"Bittersweet": Paul Kane alumni take last trip down memory lane

"Bittersweet": Paul Kane alumni take last trip down memory lane

Where's the home-ec room again? Where's your locker? Let's go to the cafeteria!
"Forced us to pivot": regional transit efficiencies lessened by Edmonton's partial buy-in

"Forced us to pivot": regional transit efficiencies lessened by Edmonton's partial buy-in

The service efficiencies and cost savings expected to materialize through a regional transit network are appearing further away than initially thought for St. Albert city councillors.
Servus Place forecasted to run $2.1-million deficit in 2022

Servus Place forecasted to run $2.1-million deficit in 2022

Servus Place is expected to have an operating deficit of $2.1 million for 2022, which is $500,000 less than what was estimated in the 2022 budget.
Council frustrated with regional transit costs

Council frustrated with regional transit costs

St. Albert city councillors voiced their displeasure about the costs associated with the city's participation in the new regional transit network set to operate next year during a special city council meeting on Nov. 22.
Council debated "heavy budget" this week

Council debated "heavy budget" this week

The proposed budget includes a 5.8 per cent property tax increase, a 3.8 per cent utility rate increase, an already approved five per cent electrical franchise fee increase, and approximately $117.1 million in spending earmarked for 34 utility and municipal projects to address St. Albert's infrastructure and growth needs. 
2023 tax increase stands at 5.8 per cent after budget deliberations

2023 tax increase stands at 5.8 per cent after budget deliberations

St. Albert city council wrapped up budget deliberations on Dec. 1.
At council

At council

City council worked their way through 21 motions during a budget deliberation meeting on Nov. 29, including the postponement of an update to the city's transportation master plan, the approval of $45,000 to upgrade the security system at Fire Hall No. 2, the creation of one full-time permanent position with the city, and the approval of $39,000 for increased grass mowing.
Modular fire hall could be first of its kind in St. Albert

Modular fire hall could be first of its kind in St. Albert

A new fire station scheduled to open in 2025 may be the first of its' kind in St. Albert.
Transit to bump proposed tax increase to 5.8 per cent

Transit to bump proposed tax increase to 5.8 per cent

St. Albert will be paying more than $9 million for regional transit services in the upcoming year, which will bump the city's recommended property tax increase up from 4.6 per cent to 5.8 per cent.
City may opt to postpone trail expansion, Heritage Park renewal

City may opt to postpone trail expansion, Heritage Park renewal

Over a dozen capital projects in various stages of completion may potentially be postponed as a result of the city's efforts to lower the 2023 tax increase.