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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

Former Paul Kane teacher gets five-year sentence for sex offences

Former Paul Kane teacher gets five-year sentence for sex offences

Former Paul Kane High School teacher Bryce Hughes plead guilty to two sexual offence charges in St. Albert Provincial Court on Jan. 30, and received a 5-year prison sentence.
Future mental health hub seeks youth input

Future mental health hub seeks youth input

Resident youth are being asked to head to the St. Albert Inn & Suites on Feb. 25 to give their input, ideas, and wishes for the future Youth Mental Health Hub.
Province says it will implement EMS recommendations

Province says it will implement EMS recommendations

Mayor Cathy Heron says the province's announcement last week that over 50 recommendations to improve Alberta's Emergency Medical Services network will be implemented is a step in the right direction.
Provincial grant puts BMX club on track for new race course

Provincial grant puts BMX club on track for new race course

A $550,000 grant from the provincial government has helped the St. Albert BMX Association meet its' funding goal for a new Olympic-calibre track, which will be the first publicly accessible track of its' kind in Canada. 
City council to revisit strategic plan during upcoming session

City council to revisit strategic plan during upcoming session

St. Albert city council will end the first month of 2023 with two days of strategic planning, giving council and city administration an opportunity to reflect on the 2022-2025 strategic plan after the first full year of the council term.
Cost, timeline unknown for regional transit commission shut down

Cost, timeline unknown for regional transit commission shut down

The board of directors for the regional transit commission St. Albert is a part of have approved a plan to dissolve the organization, but the outstanding costs and an estimated closure date is still unknown.
Work to begin on city water reservoir replacement

Work to begin on city water reservoir replacement

The construction crew tasked with replacing and removing St. Albert's oldest water reservoir and pump house on Sunset Boulevard is gearing up to start the project, which is expected to take two years to finish.
St. Albert Founders' Day policy to be updated

St. Albert Founders' Day policy to be updated

Scope and language changes to St. Albert's Founders' Day proclamation policy will be presented to council later this year in an effort to make the policy more inclusive of the city's history.
Council mulls census frequency of every five years

Council mulls census frequency of every five years

St. Albert city council is considering permanently changing the frequency of which municipal censuses are completed to every five years, rather than every two years, beginning in 2023.
Council reconsiders modular fire hall plan

Council reconsiders modular fire hall plan

The future fire hall in the city's north end may not be a modular build as previously planned, as council passed a motion on Jan. 10 directing administration to also seek proposals for a standard brick-and-mortar design.