Aurora Place – Community Building with Heart

August 29, 2013 became a most memorable day for 10 families,.  The final 10 homes in the Aurora Place Habitat for Humanity project were turned over to their new owners.  The event was attended by so very many well wishers filled with congratulations to both owners and the Habitat for Humanity organization. The Aurora Place…

An Eventful Day in August

I had the opportunity to support the Mayor of Redwater by participating in his first annual golf tournament August 21st.  Tournament proceeds will go to support the development of a trail system in their community.   Being an active supporter of our Red Willow trail system, I jumped at the chance to help.  What would St….

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

On occasion Council is faced with making a decision that will not be satisfactory to everyone.  Such is the situation with the proposed regional French junior/senior high school planned for Erin Ridge. Earlier this summer the provincial government announced that St. Albert would be the recipient of two new schools – an elementary school in…

An Elected Official!! – Why?

One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked while running for elected office during the last two elections is: Why do you want to put your name forward to be an elected Councillor for the City of St. Albert? The interesting thing is that when someone asks this question, they really are looking for…

Be Bold – Create our own Future

The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Patti Labelle St. Albert will grow in the next four years, this much is certain.  But how we grow as a community will depend on us. I believe we can face the future with confidence, and continue to build the award winning community…

Home and City Upkeep – A Worthy Commitment

Maintaining your home is just like maintaining your city – it takes perseverance, time, effort and money! I had the pleasure the last week to spend time working on a number of house projects that needed to be completed before the fall and winter season.  The deck needed a couple of boards replaced and required…