Election 2017: St. Albert Mayoral & Council Forums

Friends, the information below is related to the two election forums scheduled by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. This year, given the number of candidates, there will be two forums, one for Councillor candidates and one for Mayoralty candidates. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on who should be elected. While I…

Regional Public Transit – A Knock on the Door of Opportunity

St. Albert and Edmonton have entered into an agreement to explore the possibility of creating a single operating entity to provide commuter transit services to both communities. To some, this may represent a great opportunity to work collaboratively to the mutual benefit of the citizens of St. Albert and Edmonton, while others will view this…

St. Albert Over Coffee – Seniors Day Programming with Dawne Fowler

Great conversations happen over a cup of coffee. Thank you to the many St. Albertans who have shared a cup of coffee and invaluable insights with me during my tenure as Councillor. This post is my first in a series called “St. Albert Over Coffee.”  What better way to begin than with Dawne Fowler, a…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – St. Albert Public Library

  Today we found treasure! Where you might ask?  At the St. Albert Public Library! The library was a buzz of activity when my wife and I  visited this morning. People came with a purpose.  Many searched the meticulously organized bookshelves for recreational reading material and videos; others accessed internet facilities, or read local newspapers…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Celebrating Civic Volunteers

It was a spectacular St. Albert evening. The warm and inviting atmosphere along the banks of the Sturgeon River outside of City Hall added elegance and beauty to the evening festivities. As a community, we came together to celebrate the generous St. Albertans who volunteer to serve on civic boards and agencies. Members of the…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Remembering Len Bracko

Yesterday, St. Albert said good-bye to one of its true sons. Len Bracko, an honourable man, husband, uncle, great-uncle, politician, teacher and athlete was loved by many and revered by all.  He brought his best to whatever form of service he chose to support and executed his duties with dignity and grace. Len Bracko was…

Countdown to Election Day – October 16, 2017

Over the past 7 years, I have had the honour to be a Councillor of the City of St. Albert. Municipal governance decisions most closely affect the lives of our engaged community. It is the choices that are made at a municipal level that truly define what the life experience of our residents is going…