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Photo: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader

News . . . . . . . . . 3 Opinion . . . . . . . . 8 Power of Pink . . 13-16 Entertainment . . . . . 18 Lifestyle . . . . . . . 22 Fun & Games . . . . . 24 Business . . . . . . 26 stalbertjobs.com . . . .27

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the St. Albert Leader is honoured to help recognize this cause and lend awareness to the fight against the disease. Check out our interview with a breast cancer survivor on page 13 and an infographic on the disease on page 16.

BY THE NUMBERS

22,700 That’s how many Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, according to statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, an average of 62 per day. That makes up 26 per cent of new cancer cases diagnosed in women during the year. The society also estimates that 5,100 Canadian women will die from the disease in 2012, an average of 14 per day, making up 14 per cent of all cancer deaths in women this year.

Lexie Pinkoski of the St. Albert Vex weaves her way through the Beaumont defence during action in the Belle U19-A division at the St. Albert Ringette Association’s annual Turkey Ring tournament Saturday at Troy Murray Arena in Servus Credit Union Place.

Sports City plans unveiled tonight GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

St. Albertans are set to get their first detailed look tonight (Thursday) at one of the biggest and most anticipated developments the city has seen in a long time. Officials from SAS Sports and Entertainment Group are hosting a public open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Albert Inn and Suites to share their vision for their Elysian Fields (formerly St. Albert Sports City) concept slated for land west of Ray Gibbon Drive between Giroux Road and Villeneuve Road. SAS owner Pat Cassidy said that the open house is a milestone for the project, but he and the rest of his group are focused on the larger task of getting the area structure plan for the land approved. “That’s the goal at the end of the day, to get that completed and move on from there,” he said. “Once you get your area structure plan, we can actually move into development phases where we can say, ‘OK, where do you want to develop first? What’s Phase 1? What’s Phase 2? Where do we go from here?’” At the open house, SAS will present plans for the area that are still fairly high-level in nature, but will also have a few other specifics

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SAS Sports and Entertainment Group owner Pat Cassidy is anxious to show plans for Elysian Fields to the public at an open house this evening. on the development for people to check out as well. “We have a concept that we’ve been pitching for quite some time now, and we’re going to bring some of that information, but it’s really not necessarily part of the area structure plan,” Cassidy said. Those plans include a baseball stadium, hockey arenas, track facilities, a multi-sport field house, a high-performance sport centre and 800 units of residential housing. Feedback from the public is an important and welcome part of the process, he added. “We’ve actually had some good

success when we’ve made our project public and put information out there,” he said. “We like the feedback. We’ve actually had people find out about the project, and they bring new ideas to the table.” With the openness of the project so far and the fact it’s not really being built adjacent to any existing neighbourhoods in St. Albert, Cassidy doesn’t anticipate a whole lot of resistance at the open house. “It’s not like we haven’t made this project public and put it out there, and when we do get feedback, it’s always positive. People are always excited about the project,” he said.

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“I keep saying to everyone it’s one of those Mother Teresa type of projects — it’s a fun project, it’s a good project. We’re not building a nuclear reactor or anything like that.” While work is continuing on the design and some preliminary groundwork, Cassidy said that, once the ASP is approved, things should kick into high gear. “We’re kind of moving on two or three tracks right now, and those other tracks that are non-area structure plan-related continue to move forward and make progress and see some neat things happening,” he said. “But they’re all sort of incumbent on the area structure plan being completed.” Still, the excitement is building at SAS as they get closer to putting shovels in the ground. “I’m not so much excited about the ASP process itself. It’s not that exciting,” Cassidy said with a laugh. “But I’m excited about the fact that we’re getting closer to the date when we’ll get it done hopefully. And once we’re past the area structure plan process, I can start to see a lot of pieces falling into place and some really exciting things happening at that point in time. That’s what gets all of us around here excited.” For more information, visit www. stalbertsportscity.com.

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a couple of occasions and wrote Transportation Minister Ric McIver about it. “You don’t want It’s a positive sign — quite to have it where a visitor or even literally — for St. Albert and St. Albertans can’t figure it out. those trying to reach the city via While it’s new, anyone that comes Anthony Henday Drive. to the area needs to know After a few months of — if it’s a truck driver, a wrangling, the Alberta businessperson, a visitor government erected — where to turn. signs last week along the “Secondly, you brand to northwest leg of Anthony yourself as a community, Henday Drive on either not as just somebody off side of the three exits to the side of the Anthony leading to St. Albert Henday, just an exit. — Campbell Road, St. We’re not an exit; we’re a Nolan Albert Trail and Ray city.” Crouse Gibbon Drive — that The problem was St. Albert Mayor read: “St. Albert Next 3 also pointed out in an Exits.” editorial in the St. Albert Leader Previously, the signs along the on May 10. road indicated the exit, but made The signs have been installed on no indication that they led to St. eastbound Anthony Henday Drive Albert. However, signs on other just east of Yellowhead Trail and portions of the ring road pointed westbound just west of the 127 drivers to other communities, like Street interchange. Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. That the issue was rectified “It’s important to have in just a few months — with a the recognition that you’re a little help from St. Albert MLA community,” said Mayor Nolan and Minister of Enterprise and Crouse, who raised the issue at St. Advanced Education Stephen Albert city council meetings on Khan — is an encouraging sign.

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“I think [Khan] walked down the hall to somebody and said this isn’t right ... Between myself, the Leader and Stephen Khan, we made a difference,” Crouse said. Alberta Transportation spokesperson Jeanna Friedley said that the initial signage was in compliance with the province’s directional signing practices along roads like Anthony Henday Drive, which is geared to provide direction to the majority of travellers. “In this urban context, most of those motorists are looking for routes and addresses rather than the name of a specific adjacent community,” she said. But after hearing the concerns raised by Crouse and by the public, Friedley said the department has amended their practices for St. Albert, allowing the additional signs to be installed. “We’re always looking to get people where they’re going, and to give people the clearest directions,” she said. “In this instance, because we heard from the mayor and the public, we’re hoping this will be helpful.”

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Rathgeber satisfied with driver changes requiring ministers to sign off on all social and hospitality events costing more than $25,000. Clement also said in a speech to the Changes are coming to how ministers’ Economic Club of Canada last week the drivers are paid on Parliament Hill, and Brent changes are a signal “that living within Rathgeber couldn’t be happier about it. our means, finding efficiencies and ending The Edmonton-St. Albert Conservative entitlements are the way forward,” according MP wrote on his blog about the subject of to Global News. driver overtime charges and other government Clement’s comments are encouraging to expenditures this summer, and with the Rathgeber, as he sees them as indicative of the changes, Rathgeber said he’s satisfied with the bigger picture. cost-saving measures. “I have no delusions that we’re “I think it’s very appropriate, and going to balance the budget on the I have no doubt whatsoever that the backs of chauffeur drivers, and I attention I was able to draw to this have no delusions that changing my issue in late June expedited a decision pension from its current absolutely that I think taxpayers will ultimately unbelieveable platinum-platedness benefit from,” he said. to a 50-50 shared contribution is Drivers had been billing the going to also erase our $600-billion government an average of $20,000 a national debt,” he said. “But there are year in overtime prior to the change. Brent bigger issues at play here. There is the They will now be non-unionized issue of leadership … you can’t expect Rathgeber exempt staff within each minister’s Canadians to make sacrifices unless Conservative MP department, as opposed to unionized you yourself, who are making these public sector employees. The change means decisions, are prepared to make sacrifices.” their base salary will be slightly higher, but In the summer blog entry, Rathgeber they will not be paid hourly and will not be also talked about other extravagant able to bill for overtime at all, resulting in government expenditures, specifically those savings of about $225,000 a year, according of International Co-operation Minister Bev to federal treasury board president Tony Oda, who charged taxpayers for $16 glasses of Clement. orange juice and an upgrade to a five-star hotel Rathgeber garnered quite a bit of media during a trip to London. attention of his blog comments in June, which While Oda has already apologized and paid came as something of a surprise. back the money, Rathgeber said the public “Unfortunately, from my perspective, the eye will be trained on such matters, and thus story became ‘Backbench MP takes issue governments must be vigilant about it. with ministers’ expenditures.’ That might be “The public wants to know how the the more sensationalized story, but to me, government is spending their money,” he said, the better story was that there was an issue of citing recent examples of Alberta government financial accountability and an issue of respect expense reports made public. for taxpayers’ dollars that wasn’t properly He also wants to see greater accountability being managed,” he said. from non-elected federal government officials The federal government is also ending and employees, and is considering using his subsidizing parking for ministerial chiefs of upcoming slot for a private member’s bill this staff — saving about $40,000 annually — and fall to tackle this issue.

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

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A headache for Deer Ridge drivers is about to be alleviated by the City of St. Albert. The City announced late Friday that the traffic island on Deer Ridge Drive, just off Giroux Road, will be removed this week to make room for a left-turn lane. “The removal of the traffic island will drastically improve traffic flow in the

community,” said City capital projects manager Sue Howard in a press release. “This project has been a priority for the residents of Deer Ridge for sometime, and we are pleased to see it underway this year.” Construction is scheduled to take place on Oct. 10, 12 and 13. During that time, a portion of Deer Ridge Drive from Giroux Road to Deerbourne Drive will

be temporarily closed. This portion of road will be reopened when workers are not in the area. Motorists can use Delbrook Boulevard or Dunbar Street to detour around the construction and access Giroux Road. This project was originally part of the 2011 overlay program, but was unable to be completed last year due to weather delays. The total price tag for the project is $90,000.


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We Can Help Individual Counselling, Group Support, Violence Prevention Education, Family Support, Elder Abuse Support All our Services are FREE THE STOP ABUSE IN FAMILIES (SAIF) SOCIETY has worked in this community for almost 25 years. To mark this occasion the SAIF Society will be running several information articles about who we are and what we do. The first of these will feature our Board Chair, Craig Pilgrim, and our Executive Director, Doreen Slessor.

Craig Pilgrim is a husband and father living, working, and volunteering in St. Albert. He has served on the Board of Directors of the SAIF Society for two years and this year was elected to the position of Board Chair. When asked why he is involved with the SAIF Society Craig states: “I was very fortunate to grow up in a home free of violence and abuse. My siblings and I had parents who, though they argued from time-totime, loved us and each other and raised us in a home free of any of the life-altering experiences that befall far too many families within our community. I first joined the SAIF Society as a way of giving back to our community; with little to no understanding of family and relationship violence and the effect it has on society. Today I serve beside other Board members supporting our agency and the work it does so that one day all members of our community can know abuse and violence-free homes; just like I did growing up and just like our household enjoys.” The SAIF Society is pleased to have a Board Chair so actively involved in our community and willing to raise awareness about the important work we do.

The Executive Director of SAIF, Doreen Slessor, started with the Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society in 2005 as the Project Coordinator for the St. Albert Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Project. Doreen became the Resource Development Officer for SAIF in 2007, and the Executive Director in 2009. Doreen’s career in the non-profit sector started 24 years ago, with the last 20 being at the senior management level. Twelve years ago she stumbled upon the field of fund development, fell in love with it, and has been a professional fundraiser ever since. Her passion in fund development continues and she recently became a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) an accomplishment that less than 100 fundraisers in Alberta have achieved. “I am proud and grateful to work for a cause and an agency that I believe in.” Doreen states. “Family violence is much more pervasive in our community than most people even imagine. It affects youth, seniors, men and women, all races and economic status. Family violence is a factor in homelessness, poverty, mental health issues, and addictions. At the SAIF Society I see daily the tragic impact of family violence in our community, but I also see the generosity and support of people trying to change that as well.” Doreen is married and has four busy children, who are involved in many activities in St. Albert and area.

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OPINION

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ometimes,” the man known only as The Stranger posited in the movie The Big Lebowski, “you eat the bear. And sometimes, well, he eats you.” What The Stranger failed to mention, though, is the fact that both can happen simultaneously. You can be having a nibble by Glenn Cook of that bear, but he can be gnawing on your leg at the same time. That’s exactly what’s happening for St. Albert when it comes to Anthony Henday Drive. On one hand, St. Albert was able to celebrate a small victory this past week, as signs were installed along the northwest section of the ring road indicating which exits motorists could take in order to access our fair city. Previously, signs along the road near St. Albert only indicated the street name — Ray Gibbon Drive, St. Albert Trail or Campbell Road — and nothing pointing to the city itself, unlike other communities. People who live here would know where they’re going, but outof-town visitors could easily be confused. But this week, thanks to the work of Mayor Nolan Crouse and MLA Stephen Khan, along with attention drawn to the problem by the St. Albert Leader, signs reading “St. Albert: Next 3 Exits” were installed at strategic points along the way. The move comes none too soon, and at least partially undoes something of a slight to our city. But while this is good news with regards to the Henday, there is still bad news when it comes to the interchange at St. Albert Trail. The at-grade intersection and corresponding lights are an unmitigated failure of traffic planning. Watch that stretch of roadway during the afternoon rush hour, and you’ll see cars heading northbound into St. Albert backed up to 156 Street and even beyond. And no matter which direction you’re headed, the timing of the traffic lights can be tortorous. Whether the traffic calculations are assuming a dropoff when Ray Gibbon Drive is fully built out or they were just plain wrong, somebody owes St. Albert explanation for the constant gridlock on St. Albert Trail of late. And while it won’t be as quick of a fix, we can hope swift action is taken on this issue, just as it was on the signs.

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Pressure on as civic budget rolls around

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ust as the air gets chilly and the leaves turn orange, there is something else St. Albertans can count on every October: deliberations over the civic budget for the upcoming year starting up once again. Although we councillors don’t have all the details in our hands just yet, we do know that we’re looking at a property tax increase of 2.29 per cent just to maintain base services, plus a further possible increase of 2.85 per cent if all the business cases being proposed are approved. Every year, councillors feel an immense amount of pressure to keep tax increases low. Personally, I’d rather cut back on a few frills and put the dollars saved toward other fundamental areas, like policing and infrastructure.

Roger

LEMIEUX City Councillor My City Any of the business cases will have to be very convincing for me to vote for them. Also working in our favour is the fact that several major projects are coming off the books this year or are awfully close to it, like the remediation of Riel Recreation Park and Ray Gibbon Drive. The staff time freed up and able to be allocated elsewhere from those projects alone is invaluable. And I don’t see anything coming in the next 12 months before the next municipal election that will be a shocker.

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That said, though, we can’t go into the process too focused on a specific number as an end result. That impending election shouldn’t affect any of the decisions we make over the next few weeks. I want to see a budget that stands on its own merits, not one that keeps the tax increase artificially low by passing the buck to future councils for the sake of looking good on the campaign trail. Still, I feel for those in the city who are on fixed incomes and for whom taxes are becoming more and more of a burden. They have to get more creative in their budgeting in order to stay in the city, and I don’t feel they should have to go through that kind of stress. But, on the other hand, St.

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Operation Christmas Child set to kick off I think a lot of people don’t know about us.” Halsey has only been participating in Operation Christmas Child in St. Albert for a couple of years after her family moved from Morinville, but she did participate in her former hometown, and she has also gone a couple of distribution trips to give shoeboxes to children in Paraguay and Chile. Seeing first-hand the joy these gifts can bring has only galvanized her dedication to Operation Christmas Child. “To have gone on a trip made it so my involvement with Operation Christmas Child, it’s unshakable now,” she said. “In my point of view, they’re my kids. I’ve seen it first-hand; I’ve seen how they live. It’s like night and day when you look at how the children are there and how they behave, and then our own children. … It strikes home. It makes it real.” This year, boxes from Canada will go to several different

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

The season of giving is getting off to an early start for one group in St. Albert. Sturgeon Valley Baptist Church, located on Woodlands Road, is getting set to kick off the local Operation Christmas Child campaign this Tuesday, urging people to fill shoeboxes full of toys and essential items for needy kids in developing countries. Several schools also get involved each year, along with the general public, with members of St. Albert Fire Services donating time and trucks to pick up shoeboxes during National Collection Week from Nov. 19 to 25. “The kids really like it; the fire truck pulls up, the firemen show up, the kids form a long line and they just hand the boxes down the line,” said Darlene Halsey, local church and community relations co-ordinator. “The support is really great, but

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St. Albert.’ We have some friends who live out here, and it was closer to the west end than any other suburb, so let’s try it out. “We were adamant we were moving to the west end until we started looking around St. Albert and fell in love.” The Powers’ new St. Albert home has also become the headquarters for Leanne’s budding literary career. She has published a children’s book, entitled You Are Sooooo Beautiful,

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(L-R) Yolanta Miller of Telus, Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation chair Katherine MacMillan, Joyce Russell of the Sturgeon Community Hospital and Brenda Murphy of Telus celebrate the company’s donation of $20,600 through its TV for Good campaign on Friday afternoon. with their kids.” see how our customers’ love of Telus and its employees have technology can translate into given more than $265,000 to supporting those families who community groups in St. Albert spend much of their time in the pediatric ward of our hospital since 2000.

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The Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation is tuning in to a big donation thanks to Telus and local television subscribers. Officials from Telus were at the hospital on Friday to hand over a cheque to the foundation for $20,600 raised through the company’s TV for Good campaign, which saw $25 donated for every new customer who signed up for Telus Optik TV in St. Albert over the past six months. The money will be used to purchase a new baby warmer machine for the hospital’s maternity ward, which provides oxygen regulation to newborn babies.

“This is a piece of equipment that will replace some old units that are old and tired and need to be retired,” said Katrina Black, executive director of the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation. “The baby warmers are used for every delivery here in the hospital, so they’re essential. We’re having seven to eight deliveries a day, and it’s going with each baby.” “Telus is passionate about health care and we are proud to do our part. We are excited this gift will help those who need it the most in our community,” added Yolanta Miller, Telus general manager for St. Albert, in a press release. “This lifesaving equipment for newborn babies will change lives in St. Albert. It’s heartening to

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The show chronicles families as two real estate agents — one an expert in urban properties and the other specializing in suburban homes — try to sway them. “When Jason and I applied to the show, we were adamant we were moving to the west end of Edmonton, because that’s where I work,” Leanne said. “But of course you have to choose a suburban area for the show, and we were already in Spruce Grove, so we were like, ‘Ah, let’s choose

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Suburban won out over urban for one couple whose decision to move to St. Albert played out on national television last week. Grandin residents Leanne and Jason Power were featured on the HGTV show Urban Suburban on Tuesday, Oct. 2, which detailed their decision whether to locate in St. Albert or in the Edmonton river valley. In the end, they chose St. Albert — although not the house that was featured on the show — a move Leanne said they’re not regretting at all. “We love it here. Oh my gosh — couldn’t be happier,” she said. “We found the right home and the area, there’s just so much to do here. It’s unreal.” The Powers — who also have a three-year-old daughter, Devynn — were pondering a move when Leanne came across the casting call for Urban Suburban on Facebook. “They were looking for families in the Edmonton area, and we had already started to house-hunt; we were out in Spruce Grove,” she said. “So I thought that would be super fun and take the stress out of moving, and it would be a good memory.”

which is now in its third printing. It’s based on a true story about Leanne and her niece after she was born. “I kind of grew up with my own struggles with self-esteem internally; ask anybody in this whole world who knows me and they’re shocked I had self-esteem issues. I was an athlete, I was an honour student, I was president of this, most valuable player of that. But inside, I never felt beautiful,” she said. “So I did my own healing journey and process along the way in adulthood. And when my niece was born, the first time I held her, it was the most amazing thing I’ve felt in my life. And I just wanted to make sure she grew up knowing everybody’s unique and it’s her job to be her; that’s beauty.” So far, she said, the response to the book has been fantastic, and she has received a lot of letters and emails from readers who tell her how it has affected their lives. “That’s the most rewarding part,” she said. “That, and I have to walk my own talk now. There’s no room to be feeling down about myself if I have this book out telling people not to.” For more information or to order Leanne’s book, visit her website at www.leannepower.com.

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Caregiver workshop aims to give support is a problem that is likely more prevalent than most people realize, mostly because more people are caregivers than they A workshop being put on by the realize. St. Albert 50+ Club is aiming to give those “Sometimes they don’t even realize caring for family members a little bit of they’re caregivers, but they are if they’re direction. providing care for someone who has got a Starting Tuesday and running for eight disability or an illness,” she said. weeks, the club is hosting the COMPASS And, as baby boomers age and the for the Caregiver workshop, which helps population continues to grow, Hierlihy caregivers realize that, in order to care for said the problem is only going to grow. others, they must first care for themselves. “It does us well to focus on the caregiver, “I would hope they would come out of because it could cost the system less, cause [the workshop] feeling they have support less stress, if people know there is support,” and understanding of what they’re going she said. through,” said Judy Hierlihy, facilitator for Hierlihy has lived in St. Albert for 35 the program. “The last years, and her mother module, they get together moved here from Eastern again [after six weeks], Canada and lived here and it’s always helpful to for almost 10 years before talk it out with somebody passing away just short of else when you’re in her 95th birthday, with that same situation. ... Hierlihy caring for her Judy Hierlihy I would hope people that whole time. Workshop facilitator come out of this program “I was fortunate that understanding what the I have a background role of the caregiver is, in nursing and home understanding where they might go to get care, so I could identify a lot of the support, and understanding they need to process,” she said. “But I ran across a lot take care of themselves so it’s not such a of people who were in the same situation heavy task for them.” and didn’t have the same background Another important factor, she added, or abilities to recognize what caring for is giving caregivers information on what somebody is all about. So when I saw this resources there are to help them. program, it’s sponsored by the Alberta “Many people out there who are caring Caregivers Association, they offer it all for parents or a spouse or children don’t over Edmonton, but they didn’t offer it in even know what’s available to them,” she St. Albert. ... Being a caregiver has a lot of said. “So I’m hoping this program will tell characteristics, and this program teaches people that you can get help; you don’t caregivers how to take care of themselves.” have to be here by yourself.” The COMPASS for the Caregiver According to Statistics Canada, 2.7 workshops runs on Tuesdays starting Oct. million Canadians over the age of 45 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the St. Albert 50+ provide unpaid care for senior citizens in Club (7 Taché St.). For more information, their lives. One quarter of those are seniors you can contact Tara Burnett, outreach themselves. program co-ordinator for the 50+ Club, at Hierlihy said that caregiver exhaustion 780-459-0433 ext. 6.

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Positive outlook kept Brownlie going GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

Suzanna Brownlie has made cancer look easy — too easy, according to her co-workers. Brownlie, who lives in Morinville and works at the Realtors Association of Edmonton, was diagnosed with breast cancer on Aug. 31, 2010, as doctors discovered three tumours in one of her breasts. But with a great sense of humour and the support of her family, she has persevered, and received a clean bill of health this past August. “A lot of people at work are mad at me, because I’ve created a totally unrealistic expectation of what it’s like to deal with a life-threatening illness,” she said with a laugh. “One of my best friends was like ‘I’m totally screwed, because I’m a baby.’ I still went to work; I didn’t take leave. I scheduled my chemo on the weekend and that sort of thing because I thought it was really important to keep putting one foot in front of the other. It’s incredibly difficult; it’s the hardest thing you have to do. But you have to do it.” That sense of humour is something that Brownlie said you need to have to deal with cancer, but it didn’t hurt that she jokingly described her own family as a “pretty twisted bunch.” “You have to have a black sense of humour when you’re going through all this, because it really has the ability to crush you like a

bug, and it will if you let it,” she said. Brownlie was diagnosed after a regular checkup in June 2010, which was followed by a battery of tests. “My doctor, his wife had just gone through breast cancer, so I think he had a heightened awareness,” she said. “He said, ‘Hmm, this is odd. I’m going to send you for a mammogram.’ At the time, I was only 38.

“It’s dark. You still have to try and find the light.” Suzanna Brownlie Cancer survivor “They sent me for a mammogram, and they said, ‘Hmm, that’s odd.’ They sent me for an ultrasound — ‘Hmm, that’s odd.’ They sent me for a needle core biopsy — ‘Hmm, that’s odd.’ No one could really fully explain what we were dealing with.” Eventually, they did figure they were dealing with a cancerous tumour, and while the diagnosis came as a shock, Brownlie quickly realized that life wasn’t going to grind to a halt. “That particular day that I went to the doctor’s office was the most beautiful fall day — bright blue sky, not a cloud, the leaves are

starting to turn. And you just get this dumped in your lap,” Brownlie said. “It’s amazing because the world keeps on turning; it doesn’t stop for you. I looked at my husband and said, ‘What, not even a drumroll?’” From all those tests, it looked like Brownlie had a tumour the size of an olive, but it wasn’t until her surgeon in St. Albert got to work that they found out what they were really facing. “It wasn’t one tumour; it was three tumours,” she said. “That one [that showed up] just happened to be pointed at an angle, kind of at a 45-degree angle, so that it showed up. That one was 2.5 centimetres; one was 2.5 centimetres, and a 4.5-centimetre [tumour] didn’t show up anywhere.” While things looked good after her first surgery, where her surgeon attempted to remove the cancer cells while leaving as much of the breast as possible intact, it was soon found that the cancer was beginning to spread. So, her fourth trip under the knife was a complete mastectomy. “It was like, finally we can get started on the process. By that time, it was November, and it felt like they were taking a cheese grater to me — a little bit, and a little bit, and a little bit,” Brownlie said. “On one hand, I can understand that you don’t want to get too radical and start lopping pieces off someone. But by that point, it was like, ‘OK,

let’s just be done with this.’” Given that Brownlie had no hormone markers, aside from the surgery, the only other option she had for treatment was chemotherapy, which she endured for four months starting in December 2011. Once that was done, Brownlie made the tough decision to have her other breast removed. “I didn’t have to, but as far as I’m concerned, why would I ever go through any of this again?” she said. “When they did the pathology on [the other breast], there were pre-cancer cells; there weren’t any tumours, which was awesome, [but it] would have meant I would have had to go through radiation or chemo again, depending on how bad it was. As far as I’m concerned, it was a ticking time bomb.” Today, Brownlie is cancer-free and can’t praise the staff at Cross Cancer Institute enough, although she still suffers some lingering effects from the radiation therapy. But she keeps a healthy perspective on the whole situation. “It has taken its toll, but the other side of is that I’m still on the green side of the grass,” she said, noting that she has taken a lot of inspiration from the writings of former Montreal Alouettes player Tony Proudfoot before he died from ALS in 2010. “Someone always has it worse than you; that’s one of the things that, through this whole [ordeal],

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Suzanna Brownlie was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2010. I kept thinking about,” she added. “This wasn’t easy, not by any stretch, but this still isn’t true suffering. There are a lot of people who have it a lot worse than I do. There are people who were diagnosed after me who are no longer here. That makes you stop and look and say, ‘I still have it good.’ … [Cancer] is a monster that blocks out the sun. It’s dark. You still have to try and find the light; that’s the thing that’s most important.”

Eskimos ready to tackle women’s cancers GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

The Green and Gold are adding a little pink to their colour scheme. At their next home game Saturday afternoon against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Edmonton Eskimos are doing their part to help bring awareness to women’s cancers and show support for those touched by such diseases by

celebrating Pinktoberfest. This includes pink equipment for players — including gloves and wristbands — pink apparel for sideline personnel and coaches, and pink pom poms for the Eskimo Cheer Team, which will be available for sale at the end of the game. Also available for sale in the Eskimos fan shop and in the stadium will be limited edition pink Eskimos merchandise, and Telus will be giving away pink cardboard helmets. Even the mini footballs tossed into the crowd

after every Eskimos touchdown will be pink. The game also coincides with Edmonton’s official Oktoberfest celebrations, which are taking place after the game in the Commonwealth Field House. Admission is free with your game ticket, and the first 2,000 guests get a free Bavarian-style sausage courtesy of Grimm’s Sausage. Kickoff against the Riders is at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by calling 780-448ESKS (3757).


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Christmas comes early for Botanic Park shop The gift shop brings in a lot of extra Christmas merchandise just for this sale, which Johnson Christmas is coming early — said is a good complement to really early — for gardeners in what the gift shop normally sells St. Albert. through the summer. That’s because the St. Albert “Small things related even to Botanic Park is getting ready home decor for the Christmas to open the doors of its gift season, or little items people shop for their second annual might purchase to give to people Christmas in October sale, at Christmas time,” she said. which runs from this Saturday “Normally, we don’t have the to Saturday, Oct. 20. Christmas things out during Joan Johnson, a member of the the summer season; we really Botanic Park board of directors don’t do that. Some gift shops and volunteer in the gift shop, seem to do that, but we don’t,” said that, no she added. “We matter how have gardenchilly the air themed items, gets or how is what we say, much snow is during the on the ground, summer. And those with of course we Joan Johnson green thumbs have our roses Botanic Park volunteer are always and perennials thinking about for sale during their gardens. the summer, which we don’t “During the winter, you start during this week.” thinking about what you will In addition, the gift shop will place or grow,” Johnson said be serving up mulled apple cider with a laugh. “It’s a year-round and home-baked squares for thing for gardeners.” those who come to check out the Normally, the gift shop is only deals. open from May 1 to the Labour All the proceeds from gift Day weekend. shop sales are re-invested back Last year, the shop saw a great into the park. turnout for the Christmas in The St. Albert Botanic Park October sale, even though it was gift shop is located at 265 the first time they had put it on. Sturgeon Rd., and will be open “Lots of people came every from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day; we were very busy,” Johnson day during the Christmas in said. October sale.

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

“It’s a yearround thing for gardeners.”

Photo: GLENN COOK, St. Albert Leader

St. Albert Botanic Park volunteer Diane Goodall works on unpacking goods and setting up displays for the Christmas in October sale in the park’s gift shop, which starts Saturday and runs until Oct. 20.

Call goes out for Mayor’s arts gala award nominations GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

It’s once again time to recognize the best artists St. Albert has to offer. The Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Gala is looking for nominations for the fourth annual gala, to held on March 19, 2013, where seven awards will be handed out in the categories of: • Lifetime Achievement; • Youth Artist;

• Emerging Artist; • Excellence in Arts Teaching; • Established Artist; • Arts Leadership; • Corporate Patron of the Arts; and • Community Arts Group. “The arts are the soul of any community. They make a significant contribution to the social, physical and economic well being of the city and as such it is important to support and encourage those who are instrumental in ensuring the arts survive

and thrive in St. Albert. It is an honour to take a moment to recognize those who drive our incredible and diverse artistic community,” said Nancy Watt, chair of the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Gala committee, in a press release. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2013. An independent panel of jurors will be responsible for selecting winners in each category. Winners in all categories will receive an original piece of art by a St. Albert artist,

and all except Corporate Patron of the Arts will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Nominees may be any St. Albert resident or organization, and they must have a significant connection to St. Albert. Nominators may only nominate one person, business or organization per category, and no person, business or organization may win in more than one category. Nomination packages and forms can be downloaded from www.sta-culture.com.


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Congratulates all the 2012 Small Business Nominees St.Albert Business™

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Rotary Club of St. Albert / St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Friday October 12, 2012 - 7:00 am to 8:30 am Sturgeon Valley Golf and Country Club Cost: $15.00 – Preregister to attend

Saint City Rotary Club Luncheon

Tuesday October 16, 2012 - 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm Cornerstone Hall, 6 Tache Street Cost: $25.00 - Preregister to attend

St. Albert Library Business Breakfast

Wednesday October 17, 2012 - 7:30 am to 9:00 am Todd Hirsch - Boiling Frog Dilemma St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street - No Cost Pre-register with the Library to attend

Northern Alberta Business Incubator Oktoberfest IV Beer & Cheese Wednesday October 17, 2012 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Campbell Centre, 200 Carnegie Drive Cost: Donation to Young Life - St. Albert Preregister with NABI to attend

Awards of Distinction Evening at the Arden Theatre Thursday October 18, 2012 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Cost: $40.00/ticket or Group Discount: 4 tickets for $120.00 St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street

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Actor John Goodman says he has rediscovered his passion for acting in recent years, putting battles with alcohol and his weight behind him.

Goodman rekindles passion

and TV series and has voiced characters in such animated hits as Monsters, Inc., The Jungle Book, Cars, The Princess and The Frog and ParaNorman. After 40 years and more than 100 major film and Goodman has voiced a character on The Simpsons TV roles, John Goodman has come to a conclusion and hosted Saturday Night Live many times, so his about acting: He quite likes it. status has been elevated from actor to cultural icon. “Organically or for whatever reason, I’m kind of It’s probably Goodman’s movies with the Coen doubling down on my interest in acting,” he says, Brothers that contributed most to his reputation. sounding a bit surprised by it all himself. “I just, (Besides Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski, he’s ah, find it more exciting, and I’m trying to improve been in Barton Fink and O Brother Where Art Thou?) myself in it. I don’t know why, but I’m glad.” Has either Coen brother ever said what they like Goodman visited Toronto during the film festival about the actor? to help promote Argo, an espionage thriller about “I remember going to the first audition in 1985,” the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 and the “Canadian says Goodman. “We just goofed around. I think Caper.” It opens Friday. Goodman plays John I laughed at common jokes, and then I wound up Chambers in the film, and of all the strange and reading the material and I got the job. And then they amazing facts in the true story started writing things for me. I’ve that is Argo, one of the strangest is never asked them.” the role of Chambers. The famed He adds, “Maybe I don’t want to makeup artist won a special know.” Academy Award for his prosthetic Goodman had some wellwork on Planet of the Apes and he publicized battles with his weight, created Mr. Spock’s distinguishing and with cigarettes and alcohol, John Goodman ears, but behind all the razzlebut he managed to conquer all Actor dazzle, Chambers also worked for those demons within the last few the CIA. years. At the same time, his career Who knew? has seen a bit of renaissance, so you’ll be seeing a lot Not Goodman. The actor was just as surprised as of him in the near future. Besides Argo, he’ll appear everyone else to learn that the late Chambers had a in Trouble With The Curve and Flight this year, and secret life. his half-dozen projects for 2013 include another go “As far as I know, he had a house, he kept all his with Monsters and The Hangover Part III. He’s a busy stuff in the garage, and he was one of the first people guy. to have security cameras around the outside. And “Knock wood,” he says, soberly. “You know, I monitors. Extremely secure, that’s all I know. Tony used to get so insecure when it was slow, and you Mendez told me he was a great asset to the CIA, as a think you’re never going to work again. So there was civilian, and he used his talents to help his country.” almost a desperation. But I had the whole summer Adds Goodman, laughing a little, “There are off, and I really liked it. The newness of it was varying degrees of private lives. Mine is kind of not worrying about whether I was going to work boring next to this guy.” again. That’s real good. That’s, I think, some sort of Goodman, 60, has a drama degree from Southwest growth.” Missouri State and a resumé that few other working He smiles. “Not a growth you want removed or actors can match. He made his film debut in 1977, anything, but a growth.” and by the mid-’80s, thanks to the success of TV’s Goodman says there was a time when he hated Roseanne and such films as Raising Arizona, The Big acting. “But that was not acting’s fault. It was my Easy and Everybody’s All-American, Goodman was own problem. It’s just part of life, it’s cyclical. There’s a star. a craft there, and it’s kind of exciting for me to try to He’s appeared in dozens of memorable movies rekindle the passion I once had.”

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“I’m kind of doubling down on my interest in acting.”

Smashing young man Photo: DAVID BLOOM, Sun Media News Services

Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan performs for the crowd at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Friday night.

Neeson takes box office SUN MEDIA NEWS SERVICES – Liam Neeson thriller Taken 2 captured the No. 1 spot on movie box office charts over the weekend with a brawny $50 million take from theaters in the United States and Canada. Taken 2 stars Neeson as a former CIA agent kidnapped during a vacation in Istanbul. The movie added $55 million from some 50 international markets for a global opening of $117 million including Korea where it opened earlier, distributor 20th Century Fox said. The strong debut for Taken 2 pushed last weekend’s winner, family flick Hotel Transylvania, to second place. The movie about a hotel run by Dracula earned $26.3 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. Comedy Pitch Perfect snagged the No. 3 slot with $14.7 million. North American (U.S. and Canadian) sales for Taken 2 were more than double the original

film’s, which opened in January 2009 with $24.7 million and ultimately grossed a surprising $227 million around the world. The movie lifted Neeson to the ranks of Hollywood action stars, leading to roles in movies such as Clash of the Titans and The Grey. Hotel Transylvania won the weekend battle for preHalloween family filmgoers, leaving new Walt Disney Co movie Frankenweenie in fifth place. Through two weekends, Transylvania has grossed $76 million in the domestic market. Pitch Perfect, about a college all-girls singing group moved up the charts as it expanded nationwide following an impressive limited opening last weekend. The movie stars Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow. Rounding out the charts, time-travel movie Looper earned fourth place with $12.2 million domestically. Sales for the movie starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reached $40.3 million for the two-week run.


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NORTH RIDGE

Active Listings: 15

Sold Listings: 13

Active Listings: 16

Sold Listings: 24

Active Listings: 20

Sold Listings: 24

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $283,000 / High $449,500

Low $319,600 / High $438,500 Avg. days on market: 32

Low $275,000 / High $579,900

Low $262,000 / High $609,000 Avg. days on market: 42

Low $389,500 / High $1,189,000

Low $364,000 / High $685,000 Avg. days on market: 46

$369,840

$372,146

BRAESIDE

$371,693

$348,512

HERITAGE LAKES

Active Listings: 9

Sold Listings: 7

Active Listings: 11

Sold Listings: 20

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $273,000 / High $1,397,000

Low $295,000 / High $395,000 Avg. days on market: 35

Low $395,000 / High $514,900

Low $310,000 / High $583,500 Avg. days on market: 43

$529,566

$336,071

DEER RIDGE

$449,526

$421,157

Sold Listings: 29

Active Listings: 30

Sold Listings: 9

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $479,900/ High $5,250,000

Low $490,000 / High $1,750,000 Avg. days on market: 53

Low $309,900 / High $649,900

$460,688

OAKMONT Active Listings: 25

Sold Listings: 13

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $384,900 / High $1,750,000

Low $360,000 / High $760,000 Avg. days on market: 45

$656,066

$498,956

KINGSWOOD

Active Listings: 18 $422,094

$581,130

$370,770

Low $299,000 / High $471,000 Avg. days on market: 35

ERIN RIDGE

$1,039,390

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$811,888

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Active Listings: 54

Sold Listings: 29

Active Listings: 31

Sold Listings: 28

Active Listings: 10

Sold Listings: 5

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $419,900 / High $989,888

Low $380,000 / High $893,000 Avg. days on market: 42

Low $329,900 / High $1,290,000

Low $310,000 / High $834,500 Avg. days on market: 46

Low $359,000 / High $649,900

Low $338,000 / High $462,000 Avg. days on market: 47

$601,698

$534,296

$599,843

$471,058

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Sold Listings: 11

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $339,900 / High $350,000

Low $279,500 / High $380,000 Avg. days on market: 24

$346,100

$339,000

STURGEON HEIGHTS

Sold Listings: 5

Active Listings: 4

Sold Listings: 9

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Average list price:

Average sale price:

Low $255,500 / High $255,500

Low $320,000 / High $399,000 Avg. days on market: 50

Low $324,900 / High $368,800

Low $290,000 / High $370,000 Avg. days on market: 43

FOREST LAWN Active Listings: 4

$411,400

Active Listings: 1 $255,500

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$464,754

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WOODLANDS Active Listings: 2

Sold Listings: 6

Average list price:

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Low $379,900 / High $449,900

Low $386,000 / High $586,000 Avg. days on market: 44

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*The above area market averages represent the trailing 3-month averages, except where otherwise indicated, of single-family homes only as of the Friday prior to publication week. Data is provided by CRAIG PILGRIM of RE/MAX Real Estate (St. Albert), member of the Real Estate Association of Edmonton. Data does not include condos, townhomes or apartments, and does not differentiate between styles of homes. All efforts are made to ensure data is accurate for information purposes, but please consult a licensed real estate agent for additional market information.


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Put your Halloween party on ice MAILA RIBLE Sun Media News Services

Are you the kind of party host who’s willing to risk a trip to the emergency room to entertain your guests? Then you are throwing my kind of party. And you’re probably cool enough to know a chill atmosphere is just –78.5 C away. Reach deep into the recesses of your seventh-grade brain and you might remember a hipster science teacher showing off a chunk of dry ice. This nifty stuff is what happens when you take carbon dioxide gas and freeze/squish it into a super-cold block of awesome. If you’ve ever ordered steaks in the mail, or watched an organ transplant, you know that dry ice is great for keeping things cold. But thanks to one of its major properties, it’s also great for setting the mood for a spooky Halloween party. Here’s the plan: Shop around for a dry ice distributor in your area. A quick web search should turn up

several options in most major cities. Grab a cooler with a loose lid and buy a few buckets’ worth. Once you get home, take some glass containers in fun shapes and fill them with water and food colouring. Now the fun begins. Drop in a chunk of dry ice and watch the water start to bubble. Add a few more pieces and a fine mist starts to form. Get a little crazy and you’ll have fog rolling through your living room. Go overboard and you’ll be cleaning food colouring off your couch. What’s going on is a process known as sublimation. Many substances (water, for example), go through three states as they warm up or cool down: Solid, liquid and gas. But CO2 is a little different. Under normal conditions on planet Earth it has no liquid state. Frozen CO2 is a solid that goes straight to gas — hence the “dry” in dry ice. Drop some of it in water and the temperature change means BAM! Immediate sublimation! Those bubbles are the now-gaseous CO2

heading for atmospheric freedom. The other bonus is the mist: The dry ice is so cold it actually condenses the water vapour in the air into fog. How much dry ice you’ll need will depend on what you have planned. A thick curtain of fog rolling through your house for three hours will require a theatrical fog machine and several thousand pounds of ice, so you might want to scale it back to a collection of vases and a nice punch bowl. Since the ice will start to sublimate immediately, pick up your supply as close to party time as possible. Now, the safety warning: Dry ice is cold enough to cause some major damage to bare skin and innards. Make sure you wear thick gloves, wear goggles when breaking it apart and use tongs to handle the chunks. And if you plan on dropping it into drinks for a fizzy flair, strain out every last niblet before it gets anywhere near someone’s lips! Sending your guests to hospital will not enhance their party experience.

Docs urge against school wifi classified radiation emitted by wireless devices, including cellphones and wireless Internet, as possibly carcinogenic. Despite Schools should not install wireless this classification, Health Canada still says Internet systems because the technology is Wi-Fi is safe. linked to learning disabilities, headaches Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, an Ottawaand immune system deficiencies, based doctor who works an environmental according to an international association of health clinic, says it is important to practise physicians. precaution, especially with kids. She is the The American Academy of former president of AAEM. Environmental Medicine, which is holding “They’re more vulnerable. Their skulls are a conference on the brain smaller, their brains are and nervous system this still developing. We don’t week in Florida, says safer want to start treating any alternatives should be permanent damage in used instead of Wi-Fi. these kids,” Armstrong “Adverse health effects said. “If they’re going to from wireless radio have trouble learning Dr. Jennifer Armstrong frequency fields, such while at school or if Former AAEM president as learning disabilities, they’re developing altered immune immune system problems responses, and headaches, clearly exist ... we don’t need to contribute more to it and are well documented in the scientific with something we can prevent.” literature,” the academy said in a statement Tory MP Terence Young has called for a on its website. “Safer technology, such as use review of Safety Code 6, the framework for of hard-wiring, is strongly recommended in industry guidelines on radiation exposure schools.” in Canada. The American Academy of Pediatrics has “My constituents believe that Safety Code also called for a review of government safety 6 is outdated, and there are a number of limits for electromagnetic radiation because studies that have come out in the last year of the growing number of wireless devices that they haven’t taken into consideration,” that are part of children’s lives. Young said in an interview with QMI In 2011, the World Health Organization Agency.

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Now with the L.A. Kings, Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe’s NHL career scoring record of 1,850 points against the Edmonton Oilers. He would retire 10 years later with 2,857 points.

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A stampede of fans prior to a World Cup qualifying match in Guatemala City kills 84 people and injures more than 100.

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Cash mob ready for encore

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

City takes home marketing awards GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

The awards are blooming for the City of St. Albert and its marketing campaigns. In the recent Marketing Canada awards, the City’s business and tourism development department took home a pair of awards — first place for their postcard and stamp package promoting the city, and second place for their new business welcome package. “Building and diversifying St. Albert’s economy in partnership with the community and key stakeholders is a priority for the City,” said Joan Barber, manager of marketing and research, in a press release. “The Marketing Canada Award is an endorsement from economic developers across the country of St. Albert’s understanding of the importance of economic development in sustainable growth for a vibrant community.” The postcard and stamp package is a partnership between the business and tourism development department and the Musée Heritage Museum and their “Take Your Best Shot” youth photo competition. Four of the images from the contest were featured on the postcards, along with stamps bearing the City’s leaf icon that have the value of a regular Canada Post stamp. The whole package is held together with a leaf-shaped paper clip. Meanwhile, the new business welcome package is hand-delivered by City staff along with new business licenses, and includes two locally crafted ceramic mugs, packages of Botanical Blossom tea — a blend of Alberta flower blossoms made especially for the City — and a selection of chocolate, both dark and milk, featuring the City’s leaf icon. The awards were handed out by the Economic Developers Association of Canada.

After a successful first go-round, St. Albert’s cash mob is ready for an encore performance. The second edition of the local business showcase is set for Thursday, Oct. 18, with customers descending on an independently owned St. Albert establishment, each committed to spending at least $20 inside. Organizer Heidi Fedoruk said that the first time out at Modern Eyes Gallery and Gift was hugely successful, and they’re hoping for a repeat. “The inaugural one, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. I was hoping for 20 to 30 people, and we ended up at probably over 60 by the time it was all said and done,” she said. Another positive was the number of local businesses that were involved, as Blue Kettle Specialty Foods cooked up samples at Modern Eyes, and Luisa Ristorante served as the meeting point. While the exact location of the October cash mob remains a closely guarded secret, Fedoruk did reveal that participants would gather at Privada Wine and Tapas,

on the corner of Perron Street and St. Anne Street, at 7 p.m. sharp to make their way to the chosen business. While both businesses so far are located in downtown St. Albert, Fedoruk said that those outside the downtown core need not fret, as they hope to spread out a little further in the coming months. “Right now, that’s just how it’s falling,” she said. “We’re looking for continuous input from our Twitter followers and our Facebook followers, and so far the first two have ended up in the downtown core.” Meanwhile, the cash mob concept seems to be catching on in the Capital Region, as Twitter users have been setting up one in Sherwood Park. While there’s a bit of friendly competition to see who can get the most people out, Fedoruk it’s all for a good goal. “It’s all for the good of supporting great local businesses. There’s certainly lots of room for a little healthy competition — but of course we can’t let them beat us,” she said with a laugh. As we get later into the year and the temperatures get colder, Fedoruk said she had no plans on letting up with the cash mob,

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heading out on the third Thursday of the month even into the critical holiday shopping season. “Nothing in our area can be halted for weather; we’d have to shut down for six months of the year,” she said. “On the coldest wintery nights, if a cash mob is planned and it’s a terrible night, it’s got to go forward, because those are the nights those businesses often sit empty.” For more information on the St. Albert cash mob, follow @cashmobstalbert on Twitter.

Target to feature Starbucks store

GLENN COOK St. Albert Leader

Customers looking for the buzz of a good deal in the new St. Albert Target store next year can also look forward to a buzz of a different kind. Target — which has bought up more than 100 Zellers locations in Canada, including the one in St. Albert Centre — has announced that they have reached an agreement with Starbucks Coffee to open Starbucks licensed stores in the majority of the 125 to 135 Canadian stores they will be opening across the country. “Starbucks has been a valued partner for more

than 12 years and an integral part of the Target guest experience in the U.S.,” said John Morioka, senior vice president of merchandising for Target Canada, in a press release. “Our goal is to bring the true Target brand shopping experience to our Canadian guests, so expanding our relationship with Starbucks as we enter the Canadian marketplace is a natural fit.” The first Starbucks location inside a Target store opened in the United States in 1999. More than 1,000 have followed suit since. There are currently seven Starbucks locations in St. Albert: three standalone shops, two inside Safeway stores, one inside the Chapters location on St. Albert Trail, and one in Servus Credit Union Place.

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Foreign workers fill gaps in hot economy ALINA KONEVSKI Sun Media News Services

Given the labour shortages in Grande Prairie’s hot economy, employers in the fast food industry are forced to hire abroad — a cost many say is well worth it. In the very tight labour market, fewer and fewer Albertans are willing to take on service jobs. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has embraced the challenge, and recently introduced a controversial measure to allow employers to pay foreign workers 15 per cent less than their Canadian counterparts. Needing to keep their doors open, corporate fast-food retailers in Grande Prairie are using their resources to recruit directly from abroad. “It’s filling the gaps,” said local McDonald’s owner Fred Dodd. “We first try to get Serge Allard local people because Tim Hortons owner it’s easier, quicker, cheaper. But when you’ve exhausted all those efforts, what else do you do?” Everyone is fighting for a shrinking pool of local service labour, people who are being offered better-paying jobs in the oil and gas industry, construction, retail and other sectors. Dodd noticed a dramatic squeeze in the last six months especially. “The economy is just too busy for the amount of people that we have,” said Tim Hortons’ owner Serge Allard. At McDonalds’ national hiring day, the Grande Prairie branches received some of the lowest turnout. If they did hire anybody, Dodd said, it was only one or two people. Subway, meanwhile, is chronically 25 per cent shortstaffed, according to owner Shawna Miller, who oversees 22 franchises. Some employers, including Daddio’s Pizzeria owner Richard Ames, remain concerned about English language fluency for public tasks, such as answering phones, and remain strict on their requirement. But this has led to the

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pizzeria being at about half staff for months. “People in Grande Prairie are way less tolerant of a language barrier,” said Jugo Juice owner Margaret Roose. “But in a bigger city, everybody’s going to have a language barrier. It’s a multicultural society.” Recruiting directly from abroad is expensive and timeconsuming, but this last resort is becoming the norm in Grande Prairie. Tim Hortons spends about $5,000 to get one temporary foreign worker over here, money that goes towards the international recruitment agency, work permit application, flight, and temporary accommodation once in Grande Prairie. Subway spends around $4,000, and McDonald’s between $1,600 to $3,000. Unexpected costs frequently come up, such as sometimes needing to meet newcomers arriving at the airport in January with winter clothes. The whole recruitment process seems to take six months on average. This isn’t a viable option for smaller businesses. Roose has two Jugo Juice franchises, and can’t afford the financial

and time cost of foreign recruitment. But she readily hires foreigners that have left other companies and who have valid work permits. Recruiting locally remains a priority for all, and Tim Hortons staff in Grande Prairie’s five outlets are about 80 per cent local. But some employers are seeing advantages to having foreign workers. “They show up, they work hard, they take direction,” said Roose. “I had one foreign worker, she could do the work of three Canadians. They’re worth every penny, there’s no doubt about it.” The three Canadians that Jugo Juice hired last month failed to show up to their first day of work. Foreigners stay longer in positions, significantly cutting down employers’ training costs. “They’re just excellent people,” said Allard of the Filipino workers at Tim Hortons. “They’re awesome people to have on your staff. I’m happy with 99 per cent of the people that are working with me from the Philippines.”

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LOCAL EDMONTON AREA DEALER AGREES TO SELL OFF SURPLUS FLEET VEHICLES FOR THE MANUFACTURER “ALBERTA REGIONAL FLEET SURPLUS CLEARING HOUSE”

Edmonton, AB – St. Albert Dodge, an Alberta licensed new car auto dealer, located in St. Albert AB, will be selling off 237 brand new Chrysler FactoryVehicles regardless of loss or profit.“We have accepted truck loads of new factory Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep vehicles and we will be disposing of them immediately. These vehicles will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Management is asking us to dispose of this excess inventory by any means possible and that means we are going to be selling these vehicles at drastically reduced prices. Savings will be as high as $16,000 off the MSRP,” says Manager Keith Guilbault of St. Albert Dodge. St. Albert Dodge will be the“Alberta Clearing House”for these brand new factory vehicles. Many of these vehicles are white, but there is still some limited colour selection available. All of these vehicles will be available with tremendous savings that are being supported by special rebate and discount programs that Chrysler Canada has authorized St. Albert Dodge to offer in order to sell off those excess units. Consumers will be offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to save thousands of dollars on a new vehicle that was originally intended for fleet use. INDUSTRY SHATTERING SAVINGS This unprecedented event to give the public access to such a large amount of brand new leftover new vehicle inventory should result in these vehicles being sold in a matter of days. This is a bargain hunter’s dream come true! LIBERAL CREDIT TERMS Over 5 million dollars in automotive finance credit will be available through several different financial institutions. Finance representatives will be on site to make immediate loan decisions. All credit applications will be accepted for this factory leftover vehicle sell-off. HIGH TRADE-IN VALUES Top dollar will be paid for any trade during this factory vehicle sell-off. Customers are urged to bring in their current payment or lease book if available, title and valid driver’s license and St. Albert Dodge will pay off any trade no matter how much is owed, OAC. Purchase one of these factory leftover vehicles and you will take advantage of low APR factory financing that will enable you to overcome a negative equity position in your trade. This is a perfect opportunity for somebody to come in and drive home a brand new Chrysler/ Dodge/Jeep vehicle that is covered by the original factory warranty with a 5 year/100,000km Powertrain warranty.

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