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Gord Hennigar

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What democracy? Is there democracy in St Albert? Wasn't it lost a few years ago? By the way ....democracy is slowly slipping away from us at all levels of government!
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And don't forget folks, that if a LRT ever does run down the Trail, it wipes out the $1.6 million plus we spent foolishly 'beautifying it'. It will be replaced with the beauty of tracks and overhead power lines, something seen no where else in this city.

And while it is on my mind, please stop hammering the !!!! or ???? in the forum.

Adding more than a single piece of punctuation only make a mess to read and does not in any way add more depth to an exclamation nor question.
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warmodel

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Everyone:  For your information today's issue of "THE METRO" has the following on page 8:  "St Albert green-lights LRT route to run alongside trail". It states in part that the 10 kilometer route has early costs of about $100 million a kilometer, as stated by CROUSE. It also list the proposed stops as 'near Hebert Road, near Downtown/St. Anne Street, Sturgeon road, st. Albert centre, hospital and Neil Ross Road' - from beginning to end six (6) stops. And to call this LRT is laughable - the letter R (for rapid) should be removed, and it should be known as 'Light Transit. One would think that trying to improve the present service (empty buses, etc) would be of a major concern, but no, CROUSE is set on looking far into the future and to hell with the situation we prersently have.
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Originally Posted by Galt
Ted wrote: "Broadhead quotes the mayor of Mississauga about transportation, a city of 730,000 people and applying comments to St. Albert?"

Hazel McCallion?  If you watched recent documentaries on her, she was a force to be reckoned with when it came to caring for people.  36 years in office is nothing to sneeze at. (retired a couple of weeks ago at age 93)

Did Brodhead add that transit was only looked at because of Mississauga's economic development?  If it had stayed a sleepy little bedroom community like St. Albert, no way would she have even suggested it at the cost it would have been to taxpayers.



A reader who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons wrote to me re Councillor Brodhead this morning:

"Someone should ask anyone who has been with Edmonton Transit for a few years, just what their opinion of this person is. I have never heard even one positive comment".
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I wonder what the traffic congestion on the Trail costs us in air pollution?  It is illegal to let a car idle in St.Albert for any  length of time, yet that is exactly what we are forced to do on the trail. 

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warmodel

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Forum Host:  To follow up with your comment re Brodhead. Refer the following that took place back in 2012: during the period Nov. 10 - 15, 2012 W. Brodhead  attended a Urban Transportation conference and submitted an expense account  to St. Albert in the amount of $2,873.11 - this while still employed in Sr. Management with the City of Edmonton Transit.  During the period May 31 - June 5, 2013 W. Brodhead attended a Urban Transportation conference and submitted an expense account in the amount of $3,325.00. The question arises  what did St. albert gain by his presence there. Should his expense account for the meeting in 2012  have been paid for by St. Albert. And finally if memory serves me right - was it not part of his platform last year to try and end the 'whislte blowing of trains going thru this area. Surely he did not  go there to find how to eliminate the noise - and for all those wanting to know on that subject, CN Rail cannot make a decision on that - it is up to CN to abide by rules set in place by Transport Canada.
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Found this on Cruise Critic, posted by Ray Vanek, regarding the state of Common Sense in our world today.
http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1554&et_cid=1886141&et_rid=16325765&et_referrer=Boards

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
Why the early bird gets the worm;
Life isn’t always fair,
and maybe it was my fault.

Common sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults are in charge not children).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of an 8 year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for ...reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common sense finally gave up the will to live, after a women failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common sense was preceded in death, by
His parents, truth and trust
His wife, discretion
His daughter, Responsibility
His son, reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers
I know my rights
I want my rights
I want it now
I’m a victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
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swallow1:

Thank you very much for that wonderful post. How Saturday Evening Post, huh ?

I guess we'd all prefer not to live in nostalgia; but I have pleasure remembering the excited joy when the Star Weekly arrived and I (a child) could pore over the funny papers before the grownups got home from work.

How did it all get away from us ?
Today's 30- & 40-somethings have no idea what we've lost.

grady
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How did it all get away from us ? -- Anti-Christian sentiment.  
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Re the terrible state of St.Albert streets: I wish we had a radio station call-in program like Edmonton does where the mayor answers residents' questions. I have one for our mayor: how does he expect emergency vehicles to negotiate our impassable side streets? The warmer temperatures have paralyzed many neighbourhoods. We don't all drive 4x4's so we can go X-mas shopping to support our local economy! We are stuck in our cup-de-sacs or crescents, have not seen or heard a snow plough. Calls or emails to Public Works go unanswered even though they offer feed-back to complaints.  We pay taxes too and deserve better service. 
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elke -- while this is technically a parody account.....

Don't worry about the snow, folks! I assure you that we will clear your street by April!

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elke01

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That's what worries me: I need x-mas shopping done before April!!!! and pay a few bills before they cut off my power...
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Galt

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@ Kerry - That's about right.  A waste of taxpayers' dollars when you see the snow clearing vehicles decide to work a street that's melting by the minute. 
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@elke01 - I don't know if it's applicable to your street, by you may want to phone again and tell them that it's going to be pretty hard for garbage pick up to be done.  Especially if it's difficult for you to put the bins out safely for them to do their job.
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They are starting to plow the residential streets today.  I saw them in Braeside on my way to work this morning.  All residential areas are supposed to be done this week.  Still slow, they should have been done last week, but at least they will be done.
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Whoopee!! Clearing the streets should be easy considering the upcoming temperature!
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warmodel

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Everyone:  As of 8:00AM this morning the only snow removal in the city is at the shopping center parking lots. As for the roads no sign of any city plows...............it would not surprise me that the plows had already been removed from the trucks. St. Albert Trail even with the conditions as it is still is a speedway - if you are doing the speed limit it seems everybody has to pass you doing 70-80K .
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I must say I was disappointed to note that no councillor wants to do something about ( in my opinion) the horrible state of traffic in St albert. (Council eyes 2016 to-do list St Albert Gazette).
 
  Now i noted the article on the decrease in traffic accidents, and certainly that is laudable, but surely it is possible to work towards a system that is safe and smart.
 
  I use the term smart because of how that seems to be a new *in* buzz  phrase-- *Smart City*. Surely such a city can and should be working on a system that keeps traffic flowing smoothly and limits long line ups where idling cars spew exhaust fumes.
 
   I can not count the times when I have sat at intersections wanting to make a left turn, with ideal road conditions and good visibility and nary a car approaching, but can’t do so because of  the system even though the lights are green for cars  going my direction and straight through the intersection.
 
  Call it a quality of life issue or an environmental issue if that will get the ball rolling. Surely we are capable of a better system than we now must all endure.
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Dennis Arneson

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Was there by chance a post deleted from this section? There was something about a drive from St Albert Center taking too much time.
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Not that I recall, Dennis no. I once posted it took me longer to get from the south city limit on the Trail to the Walmart mall than it did to travel from 124 St and 104 Ave in Edmonton to the south city limit of the Trail. I recall it took 12 minutes compared to 14 at about 11:30 a.m.
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Dennis Arneson

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Interesting...there was a post about somebody's wife leaving St Albert Centre travelling via the Trail to Hebert ...I won't post further details without checking screen cap.
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Dennis Arneson

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Not the one I was talking about but choose not to pursue previously deleted post further. No point.
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HWM

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Dennis: I too remember the post and you got me looking. The one I remember is post #1 on this topic by head honcho. Is that the one you remember as well?
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Dennis Arneson

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HWM: Thanks that was indeed the post. Not sure how it ended up in my current time line from 2014. In any event that matter has been beat up pretty good so no point in reopening old wounds. Think we've all been frustrated by traffic volumes at one time or anonther. Funny when we transferred here from Calgary 20 years ago I laughed when people complained about St Albert traffic. Guess it's all relative. Thanks again and all the best in 2016.
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