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Housing Society Wins Queen’s Bench Appeal

By Peter Haughland | December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. Albert Housing Society has won the right to have the property tax bill for 12 Nevada Place reconsidered. In a possibly precedent setting decision… Read more

Fundraiser Brings in Record Numbers

By Peter Haughland | December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

More people in need will have a chance to turn things around thanks to a record fundraiser for the St. Albert Housing Society. The society held its annual housing breakfast Tuesday and raised in excess of $42,000. That more than doubles the amount raised in previous years, said executive director Tash Taylor. The money will…

Safer Living

By Peter Haughland | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

First two buildings in St. Albert receive “crime-free” designation by RCMP Last week’s budget deliberations at city hall rendered wins for some city groups and losses for others. On the winning side were branch library proponents and city ice users. Council voted in favour of building new library space and a new arena. On the…

Mixed Up Priorities

By Peter Haughland | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week’s budget deliberations at city hall rendered wins for some city groups and losses for others. On the winning side were branch library proponents and city ice users. Council voted in favour of building new library space and a new arena. On the losing side was St. Albert’s working poor when council decided to…

Time to Change the DNA of Housing

By Peter Haughland | November 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Her voice thick with emotion, Holly Burton stood in front of a crowd of nearly 400 people and told a heartfelt story of loss,depression and struggle. Burton, a single mother and a participant of the St. Albert Housing Society’s HOMEconnection program, was one of the speakers highlighting the importance of affordable housing during the society’s annual…

Cadillac Homes Create Two-tier Society

By Peter Haughland | November 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Architect Avi Friedman decries North American stigma toward affordable housing. An interview by the St. Albert Gazette and Dr. Avi Friedman. Known around the world as Canada’s guru on housing innovation and urban design, architect Avi Friedman was named by international design magazine, Wallpaper, as one of the top 10 people “most likely to change…

Edmonton Needs a New Approach to Building in the Suburbs

By Peter Haughland | November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

He says Edmonton is losing money on every suburb it builds and won’t solve the housing affordability problem for its residents either until it embraces a different style of neighbourhood. “We’re repeating the same prototype for half a century,” said Friedman, a popular speaker and McGill University professor who is speaking at the St. Albert…

Cutting Housing Society Funding is Very Disappointing

By Peter Haughland | November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Letter to the Gazette City Council’s funding cut of almost 10 per cent to the St. Albert Housing Society is extremely disappointing and perplexing. With more residents being served and a growing need for more help, not less, council’s decision makes no sense at all. Adding insult to injury is that noone had the courtesy…

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