December 2016

November, 2016


Power bills, and the power system
Energy bills and a complex industry can have consumers feeling left out in the cold

For many Albertans, the only time any attention is paid to the gas or electricity bill is when there’s a dramatic change… Read



Laurie Hawkswell – Window artist
Dressed to Thrill - A behind-the-glass look at window art

As a form of advertising, window painting has been around for a very long time. So long in fact, that when most… Read


Over the Top Cakes
Baking spirits bright

Nestled in a small strip mall in the Grandin neighbourhood is a friendly little bakeshop that is doing big things. Over the… Read



How to Plan a Cheese Board
Get festive with fromage

No holiday party menu is complete without a cheese plate. In fact, rich, gourmet cheeses pair so well with so many things—wine,… Read


Tea Time - Say cheers to the holiday season

Tea has a way of bringing people together. But it might be the buttery scones that keep them there. And it’s in… Read


From the Publisher

Just over two years ago, my team and I sent T8N out into the community with hopes the content would resonate with you.

To prepare, we pondered ideas, visuals and methods for getting this magazine into your hands. We discussed what subjects to cover and how to cover them so that they’d be informative, provoking and engaging. We felt a strong mix of beautiful images and well-written words were essential to T8N’s success and are thrilled with the response we’ve received from you, our readers.

Without your readership, we would not have an audience. And without an audience, we would not have a publication. You have been such an important part of our success within St. Albert, the community we call home.

I would also like to thank the amazing team at T8N. I am blessed to be surrounded by talented people who have invested their hearts into this publication and continue to amaze me with their ideas. I wish to thank them all, but most specifically Carmen, Brenda, Carol, Bruce and Correna. Among others, you have brought the spirit to this publication.

On a personal note, I wish to thank my family for their support. My wife Janice, children Ben and Emily, sister Amy, and parents Jim and Susan continue to offer their advice, ideas and emotional vigour to keep me moving on slow days! Starting a new business is always hard, but with a great family, it seems so much less difficult.

But, it all comes back to you, our readership. You are the reason we do this, and you are the reason our business partners work with us. We hope we can continue to deliver content that you find appealing and informative.

Thank you to all of you.

Rob Lightfoot