March 2024

April, 2024



The Evolution of a High School Play

How Bellerose Composite High School stages a theatrical production. It’s received wisdom among many at Bellerose that basketball season is the longest… Read



Wild Earth Bakery

Continuing to keep it natural. Melinda Admiraal is no stranger to the food and hospitality industry, having run for a while a catering… Read



Spring Green foods

Try these 6 options to put a little ‘spring’ in your appetite Happy springtime, everyone! As we eagerly await green buds, longer… Read


Rob Lightfoot's mugshotIn the last couple of years, the provincial government has refocused its sights on education, with a proposed K-12 curriculum overhaul, handling gay-straight alliances, and — more recently — balancing parental roles with LGBTQ student needs. Fortunately, the teaching of arts subjects like drama has remained under the radar. 

Education Alberta declares drama is part of its school system’s fundamental principles, calling it “both an art form and a medium for learning and teaching.” To all those involved, drama is not only a labour of love, it’s also an ambitious undertaking, crowned by the large-scale theatrical attractions mounted by high schools each spring. Ee follow one local high school to trace a production’s development from conception to completion.

We also talk to Instagram influencer Sophie Gray, who’s leapt from social media to heightening social awareness of mental health with DiveThru, a chain of facilities that includes a new clinic opening in St. Albert. It’s a different story for Wild Earth Bakery owner Melinda Admiraal, who took over the establishment to preserve its legacy. Check out her progress.

Other stories of note include a number of healthy green recipe options, some unique Easter gift ideas and a chronicle of some real drama from St. Albert’s past, in the form of notable protests and rallies concerning this city. 


Enjoy this edition and find out why all of St. Albert is a stage, from page to page.