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Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2008. Scott writes about the arts, entertainment, movies, culture, community groups, and charities. He also writes general news, features, columns and profiles on people.

Recent Work by Scott

St. Albert ranks ninth in study of per-capita spending

St. Albert ranks ninth in study of per-capita spending

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation published its Municipal Spending Report last week as a way to demonstrate the value that citizens of various sizes of Alberta municipalities are getting for their tax dollars. St. Albert placed ninth on the list and several hundred dollars below the average on the Big Cities comparison.
New online art gallery for high school students

New online art gallery for high school students

Virtual art has 57 new and exciting talents to share, as three St. Albert high school teachers offer up a new online gallery of their students' work for all to view. The COVID-19 Art Show is now live.
A cure for diabetes could be within reach – in your pocket

A cure for diabetes could be within reach – in your pocket

Diabetes could be a thing of the past "if all goes according to plan," says Dr. James Shapiro who is heading a team of researchers on a cure. Helping him out is another team of people who are taking their fundraising effort across the country. They want a million people to dig not so deep for $22 each to donate to a project called HEADing to 2022.
A cure for diabetes could be within reach – in your pocket

A cure for diabetes could be within reach – in your pocket

Diabetes could be a thing of the past "if all goes according to plan," says Dr. James Shapiro who is heading a team of researchers on a cure. Helping him out is another team of people who are taking their fundraising effort across the country. They want a million people to dig not so deep for $22 each to donate to a project called HEADing to 2022.
Won’t you be a good neighbour?

Won’t you be a good neighbour?

People need social connections, even (and especially) during a pandemic. That's why the city is hosting and promoting its first-ever Good Neighbour Day, which is set to take place on Saturday, July 4. It is also ramping up attention to a modified Block Party season.
Escape the Labyrinth for summer reading adventure

Escape the Labyrinth for summer reading adventure

The St. Albert Public Library has a modified version of its ever-popular summer reading program lined up. The all-ages Escape the Labyrinth starts up on Monday.
Cultural clubs, libraries and other destinations reopening

Cultural clubs, libraries and other destinations reopening

The Heritage Sites have already reopened this week, while the St. Albert Public Library and the Royal Canadian Legion are looking at July 2 to unlock their doors to guests again.
St. Albert Readers Festival announces lineup

St. Albert Readers Festival announces lineup

STARFest announced its fall lineup on Thursday, with other announcements as well. The festival of authors will take place online this year, though all events will be free to make up for it.
Peggy Garritty a solid bridger as new U of A chancellor

Peggy Garritty a solid bridger as new U of A chancellor

St. Albert communications consultant Peggy Garritty was installed as the U of A's new chancellor last week. She brings a wealth of experience in governance and good public relations to the role.
Lacombe Park Community Garden a free "edible landscape"

Lacombe Park Community Garden a free "edible landscape"

A bloom of volunteers turned up - and turned up soil - on Saturday for a sunny permablitz to transform the expansive lawn surrounding Grace Family Church on Liberton Drive into a beautiful and edible free food forest for the whole community.