April 2020 – Vol.1, No. 1

Click here to download a complete PDF of this issue. Links to individual stories are below.

A Note To Our Readers
We began putting our first edition of SPANN together before the COVID-19 pandemic. As we got closer to press time, we realized that some things discussed in this issue will likely be affected by our current situation, such as businesses/restaurants/rec centres being closed, and events being cancelled or postponed. We decided to go ahead with publishing the paper as a way to keep community members connected and feeling less isolated. We will be publishing updates and news on our website and social media. Here at our website you can subscribe to our free e-newsletter delivered straight to your inbox with print edition highlights, web exclusive features, and other community updates. If you use social media, be sure to like us on Facebook (@spannjasperplace), and follow us on Twitter (@thespannjp) and Instagram (@spannjasperplace) for updates as well.

We would also love to hear how people in the neighbourhoods we reach are coping with changes to our lifestyles during this unusual and difficult time, like working from home, having the kids home from school, and things you’re doing to spend your days while practising social distancing. We will post some stories on our website, and print them in our next issue. You can contact us at spanneditor@gmail.com. We hope you are keeping safe and well.

 – The SPANN newspaper team

STORIES IN THIS ISSUE:

A Mosque is Coming to Canora

Business Profile: Doggy Style Deli

Restaurant Review: Co Do Hue

Food4Good: Addressing Food Security

No More Bored Kids with Kids on Track

Poverty: No Single Cause (United Way Capital Region Alberta)

Jasper Place Leisure Centre Re-Opens

Tracking Progress on Valley Line West LRT

Jasper Place Community History Project: Your Stories Wanted

Jasper Place Revitalization Update

Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association Update

Community League Updates: Britannia-Youngstown, Canora, Glenwood, and West Jasper/Sherwood

Cumming’s Corner: Greetings From Your Federal Member of Parliament

From Your MLA: Edmonton-Riverview (Lori Sigurdson)

From Your MLA: Edmonton-Glenora (Sarah Hoffman)

Andrew Knack, Ward 1 City Councillor: City Plan Report

Ward Boundary Commission

Editor’s Notes: April 2020