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Saturday Jul 26, 2014

BLESS parking lot expands

TileThe BLESS shelter parking lot just got a little bigger and greener, thanks to some improvements by the city’s public works department. Officially called Rotary Park, the facility was on the receiving end of an expansion project that finished last Friday, said operations supervisor Derek Dallorto. ...

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Jul 26

Two men caught in school break in

Two men will be facing charges of break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance in...
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Jul 26

Work begins on grit interceptors

The St. Albert Children’s Bridge is getting a double dose of interceptors this summer in order to help keep grit out of the...
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Jul 26

Transparency a goal for new CFO

Keeping nothing in the dark is a top priority for the city’s new general manager and chief financial officer.
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Provincial News >>

Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Auditor slams gravel management

Alberta isn’t doing a good job of making sure gravel companies reclaim their old pits, reports the auditor general – pits the public might have to pay to clean up as a result. Alberta’s auditor general released a series of audits this week on government departments and programs. One of them was on Environment and Sustainable Resource Development’s ...

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Jul 16

Province fumbles on climate change

Alberta isn’t meeting its climate change goals and isn’t tracking its progress towards them some six years after unveiling...
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Environmental News >>

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Camouflage crab

TileSpiders have a way of sneaking up on you. I was recently perusing some flowery bushes down at the botanic garden, for example, taking in all the shiny, emerald leaves when bam! Big yellow spider, arms outstretched for a big, lethal hug! ...

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Jul 19

Latest spill deemed non-hazardous

A city investigation suggests that the mysterious grey foul-smelling substance found at Outfall No. 3 this week was not...
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Jul 19

St. Albert tops for lightning strikes in 2013

Feel electric this morning? That might be because St. Albert was at the top of the charts for lightning strikes last year,...
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Jul 19

Environmental group raises stink about fecal problem

A local environmentalist is calling on the city this week to fix a growing threat to public health near the Sturgeon River:...
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Canadian Press >>

Saturday Jul 26, 2014

Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk

TileDONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. The move comes as Ukrainian forces appear to have gained some momentum recently by retaking control of territory from the rebels. But Russia also...DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

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Saturday Jul 26, 2014

Gunmen seize, later release senior Sunni politician in Iraq amid mounting sectarian tensions

Story ImageBAGHDAD - Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician,...BAGHDAD - Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker.

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Saturday Jul 26, 2014

North Korea fires missile into sea on eve of 61st anniversary of Korean War armistice signing

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off...SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defence official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War.

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