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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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Saturday Jul 19, 2014

Latest spill deemed non-hazardous

Story ImageA city investigation suggests that the mysterious grey foul-smelling substance found at Outfall No. 3 this week was not hazardous, and may even be a natural occurrence.

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Saturday Jul 19, 2014

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, reports the cityís power line manager.

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Saturday Jul 19, 2014

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: people defecating in the bushes.

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Jul 16

Salisbury Park chosen for air quality station

Vital Grandin students may soon have a high-tech toy to play with now that city council has decided to put its first air quality monitoring station in Salisbury Park.
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Jul 11

Stocking up

Itís the morning of June 4 at Lake Wabamun. Alberta fisheries technician Don Hildebrandt is taking his foster kids home. All 5.2 million of them.
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Jul 09

160-year plan for white spruce forest revealed

St. Albert should double the size of the white spruce forest to ensure the forestís survival for the next 160 years, a city committee says.
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Jul 09

A flicker of fashion

Want a new look? Start with a black and white tuxedo. Now, turn the white undershirt black and make the suit brownish with black polka-dots. Make the inner lining as bright and yellow as the sun, and grow a luxurious moustache. Oh, and start eating ants.
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Jun 28

Environment File

A local wetland boardwalk is once again off-limits due to some feisty terns.
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Jun 25

Council split over water conservation bylaw

Council has split three ways over what, if anything, it should do with its proposed water conservation bylaw.
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Jun 25

This fish sucks

Aug. 9, 2009 was the day I had one of the most magical wildlife encounters in many years of exploring the Sturgeon River.
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Jun 21

A bird in the hand

High up a poplar tree near Sherwood Park, Rick Morse is waiting to get mauled.
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