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Kids excelling at full-day kindergarten, says teacher

A local kindergarten teacher says children who attend full-day kindergarten every day have a significant advantage over those who attend an alternate day or half-day kindergarten program.
Transit drivers get 'simulated'

Transit drivers get 'simulated'

It’s not often you hear a driving instructor tell a student to go ahead and give the curb a good rub. But that’s what was happening this week at the St.

Court Briefs

A man who didn’t know when to say when was fined $800 for an alcohol-fuelled episode. Shane Douglas Fry pleaded guilty to a single count of uttering death threats and a single count of mischief.
Still no start date for mall redevelopment

Still no start date for mall redevelopment

Three years after the City of St. Albert approved a then $450-million redevelopment of Grandin Park Plaza, many business owners located inside the mall are wondering when the project will move forward.
City names first Asset Champions for Business

City names first Asset Champions for Business

Adrian Theroux was just 16 years old when he began working at Paradise Pet Centre in St. Albert. Seventeen years later, he’s now the general manager and said he can’t imagine working anywhere else.

Bregg's Bill coming to Parliament

This should be a rowdy spring session, says St. Albert's member of Parliament, one that will include a bill meant to protect bus drivers from assault. Edmonton-St.

Teacher contract talks called off

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) announced Friday afternoon that discussions between teachers, the Alberta School Boards Association and Alberta Education have been called off.

Local scientist to join all-star oilsand panel

A local scientist has been tapped to help make a world-class environmental monitoring system for the oilsands. Alberta Environment Minster Rob Renner announced the 12 members of his expert panel on oilsands monitoring Thursday.
For love of a game

For love of a game

It's one of the warmest evenings of winter and recent drizzle has turned to slush at the Larose Park outdoor rink in St. Albert. An attempt has been made to chip the ice smooth but it's soft and far from perfect.

Net-zero renos ain't easy, says expert

Albertans can transform their houses into net-zero homes using current technology, says a local homebuilder, but it isn't easy. About 160 Edmonton and St.