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Nickerson kids celebrate Christmas story

It was a cool Thursday morning when the parents of Jesus Christ arrived at St. Albert Place, accompanied by a small army of angels, kings and sheep.

Church lands ready to sprout

It might seem wacky to start planning a garden during December’s frosty temperatures, but the St. Albert Christian Reformed Church is now working to convert a chunk of its land into a series of community garden plots.

Supreme Court upholds murder conviction

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the conviction of an Edmonton man found guilty of killing a St. Albert high school janitor in 2006. Thieu Tran was originally convicted of manslaughter in the death of An Quoc Tran (no relation). On Feb.

Committee seeks more local award wins

St. Albert city council believes more local residents and organizations should win awards, so it established a committee that will try and make that happen.

Hockey game brings ice indoors

Spending countless hours playing pond hockey as a kid in St. Albert was one of the factors that influenced Scott Rusnak’s decision to create a hockey-themed online virtual game called Rinksters, set for release early next year.

Jacquie Hansen named Alberta School Boards Association president

Even as the new president of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), Jacquie Hansen said she will continue to advocate for the same things she does as a trustee for the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board, only now at a provincial level.

Business Beat

Tony Ricci, owner of the Ricci Hair Company in St. Albert, was named Canadian Hairstylist of the Year at the 2010 Contessa Awards in Toronto last weekend.

Cost of hired guns targeted

Does St. Albert spend too much on consultants? That’s a question on the minds of some city councillors during the 2011 budget process, which has about a month to go before wrapping up.

Arden to get $500K renovation

St. Albert’s Arden Theatre will have all its seats replaced as part of a half-million dollar renovation planned for next year.

Black Ops: the death of Second World War gaming

On its first day alone, Call of Duty: Black Ops sold more than 5.6 million copies and logged more than 5.9 million multiplayer hours online. That’s almost 675 years of time spent worldwide on one game in one day.