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Province puts immigration programs on hold

High unemployment rates are prompting the Alberta government to temporarily suspend two of its immigration programs.

Duo climbs peak for African charity

Imagine getting on your motorcycle and riding 18,000 kilometres to the bottom of one of the world’s most infamous mountains, only to get off and start hiking up its peak.

In search of the sturgeon

It's been a long time since anyone has seen lake sturgeon in the Sturgeon River. Jim Greer of the Pioneer Gun Club says he saw one in Big Lake around 1930. "I was out with my dad, and he was rowing the boat and I was hanging over the front.

Couple squeezes flavour into sausage offerings

One of the neat things about the St. Albert Farmers’ Market is the quirky names vendors give their business. For instance, there’s The Butcher’s Bus, a popular booth manned by sausage makers Charles and Jody Hansen.

Cardiff to host literacy guru

Modern communication technology has changed the way the world disseminates information, so educators must change the way they teach children to read.

Churches, doctors and day cares could open in business parks

The city is exploring whether to allow churches, medical offices and daycares to locate in St. Albert business parks.

Cancer claims former Gazette editor

Former St. Albert Gazette managing editor Sue Gawlak has succumbed to a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 59. Gawlak passed away Friday morning at her Akinsdale home surrounded by family, after an 18-month fight with cancer.

Breast Friends row for science

Local dragon-boaters and scientists have busted a myth about plane rides, swollen arms and breast cancer.


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City to loan money for playground project

The City of St. Albert will loan $16,100 to a parent group from Bertha Kennedy School to pay for the completion of a new playground that opened last year.