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Ancient forest renamed in honour of Grey Nuns

Ancient forest renamed in honour of Grey Nuns

Nearly 150 years ago, three women trudged past a certain stand of white spruce trees near what would later become St. Albert. On a mission from God, they were with the Grey Nuns, and would become pivotal figures in this city's history.
Protestant school district calls for a byelection

Protestant school district calls for a byelection

St. Albert Protestant School Board trustees did not set the date for the byelection to fill the vacant chair left by Morag Pansegrau, but they are hopeful it will take place before the end of the year.
Transit driving much of city's insurance costs

Transit driving much of city's insurance costs

City councillors took a look at the city’s insurance costs this week, which have risen to more than $1 million a year. Councillors got an update on the city’s overall risk management strategy at their finance and audit meeting on Tuesday.
Province returns funds to St. Albert school boards

Province returns funds to St. Albert school boards

Local separate and public school board officials are anxiously awaiting a cheque in the mail along with some detailed information from Alberta Education about how to spend their new-found funds.
Swimming pool photos lead to child porn charges

Swimming pool photos lead to child porn charges

Alberta’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a Fort McMurray man in connection with photographs and videos taken of children at swimming pools including Servus Credit Union Place.
More homes for Oakmont?

More homes for Oakmont?

A small, new housing development proposed for the Oakmont neighbourhood has raised some big traffic concerns for local residents.
When dogs fly

When dogs fly

Dogs and helicopters probably aren’t seen as natural companions. But when the dogs are members of the RCMP canine unit and have to be prepared for rapid movement for rescue or crime fighting, helicopters become their mode of transportation.
Redford mixes old and new in cabinet

Redford mixes old and new in cabinet

Premier Alison Redford unveiled her new cabinet Wednesday, a mix of familiar and new faces, young and veteran politicians, and rural and urban constituencies.
Ancient forest named in honour of Grey Nuns

Ancient forest named in honour of Grey Nuns

Nearly 150 years ago, three women trudged past a certain stand of white spruce trees near what would later become St. Albert. On a mission from God, they were with the Grey Nuns, and would become pivotal figures in this city's history.
New municipal affairs minister wrote a book on his ministry

New municipal affairs minister wrote a book on his ministry

Newly minted Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths has an interesting perspective on his new job. In fact, he literally wrote a book on it.
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