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Department worried about ravine fires

Department worried about ravine fires

The end of the school year, the blooming of poplar trees and too much idle time are blending together to create a string of small fires in St. Albert. Since Tuesday, fire crews have extinguished 11 fires in local ravines and parks.
School Notes

School Notes

No new Protestant school will be built in north St. Albert this year even though the area serves 994 students and 664 of them are bused to other parts of the city.
Court Briefs

Court Briefs

A young man with possible anger issues was sentenced Monday to 18 months of probation for two emotional outbursts that ended with him threatening people or hitting them.
City to seek P3 funding for transit projects

City to seek P3 funding for transit projects

The city will try to bundle four transit projects into a single P3 project in order to take advantage of federal P3 funding. A federal program called P3 Canada allows municipalities to apply for up to 25 per cent of the capital value of projects.
Ex-cop takes on town's photo radar

Ex-cop takes on town's photo radar

A former police officer in Morinville says the town's photo radar guys aren't playing by the rules and wants council to call them to account. Kevin Wedick was one of about 20 people at Morinville town council on June 14 to discuss photo radar.
Jackpot winner $1.3M richer

Jackpot winner $1.3M richer

The 30-something-year-old man who won $1.3 million on the Diamond Millions slot machine at Apex Casino Monday afternoon reportedly screamed when the news of the jackpot flashed on the screen before him.
Sturgeon Composite student killed in rollover

Sturgeon Composite student killed in rollover

A 17-year-old Sturgeon Composite High School student was killed in a rollover on the last day of school. Emergency crews responded to the accident at about 1:35 p.m. on June 15 south of Gibbons on Range Road 233, just north of Township Road 552.
RCMP make drug arrest

RCMP make drug arrest

Members of the local RCMP drug unit arrested a 19-year-old man last week with several different types of drugs and $635 in cash.
City won't refund blue garbage tags

City won't refund blue garbage tags

The city will not buy back unused blue garbage tags from residents. Coun. Cam MacKay tried to convince council that buying back the tags was the right thing to do now that the city has its new toter system in place, but only Coun.
Air system at Servus needs $500K overhaul

Air system at Servus needs $500K overhaul

The city will spend about half a million dollars replacing a ventilation unit that is failing prematurely at Servus Credit Union Place.
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