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Keller's close call

You're not supposed to panic when an avalanche buries you. Easy to say. Hard to do. Legal resident Kevin Keller learned that last year while snowmobiling near Valemount, B.C.

Red Friday campaign steps up for Kandahar schools

The school gym at Muriel Martin Elementary was packed as every student paid rapt attention to the man in the camouflage uniform and military beret as he spoke about the value of education, no matter where you are in the world. Brig.-Gen.

Man charged in head-on crash

A 38-year-old man is facing a host of criminal charges following a crash Saturday night that sent him and three others to hospital. The head-on collision happened around 11:20 p.m. on Ray Gibbon Drive near McKenney Avenue.

Leadership class reaches out to inner city

When most students at W.D. Cuts Junior High were chatting in the hallways, talking about upcoming exams, homework assignments or plans for the weekend, another group was spending the day working at two Edmonton charities.

County development clears capital board

A new 240-lot subdivision in the Sturgeon Valley moved a step closer to reality last week with a strings-attached approval from the Capital Region Board.

Firefighters agree to two-year deal

After nearly a year of negotiations, a new two-year agreement has been reached between the City of St. Albert and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

Hospital foundation raising friends and funds

The hammers are still pounding away at the Sturgeon Community Hospital's new emergency department. Meanwhile, the non-profit group that provides extra funding wants to fill the finished site with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Environment File

St. Albert has joined a national coalition to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. City council voted Monday night to join the Partners for Climate Protection Program, a group of about 150 communities committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

New neighbourhood preserves old forest

A new subdivision could bring thousands of people to Big Lake while preserving an ancient forest. Approximately 40 people attended an open house at the Glendale Golf & Country Club last week on the Big Lake Neighbourhood Three structure plan.

Local man killed near Tomahawk

Two people, including a St. Albert man, were killed Friday in a high-speed head-on crash near Tomahawk. Michael Deutch, 32, died before emergency crews arrived at the scene of the wreck about two kilometres south of the community on Highway 759.