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A black-bearded sparrow was the star attraction during this year’s Christmas Bird Count in St. Albert. St. Albert held its 19th annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 27.

Third Big Lake subdivision planned

Another 4,800 residents will come to the shores of Big Lake under a proposal for a third neighbourhood near Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park.

Sturgeon approves $150-million road plan

County councillors signed off on a proposed road network through the Sturgeon Valley yesterday that would see the county create a new river crossing and a direct feed into the Anthony Henday.

Fugitive captured in capital

A fugitive sought by the Calgary police for leaving an approved home in the St. Albert area in violation of a court order, has been arrested in Edmonton. Curtis Dale Hill, 30, was taken into custody Tuesday morning, Const. Janice Schoepp of the St.

County mayor wants better process, buried line

New power line routings through Sturgeon County are getting a cautiously optimistic response from county politicians, but Sturgeon Mayor Don Rigney wants to see an improved public process.

Erin Ridge North given OK

Despite a developer's request for a one-week delay to go back to the drawing board and iron out some last-minute concerns, council has approved the city's first area structure plan (ASP) in the annexed lands.

Customer robbed at knifepoint

RCMP investigators are speaking with witnesses and examining video surveillance camera footage after a man was robbed at knifepoint Monday night at a local gas station. According to Const. Janice Schoepp of the St.

Downtown repairs continue

Traffic around Perron Street and Sir Winston Churchill Avenue will continue to be complicated this week, as city crews repair a broken water main that flooded the area last week.

Accused in Morinville murder will go to trial

A Morinville man charged with the murder of his common-law wife will go to trial on charges of second-degree murder. James Gary Urbaniak was ordered to stand trial following a three-day preliminary hearing last week.

Sturgeon torchbearer ready to run

Walter Hoffmann isn’t taking any chances this week when his turn to carry the Olympic torch comes up.