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Twitchell demands appeal

Twitchell demands appeal

Convicted murderer Mark Twitchell believes media coverage and assaults on his character during his recent high-profile murder trial are among many reasons why his conviction should be quashed and a new trial granted.
Aboriginal kids twice as likely to smoke, finds study

Aboriginal kids twice as likely to smoke, finds study

Off-reserve aboriginal kids are more than twice as likely to smoke than non-aboriginals, finds a new study.
Volunteer firefighters given WCB cancer coverage

Volunteer firefighters given WCB cancer coverage

Volunteer firefighters in Alberta will now be treated the same as their full-time counterparts when it comes to cancer claims with the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
Orman the latest to jump into PC race

Orman the latest to jump into PC race

The race to replace Progressive Conservative leader Ed Stelmach was expected to get a little more crowded today with an announcement from former Alberta Energy minister Rick Orman.
Get ready for a Clean REEP

Get ready for a Clean REEP

Even the Sturgeon River is getting involved with this year's river cleanup event, with high water levels flooding what would normally be trash-strewn shores. But don't worry, says organizer Erin Gluck — there's still plenty of trash to pick up.
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch seeks new members

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch seeks new members

A Sturgeon County organization devoted to keeping an eye out for crime is looking for a few good volunteers. Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch is looking for volunteers to help monitor the county’s wide-open spaces and report crime as they see it.
Where do baby trees come from?

Where do baby trees come from?

Deep in an isolated greenhouse, Scott Formaniuk searches for trees in a very tiny forest. He gently brushes aside the branches of some two-year-old lodgepole pines, each about the height of his hand. "These are coming along quite nicely," he says.
Roast beef theft leads to fine

Roast beef theft leads to fine

A St. Albert man who stole an armful of Alberta beef to fuel a drug habit now has four months to come up with a fine. Kyle Robert Norgard, 38, pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000 for a Sept. 12, 2010 incident that saw him trying to get out of a St.
Science is electrifying

Science is electrifying

Tesla coils are awesome. That's a scientific fact. About 35 Sir George Simpson students learned that last Friday in St. Albert when teacher Tony Rafaat fired one up.
Mayor wants to tackle vandalism head-on

Mayor wants to tackle vandalism head-on

It's time for the city to stop accepting vandalism as normal and council has to lead the way, said Mayor Nolan Crouse.
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