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Housing market continues surge

Real estate activity in St. Albert remained strong through November with sales volume exceeding 2008 levels by 36 per cent and eclipsing 2007 levels by 68 per cent. The busy month was a continuation of a trend seen throughout most of this year.
Prayer for new high school chapel answered

Prayer for new high school chapel answered

A new chapel at St. Albert Catholic High School is providing students a place to escape the noise of their daily lives and seek a divine connection.
Bands join forces for concert

Bands join forces for concert

It’s a fresh season for St. City Big Band as it joins forces once again with St. Albert Community Band for another traditional winter concert. Musical director Tom Smyth returns to the helm of St.

City on pace for surplus

The city is poised to end the year on a high note with a projected $407,100 surplus, and some city councillors already have a good idea of where that money should be spent.
Ninja Assassin old school, but not in a good way

Ninja Assassin old school, but not in a good way

What child of the 1970s doesn’t love some good old martial arts action, right? Yes, in the days of beta tapes, I couldn’t get enough Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Sonny Chiba and my favourite, ShĂ´ Kosugi.
Walterdale offers up belly laughs

Walterdale offers up belly laughs

A good farce needs cleverly stacked jokes, rapid-fire energy, lively acting and most importantly, it must be funny.
Our wild backyard

Our wild backyard

There's a squirrel that lives in my neighbour's house. Every week or so I see it dash along the fence, spider-crawl up the side of house, and duck into the roof, occasionally with a pinecone in its mouth.

Budget Notebook

Cash set aside for the arts A downtown mural that needs to be replaced has prompted city council to propose the creation of an Art in Public Places fund that would be used specifically to restore destroyed, damaged or lost property.

Local Spotlight

Founded in 1999 by artistic director Heather Johnson, Cantilon Choirs has gained an international reputation for their high-calibre musical sound and professional approach.

Volunteers

Dec. 5 is International Volunteer Day, a day for the whole world to recognize the valuable contribution volunteers make each day. The St.