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Mountain pine beetle jumps to jack pine

Mountain pine beetle jumps to jack pine

The mountain pine beetle is now infesting Alberta's jack pine, say scientists, which means it could spread through forests across Canada.
Twitchell admits killing Altinger

Twitchell admits killing Altinger

Mark Twitchell took the stand in his own defence Wednesday, his lawyer telling the jury his client will admit to his role in Johnny Altinger's death, but that it was a terrible misunderstanding and not a murder.
Crown closes case in Twitchell trial

Crown closes case in Twitchell trial

After nearly four weeks of testimony from more than 20 witnesses and in excess of 100 exhibits entered into evidence, Crown prosecutors closed their case against Mark Twitchell.
Commuters' route closes

Commuters' route closes

With the sun shining and the snow melting residents can mark the beginning of the country's other official season, as construction gets under way on a major commuting route this week.
No bylaw change to allow ATV snow clearing

No bylaw change to allow ATV snow clearing

St. Albert will not rewrite its bylaw to allow the use of ATVs for snow clearing but will consider the creation of a “snow angel” program that could include special permits for ATV users.
Henday bridge opens soon, if weather allows

Henday bridge opens soon, if weather allows

Commuters who are looking forward to travelling on new bridges over Anthony Henday Drive could get their wish in early May.
North end poised for commercial growth

North end poised for commercial growth

A new commercial development is close to proceeding at the north end of St. Albert Trail across from Walmart, said Jan Butler, senior vice-president of operations for Landrex, the land developer that's rolling out the Erin Ridge North neighbourhood.
Candidates' Corner: Crime

Candidates' Corner: Crime

Rory Ziv has been a defence lawyer in St. Albert for six years, and has seen a lot of accused criminals. He's also this issue's questioner in Candidates' Corner.
Food bank asks for help, promotes new services

Food bank asks for help, promotes new services

It's always busy at the St. Albert Food Bank and it's only getting busier. First the organization moved to its new location, a larger warehouse next to Canadian Tire. Then it opened the Community Village.
Social media a double-edged sword

Social media a double-edged sword

Coun. Cathy Heron doesn’t really endorse naked guys holding their penises. But if you saw her Facebook page a few weeks ago, that’s the impression you would have gotten.
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