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Sturgeon torchbearer ready to run

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

A century of service

When Alex Forbes began his first day of work with the St. Albert Fire Department more than 30 years ago, he didn’t know he was beginning a career that would soon become his passion.

Economy takes centre stage at luncheon

Annual Economic Outlook luncheon We have an incredible speaker again this year for the 2010 Economic Outlook luncheon.

Man gets jail, probation for axe assault

A man who swung an axe into his friend’s forearm after a night of drug use was sentenced to a year in jail and a year of probation.

Smart concept a hard sell

Imagine a green community centred around open spaces where residents can sit on their verandas and interact with the neighbours, or stroll down interlaced walking trails that connect to central meeting points, parks and stores, instead of hopping in

Stories in the snow

Whose footprints are these? I ask that question every time I take a walk through a ravine after a snowfall. Inevitably, I find hundreds of tiny footprints zigzagging between the tree trunks, origin unknown.

Halt smart growth - councillor

A city councillor would like to put the brakes on smart growth in St. Albert’s annexed lands before council delves any further into the issue. Following a lengthy discussion on smart growth during a council meeting Monday night, Coun.

Perron Street hit with icy flood

Perron Street businesses had to deal with a major flood this week, but instead of the heavens opening up, the water was flowing from deep below the ground.

Police seek locker thief

Police across the region are looking for anyone who might be able to identify a locker thief who has been hitting local gyms, but not for a new year’s resolution.

Power line avoids St. Albert

A controversial power line project will meander to the industrial heartland on a path far from St. Albert under a proposed route released this week.