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Councillors mull political futures

Fresh off the first challenger throwing a hat in the ring for this fall’s civic election, several members of city council used the holiday season to ponder their own political futures.


A photo in the Dec. 26, 2009 St. Albert Gazette misidentified Zachary Caldwell as Jackson. The Gazette regrets the error.

Ten thousand points of life

Greg Korbutt opens a freezer in his lab and takes out 10,000 points of life. They don't look like much at first — just golden specks floating in a Petri dish.

Olympic torch coming to Namao

When the Olympic torch swings within a few metres of Namao School next week, most students won’t get a chance to see it. The Olympic torch will pass by Wednesday Jan.

Smart growth debate begins

Emotions ran high Monday night as a long list of prominent area developers approached city council, claiming smart growth in the annexed lands isn't so smart after all.

Cops seize drugs, cash in pre-Christmas raid

A year-long investigation culminated in a raid at a Forest Lawn home where police seized thousands of dollars in drugs and cash. Officers with the St. Albert drug section and the RCMP emergency response team executed a search warrant at 4 Fenwick Cr.

Smart Growth by the numbers

Smart growth vs. conventional growth (in brackets) Population: 50,396 (26,982) Dwelling units: 24,206 (11,771) Percentage of low-density: 41 per cent (54 per cent) Value of residential assessment: $7.7 billion ($4.

RCMP officer pleads guilty to assault

A Fort Saskatchewan RCMP officer originally charged with sexual assault pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and will likely avoid a criminal record. Mario Alexander Jimenez pleaded guilty to one count of common assault at the St.

MP defends prorogation

Local MP Brent Rathgeber says proroguing Parliament makes sense while the eyes of the world are on Canada and the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

City's 150th kicks off

The new year is here which means that St. Albert’s anniversary party is on. Almost. The year 2011 marks St.