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Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2020. She writes about court, crime, politics, health, and more.

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St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit seize drugs, cash, and a car in bust

St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit seize drugs, cash, and a car in bust

The bust was the result of an investigation into methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking in the summer of 2022 by the St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit and ALERT Edmonton.
St. Albert man found guilty of second degree murder

St. Albert man found guilty of second degree murder

Hunter Duncan will appear at the Court of King’s Bench in Edmonton on Jan. 6, 2023, to schedule a date for sentencing.
Angela Wood will be running as UCP candidate in next election

Angela Wood will be running as UCP candidate in next election

There were two candidates on the ballot including Angela Wood and ministerial press secretary, Melissa Crane.
Local UNA president doesn't expect changes under AHS reform plan

Local UNA president doesn't expect changes under AHS reform plan

Orissa Shima, local UNA president, said the big issue facing hospitals is a lack of staffing, and hospitals do not have enough nurses to provide patients they care they need.
Checkstop season kicks off and St. Albert RCMP have concerns

Checkstop season kicks off and St. Albert RCMP have concerns

St. Albert RCMP kicked off the Checkstop holiday season impaired driving detection campaign on Sunday and police are concerned about the number of motorists driving impaired. On Nov.
St. Albert youth charged for damage in washrooms

St. Albert youth charged for damage in washrooms

Police said the total damage to the washrooms was approximately $8000.00.
Trial for murdered St. Albert seniors scheduled for spring

Trial for murdered St. Albert seniors scheduled for spring

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Local MLA talks St. Albert living wage

Local MLA talks St. Albert living wage

“Everything from gas prices, insurance has just skyrocketed, utilities, everything and not to mention, you know, life's a little bit more expensive. You choose to live in St. Albert, just because of the nature of the city,” said NDP MLA Marie Renaud.
Province to provide more funding for Ukrainian students this fall

Province to provide more funding for Ukrainian students this fall

Ukrainian students enrolled in St. Albert schools and schools across the province for the 2022-23 year will receive over $5,000 in funding to aid with language, social and educational supports. On Nov. 14, the province announced an additional $12.3 million.
Drugs, guns, and hundreds of stolen identification cards seized in search by police

Drugs, guns, and hundreds of stolen identification cards seized in search by police

Both Actimichuk and Orvis were remanded in custody and will appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on November 28, 2022, said police.