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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.

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.