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Ammar’s Moosehead Open Stage started off as a funky blues jam. But lately hosts Mark Ammar and Noel (Big Cat) Mackenzie have diversified the talent.

Province looks at regulating home inspections

The Alberta government wants to know if it should regulate home inspectors. The government is seeking input from Albertans about whether it should create regulations for the home inspection industry, which currently has no provincial rules.

Sturgeon hospital to remain intact

It seems that changes are afoot within Alberta’s health care system but St. Albert residents shouldn’t assume this means changes for the Sturgeon Community Hospital, said Alberta Health Services spokesman Rob Stevenson.

Court Briefs

Spitting assault A man who let road rage lead to violence and spitting received some heavy fines and a scolding from the judge.
New World comes to Children's Festival

New World comes to Children's Festival

Children’s puppetry companies have an advantage over mega theatrical shows — they can stage a show, pack it up when it’s run its course and reintroduce it half a dozen years later for a whole new generation of children.

Housing society hunts for land

The St. Albert Housing Society moved into its first office earlier this month, but its search continues to locate land for the low-income families it’s trying to help.
Strikes for Cancer right up your alley

Strikes for Cancer right up your alley

When it comes to striking out cancer, Jaden Babiuk has his sights set on the headpin. The energetic and focused six-year-old ├ęcole Marie Poburan student has organized a charity event based on his favourite pastime.

Through the eyes of assassins

American presidential assassins, especially played as sympathetic characters, are rarely the meat of peppy comedic-musical theatre. However, one of the brightest constellations on Broadway is Stephen Sondheim, a composer who relishes taking risks.

Utility deficit shrinks

The city’s updated 10-year utility capital plan projects a $27-million funding gap, a startling decrease from the $148-million gap reported last fall.

Son stole, then pawned mom's jewels

A man who pawned $20,000 of his mother's jewelry was sentenced to six months in jail this week.