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Mayor's Walk turning the corner

The event that has always been about taking things one step at a time has come a long, long way since it started. This year's Mayor's Walk is even bigger than last year, says the event's sponsor.
Schafers brings country charm to Studio Gallery

Schafers brings country charm to Studio Gallery

Judy Leila Schafers has an ongoing love affair with the country life. The Barrhead-born artist describes her rural upbringing as rich, wonderful and filled with beauty. She easily recalls her experiences on her Opa’s farm with great fondness.

City shelves new hires

The impending gloom of a long recession will often cause organizations to re-evaluate their coffers. In St. Albert’s case that means deferring some new staff positions indefinitely.
Vandalism spree strikes Sturgeon

Vandalism spree strikes Sturgeon

Residents who awoke last Friday to find garage doors, houses, fences and vehicles painted black are seeing red over the vandalism spree. St. Albert RCMP have received five reports of vandalism that occurred in the Sturgeon subdivision last week.

NextFest showcases more than 400 artists

For the past 14 years, NextFest has given young emerging artists a platform to exhibit their edgy artistry and vision. It’s provided young grassroots talent venues to demonstrate their work and hear invaluable feedback.

Seniors and arts

When John Grootelaar, 74, retired as a materials manager from Du Pont, he spent two years writing a self-published memoir — The Story of My Life. But after that he was at loose ends.
Residents voice ideas for St. Albert's 150th

Residents voice ideas for St. Albert's 150th

A few dozen people gathered at Paul Kane High School this week to plan St. Albert’s 150th birthday party.


The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you, even if you are not sure of what that might be.

Branding exercise seeks active participants

It’s branding season next week in St. Albert. A team from consulting firm Destination Development International will swoop into town to lead a “branding charette” aimed at helping citizens identify what makes St. Albert unique.

Local Spotlight

Book about feelings St. Albert resident Cathy McLennan strongly believes young children need to be encouraged to express their feelings.