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Guilty plea in domestic homicide

A Morinville man entered a surprise plea Thursday, pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his common-law wife.

Win Gazette bucks by entering our Small Business Week Contest

The St. Albert Gazette is handing out $1,000 in Gazette bucks to be used at selected retailers in St. Albert. Just name the businesses from the slogans that are provided

A new act for schools

The provincial School Act is undergoing its first major revision in 20 years, with the new version expected sometime next year.

Morinville candidates weigh in on changing demographics

Morinville residents have until Oct. 18 to decide who will represent them on town council.

Bootcamps take aim at butts

Terri Cooper isn’t actually in the army but when you show up for her weekend smoking-cessation boot camps, you can call her ‘sergeant.

Plastic bag ban worth a look, say candidates

Encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags in St. Albert is an idea that is gaining in popularity among a growing number of residents, and a few city council candidates. Earlier this year, outgoing Coun.

Council hopefuls see dollars and cents

St. Albert residents have until Oct. 18 to decide who should fill the city's six available council chairs.

Morinville teacher cleared to return to the classroom

A teacher from Georges H. Primeau School in Morinville who was found not guilty of sexual assault last month has now been cleared to return to the classroom. Greater St.

Candidates say county taxes reasonable

Sturgeon County’s council contenders believe the property taxes are fairly reasonable, but have a mixture of concerns about how the dollars are being spent. The county has imposed three consecutive tax increases, 2.65 per cent in 2010; 2.

Ads aim to make election inescapable

You can’t escape democracy. At least that’s what city officials are hoping to impress on residents of voting age with a new advertising campaign.