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Drug dog back in schools

Local police have found a way to get their four-legged drug fighter back into the classroom while staying obedient to the Supreme Court’s demands.

Mechanical problems, weight led to crash

The plane that crashed in 2008 and claimed the life of a St. Albert woman in the process was too heavy, had known mechanical problems, and a pilot whose training wasn’t up to date, says a report released last month.

Bird count takes off

Keep your eyes open and your fingers ready, ornithology fans — it's bird count time again. Local birders are stocking seed and prepping pencils in preparation for the 19th annual Christmas Bird Count. St. Albert's count runs all day this Dec. 27.

Accused bus driver attacker makes appearance

A man accused of beating a St. Albert man nearly to death made his first court appearance this week and could seek bail as early as Tuesday.

Vandalism task force disbands

St. Albert’s Task Force on Vandalism came to a quiet end this week, disbanding and leaving its work for a variety of other crime prevention groups in town.

Municipal spending unsustainable - report

Spending at city hall increased at double the rate of population growth and inflation over a seven-year period, says a new report prepared by a business lobby.

Sentence reduced in pharmacy robberies

The Alberta Court of Appeal has reduced to five years in prison an Edmonton man’s original seven-year sentence for two gun-toting robberies at a local pharmacy.

Speed on green numbers stall

It appears St. Albert residents aren’t as lead-footed as originally anticipated. Figures from city hall indicate about 1,042 speed-on-green tickets were issued for the month of September, the first full month of the program.
River and density keys to downtown, say experts

River and density keys to downtown, say experts

Redevelopment of St. Albert’s downtown should focus on strengthening connections with the Sturgeon River, building taller mixed-use structures and creating a vibrant urban experience.

El Niño could mean warmer, drier winter

Albertans could see a warmer, drier winter this year thanks to El Niño, according to Environment Canada. Alberta flipped from fall to winter virtually overnight last Friday.