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Auditor thrashes government Canada’s environmental commissioner criticized the government last week for failing to protect fish and for overstating the effects of its greenhouse gas reduction policies by a factor of four.
Behind the polka dot curtain: life as a Hutterite

Behind the polka dot curtain: life as a Hutterite

“We live according to the Biblical verse, ‘Be ye in the world but be ye not of the world.’” That’s how Manitoba-born author Mary-Ann Kirkby describes the Hutterite motto.

Grandin home targeted in home invasion

The St. Albert RCMP is now investigating the city’s second targeted home invasion in less than a month. Officers were called to a home on Grosvenor Boulevard Thursday evening for a robbery that apparently occurred on Tuesday morning.

Litter crackdown coming

Litterbugs beware — the city has a law against littering and offenders can be made to pay.
Vocal Arts Festival

Vocal Arts Festival

Anyone who heard Cait Wood sing at Bellerose High’s past musicals Les Misérables and West Side Story were sure she’d reach stellar heights. Well, the 2006 alumna is on her way.
Taphouse hosts The Dunes

Taphouse hosts The Dunes

During our interview, The Dunes’ cellphone cuts out several times. The four-piece alternative rock band is crossing the Rocky Mountains and towers are spotty at best.
Congolese storytelling debuts at children's festival

Congolese storytelling debuts at children's festival

In the tiny village of Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazza-Ville, the baobab tree is a fountain of knowledge. A social focal point, villagers gather around its thick trunk and leafless branches to retell ancestral stories filled with kernels of wisdom.

AMA head calls for government to pony up cash

The province should stop downloading budget woes onto patients and focus on improving the health care system through performance targets, said the president of the Alberta Medical Association. In a letter to association members last week, Dr.
Stars ready to shine at Rainmaker Rodeo

Stars ready to shine at Rainmaker Rodeo

The Rainmaker Rodeo is St. Albert's urban answer to the old west. Throughout the day, bull riding, steer wrestling and calf roping test a cowboy's mettle.
Makeover gives woman relief

Makeover gives woman relief

There were times when Dawn-Carla Irwin’s life felt unbearable. “People need to realize not to take life for granted because things can change in an instant.