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Look Ma, no controller!

The video game community is buzzing after what was shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) convention in Los Angeles in early June. Microsoft unveiled Project Natal, a system that allows players to play the Xbox 360 without a controller.

Local Spotlight

On the move Slowburn is one of those bands that never slows down, onstage or off. And they are just ramping up the energy.


In the Gazette story “Ballet and martial arts mix in Mulan” on Saturday, June 13, the names of Ashlyn Sirdiak and Katrina Sha were misspelled. The Gazette regrets the error.

No panic over flu pandemic

It’s business as usual at local schools as the H1N1 flu reached another 89 Albertans Tuesday and reached pandemic levels globally last week.

Parkinson's can affect anyone

Over 100,000 Canadians are living with Parkinson's disease and they want the Canadian public to know just how difficult that is – how everything is harder when your body turns against you.

Dry heat wilts crops

This spring's hot, dry weather has some county farmers worried about a return to the days of the 2002 summer drought.
Food bank celebrates new digs

Food bank celebrates new digs

It’s a rare occasion that the St. Albert Food Bank gives out plates of cake and cups of punch instead of peanut butter and other food staples, but it happened yesterday for two very good reasons.
Morinville students ante up

Morinville students ante up

What started as a response to the devastating Indonesian tsunami in 2004 turned into a wave of sound and success during a special ceremony last week.

Reactor shutdown to bring increased waits for medical scans

The planned shutdown of a European nuclear reactor later this summer will bring increased waits for non-essential medical scans, said an official with Medical Imaging Consultants (MIC), which operates a location in St. Albert.

Economic indicators worrisome, says city report

Rising unemployment and reduced oil prices are just some of the factors that worry city officials as they plan next year’s budget, according to an economic report presented to council Monday night.