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Fire strategy to preserve grain elevators

When it comes to historic resources, it’s all about preservation and city staff has come up with a plan to protect St. Albert’s grain elevators from fire.

Local Spotlight

Jazz festival sounds off Once more the Edmonton International Jazz Festival has found its groove in importing international artists such as the Branford Marsalis Quartet and John Abercrombie Organ Trio.

New arts festival launches

As mid-sized cities go, St. Albert is a very vibrant creative hub of the arts, and a new festival will pay tribute to that tradition. The newly formed St. Albert Celebrates the Arts Festival takes place Sept. 18 and 19 at St.

Correction

An article about a stabbing in Pineview that appeared in Wednesday’s Gazette contained incorrect information. The victim and the accused in that altercation did not know each other.

Shopping centre closer to reality

Nothing is in the ground yet, but commercial development in South Riel is one step closer to reality after city council rezoned 54 hectares of land for a planned regional shopping centre.

Environment File

BLESS Nature Centred She’s fine with the bugs and the ram’s skull, but Christianne McDonald draws the line at the heron costume. “I wouldn’t be caught dead in that thing,” she says, laughing.
Transformers: less than meets the eye

Transformers: less than meets the eye

Does anybody out there yet doubt Michael Bay’s pyrotechnical abilities? This is only the eighth movie that he’s ever directed but I’m guessing that catalogue features thousands of explosions involving asteroids, weapons, machines, v

Province targets gangs

Premier Ed Stelmach brought his tough on crime message to a Calgary gang summit and promised the province would work hard to target street gangs.
Twenty-five years of science

Twenty-five years of science

Karin Dowling remembers manning the tills on opening day at the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre. It was 25 years ago, and the place was packed. "It was crazy," Dowling recalls. "We didn't even have tills. We were working out of cash boxes.

Seniors and youth bridge the gap

St. Albert youth and seniors are bridging the generation gap to find common ground and gain from the others' experiences, says a local seniors advocate. As Seniors' Month winds down, Leslie MacEachern, executive director at the St.