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Watch out for common travel scams

Fred Lash once said, “Being concerned about crime is a healthy attitude to have when you are travelling. Blackberries and cellphones have enabled con artists to communicate better and more easily target travellers.

Bellerose student is Paris bound

Holly Strang will put Bellerose Composite High School on the map next month when she participates in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Education Policy Forum in Paris.

Locals decry line

Tam Andersen's farm is famous for many things — its pumpkins, gardens, corn mazes and other attractions. But she worries it could soon become infamous because of a power line.

Morinville businesses honoured

The Morinville Chamber of Commerce honoured the town's high rollers last Wednesday evening with a Las Vegas casino-themed Business Awards Gala.

Struggle continues for female representation on council

It's not getting any less lonely for women on city council. The Oct. 18 vote left just one woman on a council of seven. The last time there was more than one woman on council was from 1998 to 2001.

Median wait at Sturgeon 19.7 hours

A local physician said he's not surprised that patients requiring treatment in the emergency department at St. Albert's Sturgeon Community Hospital waited a median average of 19.

Halloween horrors engulf homes

Allan Arsenault loves to scare children. And he's got a new surprise for them this year, he says, proudly: two homemade life-sized coffins that will spring open, lights flashing, when approached, ready to unleash the costumed beasts within.

War horrors open students' eyes

Retired general Roméo Dallaire delivered a message of optimism and hope to students at Sir George Simpson Jr. High School on Friday afternoon and encouraged them to get more involved in helping their peers abroad.

New Morinville council takes office

Just days after the hotly contested election was over, Morinville’s new town council was sworn into office last week.

The sweat

Meet Murray Simpson. He's a young man from Camrose with a jolly face, twinkling eyes and a smile that beams like a small sun. He's also a recovering cocaine addict. "I was in with the wrong crowd," he says, and started doing drugs to fit in.