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Record fine for Syncrude

Syncrude will pay a $3-million fine for the deaths of hundreds of birds on its tailings pond, a judge ruled in St. Albert Friday. It's the biggest environmental fine in provincial history, but advocates call it a slap on the wrist.

Students ganging up in cyberspace

A St. Albert man said he feels helpless and angry because his son has been relentlessly bullied on Facebook for more than a year yet there is little he can do to stop it for fear of making the situation worse.

Court briefs

A road rage incident that left one man with a broken nose left another with a $500 fine. After a brief trial, Robert Hartley, 64, was found guilty of assault. The incident occurred on Dec. 12 outside St. Albert Place on St. Anne Street.

Henday bridges could open this year

Bridges over Anthony Henday Drive could open this fall, but only if Mother Nature co-operates. Flatiron-Graham-Parsons, the company building the expressway, hopes to open the bridges at 170 Street, St.

Crouse tops list of election spenders

Mayor Nolan Crouse spent around $30,000 on his re-election campaign while challenger Shelley Biermanski spent around $5,000, according to estimates provided by the candidates.

The summer of big things

For one St. Albert woman, 2010 will forever be remembered as the Year of the Big Things. Bronwen Strembiski spent months planning what could only be described as a family odyssey combined with personal obsession.

Crouse dominated all but three polls

Poll-by-poll election results show Mayor Nolan Crouse was favoured by roughly 70 per cent of voters across all the areas of St. Albert, except for the polling station that served residents from Kingswood, Pineview and Akinsdale.

Photo contest gets teens to BLAST smoking

Teens across the province are being encouraged by a provincial health advocacy organization to get creative in the fight against tobacco use.

Council eager to begin duties

While it’s too soon to tell what kind of leanings St. Albert’s new city council might have, Mayor Nolan Crouse likes what he sees in the new group residents elected on Monday.

Mission: Fun & Games nabs small biz honours

Mission: Fun & Games, a 20-year staple in the community, picked up the Enmax 2010 Small Business Week Award of Distinction Wednesday night. In two decades, owner John Engel said the store has seen many changes.