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St. Albert celebrates its volunteers

On the streets and in our homes, in the library and the pool, the social agencies and the schools, volunteers are always giving and never asking for anything in return. They are the unsung heroes of a humanitarian army of thousands.

Arson suspected in minor Paul Kane fire

Students were sent home Thursday afternoon from Paul Kane High School, following a small fire investigators believe was deliberately set. The fire was discovered around noon on Thursday. The school was evacuated within minutes.

More than meets the eye

With hollow eye sockets staring blindly into space, the yellowed skeleton of a 9,300-year old bear appears to move, a huge bony claw frozen in mid-air.

Building permits show brisk activity

Building activity in St. Albert has been brisk so far this year with single-family homes leading the way, according to the latest statistics from city hall.

Private fitness centres feel Servus effect

When Servus Credit Union Place first opened in 2006, there were questions about the effect on membership numbers at local fitness clubs.

Economy hampers eco-efforts

The economic crunch has caused many Canadians to cut back on conservation and tune out Earth Hour, recent studies suggest. Environics Research released the results of its second annual Green Home Index this week.

City proposes airport name change

Villeneuve Airport will be a footnote in history if city council has its way. The airport northwest of St. Albert could be renamed the St.

Arena repair costs double

Renovations to the Akinsdale/Kinex arenas will cost more double the city's original estimates, after council topped up the budget Tuesday. The revised budget has climbed to $620,000, more than double the original $300,000 approved in 2008.

Congratulations Soar with The Eagles Contest Winner

Grand Prize Winner Michele Mentanko with St. Albert Gazette Publisher Duff Jamison

Lois Hole's connection to Royal Alex now permanent

Lois Hole and the Royal Alexandra Hospital have been closely linked for more than half a century.