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Hosting strategy moves forward

A long-delayed strategy to increase the amount of major events in St. Albert has taken another step forward. Council on Monday approved a new vision and guiding principles that will guide city administration as it drafts a new hosting strategy.

Morinville mayor floats specialized municipality

Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi is floating an idea that could cost him and every other mayor in the region their jobs. Bertschi broached the idea last week during a joint council meeting between Morinville and St.

Ambulance times questioned

Ambulance crews were quicker to respond to emergencies in 2009, however city hall cautioned against reading too much into the numbers.

City signs new leases in Riel Park

Several local sports clubs kicked off another 20 years at Riel Recreation Park on Monday night. City council approved new $1 leases for the St. Albert Soccer Association, St. Albert Rugby Football Club, Kinsmen Club of St. Albert and St.


A story in the Feb. 24 Gazette provided the wrong date for the green tech symposium put on by the Alberta Council of Technologies. The conference starts Monday, March 1 at the Edmonton Mayfield Inn. For details call 1-866-241-7535.

The wind at his back

After one week of the Winter Olympics, most viewers consider themselves experts in all sports, but the server at The Beerhunter does not yet know the difference between short- and long-track speed skating and it’s causing Ted Turgeon some anxie

Green tech or green-wash?

Solar power and smart growth will go under the microscope next week as experts hold a public debate on green technologies.

Ethan tops name list again

Last year was another record one for babies in Alberta and the third consecutive record-setting year for births. There were 51,443 babies born last year, topping the prior records of 50,543 in 2008 and 48,589 in 2007. The 2009 total is 1.

Dog park designs unleashed next week

City residents are invited to come out next week and take a sniff of several proposed designs for a future off-leash dog park on Levasseur Road. Three designs will be unleashed at an open house Wednesday night, between 5 and 8 p.m.

Cops make heavy find at Grandin Mall

Local RCMP found an above average stolen vehicle this week in the Grandin Mall parking lot.