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St. Albert tops 60,000

St. Albert broke the 60,000 population mark, according to municipal census results released Monday. The census, completed between April 1 and May 7, saw St. Albert's population grow to 60,138, up 2.8 per cent from 2008.

Province hands over $14M for Ray Gibbon Dr.

The province has come up with $14 million to follow through on its promise to help fund Ray Gibbon Drive. Alberta Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette announced Tuesday the province would give St. Albert $14.

Farm Focus

Recent rains will make it a rotten year for wheat farmers, according to the wheat board — unless you’re an Albertan.

Police arrest suspect in Campbell break-in

A suspect in a break-in at a local liquor store Sunday night was rounded up and arrested quickly. Officers responded to the Campbell Liquor Store on Boudreau Road near Campbell Road on Sunday night around 7:45 p.m.

Morinville processor flips switch on odour control system

Morinville doesn’t stink so badly now. Champion Pet Foods, the notorious source of the town’s foul odour, officially flipped the switch on a new $500,000 odour suppression system last Friday.

Group challenges seniors' club in court

A group of seniors is vowing to press forward with legal challenges against the way the local senior citizens’ club is being run after its first attempt was rebuffed this week. Seniors for Seniors brought a private information against the St.

Former MLA killed in car accident

A former MLA who died in a car crash this past weekend is being remembered as a tireless advocate for seniors and rural Alberta.

Poburan kids send all their love to Haiti

Before the magnitude 7.0 earthquake even hit Haiti more than five months ago, the students at Ă©cole Marie Poburan knew that they were going to do something really good for the kids of that small Caribbean island.

Riel spending on hold

Council's finance committee put future funding of Riel Recreation Park on hold, saying the project needs to be reviewed before they can support more spending. "We are in such a black hole, we don't know where we are," said Mayor Nolan Crouse.

Relay for Life gets sunny day, good crowd

The Canadian Cancer Society had a great first showing of its Relay for Life event in St. Albert Saturday and Sunday.