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Jones joins race for St. Albert city council

Although he confirmed a few months ago that a bid for re-election to St. Albert city council was in the cards, Coun. Gareth Jones made it official this week. Jones, 70, has been a pleasant surprise during his first term on council.

Car lost in lighning-caused fire

It was just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 10 when Jacquie Bibaud, a resident of the Paradis Valley Subdivision near Hope Lake, recalled being awoken by a fast-approaching thunderstorm.

Destination: jungle

For the past 20 years, librarian Kathy Bulmer has overseen the Boyle Public Library’s summer reading program, which encourages kids to read on a regular basis when they’re out of school over the summer.

Athabasca native opens town's first head shop

If all goes according to plan, the Chad 420 Smoke Shop, the first of its kind in Athabasca, will open this Friday and owner Chad Wentworth couldn’t be happier.

Following important steps to be a respective camper

Going out for a weekend camping trip can be one of the most enjoyable summer activities that Alberta can offer a couple, a family or group of friends, but it only takes one group of rowdy partygoers to ruin a good weekend.

Obeying Calling Lake fishing rules and regulations a problem this summer

Despite new fishing regulations, fines have been piling up this summer at Calling Lake where many fishers have not been obeying the new rules set out by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD).

Young man receives jail time and large fines

Chad Ray Howse, 21, pleaded guilty to four separate charges at Boyle Provincial Court Aug. 10, which resulted in several large fines and jail time for the young man.

Oct. 18 checklist

It's now four months until St. Albert voters head to the polls for the Oct. 18 civic election. With that in mind here's a quick run-down of who's running and who's not from incumbent councillors and challengers.

Badrock enters race

Another challenger entered the race for city council last week when Frances Badrock tipped her hat for a third straight run. Badrock ran in 2007 and 2004, but didn't fare well.

St. Albert election checklist, v. 2.0

This comes a few days late, but the race for city council attracted a few more candidates when Roger Lemieux said he'll seek a second term and Wes Brodhead indicated he's willing to give it another try.