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Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2020. She writes about court, crime, politics, health, and more.

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Recent Work by Jessica

Man who shot and killed two Métis men sentenced to life in prison

Man who shot and killed two Métis men sentenced to life in prison

The family of Maurice (Morris) Cardinal and Jake Sansom left an Edmonton court room in tears after a Court of King’s Bench Justice sentenced Anthony Bilodeau to life in prison for their deaths.
Anthony Bilodeau sentenced to life in prison

Anthony Bilodeau sentenced to life in prison

Anthony Bilodeau was sentenced in an Edmonton court on Jan. 6, for his role in the deaths of Jacob Sansom and Maurice Cardinal.
Local politicians, experts weigh in on Sovereignty Act

Local politicians, experts weigh in on Sovereignty Act

Backlash over the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act (Bill 1) has been strong since it was introduced with experts, Indigenous leaders, and the public voicing their concerns, but local conservative politicians say the bill is necessary.
Province announces funding for food banks

Province announces funding for food banks

The St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village is gearing up for around 300 Christmas hampers this year, which is “above the “regular” hampers that folks will be needing to get them through the month," said Suzan Krecsy executive director of the food bank.
Re-indexation a 'drop in the bucket' for those on supports: Renaud

Re-indexation a 'drop in the bucket' for those on supports: Renaud

Social benefit programs like AISH, Income Support, the Alberta Seniors Benefit, and Alberta Child and Family Benefit rates will see an increase by six percent to match the rate of inflation in the coming months.
Inflamed debate over inflation relief

Inflamed debate over inflation relief

Lori Williams, a political science professor at Mount Royal University said the Inflation Relief package addresses some top priorities for Albertans which she said include affordability, healthcare, education, and “more broadly” economy and diversification.
St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit seize drugs, cash, and a car in bust

St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit seize drugs, cash, and a car in bust

The bust was the result of an investigation into methamphetamine and fentanyl trafficking in the summer of 2022 by the St. Albert RCMP Drug Unit and ALERT Edmonton.
Northern Alberta teen charged following $8,000 in vandalism

Northern Alberta teen charged following $8,000 in vandalism

A 15-year-old St. Albert youth has been charged with vandalizing two skate park washrooms earlier this fall.
Trial for murdered Alberta senior scheduled for spring

Trial for murdered Alberta senior scheduled for spring

It is the fourth time the trial of Beryl Musila, charged with first-degree murder of 75-year-old Ron Worsfold in 2017, has been rescheduled.
Province to provide more funding for Ukrainian students this fall

Province to provide more funding for Ukrainian students this fall

Ukrainian students enrolled in schools across Alberta will receive over $5,000 in funding to aid with language, social and educational supports for the 2022-23 year.
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