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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

U of A study looks at 'avoidable' costs associated with unvaccinated people

U of A study looks at 'avoidable' costs associated with unvaccinated people

In a period of four months, unvaccinated people, mostly in the age range of 50 to 79 years, “accounted for more than 1,000 potentially avoidable ICU bed-days and $61 million in excess healthcare costs,” the study found.
Oilers' superfan Ben Stelter, 6, remembered

Oilers' superfan Ben Stelter, 6, remembered

Oilers captain Connor McDavid said the relationship he developed with Ben over the course of the year is something he will not forget.
Dead fish floating in Sturgeon River concern environmental group

Dead fish floating in Sturgeon River concern environmental group

Big Lake Environmental Support Society representative said he has never seen so many dead fish in Northern Alberta river.
Drug used to treat cystic fibrosis cleared for those age six to 11

Drug used to treat cystic fibrosis cleared for those age six to 11

Drug potentially prevents irreversible damage caused by cystic fribrosis.
Passport to Summer 2022: These northern Alberta ghost towns are worth a visit

Passport to Summer 2022: These northern Alberta ghost towns are worth a visit

Those looking to spook up their summer road trip can visit one of several ghost towns scattered around the province.
St. Albert RCMP looking for 'suspicious' man who grabbed child at local park

St. Albert RCMP looking for 'suspicious' man who grabbed child at local park

The St. Albert RCMP is looking for information about a "suspicious" incident involving an unknown man and a group of children at a local park.
Impaired driver gets prison sentence for crash that killed woman

Impaired driver gets prison sentence for crash that killed woman

Devastated family of victim says sentence for Edmonton man in fatal drunk driving crash not enough.
Northern Alberta MP announces dissenting interim report on assisted death

Northern Alberta MP announces dissenting interim report on assisted death

Conservative members on the special joint committee on medical assistance in dying (MAiD) are asking the federal government to slow down on the implementation of MAiD where mental illness is the sole underlying factor.
Fist fight in family restaurant results in suspended sentence, $1,200 fine

Fist fight in family restaurant results in suspended sentence, $1,200 fine

A man who was found guilty of attacking one man and stomping another man’s phone at a St. Albert restaurant was sentenced this month.
Grade 9 PAT answers leaked on social media

Grade 9 PAT answers leaked on social media

Provincial achievement test results will likely still be used as final assessments by some school divisions despite answers being shared on TikTok posts.