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Kevin Ma

Kevin Ma

Kevin Ma joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2006. He writes about Sturgeon County, education, the environment, agriculture, science and aboriginal affairs. He also contributes features, photographs and video.

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kma@stalbert.greatwest.ca

Recent Work by Kevin

Jupiter ready for its close-up this week

Jupiter ready for its close-up this week

Comes closest in 70 years on Sept. 26
Shelterbelts fight climate change on the farm, study finds

Shelterbelts fight climate change on the farm, study finds

Trees trap two to three times more carbon than crops
RCMP clock motorcyclist at 142 km/h in 60 km/h zone

RCMP clock motorcyclist at 142 km/h in 60 km/h zone

Man caught during Sept. 17 enforcement blitz in St. Albert to face speeding charge in court.
Gov't grant to help Alberta company build eco-friendly car wash

Gov't grant to help Alberta company build eco-friendly car wash

Sturgeon County businessman receives a provincial grant to help build a net-zero, water-saving, rock-and-rolling car wash.
The science of impairment

The science of impairment

A University of Alberta neuroscientist explains the science of impairment.
Alberta group helps N.W.T. survivors get to Pope’s mass

Alberta group helps N.W.T. survivors get to Pope’s mass

An Alberta group helped some residents of a remote N.W.T community that was highly affected by the residential school system come to Edmonton for the papal visit.
Study sheds light on woodpecker brain theory

Study sheds light on woodpecker brain theory

Woodpecker skulls act like hammers, not shock absorbers, say researchers.
Watch thief acting as potential buyer takes off with Rolex in broad daylight

Watch thief acting as potential buyer takes off with Rolex in broad daylight

Setting up Kijiji purchase in public didn't stop a thief from bear spraying the owner of a Rolex and taking off with the expensive watch.
Smelly wheat could stop crop pest

Smelly wheat could stop crop pest

New research at the University of Alberta could someday let farmers plant wheat that produces its own bug repellent.
PHOTOS: Stranded mom and her baby ducks evacuated from St. Albert seniors' residence

PHOTOS: Stranded mom and her baby ducks evacuated from St. Albert seniors' residence

For the fourth year in a row, a duck and her babies have had to be rescued out of a fenced area at a senior's complex in Northern Alberta. Despite efforts to deter the duck from nesting in the enclosed area, she persists, to the residents delight.