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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

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.
Drugs, guns and hundreds of stolen ID cards seized in search by police

Drugs, guns and hundreds of stolen ID cards seized in search by police

A St. Albert resident who is under 24-hour house arrest for property and drug charges is once again facing a slew of charges after police searched her residence.
Trial set for Alberta man facing more than 30 charges related to auto thefts

Trial set for Alberta man facing more than 30 charges related to auto thefts

Police allege they found 19 stolen vehicles — some of which had falsified VINs — within a fenced compound in St. Albert.
Alberta RCMP to review arrest of youth at St. Albert park

Alberta RCMP to review arrest of youth at St. Albert park

The Alberta RCMP will be reviewing the incident and the actions of involved officers.
Spike in cannabis poisonings after legalization of edibles: study

Spike in cannabis poisonings after legalization of edibles: study

The Edmonton zone, which includes the Sturgeon Community Hospital, saw 83 emergency care visits with cannabis poisoning mentioned in the diagnosis from Jan. 1, 2020 to May 31, 2022, in children ages zero to 14.
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.