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St. Albert looks to residents for ideas to combat future tax increases

St. Albert looks to residents for ideas to combat future tax increases

"We don't want to try and solve this in isolation. We want to work with community as much as we can, in an effort to identify opportunities for revenue growth."
Council to see rest of major fiscal review next week

Council to see rest of major fiscal review next week

Deeper dive into city operations, longer-term strategies
Swim charge marginalizes families, residents say

Swim charge marginalizes families, residents say

Councillor bringing forward motion to lower rates May 3 after city lists $175 charge for household family swimming
Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

Alberta reports first case of another new variant as daily COVID-19 cases rise

EDMONTON — Alberta has recorded its first case of a new COVID-19 variant that is wreaking havoc in India as the province deals with another surge in cases. Dr.
New variant detected as Alberta reports 1,856 new COVID-19 cases

New variant detected as Alberta reports 1,856 new COVID-19 cases

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the new variant is considered a variant of interest rather than a variant of concern, and that medical experts are still studying the transmissibility and mortality rate associated with it.
Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

Site of COVID outbreak last year: Vaccination clinic at Alberta beef plant postponed

HIGH RIVER, Alta. — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic for thousands of workers at a southern Alberta beef-packing plant isn't going ahead as planned due to a lack of vaccine.
Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Alberta passes bill to give all workers paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine shot

EDMONTON — Alberta has passed legislation that will give all workers three hours of paid, job-protected leave to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Labour Minister Jason Copping says Bill 71 will reduce barriers for Alberta workers to get vaccinated.
Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Kenney comment a "small story" compared to bigger COVID picture

Premier linked Athabasca school outbreak to party where virus had “100 per cent attack rate” 
Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Hundreds of area residents in isolation as COVID cases soar

Numerous Chinook's Edge Schools on outbreak, alert status
St. Albert pop-up patio program now permits alcohol sales

St. Albert pop-up patio program now permits alcohol sales

Applications now open