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Budget results in tax hike

A hike to education taxes in Tuesday’s provincial budget could result in an overall property tax increase of five per cent. The provincial budget included a $69 million increase to the education property tax levy.

Local couple wins $1 million

A St. Albert couple is a million dollars richer this week after winning the lottery. Janett and Michael Natyshen of St. Albert were announced as the winners of the Western 6/49 lottery this week. The prize was $1,003,000.

Future downtown revealed

A town square, parking garages and a longer St. Anne Street could be part of future downtown St. Albert, according to draft plans presented this week. About 32 people attended an open house Wednesday on the downtown area redevelopment plan project.

Resident launches pro-affordable housing campaign

A St. Albert resident has launched a campaign in support of an affordable housing project proposed for Akinsdale in an attempt to counter the negativity surrounding the project.

MLA and non-profits concerned about budget

Tuesday's provincial budget was a bit of a surprise for St. Albert MLA Ken Allred. Although the Tory caucus was recently briefed on the budget, the backbencher was caught off-guard by the level of spending.

Luge prize not a stunt

Promising a $1 million payday for any Canadian luger who snags a gold medal may be garnering international publicity but it’s not a silly publicity stunt, said Darren Weeks, the owner of St. Albert-based Fast Track Group.

Education budget contains hidden cut

Tuesday's provincial budget may have spared the Education department the type of cuts seen elsewhere but school boards are still in a tight spot over teacher salaries, say local trustees.

Capital explores LRT route to St. Albert

The vision of what an LRT route to St. Albert may look like is starting to take shape. The City of Edmonton announced earlier this week eight possible routes for an estimated $1.5-billion northwest LRT line that will eventually arrive on St.

Province delivers 100 new cops

The province fulfilled a three-year plan to fill out the ranks of Alberta’s police forces with another 100 officers allocated this week.

City open for business, says mayor

Anybody who says St. Albert doesn’t have land available to do business is wrong, according to the city’s mayor.