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Hybrid smart growth plan goes to public

A new hybrid version of smart growth planning calls for more low-density residential than previous versions, along with a new industrial park in the northwest.

Bond sales fall short of target

Alberta failed to reach its sales target with its recent capital bond issue, raising $74.5 million. The target had been $100 million. “It’s being viewed as a success,” said Alberta Finance spokesman Nick Kaczmarek.

Dead duck trial begins

Lawyers and witnesses flocked to St. Albert's courthouse Monday for the start of a case involving some 1,600 dead birds in a Syncrude tailings pond. Prosecutors outlined their case against Syncrude Canada Ltd. at the St.

County starts planning for fall vote

Sturgeon County councillors started putting the first pieces of the puzzle together for the municipal election this fall. Council appointed a returning officer and set polling locations on Feb. 23 for the Oct.

MLAs question electoral map changes

Erin Ridge residents could find themselves voting in a different constituency if the recommendations of a provincial committee go through as proposed.

Province changes election rules

The province is extending voting rights to prisoners and changing the way returning officers are appointed in an effort to avoid the appearance of political influence but one democratic renewal group is saying changes to Alberta’s election rule

Garrison kids get new playroom

Kids at the Edmonton Garrison have a new after-school playroom thanks to a grant from the province.

Chair named for 2012 Canada Special Olympics

Ever since Dan MacLennan started volunteering with the Special Olympics, he's wanted to find more ways to help the organization.

Ambulance dispatch facing glitches

It's hasn't yet been a month since the city's ambulance dispatch service was consolidated with the province and glitches with the new system are already being reported.

Citizen membership rejected

Council has rejected the idea of allowing members of the public to sit on the city’s finance and audit committee. Coun.