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Province to make public bond issue

The province will issue Alberta Capital Bonds to the public sometime early in the new year to raise money for seniors’ housing.

City to clear collector roads

City snow removal crews are still dealing with the aftermath of a winter storm that dumped more than 20 centimetres of snow in the region two weeks ago.

Vacancies drop in St. Albert, rise in the region

Apartment vacancy rates fell in St. Albert in 2009, a trend that ran contrary to a significant uptick experienced in the wider Capital region. St. Albert's overall vacancy rate fell to 2.3 per cent from 3.

Service groups turning to legal help

More funding cuts in the human services sector has community organizations considering legal action against the government.

Soft tissue cap will remain in place

Alberta’s $4,500 cap on soft-tissue claims will remain in place as the Supreme Court of Canada this week refused to take on the issue. The controversial cap had gone through two levels of Alberta’s judicial system.

Don't give the gift of influenza

Influenza is one “gift” you don’t want to give or receive. Alberta Health Services is encouraging Albertans to protect themselves and their families from illness during the holiday season.

Volunteers

December is the month of holiday giving and the month to plan resolutions. Resolve to be involved — volunteer and make an impact in your community. The St.

Health Monitor

Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the possible strangulation hazards posed by corded blinds after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council issued a massive voluntary recall to repair

Farm Focus

Local farmers can now win $10,000 from the premier for making local, healthy food. The province announced the new Alberta Food for Health Awards last week.

Thieves targetting higher-end vehicles

Canadian auto thieves are refining their tastes, stealing more high-end vehicles, which demonstrates the increased presence of organized crime in the market.