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School board concerned about education funding

Tuesday’s budget contains no money for new road or school projects, which means no money for Ray Gibbon Drive or a desired P3 school in Erin Ridge North.

Syringe-wielding thief stuck with jail term

A Newfoundland man will spend the next two years behind bars after admitting to robbing a local pharmacy and brandishing a syringe at terrified workers.

City brand wins over business

St. Albert’s business community is giving a green thumbs-up to the city’s new branding direction that aims to stamp the city as Alberta’s “botanical arts capital.

City nets $1.3M surplus

The city will end 2009 on a high note with a $1.3-million operating surplus. The operating surplus is a result of extra revenue from development permits, emergency dispatch service through the fire department, and Servus Credit Union Place.

Alberta laws now free to download

It’s now free to download Alberta’s statutes. St. Albert MLA Ken Allred is happy with the change because he’s spent a year asking for it.

All eyes are on Tuesday's budget

There’s only one thing to see during this year’s spring legislature sitting and that’s the budget, said Alberta Liberal leader David Swann.

Council opposes smaller lots

City council has opted to leave residential lot sizes as is for now, despite requests by some homebuilders to allow smaller lots in St. Albert. Members of council recently went behind closed doors to review lot mix ratios in St.

Boards can handle teacher pay increase

Local schools boards will dip into reserves to pay for an arbitrated teacher salary increase but expect reimbursement from the province in the next budget year. Alberta Education announced Wednesday an arbitrator had decided teachers should get a 5.

SAIF gets boost from sorority

The agency that provides free counselling to people experiencing violence at home got a boost from the local chapter of a non-profit women's organization.

Environment File

A new study suggests that in terms of air pollution, Alberta’s oilsands aren’t that hard on the environment. Alberta’s oilsands are often criticized for their effects on the north’s air, land and water.