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Why the Protestant board matters

St. Albert's Protestant school board hasn't had taxation powers since 1994, which has limited their autonomy. Public interest in board activities also seems to be on the decline.

Habitat project given green light

A controversial affordable housing project in Akinsdale will proceed with construction of 30 duplex housing units. City council approved the development at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Canadians not reporting crime

Some 27 per cent of Canadians indicated they were a victim of crime last year, however only a fraction actually reported it to police, reveals a new survey from Statistics Canada.

Mayoral candidates get green

There's no shortage of environmental questions for St. Albert's mayoral candidates to consider but few of the answers are easy. Challenger Shelley Biermanski has been talking green since she announced her candidacy.

French trustees ready to race

County residents will say 'bonjour' to their new trustee this week as Ginette Martel takes her seat on the local francophone school board. Martel was acclaimed as the representative of St. Albert-Legal for the Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord last week.

Candidates support industrial development

The six candidates running for the three available spots on Sturgeon County council all agree the county will simply have to wait and see how future upgrader development pans out in the county.

McCanns launch own search

As the search for a missing St. Albert couple continues, the family is taking the effort into its own hands with searches around where the pair’s missing vehicles have been found. Lyle and Marie McCann were last seen on July 3 leaving St.

Morinville mayoral candidates agree on need to attract more business

With several businesses having left Morinville this summer and the town’s assessment tilted heavily towards residential taxes, both mayoral candidates agree the town has an economic development problem. Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and challenger Coun.

Byfield takes questions on Wildrose

The man who seems poised to challenge MLA and Speaker Ken Kowalski in the next election has some conservative heavyweights in his corner.

Morinville candidates tackle economic development

Morinville residents have until Oct. 18 to decide who will represent them on town council. In the first instalment of a three-part series, the Gazette asked candidates for their views on economic development.