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Healthy eating and frequent exercise are key to reducing risk of diabetes

The good news is that you’re doing your best to be healthy by watching your diet and staying active. The bad news is that diabetes is still on the rise, especially in Alberta.

Local businesses feeling positive despite recent CFIB numbers

The St. Albert Chamber of Commerce isn’t buying a recent report indicating that small business owners in Alberta are less confident in the performance of their business in the near future, especially when it comes to St. Albert.
Chamber to unveil new logo and signs

Chamber to unveil new logo and signs

The St. Albert Chamber of Commerce's new digital signs won't be ready for about another month, but their installation and unveiling will coincide with a change in the group's overall look.

Education minister pushes for local solution to secular education issue

Newly minted education minster Thomas Lukaszuk is hopeful a permanent resolution to the secular education issue can be found without having to use census results that have been slow in coming.
First snow brings traffic woes

First snow brings traffic woes

County residents skidded off roads and into pretty much everything else Monday as a rash of collisions signalled the start of winter driving season. A sprinkling of snow plus just-below-zero temperatures was enough to cause about 11 accidents in St.
RCMP detachment head leaves St. Albert

RCMP detachment head leaves St. Albert

Insp. Warren Dosko ended a nearly five-year run as the local detachment commander yesterday, moving on to a new posting in Red Deer. Dosko, who announced his departure earlier this year, said he believes it was time for him to move on.

Morinville seeks residents' budget ideas

Morinville's town council has tabled a deficit budget, and wants town residents to tell them how to balance it. Morinville's 2012 budget sailed past first reading with little debate at this week's town council meeting.
Métis society honours local war veteran

Métis society honours local war veteran

Dorothy Chartrand is pretty jovial when she talks about getting bombed during the Second World War. A Métis woman born in St. Albert, Chartrand was one of the first aboriginal women from Alberta to serve overseas during that conflict. On Nov.

Public works ready for snow war

The city's sanding trucks hit the streets on Monday afternoon as the snow started blowing, but the total accumulated snow was not enough to start plowing. "There wasn't enough snow to drop the plows," said Director of Public Works Glenn Tompolski.

150th sponsorships exceed expectations

The St. Albert 150th committee is feting its local sponsors Friday night as a thank you for the cash and in-kind donations that helped bring the yearlong party to fruition. Not including the City of St.