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City council hopefuls weigh in on affordable housing

St. Albert residents have until Oct. 18 to decide who should fill the city's six available council chairs. In this, our first instalment of a six-part Q&A series, the Gazette asked those seeking election to address affordable housing.

Farmer freed from combine after 20 hours

A Sturgeon County farmer is recovering in hospital after spending 20 hours trapped inside a combine. Ray Como, 82, fell into the engine compartment of the machine around 1 p.m. last Friday and was not discovered until almost 9:30 a.m.

School groups gain Servus access

School groups in St. Albert can now use more city-owned recreational facilities for free. St.

Court Briefs

A Sturgeon County computer specialist is out almost $24,000 after he was caught cheating on his taxes.

Court Briefs

A young man wasn’t his usual self when he threatened to stab his mother with a shard of glass, a local judge said. Damon Sheldon Hansen pled guilty Monday in St.

Farming the future

There's been a lot of change on the Bocock farm over the last century. The family has traded its horses for tractors, sold most of its dairy cows and added solar panels to its roof.

County closes 195 Avenue to finish project on time

With poor weather hampering construction efforts, Sturgeon County is closing a large section of 195 Avenue so construction can be finished before winter.

Habitat board faces tough decision, says spokesman

A controversial affordable housing project proposed for Akinsdale could proceed with 24 units but the issue will go through another public hearing several months from now before anything is decided.

Two-way race for mayor's chair

It’s a two-way race for St. Albert mayor, pitting an established incumbent versus a new challenger. The battle over the mayor’s chair in St.

New plan for patient safety

Hospital workers need a culture of safety if Alberta wants to protect patients from deadly errors, says a new report.