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MLA apprehensive about energy action

The province will forego up to $1.5 billion in oil and gas royalties in order to stimulate drilling activity in the beleaguered energy sector, a decision that has St. Albert MLA Ken Allred feeling apprehensive.

Organizations eager for money

St. Albert groups are hoping to share in some affordable housing funding announced by the provincial and federal governments Thursday. Alberta and Ottawa will combine to inject $386 million into affordable housing programs over the next two years.

Questions abound over stolen laptops

There’s a low risk that thieves who took two laptops containing health information will be able to access files, but the incident should serve as a warning to the government, said a spokesman for Alberta’s privacy watchdog.

Hair Massacure's head gets a crown

As the organizer of the St.

Downtown plan takes another step forward

They may just be words, but councillors have laid a foundation to ignite the future of downtown St. Albert.
Student poet wins overseas trip

Student poet wins overseas trip

A Morinville student is off to Europe next month after submitting a prize-winning poem to a military history contest.
Thirty-five years of Nechi

Thirty-five years of Nechi

Eric Shirt moves fast when it comes to fighting drugs and alcohol.

Sturgeon man refutes police testimony in assault case

In the closing days of his trial, a Sturgeon County man pointed the finger squarely at Morinville RCMP members, accusing them of perjury, incompetency and deceit.
Bands to light up ceremonies

Bands to light up ceremonies

Vocalist Brett Simms of Starewell can’t say enough about athletes with disabilities competing in the Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games held at Servus Place from June 26 to 28.

Football comes home to St. Albert

Local footballers rejoice — home games will finally be played in St. Albert when washroom and change room facilities open at Riel Recreation Park later this summer.