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Alberta unemployment highest in 14 years

Alberta’s unemployment rate jumped 0.6 percentage points to 7.5 per cent in March, its highest level since 1996. Contributing to the increase were 9,700 people entering the workforce and the loss of 3,400 jobs.

Do you know your Home Improvement trivia?

You can win a $500 gift certificate to Rona or a $250 gift certificate to LBH. All you have to know is your Home Improvement trivia.

St. Albert scientist spins up $3M

A St. Albert scientist has snagged a $3-million grant to build a better proton cannon — one that could make isotopes needed to find cancer.

Star Wars outfit turns heads

He didn’t come from a galaxy far, far away, but his walk through St. Albert turned a few heads on Friday.

Free trip increases Servus Place numbers

Thanks to the offer of a free trip for four to Disneyland, Servus Credit Union Place saw a higher-than-predicted jump in annual memberships between December and January.

Northern Lights changes outrage former owner

The original developer of the Northern Lights subdivision in Sturgeon County said he is outraged the county is changing plans that took years to get approved.

Dogs put their paws down for animal care

The dog has long been considered man’s best friend. As it turns out, dogs are best friends to all animals, especially the ones in greatest need.

House prices rise sharply

House prices have rebounded strongly in the last year, according to first quarter figures released by the Realtors Association of Edmonton. In St. Albert, the average price of a detached home rose 15.

Boy receives 100th transfusion

The website for Canadian Blood Services calls blood “the most precious gift” but it is also one of the most anonymous. Very seldom do donors ever find out who their blood products go to.

Henday road closures expected tonight

Drivers using Anthony Henday Drive will hit a major roadblock tonight, but the pain will be short-lived.