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Chamber supports housing proposal

St. Albert's chamber of commerce is throwing its support behind a proposed affordable housing project in Akinsdale. A 58-unit townhouse development slated for 70 Arlington Dr.

Local entrepreneur inks deal with U.S. media giant

A licensing agreement with the Discovery Channel has a St. Albert tech entrepreneur excited about the future. Ken Bautista is the creator of an online game for kids aged eight to 13 called CIE: Seek Your Own Proof.

Volunteers

Want to volunteer and give back to the community, but don’t know how to get involved? The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

Weird Science

Local astronomers have put out an all-points bulletin for a meteor that blazed past Alberta Monday night.

CPC hosting Fat Tuesday gala

The Canadian Progress Club is taking the Tuesday out of Mardi Gras as it puts on a gala unlike any other this side of New Orleans. Mardi Gras North takes place next Saturday and it looks to be like a night you won't want to miss.

Blood pressure awareness needs pumping up

Almost one out of five Canadians has high blood pressure without knowing it, finds a new study, making them vulnerable to what doctors call the silent killer.

Rare beauty to grace orchid fair

There is a new star sure to attract a fair bit of attention at Edmonton’s annual Orchid Fair, an ever-so-vibrant end-of-winter rite that brings together hobbyists and Joe public alike.

Family mourns death of local entrepreneur

The founder of Skyreach Equipment, a once prominent St. Albert business, died last Sunday of a sudden heart attack. Barry Weaver was 65. Weaver founded Skyreach in 1977 and quickly grew the company across Alberta and British Columbia.

Councillors keep open mind on housing proposal

City councillors are keeping an open mind about a proposed affordable housing project despite vocal opponents who filled the chamber gallery on Tuesday.

Morinville eyes $3M in borrowing

Morinville might borrow as much as $3 million to help pay for the town’s new cultural community centre. Town councillors voted unanimously to approve first reading of a borrowing bylaw at their Feb. 9 council meeting.