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Legal Aid faces cash crunch

The province's legal aid system was spared cuts in last week's provincial budget, but the program still faces a major financial hurdle.

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Province to boost surgeries and scans

The province will spend $8 million over the next six weeks to address long waiting lists for surgeries and diagnostic scans. Alberta Health Services (AHS) wants to do 2,230 more operations and 3,500 more diagnostic scans by March 31.

Putting the 'mass' in Massacure

The Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall was the scene on Friday for a buzz cut the likes of which is only seen once a year. Hundreds lined up to have their pink heads shaved clean as part of the eighth annual St. Valentine's Day Hair Massacure.

Budget pinches the disabled

Last week’s provincial budget contained good news and bad news for organizations that provide programming for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD.

Demand low on first day of bond issue

Alberta’s new capital bonds went on sale Tuesday but, according to one retailer, demand was low on the first day. The government hopes to raise $100 million for seniors housing by floating its first capital bond issue in 13 years.

Youth group steps outside to tackle homelessness

If you happen to drive past the Morinville United Church next Saturday and see a group of about 10 young adults camping out in a tent on the church grounds, please stop. They need your help.

Get tax to fight fat, says study

Legislators should step up their legal battle against junk food, says a new analysis. An analysis published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal Tuesday calls on federal and provincial legislators to do more to keep Canada fit.

City councillor excited with prospect of nixing IDP

A city councillor is excited that members of Sturgeon County have shown early support to quash the Sturgeon-St. Albert intermunicipal development plan (IDP).

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.