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AMA head calls for government to pony up cash

The province should stop downloading budget woes onto patients and focus on improving the health care system through performance targets, said the president of the Alberta Medical Association. In a letter to association members last week, Dr.
Stars ready to shine at Rainmaker Rodeo

Stars ready to shine at Rainmaker Rodeo

The Rainmaker Rodeo is St. Albert's urban answer to the old west. Throughout the day, bull riding, steer wrestling and calf roping test a cowboy's mettle.
Makeover gives woman relief

Makeover gives woman relief

There were times when Dawn-Carla Irwin’s life felt unbearable. “People need to realize not to take life for granted because things can change in an instant.
Budding chef served up scholarship

Budding chef served up scholarship

Life is cooking up for Peter Keith. The Grade 12 Paul Kane student learned last week that he will have a free ride through his culinary apprenticeship.

School Notes

Catholic students slip in diploma exams The percentage of St. Albert Catholic students achieving the acceptable standard in last year's diploma exams dropped in seven of 11 subjects: Applied Math 79.5 per cent, down from 86.

Province, feds at funding impasse

Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi took a plane to Ottawa last week to try and smooth out a wrinkle that could cost Alberta municipalities millions of dollars.

New bills would limit campaign donations

Municipal politicians in Alberta would have to open up the books on their political campaigns under a new private member’s bill poised to pass in the legislature.

Bowlers still needed to strike out cancer

Jaden Babiuk still needs more bowlers to fill the lanes on Sunday.

Environment File

REEP roars back A local Batchelor has stepped up to champion St. Albert's river edge enhancement program. The environmental advisory committee (EAC) recommended the city continue to support the River Edge Enhancement Project at a meeting Thursday.

Children's Festival pulls the plug

The International Children’s Festival has cancelled the top main stage act of Marionetas de la Esquina from Mexico due to the outbreak of swine flu in that country. “It’s a safety issue. We don’t want anyone alarmed.