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A hand up

With a looming election, Premier Rachel Notley’s plan to boost assistance payments for Albertans with disabilities who are unable to work might be seen by cynics as a ploy to garner favour with voters. But the 60,000 residents – including many St.

All politics

“Of pain you could wish for only one thing: that it should stop … In the face of pain there are no heroes.” – George Orwell, 1984.

Weighing the cost

City council is rekindling St. Albert's great library debate, or at least a smaller version thereof. With a motion from Coun.

Serving St. Albert

Persuading St. Albertans to donate their time to worthy causes will be a key goal for many community groups this weekend, and the timing is perfect as the season of giving gets underway.

Planning problems

Closing a portion of Coal Mine Road that connects to Eastgate Way North in Erin Ridge won’t solve the subdivision’s traffic problem, it will just move the problem.

Lest we forget

The scene at the Mission Hill cemetery was solemn and heartwarming earlier this week as a group of St. Albert students honoured the service and sacrifice of Canada’s fallen soldiers.

Funding flop

Two city councillors warned back in March that changes to the way non-profits are funded could have serious consequences for those groups. Turns out they were right.

Sufficient shelter

This week’s Homestyle Breakfast Benefit, organized by the St. Albert Housing Society (SAHS), has given city residents plenty to chew on – most importantly, a reminder of the pressing need for affordable housing.

Giving gathering

Canadians have once again opened their hearts and wallets to ensure four St. Albert hockey players killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will not be forgotten.

Shell game

St. Albert’s top staffer has tabled a zero-per-cent tax increase as a starting point for upcoming budget deliberations, and councillors couldn’t be happier. On Monday, city manager Kevin Scoble laid out a $104.