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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.

Intolerable

Leaving an unsigned letter that spews hate and threatens a St. Albert family is a cowardly act, and one that cannot be tolerated.

Pot pageantry

Pot is officially permitted in Canada, but the finances of legalization remain as hazy as ever. The good news for St. Albertans, as of Oct.

Road test revamp

Putting the brakes on privatized driver’s licence road tests in Alberta is a welcome and long-overdue move.

Safety first

This is a true, short story about the devastation wrought by a house fire – and a not-so-subtle reminder that we’re in the middle of Fire Prevention Week, which runs until Oct. 13. So, read on.

Physical failing

As the fight continues to get kids to leave their screens and become more active, researchers have discovered another major hurdle to overcome.

No quit in us

Journalism is under siege from all sides. Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed across the globe in 2017, according to figures published by Reporters Without Borders.
Newspapers matter now more than ever

Newspapers matter now more than ever

National Newspaper Week started on Monday and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 7. This year's theme is “Now More Than Ever.” Papers across Canada are taking part in this campaign to raise awareness of and support for the newspaper industry.

No idle chatter

St. Albert city council’s plan to revamp its idle-free bylaw looks more like greenwashing than any real consideration of its effects.