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AHS branches out regionally

With more than a billion dollars in debt eliminated, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is going to redistribute some of the responsibilities it absorbed when it was created.

Firefighters get expanded WCB coverage

Four new types of cancers will now be covered without question for Alberta firefighters who brings claims to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).

Health info goes online

Alberta Health Services leapt further into the electronic age this week, launching two websites promised to help patients with their medical care questions. MyHealth.alberta.

Cops find crystal meth in traffic stop

A St. Albert RCMP officer found a much bigger problem than he likely first anticipated, when he pulled over a vehicle without a licence plate last weekend. After stopping the Ford Escort on Perron Street around 12:20 a.m.

Housing deadline pinches local project

A tight deadline to apply for new affordable housing money is a surprise to the St. Albert Housing Society, which is trying to revamp a rental project in time to submit by July 8. The province announced a $100-million request for proposals this week.

Kinettes selling flowers for Mother's Day, CF

The small but hard working band of St. Albert Kinettes are making sure that Mother's Day arrives for many shoppers who forget their flowers.
Bus driver benefits in limbo

Bus driver benefits in limbo

A St. Albert man and former Edmonton bus driver who was viciously beaten in 2009 has had his Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) benefits suspended after declining a proposal to have him begin job shadowing in a new occupation.

House prices remain flat

While real estate prices remained mostly steady across the Capital region last month, St. Albert saw house prices nudge upwards.
Carts come rolling in

Carts come rolling in

Christian Benson has no shortage of cans in which to put his trash. He watches as a forklift hauls yet another stack of green carts out of a sea can.
Scales not so scary

Scales not so scary

Cat people clean clumps of feline feces from litter boxes on a weekly basis. Dog people take their furry friends for a walk every day with plastic baggies at the ready to package up their pups' poopy business. Snake people have it pretty easy.