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A Morinville flower shop has been named a finalist in the 2011 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction in the Small Business category. The Flower Shop is one of 38 businesses across the province nominated for the provincial awards.

County resident unimpressed with driveway fee

Sturgeon County’s new proposal to charge residents for driveway clearing is leaving at least one resident feeling left in the cold.

Killer's parole revoked

After an unsuccessful release marked by lies and drug abuse, Lisa McKay had her parole revoked earlier this month and was returned to prison.

Provinces reach agreement on pooled pension plan

Provincial finance ministers last week reached an agreement on a framework for the Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP), a new private-sector retirement plan that aims to benefit small and medium businesses and the self-employed.

Development takes leap forward

A so-called leapfrog development proposed for St. Albert’s northern edge got an endorsement from city council Monday.

Cleaning up your Christmas cheer

You hung your stockings by the chimney with care, and now they're part of the mess that's everywhere. St. Albert residents will have plenty to do this weekend as they sweep up the scraps of their Christmas celebrations.

Local woman helps Haiti rebuild

Margaret Przybyla feels thankful that she has a house, her health and that her life is relatively stable. In short, she’s glad that she doesn’t live in Haiti.

At Leo Nickerson School, it's a dog's world

When she brings her three-year-old Bichon-cocker Mila to school each day, Tammy Schepens, a guidance counsellor at Leo Nickerson Elementary School, doesn’t have to worry about the many children she’ll interact with throughout the day.

Make the most of your leftovers

The family has been fed and the dishes consigned to the dishwasher. And now you're left with a pile of leftover food that no quantity of sandwiches or reheated plates of food is going to use before it all starts going bad.

Alberta Digest

Alberta, more than any other province, showed some areas of strength and other areas of real weakness in its delivery of health care last year, according to the third annual Canada Health Consumer Index (CHCI).