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Syphilis infections still on the rise, report

Syphilis infections in Alberta are continuing to increase despite a two-year effort by the province to halt the outbreak. The province had 267 cases of new infection in 2009 for a rate of 7.4 per 100,000 residents.

Boards decry funding gap for disabled students

As a freeze on funding for severely disabled students enters its fourth year, school boards across the province, including St. Albert, are finding creative ways to stretch their resources to provide for students. Both the St.

Stelmach veers away from balanced budget talk

Albertans should not be surprised if the province doesn't present a balanced budget by 2012-2013, a goal stated repeatedly by members of the Conservative party in 2010.

Environment File

Morinville now tosses almost a third less trash than it did two years ago, according to a recent report, despite the town’s growing population.

Business Beat

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.