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Workplace inspections yield troubling results

A massive sweep of the commercial construction industry across Alberta discovered what both labour groups and political parties are calling a shocking number of violations.

Council approves more officers

The St. Albert RCMP will add four front-line officers in 2011 thanks to a budget approved by city council Monday night. The "boots on the street" translation will be one more constable on duty at any given time, said Insp. Warren Dosko.

Morton backs pooled pension plans

Alberta Finance Minister Ted Morton is backing a proposal from Ottawa for a new Pooled Registered Pension Plan, an initiative that aims to provide Canadians with a new low-cost method to save for retirement.

Government announces $1 million for MS study

Alberta Health and Wellness will fund an observational study to determine the benefits, risks and possible complications for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who have undergone liberation therapy, also known as the Zamboni treatment.

Oilsands not linked to Ft. Chip cancer, says panel

The oilsands industry is not responsible for high cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan, says a scientific panel, but will be major a risk to Alberta's water, air and finances if it's not better managed.

Birthday bag campaign nets a ton

The local three-month campaign to collect birthday party supplies is shutting down for a holiday hiatus but will reappear in the new year.

Tax hike at 2.8 per cent as budget debate wraps

St. Albert homeowners will face a 2.8 per cent property tax increase in 2011 and non-residential property owners will see a hike of 2.83 per cent. Sitting as committee of the whole, city council finalized its budget deliberations Tuesday evening.

Protestant students open hearts in giving spirit

There are more than 6,600 points of light in the world of St. Albert Protestant schools. That’s how many of the students and budding humanitarians are at the district’s 14 schools.

RCMP employ variety of tools to catch drunk drivers

The St. Albert RCMP is employing a mixed bag of strategies this season as Christmas once again leads to too many people driving drunk.

Wild for turkey?

Any brave chef looking for a challenge this Christmas might want to consider tackling the turducken, an ambitious and time-consuming dish combining the meat of a turkey, a duck and a chicken all deboned and rolled in between layers of delicious stuff