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Lisa McKay on parole soon

A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of a St. Albert realtor will be released on parole.

Province still pacing $4.7-billion deficit

The Alberta government’s financial picture is about as gloomy or rosy as it was at budget time. The province is on pace to post a $4.76-billion deficit by the end of this fiscal year.

Air quality advisory lifted

The air quality advisory prompted by smoke from B.C. forest fires is now over. Alberta health officials lifted the advisory this afternoon, one week after imposing it.

1,900 homes approved at Big Lake

A new Edmonton subdivision will bring thousands of homes to Big Lake, but environmentalists worry it could shut out moose and deer.

WWI artifacts come home

An old Strathcona's sword has returned to its family almost a century after it fell in France during the First World War.

Cash for Alexander crime study

Alexander residents will make a plan this fall to keep crime out of their community thanks to a recent grant from the province. Alexander First Nation and the Yellowhead Tribal Community Corrections Society got a $75,000 grant on Aug.

Garritty to retire from council

The last incumbent city councillor declared his intentions for the fall election this week when Coun. Lorie Garritty indicated his name won't be on the ballot Oct. 18.

City sets transit funding priorities

City councillors identified a host of transit projects they hope will qualify for provincial dollars, including a new south park and ride, a smart card fare system and an LRT connection to the heart of the city.

Burrows vies for fourth term

James Burrows will make the case for a fourth term to St. Albert voters this fall. Burrows, who has been on council since 2001, announced this week he intends to seek another term and plans to focus on giving citizens more input into city planning.

St. Albert loses community advocate

Rows of seats sat empty as a small vessel cut through the damp and grey off the coast of Vancouver Island in the spring of 2009.