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County development clears capital board

A new 240-lot subdivision in the Sturgeon Valley moved a step closer to reality last week with a strings-attached approval from the Capital Region Board.

Firefighters agree to two-year deal

After nearly a year of negotiations, a new two-year agreement has been reached between the City of St. Albert and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

Hospital foundation raising friends and funds

The hammers are still pounding away at the Sturgeon Community Hospital's new emergency department. Meanwhile, the non-profit group that provides extra funding wants to fill the finished site with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Environment File

St. Albert has joined a national coalition to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. City council voted Monday night to join the Partners for Climate Protection Program, a group of about 150 communities committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

New neighbourhood preserves old forest

A new subdivision could bring thousands of people to Big Lake while preserving an ancient forest. Approximately 40 people attended an open house at the Glendale Golf & Country Club last week on the Big Lake Neighbourhood Three structure plan.

Local man killed near Tomahawk

Two people, including a St. Albert man, were killed Friday in a high-speed head-on crash near Tomahawk. Michael Deutch, 32, died before emergency crews arrived at the scene of the wreck about two kilometres south of the community on Highway 759.

City backs away from northeast industrial

After years of trying to designate a portion of the city’s annexed lands in the northeast for industrial use, city council has officially thrown in the towel.

Diabetes swamps native women

Aboriginal women need to eat right and exercise more to head off a wave of diabetes, according to a new study.

Knife-wielding robber targets McDonald's

A young woman brandished a knife and threatened two McDonald’s employees early Monday morning, in a failed robbery attempt. The woman entered the McDonald’s at St. Albert Trail and Galarneau Place around 4 a.m.

Thieves climb through roof in would-be heist

Security guards foiled an attempted bank break-in through the roof of Grandin mall, but RCMP investigators are now asking for the public’s help in finding the culprits. The break-in happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Dec.