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Fast-track LRT, says councillor

Members of council’s finance committee want to see LRT projects fast-tracked in the city’s 10-year capital plan. Council, sitting as the standing committee on finance on Monday, had its first look at the 10-year municipal capital plan.


Volunteer and enrich your own life and your community. The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.


Shanty is a lively little girl who was found abandoned in the country. She is mixed breed and about four months old. She weighs around 19 pounds. This sweet young dog has lovely grey/green eyes.

Mail thief delivers guilty pleas

A former postal carrier pleaded guilty to mail theft on Monday, admitting to taking more than 160,000 pieces of mail over a 16-year span. John Kobitowich entered guilty pleas to theft of mail and refusing to deliver property as a public servant.

Budget reviews to overlap councils

Property tax notices for 2010 still haven't been put in the mail, but city council's finance committee has set in motion next year's budget process, which will overlap the old and new councils this fall.


An article in Saturday’s paper incorrectly identified Collin Steffes as an employee of Strathcona County’s planning department. In fact, Steffes is an employee of Sturgeon County. The Gazette apologizes for the error.

The future is coming

When the golden spades drove into the ground last week in Morinville, the work was already under way on the biggest, most expensive community facility the town has seen in decades.

Alexander students enter the jungle

You could probably summarize Tishynah Buffalo's time in Costa Rica in two words — green and wet. Green because she and her fellow Alexander students were working in a rainforest about 9,000 feet above sea level.

Deli meat recalled

The public is being warned not to consume various processed meat products carrying the Casa Italia brand, as well as some others made by Brampton, Ont.-based Zadi Foods.

Homebuilders team up to fight theft from building sites

A new anti-theft initiative is aiming to drastically reduce theft from new home construction sites. Operation Hands Off! is a partnership between a group of Edmonton-area homebuilders and a company called MicroDotDNA Technology.