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Province forecasts busy fire season

Alberta is poised to have an extremely busy forest fire season with dry conditions spread throughout the province, including Sturgeon County, which imposed a fire ban Tuesday on all open fires.

Business Beat

While most Canadians believe the recession is over, many are sticking with frugal spending habits, says a report by Toronto advertising firm Bensimon Byrne.

Court Briefs

A St. Albert man pleaded guilty to assault this week despite not having laid a finger on the victim. Jeffrey David Lumley, 18, of St. Albert pleaded guilty Monday in St. Albert Provincial Court.

Council spends $100k on art repairs

City council agreed to jumpstart repairs of outdoor city-owned art projects with $100,000 in funding. Coun.

Rathgeber says Coulter should have been allowed to speak

Local member of Parliament Brent Rathgeber had an up-close view of a story making national headlines this week as controversial American commentator Ann Coulter was stopped from speaking at the University of Ottawa.

Childbirth is pregnancy's normal outcome

I accept that R. Nobert went through a very traumatic experience when his wife gave birth.

Health Monitor

Health Canada wants every Canadian who has ever had a questionable health or safety experience with a commercial product to report it to both the agency and the manufacturer, no matter when it was.

'Grey wave' overblown, say experts

The grey wave of aging baby boomers won't hit Alberta's health care system as hard as we thought, said experts at a recent panel.

Local business communty cautious about Avenir

The local business community is still cautious about the Avenir concept while the project’s developers continue to do everything they can to drum up interest.

What's in a tonne?

It doesn't take much to make a tonne. I've often wondered what a tonne of greenhouse gas emissions looks like. It's easy to say that the average Edmontonian emits about 5.