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The St. Albert Community Village conducted a survey of people who are at risk of becoming homeless, and not individuals who are homeless, as the Gazette reported Wednesday. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Business Beat

A showcase for home-based and small businesses hits St. Albert this weekend. The show will feature products from about 40 vendors ranging from jewelry to relaxation, handbags, clothing, art, pottery and travel.

Province approves regional growth plan

The province has signed off on a new growth blueprint for the Capital region. Premier Ed Stelmach congratulated all 25 member municipalities of the Capital Region Board (CRB) for creating the growth plan, which was formally approved Thursday morning.

Landowners want to tear up IDP

Sturgeon County landowners living within the boundaries of the St. Albert-Sturgeon intermunicipal development plan (IDP) told county councillors they want to see the nine-year-old bylaw dissolved.

County gets high marks in satisfaction survey

Sturgeon County residents are happy with their quality of life and county services, but few could tell you who their councillors are or what divisions they live in.

Business Beat

A local high-tech business got a financial boost last week in its quest to perfect data compression technology that would allow for fast Internet transfer of full-length movies. St. Albert’s Deep Compression Inc.

Green growth way to go, say experts

Green growth sells, say experts at a recent conference, and can help cities build better neighbourhoods. About 250 people met at the Edmonton Mayfield Inn last Monday to discuss the status of clean technologies.

Co-op not consulted on dog park

It wasn’t until Teresa McNally opened her Saturday newspaper in mid-February that she learned of plans for an off-leash dog park in her backyard.

Housing society, Sturgeon Foundation seek cash

City council won’t vote on a funding request from the St. Albert Housing Society until all members are at the table. St. Albert Housing Society has asked the city for $2.

Health analysts urge caution on funding changes

Activity-based funding has merits but must be implemented very carefully, says a University of Alberta health care researcher.