Community Centre closure - statement: November 7, 2018 - 3 p.m.

November 7, 2018 - 3 p.m.
Statement from Mayor Rod Frank

Just now we heard further details about the incident at our community centre. I was in the building at the time, and I witnessed smoke and fire aftermath.

Obviously, this event could have had a far more tragic outcome, and I am grateful to the rapid and professional response of our emergency responders and the RCMP to minimize the risk to our residents.

While these unprecedented explosions have rocked our close-knit community, I know our community will overcome this isolated incident. It is impossible to know the motivation for this desperate action. I can tell you that I have full confidence in the RCMP’s investigative ability to uncover these important answers.

In order to provide the RCMP with the room they need for their investigation, the Community Centre and County Hall buildings will remain closed. Please refer to our website for full details on closures.

In the meantime, on behalf of Strathcona County Council, we continue to offer the County’s full support in all investigative efforts, while we do everything in power to restore function to the Community Centre complex.




Mayor Frank will be available to speak to media on Thursday, November 8, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. To schedule an interview, please email


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