News Room

This page contains latest media and information releases, in date order.

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Posted September 27, 2022

Council approves updated Winter Maintenance Policy

New priorities and shorter timeframe for clearing trails and pathways

Strathcona County Council has approved an updated Winter Maintenance Policy that guides snow clearing and ice control for roads, trails, parking lots and transit stops.

Posted September 23, 2022

Get a sneak peek of hydrogen fuel cell transit buses this weekend

The City of Edmonton and Strathcona County are unveiling their new hydrogen fuel cell buses at this weekend’s Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Expo. Come get a sneak peek of this new hydrogen electric bus technology the City and Strathcona County are testing as part of a province-wide collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our region. 

Posted September 13, 2022

County joins the 100K club

The County’s Census 2022 revealed Strathcona County’s population has grown two per cent in the last four years, surpassing the 100K mark at 100,362 people (73,000 in Sherwood Park and 27,362 in the County’s rural areas).

Posted September 13, 2022

Strathcona County welcomes new Fire Chief

On September 12, Strathcona County welcomed Martin Paulson as the 10th Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Services.

Posted September 12, 2022

Pilot cat shelter to open in Strathcona County

The Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS) will open Sheltered Paws on Saturday, October 1, with plans to operate for one year as part of a pilot initiative by Strathcona County.

Posted September 7, 2022

Strathcona County remembers fallen firefighters

Each September, Strathcona County Emergency Services’ Honour Guard hosts a memorial march and ceremony to honour fallen firefighters.

Posted August 26, 2022

Motorcycle safety: watching out for each other

Strathcona County is reminding all motorists to look out for each other, especially with the increased use of motorcycles during the warm summer months.

Posted August 15, 2022

Back to school supports for success

Strathcona County is joining parents, caregivers, teachers and school staff to help support students returning to school on August 30, 2022. 

Posted August 10, 2022

Alex Janvier Exhibition at Gallery@501

Strathcona County is honored to present an exhibition entitled “The Healing Language of Alex Janvier” by world-renowned Denesuline artist, Alex Janvier, from Cold Lake First Nations, Treaty 6 Territory. The exhibition runs September 9 to November 20, 2022. 

Posted August 2, 2022

County and community partners to celebrate families with summer festival

The Strathcona County Family Resource Network (FRN) is hosting a day of free, interactive fun to celebrate and connect local families.