News Room

This page contains latest media and information releases, in date order.
Note: Media releases prior to June 2013 can be found on the media release archive page.


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Posted April 17, 2018

Retail strong in Strathcona County; opportunities for retail growth

For those looking to get into retail in Strathcona County, a recent retail analysis shows electronics and appliances and apparel present good opportunity.

Posted April 13, 2018

Strathcona County and EICS present: Power of Relationship with Dr. Jody Carrington

Strathcona County and Elk Island Catholic Schools are joining together to present an amazing evening with Dr. Jody Carrington on the importance of connections with our children through building positive relationships.

Posted April 11, 2018

Strathcona County exploring feasibility of a community hub

As part of ongoing efforts to further increase access to social programs and services, Council recently approved the exploration of the design, functionality and feasibility of a possible community hub model in Strathcona County.

Posted April 5, 2018

Celebrating your child’s first 2000 days

Parents of preschool children are invited to attend a free, fun and interactive festival celebrating the first 2,000 days of childhood at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Ave, Ardrossan) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Posted April 1, 2018

April Fools: County piloting new technology for dog owners

Beginning this spring, Strathcona County is piloting Word Fetch, a dog collar that translates a dog’s barks into basic sentences, using a patented language algorithm converter.

Posted March 28, 2018

Census 2018 – together we count

This May, Strathcona County will be conducting a municipal census. Households will be asked to complete the census online between May 1 and 13.

Posted March 23, 2018

Funding now available to boost community connections: apply today!

As part of the County’s ongoing efforts to nurture community connections, residents are invited to apply for Community Small Grants funding (up to $750 per application) to host neighbourhood gatherings or projects that promote a sense of belonging and connection. The total grant budget for 2018 is $50,000.

Posted March 15, 2018

Residents asked to stay safe and keep off the ice

As a result of the warmer temperatures, a significant amount of melting is affecting the strength of the ice on stormwater ponds and natural bodies of water in Strathcona County.

Posted March 13, 2018

Agricultural facility to be located next to heritage site

Strathcona County today announced its multipurpose agricultural facility will be located next to the Bremner Heritage Site.

Posted March 5, 2018

All-day school zones to take effect in September

Beginning in September, all school zones in Strathcona County will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.