News Room

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

Media inquiries may be directed to Strathcona County Communications: 780-410-6595 or email info@strathcona.ca

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Posted December 31, 2019

Water shutdown in Strathcona County Ward 7 areas; water ban in Antler Lake and Collingwood Cove

On Monday, January 6, 2020, the Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission is planning to shut down a portion of its water supply to repair a water break.

Posted December 30, 2019

Gallery@501 exhibit provides insight into Hutterite societies

Gallery@501 is pleased to present In The World But Not Of It by Canadian artist, Tim Smith. The exhibit opens January 10 and is on display until February 23, 2020. The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at Gallery@501 (#120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park).

Posted December 18, 2019

Celebrate at Strathcona County’s 2020 New Year’s Festival

Ring in 2020 with free, family-friendly festivities on Tuesday, December 31 starting at 4 p.m. and concluding with fireworks at 8 p.m. The fun will take place at Broadmoor Lake Park and include activities at Festival Place, the Community Centre, and the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre.

Posted December 13, 2019

Enforcement Services delivers ‘Toys for Tags’ and food bank donations for those in need this holiday season

Strathcona County Enforcement Services helped make Christmas a bit brighter for local families this holiday season, through its Toys for Tags campaign and Cram A Cruiser initiative.

Posted December 10, 2019

Parkade incident review outlines County’s emergency response strengths and areas for improvement

As part of its commitment to safety and best practices, Strathcona County invited an independent contractor to review the County’s emergency response and recovery, following the Community Centre parkade explosions on November 6, 2018 up to full operational recovery on May 8, 2019.

Posted December 5, 2019

Council approves budget 2020

Strathcona County Council today approved the 2020 operating and capital budgets and the 2021-2023 operating and 2021-2024 capital budgets in principle.

Posted December 5, 2019

Cram a cruiser for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau

On Tuesday, December 10, Strathcona County Enforcement Services will be collecting donations at a local Save-on-Foods for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau. Enforcement Services staff will be onsite with a police cruiser and are encouraging shoppers to cram the cruiser with donations. 

Posted December 4, 2019

Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan mayors respond to province’s approval of uncontested annexation

We are pleased to share the Government of Alberta has approved the negotiated annexation agreed to by Strathcona County and City of Fort Saskatchewan councils just over one year ago. This is good news for both our communities.

Posted November 29, 2019

County’s opioid exhibit receives provincial Award of Excellence

On November 28, the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) presented an Award of Excellence to Mayor Rod Frank, on behalf of Strathcona County’s Community Drug Strategy Committee, for Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience exhibit.

Posted November 28, 2019

Train whistling to stop at five Strathcona County crossings

On Tuesday, November 26, Strathcona County Council passed a resolution to enact whistle cessation at four CN Rail crossings north of Highway 630, and CP Rail’s crossing at 34 Street south of Baseline Road.