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

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Posted August 10, 2020

Update on pool closures and service modification timelines

Weather and unexpected repairs have extended the re-opening timelines for the Kinsmen Leisure Centre and the Millennium Place aquatic centre. Strathcona County has taken advantage of these time extensions to ensure an overall better re-opening experience for its guests.

Posted August 7, 2020

New bylaw makes face coverings mandatory in public indoor spaces and public vehicles once County reaches trigger of 25 active COVID-19 cases.

At a special Council meeting on August 6, 2020, Strathcona County Council  approved the Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw 46-2020 that mandates face coverings in indoor public places and public vehicles - when Alberta Health Services reports 25 or more active COVID-19 cases in the municipality. There are currently nine active cases of COVID-19 in Strathcona County. 

Posted July 30, 2020

County surveying public about expanding mandatory face-coverings in all indoor locations and public vehicles-for-hire

County surveying public about expanding mandatory face-coverings in all indoor locations and public vehicles-for-hire

Posted July 28, 2020

Face coverings required in indoor County facilities and transit, effective August 4, 2020.

As part of Strathcona County’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, non-medical masks (face coverings) will be required for people entering all County-owned buildings and transit, beginning August 4, 2020. 

Posted July 28, 2020

Construction begins on new intersection features

Starting at the end of July, Strathcona County will begin construction at eight locations to support traffic and pedestrian safety improvements.

Posted July 23, 2020

Rural residents invited to share feedback on livestock

An online survey launched today to gather rural resident feedback on responsible livestock ownership. 

Posted July 23, 2020

Traffic changes coming to Sherwood Drive/Wye Road area

Major construction will start early August in the area of Sherwood Drive and Wye Road, in order to improve traffic flow, pedestrian access and safety, and overall road safety standards.

Posted July 22, 2020

Strathcona County RCMP arrest male after multiple calls received

Posted July 22, 2020

Strathcona County Transit to distribute masks, beginning July 27

As part of the Government of Alberta’s province-wide distribution plan, Masks for Albertans, Strathcona County Transit will distribute non-medical masks beginning Monday, July 27. 


Posted July 16, 2020

Trans Mountain signs a $225,000 Community Benefit Agreement with Strathcona County

Trans Mountain and Strathcona County have signed a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $225,000 investment towards a new skate park in the Hamlet of Ardrossan.