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 October 17, 2018

Public smoking or vaping of cannabis in Strathcona County

As of today, Albertans 18 years of age and older are now allowed to smoke or vape cannabis in certain areas.

Strathcona County is working to manage the legalization of cannabis in the best interests of our community.

Posted October 16, 2018

Opioids: challenge what you think you know

Posted October 15, 2018

Strathcona County part of regional transit conversation

On October 11, Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank joined twelve regional mayors in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that continues the exploration of a regional services commission to deliver inter-municipal transit.

Posted October 4, 2018

Emergency notification test: October 10

Strathcona County will issue a test Strathcona County Alert (SC Alerts) to over 11,000 subscribers during Fire Prevention Week on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Posted October 3, 2018

Open house on Range Roads 231 and 232 study

Residents are invited to participate in the second phase of a study on Range Roads 231 and 232, between Highway 630/Wye Road and Highway 628/Whitemud Extension.

Posted October 1, 2018

Residents invited to help shape the future of recreation, parks and cultural opportunities in Strathcona County

Strathcona County is inviting residents to provide input into the development of the new 12 year Recreation and Culture Strategy through an online survey.

Posted September 25, 2018

The Slab continuing with a new partnership

The Slab, a youth-specific gathering space, will continue to be offered this fall - thanks to a new partnership between Strathcona County and the Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County.

Posted September 24, 2018

Strathcona County director appointed president of Economic Developers Association of Canada

Strathcona County director of Economic Development and Tourism Gerald Gabinet was recently appointed as president of Canada’s national organization of economic development professionals.

Posted September 21, 2018

Statement from Strathcona County Emergency Services

Statement from Strathcona County Emergency Services

Posted September 18, 2018

Strathcona County announces new online opinion panel

Strathcona County has broadened its capacity to engage with the public by launching its new Strathcona County Online Opinion Panel (SCOOP).