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

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Posted February 6, 2023

Family Day fun in support of Everybody gets to play™

This Family Day, February 20, people are encouraged to visit Strathcona County recreation facilities, where 100 per cent of admission fees will be invested into the Everybody gets to play™ program. 

Posted February 2, 2023

Innovative interactive timeline showcases local history

Strathcona County’s history took an innovative shift into the present with an interactive, highly visual and informative learning experience. 

Posted February 2, 2023

County’s ambulance service delivery awarded exemplary national standing

Ambulance service provided by Strathcona County has achieved a score of over 99 per cent from an independent third-party national accreditation assessment. 

Posted February 1, 2023

County is over the moon excited for the start of the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games

Excitement is building in Strathcona County for the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, hosted at five local recreation facilities from February 24 to 26 and featuring eight winter sports. 

Posted February 1, 2023

February is Choose Kind Month in Strathcona County

Mayor Rod Frank has officially declared February Choose Kind Month. This February, County residents are encouraged to Choose Kind to help promote an inclusive, healthy and positive community through being kind to one another and themselves.

Posted January 31, 2023

County invests over $1.1 million to support local social service needs

Council approved $1.17M to support non-profit organizations in meeting social service needs in Strathcona County. This funding, under the 2023 Social Framework Community Grants program, includes a $77,000 increase in funding for 2023. 

Posted January 26, 2023

New, expanded HodgePodge Lodge now open

After being closed last summer for construction, the new HodgePodge Lodge reuse station is now open at the Broadview Enviroservice Station. 

Posted January 23, 2023

Gallery@501 featuring unique collaboration with local artists

Strathcona County is pleased to present “Around You / Near You: Shaped in the Studio”, an exhibition featuring the artwork of 11 local artists from Sherwood Park and Edmonton. The exhibit opens at Gallery@501 on February 3 and shows until March 3, 2023.

Posted January 10, 2023

Have your say in RCMP and Enforcement Services priorities

The public is invited to take a brief survey about RCMP and Enforcement Services priorities for Strathcona County in 2023/2024.

Posted January 6, 2023

Residential street snow clearing starts Sunday, January 8

Snow clearing on Priority 3 collector roads will be complete tonight, and County crews will start clearing Priority 4 residential streets on Sunday, January 8 at 6 p.m.