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

Emergency Services:
For media interview requests, please email
emergencyinfo@strathcona.ca and provide reporter contact information and timelines. Resident inquiries, please email emergencyservices@strathcona.ca

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Posted April 2, 2020

COVID-19 update

Strathcona County continues to align its activities and services with Alberta Public Health’s direction for addressing COVID-19, taking necessary preventative measures to limit the spread of infection and, ultimately, to help keep our employees, customers, community and visitors healthy and safe.

Posted March 31, 2020

Collision involving Strathcona County Transit bus

At 6:40 a.m. this morning, a Strathcona County transit bus heading west on Fir Street was struck by a truck travelling south on Sherwood Drive. 

Posted March 27, 2020

Broadview Enviroservice Station, Ardrossan Recycle Station: closed to respond to COVID-19

Residents encouraged to stay informed on temporary waste collection service changes

Posted March 26, 2020

COVID-19 update: municipal payment options, outdoor structure and recycling centre closures

In alignment with Alberta Public Health’s direction to address COVID-19, Strathcona County has implemented additional preventative measures to limit the spread of infection and, ultimately, to help keep our employees, customers, community and visitors healthy and safe.

Posted March 20, 2020

Strathcona County continues to prepare and respond to COVID-19

The health and safety of our community, including our staff, remains our top priority, and the COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly.

Posted March 12, 2020

Strathcona County continues to prepare for COVID-19 impacts

Strathcona County activated its Emergency Management Agency on January 31, 2020 to action contingency planning and preparation to respond to a potential COVID-19 outbreak within our community. Strathcona County's Director of Emergency Management is receiving information directly from the province.

Posted March 9, 2020

Residents urged to keep off stormwater ponds

 

Residents urged to keep off stormwater ponds

With the recent warm weather, ice is melting on stormwater ponds and natural bodies of water in Strathcona County. Ice safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please remind your family and friends to obey all posted signs, play safe and keep off the ice.

Many factors affect ice strength including air temperature, road runoff, sun, wind, snow and overall thickness of the ice. As well, the constant flow of stormwater into the ponds increases ice instability. With fluctuating water levels creating a freeze/thaw environment and unknown ice conditions, stormwater ponds are unsafe for recreational activities like ice skating and hockey.

For more information about ice safety, contact the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories at 780-415-1755.

Strathcona County offers several indoor skating opportunities, visit strathcona.ca/skating or call 780-467-2211 for details.

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:  Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595

Posted March 2, 2020

Reminder: register or renew your dog’s licence

Dog owners across Strathcona County are reminded to register or renew their dog licence by March 31, 2020. All dogs residing in Strathcona County are required to have a valid dog licence, renewable each year.

 

Posted February 25, 2020

Gallery@501 exhibit features local artist Paddy Lamb

Gallery@501 is pleased to present Repeated Visits to the Museum of Life by local artist, Paddy Lamb. This exhibit opens March 5 and will be on display at Gallery@501 until April 26. 

Posted February 21, 2020

Recreation Online launches in Strathcona County