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

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Posted July 7, 2021

"Tales From the In Between" exhibit tells a tale of humanity, femininity, struggle and self-discovery

Discover one artist’s tales of humanity, femininity, struggle and self-discovery through a multi-sensory exhibition by Edmonton artist, Tammy Salzl. 

Posted July 7, 2021

Updates to transit approach benefit riders locally and throughout the region

At its July 6, 2021 meeting, Council passed a new Transit Bylaw (25-2021) with updated provisions that meet current and future transit needs, including compatibility with the regional smart fare approach (Arc).

Posted July 6, 2021

County continues important Indigenous relations work

Today, Strathcona County Council approved three new key recommendations that will support the County’s ongoing commitment to enhance important Indigenous relationships, as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

Posted July 5, 2021

Strathcona County water restriction lifted

The water restriction in Strathcona County has been lifted, effective immediately. The water supply has  returned to normal.

Posted July 5, 2021

Festival Place exterior upgrades to begin

Construction to replace the exterior cladding on Festival Place is scheduled to start the week of July 5.

Posted June 30, 2021

New Environmental Framework renews County’s environmental commitment

Strathcona County has renewed its commitment to taking action on environmental issues. A new, updated Environmental Framework, approved on June 29, outlines a community-informed collaborative approach that sets municipal priorities and provides a guide to assess environmental factors and impacts in planning and decision making.

Posted June 28, 2021

Water restriction in place

Effective immediately, Strathcona County is asking residents to reduce water consumption, and reduce non-essential water use. 


Posted June 23, 2021

New Strathcona County incentive bylaws aimed at petrochemical and energy industry attraction

Strathcona County Council has approved two new bylaws designed to attract major investment to the region. 

Posted June 23, 2021

Strathcona County preparations for Stage 3 re-opening

On July 1, Alberta is lifting nearly all health restrictions across the province. Additional programs, services and amenities as well as increased capacities will begin on July 1 in Strathcona County.

Posted June 23, 2021

Social Framework Evaluation Report reflects lessons learned and impactful community change

The Social Framework Evaluation Report, released yesterday, shares impacts and learnings from the Social Framework’s first four years of implementation.