News Room

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

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Posted October 7, 2021

Strathcona County requiring staff vaccinations

As part of our commitment to our community’s health and safety, Strathcona County is requiring vaccines for all staff effective Monday, November 1. 

Posted October 7, 2021

Gallery@501 focuses on our common humanity in a new exhibition

The public is invited to visit and reflect on a new exhibit at Gallery@501 titled “...bring a folding chair”, on display from October 9 - 30, 2021. This exhibit, inspired by Black History Month, recognizes the significant on-going contributions Black Canadian artists make in Alberta. 

Posted October 5, 2021

Small, medium businesses: if you get a call, please share your thoughts

Strathcona County is reviewing how to best take action to support the plans and needs of local small and medium businesses. Economic Development and Tourism is conducting a business retention and expansion survey, with random businesses called between October 12 and November 5, 2021.

Posted September 27, 2021

Strathcona County honours Indigenous Peoples on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Strathcona County will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday on September 30. 

Posted September 20, 2021

Nomination Day: Candidate list

Strathcona County 2021 Municipal Election

Today is Nomination Day for the Strathcona County 2021 General Municipal Election. The following individuals are the official candidates for the positions of Mayor and Councillor.

Posted September 17, 2021

Strathcona County participating in provincial Restriction Exemption Program and staff disclosure of vaccination status

Effective Monday, September 20, Strathcona County is participating in the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP).

Posted September 16, 2021

Strathcona County puts resident and staff safety first

On Wednesday, September 15, the Government of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency along with additional restrictions and an exemption program that impact Strathcona County residents, businesses, programs, services and facilities. 

Posted September 15, 2021

County reinforces safety with zero tolerance policy for non-compliant behaviour

As part of Strathcona County’s commitment to safety, for both guests and staff, the County has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to masking non-compliance. 

Posted September 15, 2021

County continues operational planning for The Pointe while construction temporarily paused

Strathcona County continues its important work to develop Pointe-aux-Pins Acres, which represents a vital link to the importance of agriculture in the community. While an unstable construction market has required a purposeful pause in construction of Pointe-aux-Pins Acres, Administration continues its operational, services and event strategy, with a focus on bringing the Pointe’s vision to life.

Posted September 15, 2021

Council approves updated Master Plan to guide rural road maintenance

Strathcona County Council has approved a new Sustainable Rural Road Master Plan to guide how all 1,300 kilometres of rural road are maintained and improved.