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 January 3, 2018

Gallery@501 presents its annual member show and sale

The Gallery@501 is pleased to present its annual Member Show and Salefeaturing work by local artists. The exhibit opens on January 11 and is on display until February 25, 2018.

Posted December 29, 2017

Most outdoor activities cancelled, but still lots of great indoor activities at Strathcona County’s New Year’s Eve Festival

Due to the cold weather, most of the outdoor activities for the New Year’s Eve Festival have been cancelled or rescheduled

Posted December 18, 2017

Strathcona County launches new website

Strathcona County today unveiled a revised website. 

Posted December 15, 2017

Ring in 2018 at Strathcona County’s New Year’s Eve Festival

Residents are invited to celebrate Canada 150 one last time! Enjoy a free evening of fun at this year’s New Year’s Eve festival on Sunday, December 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Posted December 5, 2017

Approved 2018 budget reduces taxes, maintains services

Strathcona County’s 2018 budget, approved December 4, maintains required service levels, and reduces costs by achieving ever greater efficiencies.

Posted December 1, 2017

Citizen feedback wanted - Fall 2017 Public Survey

Citizens are invited to complete an online survey to provide feedback on living in Strathcona County and some of the County’s services.

Posted November 21, 2017

County earns another national award for annual financial reporting

Strathcona County has earned a third consecutive Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement, this time for its 2016 Annual Report: “LEADING. LIVABLE. A new lens to guide us forward.”

Posted November 20, 2017

Council begins Budget 2018 deliberations

Strathcona County Council today received 2018 budget recommendations for municipal operating and capital budgets.

Posted November 16, 2017

Planning a northeast river crossing: phase 2 public meetings

Residents are invited to attend public meetings for phase 2 of the Northeast River Crossing (NERC) Functional Planning Study. This study will identify a potential location for a proposed future roadway and bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, connecting Edmonton and Strathcona County.

Posted November 9, 2017

Visit Santa and his reindeer at the Celebration of Lights!

On Saturday, November 18, the Community Centre will be transformed into a winter wonderland with FREE family activities at the Celebration of Lights. This event is Strathcona County’s kickoff to the holiday season, while also celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.