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

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Posted June 10, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Strathcona County Awards of Excellence recipients

Celebrating the remarkable people, businesses and organizations that continue to make Strathcona County one of Canada’s most livable communities.

Posted June 6, 2024

Strathcona County, AB receives dual CAMA Awards of Excellence

Strathcona County is proud to announce it has received two awards from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) at its annual conference and Awards of Excellence luncheon in Banff, Alberta on June 5.

Posted June 6, 2024

Rewarding youth for positive behaviour: Strathcona County’s Positive Ticket campaign

Strathcona County Enforcement Services (EFS) is ticketing teens and kids—but not for what you may think. Rather, EFS is rewarding teens and children for their safe behaviour and the ways they contribute to our community, like wearing a helmet, helping someone cross at a crosswalk or being a good neighbour.

Posted June 6, 2024

Food rescue and organic waste diversion pilot launches

Strathcona County, along with Circular Innovation Council, are pleased to announce the launch of a new institutional, commercial, and industrial food rescue and organic waste diversion pilot, with collection beginning June 7, 2024. The Circular Innovation Council is a national, not-for-profit organization that delivers programming to educate and empower Canadians to take action on the circular economy, to retain and recover as much value as possible from resources. 

Posted June 5, 2024

County shares first progress report on strategic plan

The 2023 report on progress towards Council’s 2023-2026 strategic plan was presented today at priorities committee.


Posted June 4, 2024

Safety-focused improvements planned for two intersections along Sherwood Drive

New design plans for the Sherwood Drive and Granada Boulevard intersection, along with the Sherwood Drive traffic circle, were presented to Council at the June 4 Priorities Committee Meeting.

Posted June 3, 2024

Strathcona County hosts Alberta Seniors’ Week Celebration

On Tuesday, June 4, Strathcona County and WESeniors Strathcona are hosting a free Seniors’ Week Celebration in the Community Centre Agora at 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park.

Posted May 31, 2024

Strathcona County celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, and Strathcona County is proud to honour the heritage, culture, history, resilience and achievements of Indigenous Peoples.

Posted May 29, 2024

Celebrate Canada Day in the heart of Strathcona County

Strathcona County’s largest annual festival is back! This year’s Canada Day celebration at Broadmoor Lake Park (Oak Street, Sherwood Park) features indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, as well as live entertainment throughout the day. 

Posted May 27, 2024

Strathcona County hosts specialized wildfire training program

Every year, wildfires threaten our safety. They’re becoming more common, and they’re burning closer to our communities.

Between May 27 and May 30, Strathcona County will be the first Canadian community in 2024 to host the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Responding to the Interface (RTI) program and further their specialized training in fighting wildfires that burn in areas where communities meet grasslands and forests.