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

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Posted November 18, 2019

Council budget deliberations begin

Strathcona County Council today received recommended municipal operating and capital budgets for 2020 and beyond.

Posted November 14, 2019

Residents urged to keep off stormwater ponds

With the recent drop in temperature, ice has formed 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.

Posted November 7, 2019

Gallery@501 presents “This Something. A Thirty Year Survey. 1989-2019”

The Gallery@501 is pleased to present This Something. A Thirty Year Survey. 1989-2019 by Edmonton based sculptor, Catherine Burgess. 

Posted November 7, 2019

The holiday season begins with Celebration of Lights!

On Saturday, November 16, you’re invited to help kick off Strathcona County’s holiday season with the Celebration of Lights winter wonderland festivities at Festival Place.

Posted November 5, 2019

County seeks feedback on rural road safety and service levels

Update of rural roads master plan begins with public engagement

Strathcona County wants to hear from residents on how they use the rural road network, their safety and maintenance concerns, and their vision for future roads. The feedback will inform an update of the Sustainable Rural Roads Master Plan, which guides how the County’s rural roads are maintained and improved. 

Posted October 30, 2019

Residents asked for thoughts on tourism in Strathcona County

Tourism strategy development launches with public engagement
Strathcona County wants to hear from residents on what tourism could look like in the future. The feedback will inform a strategy that will assess and address the County’s need for enhanced tourism.  

Posted October 28, 2019

Toys for Tags campaign supporting Strathcona Christmas Bureau

This Christmas season, Strathcona County is offering the public the option to donate toys or gift cards to the Strathcona Christmas Bureau in lieu of paying for parking violations.

Posted October 25, 2019

Strathcona County offering property audits for local businesses to help reduce crime.

As part of their ongoing efforts to provide a safe, and most livable community, Strathcona County Enforcement Services has launched the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) service for local businesses.


Posted October 23, 2019

Strathcona County getting ready to launch new online recreation system

Move over Click-it, Strathcona County is introducing its new recreation software system: Recreation Online, in January 2020. This new system will replace Click-it, which has been the online registration system since 2005.

Posted October 23, 2019

Report outlines key areas to enable youth and young adults to thrive in Strathcona County

The Youth Needs and Assets Assessment final report, presented to Priorities Committee on October 22, 2019, provided six key areas for the County to consider as it works towards creating conditions within our community that support the best possible outcomes for youth and young adults in Strathcona County.