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Archive: February

Posted February 29, 2016

Love your dog, license your dog!

Strathcona County dog owners are reminded about their dog licence renewal deadline on March 31, 2016. 

Posted February 29, 2016

Public invited to provide feedback on community halls strategy

As part of its Community Halls Sustainability Strategy, Strathcona County is inviting conversations about the current physical, social and operational state of its 18 community halls and senior centres. 

Posted February 26, 2016

Update: Water ban timelines

The emergency repairs to the waterline are complete sooner than anticipated, and the reservoirs are now being filled. Strathcona County’s water ban will be lifted by  6 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016.


Posted February 26, 2016

Ban announced on non-essential water use

Effective immediately, Strathcona County has announced a ban on non-essential water use. The ban applies to residents and businesses in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan, Josephburg, Half Moon Lake, Collingwood Cove, Antler Lake, and Fultonvale. Country residential areas must also reduce their water use. 


Posted February 24, 2016

2015 surplus allocated to facilities, trails, roads and health and safety

On February 23, Strathcona County reported a $17.9 million municipal surplus, representing 6.6 per cent of the $270 million municipal operating budget. 

Posted February 23, 2016

Residents urged to stay off thin ice

Due to warmer weather, Strathcona County residents are urged to stay safe and keep off all stormwater ponds. 

Posted February 18, 2016

New Broadview Enviroservice Station now accepting toxic and hazardous materials

Beginning February 18, 2016, Strathcona County residents can bring toxic and hazardous materials to a new, permanent drop-off location.

Posted February 18, 2016

Strathcona County to co-host Landowner Oil and Gas workshop

On March 3, 2016 Strathcona County and Lamont County are co-hosting a Landowner Oil and Gas Information Workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Heartland Hall, Strathcona County (55305 Range Rd. 214, south of Hwy 15 on Hwy 830). 

Posted February 17, 2016

Operation Lunchbox: it's time to help!

Ready to fill a need? Beginning February 17, Operation Lunchbox is collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to help provide healthy lunches to children and youth in Strathcona County.

Posted February 17, 2016

Kindness is one size fits all!

On February 24, residents are invited to wear pink, as part of Pink Shirt Day, to show support for ending bullying.

Posted February 16, 2016

Emergency service delivery model to be examined

As part of its on-going commitment to provide emergency response in an efficient manner, Strathcona County Council initiated an in-depth review of the current Strathcona County Emergency Services (SCES) delivery model.

Posted February 11, 2016

RISE to connect with seniors

Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere (RISE), is a national campaign that aims to combat loneliness or social isolation that may be experienced by seniors. 

On the weekend of February 21, residents are being asked to brighten the day of a senior in their life - a parent, a friend, a neighbour, a relative.  Ideas include phone calls, meeting for coffee, visiting a recreation facility.


Posted February 4, 2016

Bus subsidy improves access to visual arts program

Students attending art education exhibits will receive a transportation funding boost, thanks to a new bus subsidy program. 

Posted February 4, 2016

Everybody Gets to Play: Disconnect to Connect!

This Family Day, February 15, 2016, residents are encouraged to disconnect from technology to reconnect with family, friends and their community.

Posted February 3, 2016

Council receives Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information and requests comparison matrix for Bremner and Colchester

Council receives Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information and requests comparison matrix for Bremner and Colchester