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Archive: August

Posted August 30, 2016

Gallery@501 presents "The Wild Party" by Jason Carter

Explore the vibrant work of artist Jason Carter in “The Wild Party” featured at Gallery@501 from September 1 to October 23, 2016.

Posted August 29, 2016

Water restriction lifted

The water restriction in Strathcona County has been lifted effective immediately. Water production operations have returned to normal.

Posted August 25, 2016

Water restriction in place

Effective immediately, Strathcona County is asking residents to reduce water consumption.

Persistent rainfall throughout the North Saskatchewan River watershed has increased debris in the water, and substantially increased turbidity levels. As a result, the rate of water production has slowed, and demand for potable water is in excess of current production. EPCOR has therefore called on Edmonton and Capital Region residents to reduce non-essential water use. 

Posted August 17, 2016

Get ready to splash your way into the County’s newest pool!

Be among the first to take a swim at the new Emerald Hills Leisure Centre during the grand opening celebrations on October 1 and 2, 2016. Situated next to Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School at 3555 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park, the new aquatic facility was designed to meet the growing community need for swimming lessons, and recreational, fitness and therapeutic opportunities.