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Archive: September

Posted September 29, 2016

Reducing fire risk in Sherwood Park

As part of continuing efforts to reduce fire risks in Strathcona County, staff assessed 62 parks and stormwater management facilities within the urban area of Sherwood Park as part of a Reserve and Parkland Wildfire Risk Assessment.

Posted September 28, 2016

Reach Out. Speak Out: Don't be a silent witness

The Silent Witness Exhibit consists of several large, red, wooden silhouettes placed in public facilities throughout the County during the month of October.

Posted September 22, 2016

Celebrating your child's first 2,000 days

Parents of preschool children are invited to attend a fun, free and interactive festival celebrating the first 2,000 days of childhood at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Ave, Ardrossan) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Posted September 20, 2016

Residents welcome to provide input on draft urban agriculture strategy

Residents are invited to attend one of three open houses for an in-depth look at the draft urban agriculture strategy, and an opportunity to provide feedback. Those unable to attend will be able to complete an in-depth online survey.

Posted September 14, 2016

SC Alert to go out September 21 to all subscribers

As part of its commitment to emergency communication, Strathcona County is issuing its annual system-wide alert (SC Alerts) to nearly 9,000 subscribers on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Posted September 13, 2016

Municipal election candidates must register prior to accepting campaign contributions

In Alberta, municipal election candidates ‒ running for either Mayor or Councillor ‒ are required to register with the municipality prior to accepting campaign contributions, under the Local Authorities Election Act.

Posted September 13, 2016

Ward boundary changes approved

Strathcona County Council today approved a bylaw to change municipal ward boundaries, the areas from which Councillors are elected. 

Posted September 9, 2016

New interpretive trail is a biodiversity experience

Strathcona County today celebrated the official opening of the Beaver Hills Biodiversity Trail, along with partners in the Beaver Hills Initiative.

Posted September 7, 2016

Grand opening celebration of Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion

Residents are invited to join the grand opening celebration for the Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion, Strathcona County’s brand new multipurpose facility.