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Archive: December

Posted December 22, 2016

Strathcona County earns second national award for annual financial reporting

For the second consecutive year, Strathcona County has earned a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement for its 2015 annual financial report.

Posted December 21, 2016

Cause “undetermined” for structure fire in Sherwood Park

Strathcona County fire investigators have ruled the cause of the structure fire on December 17 at 14 Sioux Road, Sherwood Park as undetermined and not suspicious.

Posted December 15, 2016

Ring in 2017 with a magical evening of wizardry fun!

Residents are invited to experience a free evening of magical fun at this year’s New Year’s Eve festival on Saturday, December 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Posted December 5, 2016

Proposed propane processing facilities one step closer to reality

Two regional companies were today announced as the first recipients of a provincial petrochemical diversification funding program. The $500 million awarded through royalty credits will support two planned processing facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

Posted December 5, 2016

2016 Public Survey

Citizens are invited to complete an online survey to provide feedback on living in Strathcona County and some of the County’s services.

Posted December 2, 2016

County ready to take action on urban agriculture

Strathcona County Council has approved the urban agriculture strategy. The County will begin in 2017 to implement strategy areas, starting with community gardens, urban livestock and school agriculture.

Posted December 1, 2016

Residents asked to stay safe: keep off the ice

As a result of the colder temperatures, a layer of ice has formed on stormwater ponds and natural bodies of water in Strathcona County.