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Archive: May

Posted May 31, 2017

Chicken pilot program review completed

Strathcona County recently completed a review of local impacts of an urban chicken pilot program and determined it is not suitable for the needs of the specialized municipality.

Posted May 31, 2017

Strathcona County receives CAMA Professional Development Award

Strathcona County was honoured today by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) with a 2017 Professional Development Award in the 20,001 to 100,000 population category. The award recognizes the county’s priority-based budgeting (PBB) approach to business planning and budgeting. It was presented to county representatives at the CAMA conference in Gatineau, Quebec. 

Posted May 30, 2017

Celebrating thousands of seniors who call Strathcona County home

Strathcona County is honoured to recognize the positive impact of nearly 12,000 residents over the age of 65 through a Seniors’ Celebration, while also focusing on health and connections, including information on elder abuse awareness and education. 

Posted May 29, 2017

2017 municipal election candidate information session

In a new offering for the 2017 municipal election, Strathcona County will be hosting an information session for citizens interested in running as a candidate for municipal office.

Posted May 26, 2017

Spring 2017 Public Survey

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

Posted May 23, 2017

Strathcona County approves bold, new social direction

Today, Strathcona County Council approved a Social Framework Policy that intentionally shifts how the community collectively works on social priorities in Strathcona County.

Posted May 18, 2017

KEYS for continued success

Three new schools will be partnering with Strathcona County to build mental health capacity in youth, through the KEYS program. The KEYS program is delivered by Strathcona County staff and funded by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Community and Social Services.

Posted May 17, 2017

Strathcona County awarded for support of technology professionals

Strathcona County has been awarded the 2017 ASET Technical Employer of the Year award from the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Posted May 17, 2017

Residents invited to participate in next steps for urban growth

Strathcona County is moving forward with an Area Concept Plan for urban growth in Bremner.

Posted May 15, 2017

Announcing 2017 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

The 2017 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients have distinguished themselves and contributed to our community in many ways. 

Posted May 12, 2017

Volunteers needed: be part of a community movement

Plans are underway to unveil an innovative and interactive art display that highlights the connections and uniqueness of Strathcona County. 

Posted May 11, 2017

Strathcona County joins regional economic development initiative

Strathcona County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to become a shareholder in the new Edmonton Metropolitan Region Economic Development Entity.

Posted May 10, 2017

Road safety week focuses on neighbourhood speeding

Mayor Roxanne Carr has officially proclaimed the third week of May Road Safety Week in Strathcona County.

Posted May 9, 2017

Nominations open for County Sports Wall of Recognition

Nominations are now being accepted for the Millennium Place Sports Wall of Recognition, which honours Strathcona County residents for outstanding contributions and achievements in sport.

Posted May 8, 2017

County art acquisition celebrates 30 years

In 1987, Strathcona County Council approved the creation of the County’s very own art collection. 

Posted May 5, 2017

Youth Council leads community project to nourish both body and mind

Beginning today, Youth Council members are working with the community to provide those in need with 24/7 access to food and literature through a new free community pantry and book exchange. 

Posted May 3, 2017

Grade One students celebrate the importance of trees

In celebration of Arbor Day and Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, Grade One students from across Strathcona County will receive a seedling and enjoy educational activities on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Broadmoor Lake Park.