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Archive: July

Posted July 27, 2017

Statement from Strathcona County on employee charges

Strathcona County has not received any information from ALERT or any other source to suggest any offences took place against children who attended the camps.

Posted July 25, 2017

Celebrate Canada 150 with daily cultural activities in the Chautauqua Tent, August 5 to 20

Strathcona County and the Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation are pleased to present the Chautauqua Tent, a two-week cultural experience celebrating Canada 150.

Posted July 24, 2017

Neighbours make community connections

A Strathcona County initiative to encourage residents to come together is seeing great success, with more neighbours than ever ready to hold events that help them get to know each other, enhancing community connectedness.

Posted July 24, 2017

Text with 9-1-1 service now available in Strathcona County

Effective August 1, 2017, Text with 9-1-1 service is available in Strathcona County. This service enables the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired (DHHSI) communities to communicate with Strathcona County Regional Emergency Communications Centre (ECC) by text.

Posted July 19, 2017

Report gaps in rural internet service

Residents of rural Strathcona County with unsatisfactory or unavailable internet access are encouraged to report gaps in service.

Posted July 18, 2017

Apply to vote by Special Ballot

Voters who are physically unable to go to a voting station, or who will be away from Strathcona County on Election Day, may vote by Special Ballot.

Posted July 17, 2017

New Regional Trail Connection Coming Soon

Strathcona County will soon be linked to Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton through a new regional trail system, thanks to partner funding provided by Trans Canada Trail.

Posted July 9, 2017

Strathcona County proud to host 2021 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

Strathcona County is honoured to be selected as host of the 2021 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games. The mission of Special Olympics Alberta is to enrich the lives of Albertans with intellectual disabilities through sport.

Posted July 4, 2017

Gallery@501 Exhibit Features Internationally Renowned Canadian Artist

Retailles by one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists, Joe Fafard. This sculptural exhibit opens on July 7 and is on display until August 27.