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Archive: April

Posted April 30, 2018

Residential street sweeping starts today

Spring cleanup of roads in Sherwood Park is underway. Street sweeping on main and arterial roads started late last week, and County crews will start sweeping residential areas today.

Posted April 30, 2018

Get Loud about what mental health really is!

Residents are encouraged to get loud about what mental health really is and inspire others by sharing ways to nourish mental health during this year’s Mental Health Week, May 7-13, 2018.

Posted April 27, 2018

Pitch-In and help beautify our community

Strathcona County residents are invited to show their community pride and “Pitch-In” with waste removal from May 1 to 31. 

Posted April 25, 2018

Flags lowered to half-mast to honour the victims of the tragedy in Toronto through to the National Day of Mourning

Flags at all Strathcona County facilities have now been lowered to half-mast to honour the victims of the Toronto tragedy; as well as the National Day of Mourning.

Posted April 23, 2018

Strathcona County responding to localized flooding

Strathcona County is responding to localized flooding in the northern part of the County, caused by a sudden rise in temperature and a rapid melt.

Posted April 20, 2018

Strathcona County exploring smoking bylaw

As part of its commitment to public health and safety, Strathcona County is exploring the prohibition of smoking and vaping (of any substance) in public places, as defined in the draft Smoking Bylaw 18-2018.

Posted April 19, 2018

Open house on Range Roads 231 and 232 study

Residents are invited to attend an open house to inform a study on Range Roads 231 and 232, between Highway 630/Wye Road and Township Road 522/Whitemud Extension.

Posted April 17, 2018

Retail strong in Strathcona County; opportunities for retail growth

For those looking to get into retail in Strathcona County, a recent retail analysis shows electronics and appliances and apparel present good opportunity.

Posted April 13, 2018

Strathcona County and EICS present: Power of Relationship with Dr. Jody Carrington

*** April 26, 2018: Please note that this event is at maximum capacity. Registration is now closed. Strathcona County and Elk Island Catholic Schools are joining together to present an amazing evening with Dr. Jody Carrington on the importance of connections with our children through building positive relationships.

Posted April 11, 2018

Strathcona County exploring feasibility of a community hub

As part of ongoing efforts to further increase access to social programs and services, Council recently approved the exploration of the design, functionality and feasibility of a possible community hub model in Strathcona County.

Posted April 5, 2018

Celebrating your child’s first 2000 days

Parents of preschool children are invited to attend a free, fun and interactive festival celebrating the first 2,000 days of childhood at the Ardrossan Recreation Complex (80-1 Ave, Ardrossan) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Posted April 1, 2018

April Fools: County piloting new technology for dog owners

Beginning this spring, Strathcona County is piloting Word Fetch, a dog collar that translates a dog’s barks into basic sentences, using a patented language algorithm converter.