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This page contains latest media and information releases, in date order.
Note: Media releases prior to June 2013 can be found on the media release archive page.

 

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Archive: May

Posted May 31, 2018

Strathcona County promotes inclusion as part of Pride Week activities

Strathcona County, in partnership with altView Foundation and the Strathcona County Youth Council, is gearing up to celebrate Pride Week (June 8 to 15) as part of its on-going commitment to foster a sense of belonging for all community members.

Posted May 30, 2018

Fire ban lifted for Strathcona County

The County-wide fire ban has been lifted, effective immediately, due to cooler temperatures, precipitation and resources available in Strathcona County.

Posted May 30, 2018

Ride Transit for free on Clean Air Day!

As part of Canada’s Environment Week, Strathcona County is offering free transit rides on its local and commuter routes all day on June 6, 2018. 

Posted May 24, 2018

Neighbours making community connections

More than 100 neighbourhoods in Strathcona County will enjoy community building activities this year, thanks to the County’s Community Small Grants.

Posted May 18, 2018

Northern Strathcona County fire update #4

Strathcona County continues to work on the wildfire in the area of Township Road 562 and Range Road 211, in northern Strathcona County.

 

Posted May 18, 2018

Celebrating thousands of seniors who call Strathcona County home

Seniors’ Week offers a number of community-building activities from June 3 to 9

Posted May 18, 2018

County’s Smart Cities Challenge proposal meets eligibility

The Smart Cities Challenge, a pan-Canadian competition being presented by Infrastructure Canada, has confirmed eligibility of Strathcona County’s proposal. The County’s application now moves to jury evaluation.

Posted May 17, 2018

Fire ban in effect in Strathcona County

A fire ban has been declared for all of Strathcona County, effective immediately. 

Posted May 16, 2018

Northern Strathcona County fire update #3

Strathcona County continues to work on the wildfire in the area of Township Road 562 and Range Road 211, in northern Strathcona County.

Posted May 16, 2018

Announcing 2018 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

Strathcona County is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Pride of Strathcona Awards.

Posted May 15, 2018

Northern Strathcona County fire update #2

Strathcona County Emergency Services continues to lead the work on the wildland fire, in the area of Township Road 564 and Range Road 211, in northern Strathcona County.

Posted May 14, 2018

Northern Strathcona County fire update

Strathcona County Emergency Services continue to lead response, along with Fort Saskatchewan and Lamont County, to a wildland fire in the area of Township Road 564 and Range Road 211, in northern Strathcona County.

Posted May 10, 2018

Salon Series exhibit showcases local artists

From May 15 to June 6, visitors to the Gallery@501 (501 Festival Ave., Sherwood Park) can vote for their favourite artwork showcased in the Strathcona Salon Series.

Posted May 8, 2018

Council refines, approves strategic plan

Strathcona County Council today approved a refined 2013-2030 strategic plan.

 

Posted May 7, 2018

Wye Road widening continues

Beginning May 14, 2018, Strathcona County will be widening Wye Road between Mitchell Street and Estate Drive, and making improvements to the intersection of Wye Road and Brentwood Boulevard.

Posted May 7, 2018

Fire advisory in effect for Strathcona County

A fire advisory is in effect for Strathcona County, effective immediately. 

Posted May 4, 2018

Grade One students celebrate the importance of trees

In celebration of Arbor Day, Grade One students from across Strathcona County will receive a seedling and enjoy educational activities on Friday, May 4 at Broadmoor Lake Park.

Posted May 2, 2018

New tools support doing business in Strathcona County

Strathcona County has launched two new tools to help businesses open, expand and market their products and services. A competitive research tool and a GIS-based directory will provide easy to gather intelligence; and increased visibility to customers.

Posted May 1, 2018

Municipal tax decrease for 2018

In December 2017, Strathcona County Council approved a 2.18 per cent decrease on municipal property taxes for 2018. Tax notices will be mailed in mid-May. The tax payment deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018.