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Archive: October

Posted October 30, 2018

Reach out, speak out to build healthy relationships to end family violence

Today, Mayor Rod Frank declared November as family violence prevention month in Strathcona County. 

Posted October 29, 2018

County awarded for healthy community initiatives

Strathcona County is the proud recipient of another ChooseWell Healthy Community Award, in the category of Developing Healthy Policies in a Community.

Posted October 25, 2018

Strathcona County welcomes new fire chief

Strathcona County is pleased to announce Jeff Hutton as the new Director of Emergency Services and Fire Chief, effective October 29, 2018 following a successful recruitment process.

Posted October 25, 2018

Have a safe, fun and healthy Halloween!

Strathcona County is happy to support parents of little ghosts and goblins this Halloween through a Halloween skate and a team of volunteers who will help keep the streets safe after dark on Halloween night.

Posted October 25, 2018

Community partners release local drug strategy actions

A coalition of community partners has released its Community Drug Strategy for Strathcona County: From Addiction to Connection, as part of the Social Framework’s shared approach to create a supported, safe and connected community.

Posted October 24, 2018

Community Hub exploration continues

On October 23, 2018, Strathcona County, together with its consultant Intelligent Futures, presented a report to Council reflecting community engagement during the exploration of the design, functionality and feasibility of a community hub model to help meet rural and urban resident needs.

Posted October 24, 2018

Exploring the future of Strathcona County’s local history

With the aim of imagining of how the County’s history is reflected in the future, Strathcona County, along with its consultant (Prairie Wild Consulting), presented its Strathcona County Museum and Archives Review to Priorities Committee on October 23, 2018.

Posted October 23, 2018

Public invited to review draft recommendations for transit

Earlier this year, the public was invited to share ideas on how to best invest and plan for Strathcona County Transit services over the next 10 years, as part of the Transit Master Plan update. The draft recommendations are now ready for public review and feedback.

Posted October 19, 2018

Council set to begin budget deliberations

Strathcona County Council, beginning next week, will review budget recommendations for municipal operating and capital budgets.

Posted October 19, 2018

Strathcona County receives international economic development award

Strathcona County received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Strathcona County Economic Development and Tourism, YOU CAN Print Promotion, in the category of General Purpose Print Promotion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

Posted October 17, 2018

Public smoking or vaping of cannabis in Strathcona County

As of today, Albertans 18 years of age and older are now allowed to smoke or vape cannabis in certain areas.

Strathcona County is working to manage the legalization of cannabis in the best interests of our community.

Posted October 16, 2018

Opioids: challenge what you think you know

From November 5 to 9, 2018 the public is invited to challenge what they think they know about opioids by attending the free Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience in Strathcona County’s Community Centre (401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park).

Posted October 15, 2018

Strathcona County part of regional transit conversation

On October 11, Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank joined twelve regional mayors in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that continues the exploration of a regional services commission to deliver inter-municipal transit.

Posted October 4, 2018

Emergency notification test: October 10

Strathcona County will issue a test Strathcona County Alert (SC Alerts) to over 11,000 subscribers during Fire Prevention Week on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Posted October 3, 2018

Open house on Range Roads 231 and 232 study

Residents are invited to participate in the second phase of a study on Range Roads 231 and 232, between Highway 630/Wye Road and Highway 628/Whitemud Extension.

Posted October 1, 2018

Residents invited to help shape the future of recreation, parks and cultural opportunities in Strathcona County

Strathcona County is inviting residents to provide input into the development of the new 12 year Recreation and Culture Strategy through an online survey.