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Archive: May

Posted May 24, 2019

Youth invited to share ideas for creating a thriving community

Strathcona County is inviting youth, parents/caregivers and youth service providers to share ideas on how the community can best work together to meet the needs of its youth and young adults, between the ages of 14 and 29. Feedback will help with future planning and service delivery that enables youth and young adults to thrive in Strathcona County.

Posted May 23, 2019

Celebrating our seniors' contributions

During this year’s Seniors Week, June 3 to 9, residents are invited to celebrate seniors’ contributions towards creating a safe, supported and connected community for all in Strathcona County.

Posted May 15, 2019

Thousands provide input into upcoming Recreation and Culture Strategy

Nearly 5,000 people, representing over 34,000 voices, provided input into the direction of recreation and culture opportunities in Strathcona County over the next 12 years. The response overwhelmingly agreed that recreation and culture are important elements in people’s lives and the overall community.

Posted May 14, 2019

Financial reporting awards – four in a row

Strathcona County has earned a Canadian Award for Financial Reporting Achievement for the fourth consecutive year, this time for its 2017 Annual Report.

Posted May 13, 2019

Salon Series showcasing local artists’ work

The artistic talent of local artists will be on display at Gallery@501 as part of the Strathcona Salon Series exhibit. This annual exhibit, featuring original pieces by both adults and high school students, will showcase artwork that Strathcona County is considering for purchase or loan as part of its art collection.

Posted May 13, 2019

Announcing 2019 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

Awards ceremony – June 10

The 2019 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients have contributed to our community through outstanding achievements and contributions. Leading the way for future generations, showing agricultural leadership at home and abroad, meaningful contributions through visual arts, and supporting our seniors are some of the accomplishments that will be celebrated at the Pride of Strathcona Awards.


Posted May 10, 2019

Municipal property tax increase less than one per cent

Payment deadline June 28
Strathcona County has kept residential property taxes for the municipal portion to a 0.8 per cent increase.

Tax notices will be mailed in mid-May. The tax payment deadline is Friday, June 28, 2019.

Posted May 9, 2019

Statement from Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank:

Statement from Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank:

“A recent media interview commented on Strathcona County’s response to the November 6 parkade explosion in the Community Centre. The County’s communications efforts and interaction on social media in particular are being questioned.

Posted May 9, 2019

Heritage Hills traffic safety recommendations open house

Residents are invited to attend a follow-up open house to review traffic safety recommendations in Heritage Hills.

Posted May 3, 2019

Grade one students celebrate trees

On Friday, May 3, in celebration of Arbor Day, grade one students from across Strathcona County received a seedling and enjoyed educational activities at Broadmoor Lake Park.

Posted May 2, 2019

Open house on recommendations arising from Range Roads 231 and 232 study

Residents are invited to attend a final open house on the Range Roads 231 and 232 functional planning study, to learn about recommended improvements to safety and traffic flow to support future growth.

Posted May 1, 2019

Community Centre Parkade to re-open May 8

Strathcona County’s Community Centre Parkade will re-open for public parking on May 8, after a six-month closure due to the November 6, 2018 explosion incident.