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Archive: April

Posted April 30, 2020

“Get real” about mental health

Residents are encouraged to “get real" about how they are feeling during this year’s Mental Health Week, May 4 to 10, 2020. Mental Health Week is a national initiative led by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Posted April 29, 2020

County recognized for excellence in financial reporting

It’s “high fives” for Strathcona County as it earns a fifth consecutive Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, this time for its 2018 Annual Report entitled, People Power: Cultivation - Enrichment - Resilience.

Posted April 29, 2020

Temporary recycle site to open in Strathcona County

Note: We are no longer accepting garbage at this temporary site as of July 8, 2020.

Strathcona County is opening a temporary recycling site to help residents manage their short-term recycling, yard waste and waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. This site is intended for residents who lack the space to store these materials until the Broadview Enviroservice Station reopens. Residents are still being asked to limit out of home interactions, and so should hold onto their materials if possible.

Posted April 28, 2020

Strathcona County helping residents feel safe, supported and connected during COVID-19

Strathcona County continues to provide free supports and resources to help residents cope as the COVID-19 pandemic affects all parts of the community. While Family and Community Services (FCS) walk-in supports are unavailable, resources and support are still available through their call line.

Posted April 28, 2020

Parking changes on Bethel Way improve safety and traffic flow

Bethel Way parking restrictions go into effect on May 4.

Posted April 24, 2020

Concept designs for the new Skateboard Park in Ardrossan ready for feedback

The community is invited to provide feedback on three proposed concept designs for a new skateboard park in Ardrossan. From April 30 to May 7 an online survey, as well as a Sherwood Park News ad featuring the concept designs, will be available to gather feedback on the design options.

Posted April 23, 2020

No property tax increase for 2020

Property owners can expect to get a break on their property taxes this year as the County looks for ways to help residents and businesses deal with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted April 23, 2020

Strathcona County urges residents: look out for each other while enjoying outdoors

Strathcona County would like to encourage the community to spend time outdoors, safely and responsibly. The health and safety of our community, including our staff, remains the top priority as the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) situation continues to change rapidly.


Posted April 23, 2020

Residential street sweeping starts Monday

Street sweeping on main and arterial roads started this week, and County crews will start sweeping residential areas on Monday, April 27. It will take up to four weeks to clean all residential areas.

Posted April 22, 2020

Family Resource Network funding

In January, Strathcona County Family and Community Services applied to Alberta Children’s Services to serve as the Family Resource Network hub for Strathcona County.

Strathcona County is successful in its application to become the hub and received a $900,000 provincial grant to support new Family Resource Network programming.

Posted April 22, 2020

County suspends accounts receivable service charges and penalties

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Strathcona County is suspending all non-sufficient funds (NSF) service charges and penalties on general accounts receivable invoices, for the period of April 1 to July 31, 2020.

Posted April 22, 2020

Extra yard waste collection switching to paper bags in Strathcona County

Strathcona County is turning over a new leaf this spring. Starting May 4, extra yard waste will be required to be in paper yard waste bags or reusable containers for collection. Yard waste in plastic bags will no longer be accepted.

Posted April 9, 2020

COVID-19 update: Strathcona County announces hourly staff layoffs

The health and safety of our community and staff remains the top priority as the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve.

Posted April 2, 2020

COVID-19 update

Strathcona County continues to align its activities and services with Alberta Public Health’s direction for addressing COVID-19, taking necessary preventative measures to limit the spread of infection and, ultimately, to help keep our employees, customers, community and visitors healthy and safe.