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Archive: May

Posted May 28, 2020

Seniors’ Week - Let’s celebrate!

Seniors’ Week 2020 runs June 1 to 7. Strathcona County and the community will celebrate seniors in new and safe ways throughout this special week.

Posted May 27, 2020

Strathcona County offering virtual counselling

Family and Community Services (FCS) is now offering virtual counselling in its efforts to help residents feel safe, supported and connected. At this time, residents are invited to phone FCS to access supports, including phone or virtual counselling.

Posted May 27, 2020

Strathcona County launches Adopt a Storm Drain program

Strathcona County is launching a new program called Adopt a Storm Drain. Through the program residents are encouraged to adopt a storm drain in their neighbourhood and help keep it clean and clear of debris.


Posted May 20, 2020

Select outdoor amenities re-opening, including playgrounds and skateboard park

Strathcona County continues to ensure its COVID-19 response and relaunch plan aligns with the Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy, while ensuring the health and safety of our community, including County staff, remains a top priority.

Select amenities are re-opening, including playgrounds, in accordance with Alberta Health Services’ updated guidelines.

Posted May 14, 2020

County’s re-launch focuses on continued physical distancing, health and safety

Strathcona County’s three-stage relaunch strategy focuses on COVID-19 prevention and control measures, and alignment with timelines, phases and conditions directed by the Government of Alberta.


Posted May 13, 2020

County residents invited to “Pitch-in” within their neighbourhoods

Strathcona County residents are invited to show their community pride and “Pitch-In,” with litter removal from May 16 to 24.


Posted May 12, 2020

Strathcona County policies advance diversity and inclusion

Strathcona County Council today approved two new policies aimed at building greater diversity and inclusion within the organization and community. The policies were developed over the past year with the input of residents, staff, and subject matter experts from the county and around the region.

Posted May 12, 2020

County unveils new public art with an interactive addition

A 20–foot sculpture of a bulrush featuring a dragonfly finding a mosquito for lunch was installed on Wednesday, May 6 at the ArrKann Spray Park and Playground in Ardrossan Regional Park. The latest in Strathcona County’s public art collection, “Eyes on the Prize” was created by Canadian artist, William Frymire. 

Posted May 11, 2020

Slow down and share the road safely

Strathcona County is reminding drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to watch out for each other and share the road safely.

Posted May 8, 2020

Final phase of construction for Wye Road

Strathcona County is nearing the end of five kilometres of improvements on Wye Road. The final phase of construction between Estate Drive and Clover Bar Road will start after the May long weekend.

Posted May 6, 2020

Water service restored to southeast rural Strathcona County

The Highway 14 Regional Water Commission water main repair is complete, and service has been restored to residents in the area. Effective immediately, the water ban for Collingwood Cove and Antler Lake is lifted.

Posted May 6, 2020

Zero per cent property tax increase and penalty deferral

In light of the impacts of COVID-19 on our community, Strathcona County Council approved proceeding with no municipal tax increase tax on 2020 property taxes, and a penalty deferral on late tax payment.

Posted May 6, 2020

Approved bylaws establish COVID-19 recovery task forces

Council approved three new bylaws, supporting the creation of task forces to guide the community’s short, medium and long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. These task forces, established at the direction of Council to engage the community in helping the county develop an overall strategy, will focus on three areas of recovery: governance, economic resilience, and citizen and community support.

Posted May 5, 2020

Mayor statement: reaction to loss of three Strathcona County resident lives

On May 4, 2020, at 6:14 a.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a 911 call of a male with a firearm at a residence on Range Road 222. 

Posted May 4, 2020

Water outage and water ban in southeast rural Strathcona County

Effective immediately, Strathcona County is informing water customers in the area approximately east of Range Road 220 and south of Highway 16, within Ward 7, that there is a water outage until further notice. This outage is due to a water main break on the Highway 14 Regional Water Commission line.

Posted May 1, 2020

COVID-19 update: Strathcona County begins to ease restrictions, aligning with provincial strategy

Strathcona County is preparing and reviewing its COVID-19 response and relaunch plan, to align with the new Government of Alberta relaunch strategy. The health and safety of our community, including County staff, remains the top priority.