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Archive: May

Posted May 28, 2021

Calling all seniors!

Seniors are an important part of our community, and we celebrate their contributions through seniors’ week events and taking the time to understand how we can best support older adults to thrive.

Posted May 27, 2021

Province relaxing some restrictions under Open for Summer plan

The Government of Alberta announced their Open for Summer relaunch plan on May 26 that impacts Strathcona County businesses, services and residents.

Posted May 19, 2021

Announcing 2021 Strathcona County Awards of Excellence recipients

Awards ceremony – June 3

The 2021 Strathcona County Awards of Excellence recipients have distinguished themselves and contributed to our community in many ways. Showing leadership, strength and courage to help others, building a safer community and mentoring our youth are some of the achievements that will be celebrated at the Strathcona County Awards of Excellence.

Posted May 18, 2021

Strathcona County makes the honour roll with its 2020 public satisfaction report

Strathcona County gets outstanding approval for its emergency services and quality of life

May 17, 2021 (Strathcona County, Alberta) – Strathcona County’s Public Satisfaction Survey results are in and residents are giving the municipality high marks. 92 per cent said that they were happy with the County’s emergency services. For quality of life, 81 per cent of residents said Strathcona County was a great place to retire and 93 per cent said the County was a great place to raise a family.

Posted May 13, 2021

Traffic flow changes coming to Sherwood Drive and Wye Road area

Several arterial road construction projects starting in May

Permanent traffic flow changes are coming to the intersection at Walmart and Ordze Avenue, with the final phase of construction on the Sherwood Drive Functional Improvement projects now underway.

Posted May 12, 2021

Affordable housing options for Strathcona County

Access to affordable housing, defined as spending less than 30 per cent of household income on housing, has a positive impact on family stability, community cohesion and health outcomes. 

Posted May 10, 2021

Salon Series virtual exhibit showcases local artists

Local artistic talent is being showcased through the Strathcona Salon Series virtual exhibit hosted by Gallery@501 from May 13 to June 19. The exhibit includes artwork from both adults and high school students. All artwork submitted to the series is being considered for acquisition by the Strathcona County’s Art Collection.

Posted May 6, 2021

Strathcona County brings Arbor Day celebration to students in Grades 1 and 2

This week, Grade 1 and 2 students from 23 Strathcona County schools celebrated Arbor Day by participating in virtual educational activities and receiving a seedling of their very own. 

Posted May 6, 2021

Volunteers needed for water testing

Strathcona County is asking for volunteers to have a water sample collected from their homes for lead testing. Testing water for lead ‘at the tap’ is a new municipal requirement and supports Health Canada’s lead reduction strategy.

Posted May 5, 2021

For Road Safety Week, let’s focus on distracted driving

Posted May 4, 2021

No municipal property tax increase this year