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Archive: September

Posted September 27, 2021

Strathcona County honours Indigenous Peoples on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Strathcona County will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday on September 30. 

Posted September 20, 2021

Nomination Day: Candidate list

Strathcona County 2021 Municipal Election

Today is Nomination Day for the Strathcona County 2021 General Municipal Election. The following individuals are the official candidates for the positions of Mayor and Councillor.

Posted September 17, 2021

Strathcona County participating in provincial Restriction Exemption Program and staff disclosure of vaccination status

Effective Monday, September 20, Strathcona County is participating in the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP).

Posted September 16, 2021

Strathcona County puts resident and staff safety first

On Wednesday, September 15, the Government of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency along with additional restrictions and an exemption program that impact Strathcona County residents, businesses, programs, services and facilities. 

Posted September 15, 2021

County reinforces safety with zero tolerance policy for non-compliant behaviour

As part of Strathcona County’s commitment to safety, for both guests and staff, the County has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to masking non-compliance. 

Posted September 15, 2021

County continues operational planning for The Pointe while construction temporarily paused

Strathcona County continues its important work to develop Pointe-aux-Pins Acres, which represents a vital link to the importance of agriculture in the community. While an unstable construction market has required a purposeful pause in construction of Pointe-aux-Pins Acres, Administration continues its operational, services and event strategy, with a focus on bringing the Pointe’s vision to life.

Posted September 15, 2021

Council approves updated Master Plan to guide rural road maintenance

Strathcona County Council has approved a new Sustainable Rural Road Master Plan to guide how all 1,300 kilometres of rural road are maintained and improved.

Posted September 13, 2021

Free car seat inspection clinic on September 18

Residents are invited to attend a free car seat inspection and information clinic on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The free event, located at Ordze Transit Centre (970 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park) runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; rain or shine.

Posted September 9, 2021

It’s open! New residential water fill station in South Cooking Lake

The new residential water fill station in South Cooking Lake is now open, thanks to input from area residents and support from provincial grant funding.

Posted September 8, 2021

Reminder: Strathcona County face coverings bylaw in effect September 10 requires masks in places of worship

On Saturday, September 4, provincial masking rules took effect in all indoor public places, workplaces and vehicles in Alberta for everyone ages two and over. 

Posted September 8, 2021

County continues important work to support seniors

On September 7, 2021, Administration presented findings from the needs assessment component of the Seniors’ Supports and Services Project.

Posted September 7, 2021

Gallery@501 is celebrating 10 years with two new exhibits, as part of its anniversary exhibition series.

The public is invited to celebrate Gallery@501’s 10-year anniversary through two new exhibits; AMPLIFY and Reckoning | Unraveling | Reclaiming; a journey to self, as part of the gallery’s anniversary exhibition series.

Posted September 1, 2021

Due to the provincial mandatory masking announcement on September 3, Strathcona County is reviewing our bylaw for regional alignment and direction. Please follow all Provincial restrictions.

At a special Council meeting on September 1, 2021, Strathcona County Council approved the Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw 53-2021 that requires the public to wear masks in all indoor public places and public vehicles including taxis, buses and rideshares. Due to the provincial mandatory masking announcement on September 3, Strathcona County is reviewing our bylaw for regional alignment and direction. Please follow all Provincial restrictions.