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Archive: May

Posted May 31, 2024

Strathcona County celebrates National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month, and Strathcona County is proud to honour the heritage, culture, history, resilience and achievements of Indigenous Peoples.

Posted May 29, 2024

Celebrate Canada Day in the heart of Strathcona County

Strathcona County’s largest annual festival is back! This year’s Canada Day celebration at Broadmoor Lake Park (Oak Street, Sherwood Park) features indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, as well as live entertainment throughout the day. 

Posted May 27, 2024

Strathcona County hosts specialized wildfire training program

Every year, wildfires threaten our safety. They’re becoming more common, and they’re burning closer to our communities.

Between May 27 and May 30, Strathcona County will be the first Canadian community in 2024 to host the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Responding to the Interface (RTI) program and further their specialized training in fighting wildfires that burn in areas where communities meet grasslands and forests.

Posted May 16, 2024

Brewing community connections over Coffee with a CPO

When was the last time you sat down and had a conversation with a Community Peace Officer? Never? Strathcona County’s new initiative wants to change that.

Posted May 14, 2024

Strathcona County receives exceptional marks through annual satisfaction survey

The results of Strathcona County’s annual resident satisfaction survey are in and, spoiler alert: people love it here.

Posted May 8, 2024

Annual tax notices to be mailed mid-May

Strathcona County residents will start receiving their property tax notices next week reflecting a cumulative 4.84 per cent increase but maintaining the lowest municipal tax rate in the Edmonton urban metropolitan region.

Posted May 6, 2024

Money Matters 2025: Shaping the future of our community

Strathcona County Council is beginning to plan for Budget 2025 and wants to hear from residents about what matters most.

Posted May 2, 2024

Strathcona County gears up for Emergency Preparedness Week

In an emergency, would you be prepared to take care of you and your loved ones for 72 hours?

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week from May 5 to 11, Community Safety Educators from Strathcona County can help you be prepared for emergencies and disasters and answer questions you may have about emergency preparedness.

Posted May 1, 2024

Census 2024 – Count me in!

Strathcona County’s municipal census is underway. Households in the County should have received a census PIN letter, outlining instructions for the seamless completion of the census online.

Posted May 1, 2024

Strathcona County moves to fire advisory

Strathcona County has reduced its fire restriction to a fire advisory effective immediately, due to cooler temperatures and rain. Under a fire advisory, fire and fireworks permits are valid however they may be temporarily suspended based on the current conditions (wind speed, temperature etc.).