News Room

This page contains latest media and information releases, in date order.

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Posted April 22, 2024

Fire restriction in effect for Strathcona County

A fire restriction has been declared for Strathcona County, effective 12 noon on April 22. The County has called the restriction in response to the dry conditions and windy weather. The restriction applies to all rural areas in the County.

Posted April 15, 2024

Honouring Emergency Communications Operators

Strathcona County is celebrating our Emergency Communications Operators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week from April 14 to 20, 2024.  

Posted April 12, 2024

Mayor delivering State of the County update

The community is invited to join Mayor Rod Frank and Council for an update about the current priorities and future vision for Strathcona County.

Posted April 10, 2024

Older adults survey open for resident input

Strathcona County’s Healthy Aging project is open for residents to share their input on the needs and priorities of older adults 55+ to help shape the future of healthy aging in Strathcona County. The survey is open until May 10 to all residents.

Posted April 8, 2024

Pitch-In to help clean our community after the spring melt

Strathcona County residents are invited to show their community pride and “pitch-in” with waste removal from April 22 to May 5, 2024. This annual campaign brings volunteers together to help remove litter left behind after the spring thaw.

Posted April 5, 2024

Local artists, public encouraged to participate in Strathcona Contemporary

Each year, Strathcona County supports local talent by purchasing artwork through its annual art acquisition program. Artists residing in Strathcona County, and those with a significant connection to the County, are encouraged to submit their artwork for consideration. The application deadline is April 15.

Posted March 28, 2024

Community Grants program open for applications

Strathcona County residents and organizations can apply now for Social Framework Community Grants to foster positive changes in our community. Applications are open until May 1, 2024.

Posted March 25, 2024

Census 2024 – Count me in!

Starting May 1, Strathcona County will be conducting a municipal census. In early May, each household in the County will receive a census PIN letter, outlining instructions for the seamless completion of the census online.

Posted March 13, 2024

Strathcona County goes green with new electric ice re-surfacers

Strathcona County has added three new state-of-the-art electric (EV) ice re-surfacers to its fleet, thanks in part to a grant from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC). This represents another step on the County’s path to a greener future for the community.

Posted March 5, 2024

Residents invited to share their opinions on healthy aging

Strathcona County residents will have opportunities this year to share their thoughts about healthy aging in our community.