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

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Posted October 31, 2022

Public invited to the ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ at Fire Station 6

Strathcona County is inviting the community to put their Halloween pumpkins to a good second use as part of the ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ at Fire station 6. This event is part of Emergency Services’ fundraising efforts to support those affected by Muscular Dystrophy.  

Posted October 25, 2022

Meet the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games ambassadors

Strathcona County is excited to introduce its three new ambassadors for the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, taking place February 24 to 26. The combined energy of Madison Bailey-Borges, Declan Fawcett and Evan James are sure to generate excitement leading up to the Games, as well as foster feelings of connectedness between athletes and the community. 

Posted October 24, 2022

Treat yourself to a ‘fa-boo-lous’ Halloween

Strathcona County is supporting a safe and healthy Halloween for all trick-or-treaters this year through free recreation passes to local youth, Halloween events and a focus on creating an accessible Halloween for everyone.

Posted October 12, 2022

Residents invited to RCMP and Enforcement Services town halls

Posted October 5, 2022

New bylaw focuses on responsible livestock ownership

A new, modernized and enhanced Responsible Livestock Ownership Bylaw has replaced the Animal Control and Apiculture Bylaws. Approved by Council on October 4, 2022, Bylaw 53-2022 is effective immediately.

Posted October 4, 2022

Strathcona County partners with Heartland Housing for affordable housing

Every County resident deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever that affordable housing is a key component to supporting individuals and families in today’s economy.

Posted October 4, 2022

Have your say on standards for properties and public spaces

Residents have another opportunity to review and share their perspective on an updated draft Community Standards Bylaw.

Posted September 27, 2022

Council approves updated Winter Maintenance Policy

New priorities and shorter timeframe for clearing trails and pathways

Strathcona County Council has approved an updated Winter Maintenance Policy that guides snow clearing and ice control for roads, trails, parking lots and transit stops.

Posted September 23, 2022

Get a sneak peek of hydrogen fuel cell transit buses this weekend

The City of Edmonton and Strathcona County are unveiling their new hydrogen fuel cell buses at this weekend’s Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Expo. Come get a sneak peek of this new hydrogen electric bus technology the City and Strathcona County are testing as part of a province-wide collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our region. 

Posted September 13, 2022

County joins the 100K club

The County’s Census 2022 revealed Strathcona County’s population has grown two per cent in the last four years, surpassing the 100K mark at 100,362 people (73,000 in Sherwood Park and 27,362 in the County’s rural areas).