News Room

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

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Posted February 2, 2024

Water ban lifted – February 2, 2024

The water ban in Strathcona County has been lifted and residents can return to normal water use.  

Posted January 30, 2024

County invests over $1.1 million to support local social-sector non-profits

To support non-profit organizations in meeting social service needs in Strathcona County, Council has approved 16 grant applications through the 2024 Social Framework Community Grant program.  

Posted January 29, 2024

Ban announced on non-essential water use

Strathcona County is banning all non-essential water use effective immediately. Residents are advised to use water for essential purposes only. Residents who get water from truck fills are also asked to reduce their water consumption. The ban applies to all Strathcona County residents including country residential areas. 

Posted January 18, 2024

Municipal Transit Collaboration Agreement

Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) from municipalities in the Edmonton Metro Region have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a new, collaborative framework intended to improve regional transit services.

Posted January 17, 2024

Have your say in RCMP and Enforcement Services priorities

Residents are invited to help set 2024/2025 policing priorities for Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services in a brief survey.

Posted January 16, 2024

Gallery@501 invites you to find connection through portraits

Strathcona County is pleased to present a new art exhibition, Reflections, featuring artworks from Canadian artists Carol Wylie (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Marie-Pierre Castonguay (Sherwood Park, Alberta). The exhibit opens at the Gallery on January 23 and shows until March 2, 2024.

Posted January 11, 2024

Strathcona County Public Satisfaction Survey now open

Strathcona County’s residents are invited to share their thoughts and opinions about County programs, services, quality of life and value for tax dollars.

Posted January 10, 2024

Enter to win a Youth VIP Experience

County youth are invited for a chance to win a unique, behind the scenes VIP prize package from Strathcona County!

Posted December 14, 2023

Ring in the new year at Broadmoor Lake Park

Ring in 2024 with free, family-friendly festivities on Sunday, December 31 starting at 6 p.m. The evening will conclude with spectacular fireworks at 8 p.m., early enough for even the youngest of festival goers to enjoy. The fun will take place at Broadmoor Lake Park and includes activities at Festival Place and the Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre.

Posted December 5, 2023

Council approves 2024 budget

On December 4, 2023, Strathcona County Council approved a 5.87 per cent tax revenue requirement for the 2024 budget, including a 2 per cent recreation levy. The average tax increase for a property valued at $448K in 2024 will be approximately $117 annually, or $9.75 per month.