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Archive: February

Love your dog, license your dog!

February 29, 2016

Strathcona County dog owners are reminded about their dog licence renewal deadline on March 31, 2016. 

Public invited to provide feedback on community halls strategy

February 29, 2016

As part of its Community Halls Sustainability Strategy, Strathcona County is inviting conversations about the current physical, social and operational state of its 18 community halls and senior centres. 

Update: Water ban timelines

February 26, 2016

The emergency repairs to the waterline are complete sooner than anticipated, and the reservoirs are now being filled. Strathcona County’s water ban will be lifted by  6 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016.


Ban announced on non-essential water use

February 26, 2016

Effective immediately, Strathcona County has announced a ban on non-essential water use. The ban applies to residents and businesses in Sherwood Park, Ardrossan, Josephburg, Half Moon Lake, Collingwood Cove, Antler Lake, and Fultonvale. Country residential areas must also reduce their water use. 


2015 surplus allocated to facilities, trails, roads and health and safety

February 24, 2016

On February 23, Strathcona County reported a $17.9 million municipal surplus, representing 6.6 per cent of the $270 million municipal operating budget. 

Residents urged to stay off thin ice

February 23, 2016

Due to warmer weather, Strathcona County residents are urged to stay safe and keep off all stormwater ponds. 

New Broadview Enviroservice Station now accepting toxic and hazardous materials

February 18, 2016

Beginning February 18, 2016, Strathcona County residents can bring toxic and hazardous materials to a new, permanent drop-off location.

Strathcona County to co-host Landowner Oil and Gas workshop

February 18, 2016

On March 3, 2016 Strathcona County and Lamont County are co-hosting a Landowner Oil and Gas Information Workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Heartland Hall, Strathcona County (55305 Range Rd. 214, south of Hwy 15 on Hwy 830). 

Operation Lunchbox: it's time to help!

February 17, 2016

Ready to fill a need? Beginning February 17, Operation Lunchbox is collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to help provide healthy lunches to children and youth in Strathcona County.

Kindness is one size fits all!

February 17, 2016

On February 24, residents are invited to wear pink, as part of Pink Shirt Day, to show support for ending bullying.

Emergency service delivery model to be examined

February 16, 2016

As part of its on-going commitment to provide emergency response in an efficient manner, Strathcona County Council initiated an in-depth review of the current Strathcona County Emergency Services (SCES) delivery model.

RISE to connect with seniors

February 11, 2016

Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere (RISE), is a national campaign that aims to combat loneliness or social isolation that may be experienced by seniors. 

On the weekend of February 21, residents are being asked to brighten the day of a senior in their life - a parent, a friend, a neighbour, a relative.  Ideas include phone calls, meeting for coffee, visiting a recreation facility.


Bus subsidy improves access to visual arts program

February 4, 2016

Students attending art education exhibits will receive a transportation funding boost, thanks to a new bus subsidy program. 

Everybody Gets to Play: Disconnect to Connect!

February 4, 2016

This Family Day, February 15, 2016, residents are encouraged to disconnect from technology to reconnect with family, friends and their community.

Council receives Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information and requests comparison matrix for Bremner and Colchester

February 3, 2016

Council receives Colchester Growth Management Strategy as information and requests comparison matrix for Bremner and Colchester