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Archive: May

Urban agriculture in context: Special presentation

May 26, 2016

Residents are invited to attend a presentation on how everyday decisions can impact the future of food.


Fire ban lifted for Strathcona County

May 24, 2016

The County-wide fire ban has been lifted as of 9 a.m. on May 24, 2016, due to cooler temperatures, precipitation and resources available in Strathcona County. 

Celebrating seniors' contributions

May 24, 2016

Strathcona County is honoured to recognize the positive impact of nearly 9,000 residents over the age of 65 in the community. 

City of Edmonton and Strathcona County joint planning study to guide collaboration

May 18, 2016

The City of Edmonton and Strathcona County have a new tool to guide and improve collaboration and communication on infrastructure and planning along their shared 40km boundary. The two municipalities recently completed and signed a Joint Planning Study: Boundary Interface Protocols and Strategies.

Exhibit featuring local artists on now

May 16, 2016

The Strathcona Salon Series exhibit at the Gallery@501 showcasing Strathcona County’s talented local artists runs from May 14 to June 26. This annual exhibit includes art that has been submitted for consideration for the County’s Art Collection.

Strathcona County opens welcome centre for evacuees

May 10, 2016

Strathcona County, in partnership with local community groups and agencies, has opened a welcome centre to provide resources and up-to-date information to those affected by the Fort McMurray and area fires. The Welcome Centre, located in the Community Centre’s Agora at 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Residents asked to dig into growing trend

May 10, 2016

From community gardens to beekeeping, urban agriculture is a “growing” trend across North America’s urban areas. In Strathcona County, residents, businesses and community groups are being asked to share their vision on urban agriculture.

Strathcona County ready to assist evacuees

May 6, 2016

The Fort McMurray fire has triggered the largest fire-related evacuation of residents in Alberta’s history. Over 80,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. In addition to on the ground support with fire fighting and policing, Strathcona County is working to welcome evacuees arriving in the County.

Announcing 2016 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients

May 5, 2016

The 2016 Pride of Strathcona Awards recipients have distinguished themselves, and contributed to our community, in many ways.

Strathcona County assisting efforts in combating Fort McMurray fire

May 4, 2016

Mayor Roxanne Carr joins her colleagues, the Mayors of Alberta’s Mid-Sized Cities caucus, in expressing solidarity with the people of Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 

Municipal property tax increase less than one per cent

May 4, 2016

Strathcona County has kept residential property taxes for the municipal portion to a 0.69 per cent increase over last year to maintain County programs and services, and fund capital projects.


Grade One students celebrate Arbor Day

May 3, 2016

In celebration of Arbor Day, Strathcona County’s Grade One students’ tree-inspired artwork will be featured in the Gallery@501 window display. Grade One students will also receive a seedling and enjoy educational activities on Arbor Day, Friday May 6, 2016 at Broadmoor Lake Park.