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

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Posted February 14, 2022

Community is asked for input on new regional park master plan

Strathcona County is developing a park master plan for a new 290-acre regional park along the North Saskatchewan River. The park master plan will give the County direction for the next 15 years on the type of outdoor development and activities desired for the park.

Posted February 10, 2022

Strathcona County mask bylaw amended to align with Province

At a special council meeting on February 10, Strathcona County Council voted to amend the municipal face coverings bylaw to align with the provincial mandatory mask requirements. 

Posted February 1, 2022

2022 Social Framework Community Grants announced

Under the Social Framework Community Grants program, Council approved nearly $1.1 million for 2022 to support not-for-profit organizations in meeting social service needs in Strathcona County. 

Posted January 19, 2022

Council approves 48-hour window for sidewalk clearing

An updated Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw will mean safer conditions for pedestrians in Strathcona County neighbourhoods. On January 18, 2022, Council voted to amend the Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw from eight days to 48 hours for clearing sidewalks around private properties, effective immediately.

Posted January 19, 2022

Central ‘sports hub’ location chosen for indoor fieldhouse

A central, accessible site has been selected for the proposed multi-use indoor fieldhouse. The site is located east of Broadmoor Boulevard on Buckingham Drive, and is central to Millennium Place and Centennial Park, Bethel Transit Terminal, Emerald Hills Leisure Centre and Sally Stewart Regional Park.

Posted January 10, 2022

New spaces make way for more art at Gallery@501

Gallery@501 is wasting no time in starting off an exciting 2022 exhibition season with three Western Canadian artist exhibits: “Infinitesimal”, "Chromatopia” and “For the Birds”. All three exhibits are on display within newly renovated gallery spaces from January 14 until February 19.

Posted January 10, 2022

Residential street snow removal starts today

Snow route clearing is complete, and County crews will start removing snow on remaining residential streets today.

Posted January 7, 2022

Have a hoot with Strathcona County bird watching kits

In partnership with Trans Mountain, free bird watching kits are available to borrow at several Strathcona County facilities starting in January 2022 and include all the equipment necessary to try your hand at bird watching.

Posted January 7, 2022

Health and safety remain top priority for Strathcona County

Community health and safety remain Strathcona County’s top priority as COVID-19 cases increase due to the Omicron variant.

Posted January 5, 2022

Have your say in RCMP and Enforcement Services priorities

The public is invited to take a brief survey on what the RCMP and Enforcement Services priorities should be for Strathcona County in 2022 and 2023.