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6 Ways to Keep the Cheer In the Fort This Year

Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 11:19 AM

With the holidays drawing near, it’s time to think about ways to spread seasonal cheer. These six activities will help you celebrate in style—and Support Your Fort at the same time!

1. Attend Local Holiday Events

One of the best ways to enjoy the season is by attending local events with family and friends. Many of us have been feeling isolated since the start of 2020, so we especially appreciate opportunities to get together safely and celebrate, including:

  • LightsUp! Celebration: Join your family...

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Canada Day: Past & Present

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 09:30 AM

Get your face paint and mini-maple leaf flags ready! Canada Day is upon us and the light is finally appearing at the end of a very long pandemic tunnel. Although we’re not quite back to normal yet, this year’s Canada Day celebration will have more activities than last year. However, some of our traditional ways of celebrating Canada’s Confederation will remain altered to maintain physical distancing. Residents can fill up on pancakes at a drive-thru breakfast before heading downtown to take in the...

Time to Pay Property Taxes

Time to Pay Property Taxes

Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 08:45 AM

Well citizens, it is that time of year again when property tax notices are in the mail. You have until midnight on June 30th to pay your taxes to the City, unless of course you pay monthly or through your mortgage, but that is not for today’s discussion. The purpose of this blog is to explain why a zero percent budget increase approved by City Council might not equate to a zero dollar increase on every resident’s tax bill. Let’s look at how three things: budget, assessment and taxation are pieces...

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Happy Environment Week Fort Saskatchewan!

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 12:30 PM

So, what’s environment week? Established in 1971 environment week celebrates environmental achievements in Canada and inspires Canadians to take action towards conserving and protecting their environment. Even the smallest action makes a big impact! Actions like starting a compost, taking public transit, building a pollinator garden, or maybe it’s No Mow May are all great steps to take. The list goes on, and on. That’s a little bit about what you can do, and here’s a little bit about what we’re already...

Wildfire near Highway 63 in south Fort McMurray

The Bucks stopped here

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 08:00 AM

Let’s take responsibility for Emergency Preparedness

For supper later, Lindsay Buck put a ham in the slow cooker that day. With two young boys and a third baby on the way, it was nice to get a break and have lunch with her friend. She was on her way to work that afternoon when she got a call from the daycare.

“You have to come get your kids,” said the voice on the other line, “We are being evacuated.”

2021 marks the 25th annual Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9). The COVID-19 global pandemic...