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Third Quarter Air Quality Health Index Results Released

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:45 AM

Fort Air Partnership (FAP), the organization that monitors the air local residents breathe, released 2019 third quarter Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) results today. The Government of Alberta calculates the AQHI using data collected at seven of FAP's air monitoring stations.

For the first time since 2015 there were no high or very high AQHI results for an entire calendar quarter. Overall air quality in and around Alberta's Industrial Heartland was of low risk to health nearly 100% of the time from...

Saying farewell to Sweeper Man

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 11:30 AM

Ronnie Buerger, an Operator II with the City of Fort Saskatchewan, reached a major milestone this fall. Referred to by many locals as Sweeper Man, Ronnie hit his 45th anniversary with the Public Works department on September 5. On September 17, after Ronnie told his crew, City staff received a very surprising announcement from Ronnie’s supervisor, Brian Rogers. Ronnie had decided to retire and his last day would be Friday, September 27th.

  

It was a shock because no one ever expected him...

September's Good Neighbours

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Ken & Yvette | Westpark

Submitted by: Jason and Tammy 

Ken & Yvette are not only great neighbours but they are great for our little crescent area. They talk to anybody walking by with their children or dogs and wave at everybody who drives by. They know almost everyone in the neighbourhood by name including the dogs! They take great pride in keeping their yard looking fabulous and it always does. When somebody does move into the neighbourhood it doesn’t take long for Yvette and Ken...

MEDIA ADVISORY: City of Fort Saskatchewan Unveils Rainbow Crosswalk

Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2019 06:45 AM

The City Fort Saskatchewan is an inclusive community that welcomes everyone. The city will unveil its first rainbow crosswalk in a colourful celebration with attendance from Mayor Gale Katchur; Members of Fort Saskatchewan City Council; Kristi Wahl, Youth and Family Coordinator; representatives from the altView Foundation and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community (our guests will be available to media). We’ll have flags, a cake cutting and group walk across the Rainbow Walk.

  • Event: Rainbow Crosswalk...

Good neighbour + fast response = prevented tragedy

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 06:45 AM

Last Sunday, September 1 at 3:45pm, a neighbour overheard a fire alarm system from an adjacent property. The neighbour immediately called 911. A fire engine was dispatched and were on scene within only a few short minutes to the Southpointe neighbourhood.

When fire crews arrived, they reported that there was no sign of concern from the outside of the home but after further investigation through the house’s windows they could see that home was filling with smoke. Quickly firefighters forced entry into...