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Volunteers help restore the old jail cemetery

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Volunteers of the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society took on a big job this summer – the restoration of the old gaol (jail) cemetery. The white crosses in this small cemetery mark the final resting place for inmates who died while serving time at the Provincial Gaol. The graves are unidentified, their names lost to history. The cemetery was a place to bury people whose families could not, or would not claim them. It was originally located further west with a list and map to identify all buried...

Sheep Week is baaack!

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 07:15 AM

Celebrate all of the fun of sheep with trivia, pictures, videos and more

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is celebrating Sheep Week for the week of August 26 to September 1. The City’s social media outlets are filled with sheep facts, pictures, crafts and highlights of our favourite woolly friends. Using #SheepWeek, you too can get involved on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Enter our #sheepie contest to win a great prize. Submit a photo with you and any sheep (real or fake – get creative!) and share...

Retail Gap Analysis Results Released

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 08:30 AM

In May of this year The City of Fort Saskatchewan hired Key Planning Strategies, Colliers International and Keyfax Market Research to conduct a city-wide retail market and gap analysis. A consumer intercept survey in May allowed residents to provide their insights on retail shopping in Fort Saskatchewan. The last retail market and gap analysis was completed in 2016.

The study is complete and some key findings substantiate that Fort Saskatchewan is a regional service hub representing a $1.2 billion...

City launches good neighbour award

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:00 AM

FCSS and the City of Fort Saskatchewan are proud recognize the Good Neighbours  in our city who connect, energize and celebrate our community — They're the special ingredient that makes Fort Saskatchewan a great place to live.

Nominate a Good Neighbour!

It can be the neighbour who offers to shovel driveways, who organizes neighbourhood events, or simply someone who’s always there to offer a helping hand. The Good Neighbour Award recognizes these outstanding neighbours who contribute to a...

Fort Saskatchewan joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 08:45 AM

The Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM) is an initiative calling on municipalities from across Canada to be part of a larger international coalition of cities to combat racism, discrimination, exclusion and intolerance. City Council voted to join the coalition in April and administration is working on an action plan for diversity and inclusion.

“Municipal governments have an important role to play in fostering equality and respect for all citizens. Joining CIM will broaden and strengthen our...