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Tourism Hosting Grant Awarded to Fort Saskatchewan Baseball

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 08:30 AM

The Fort Saskatchewan Minor Baseball has been awarded $3,000 for hosting the upcoming U11 Mosquito and U18 Midget Red Sox Provincials this summer. The Red Sox Mosquito will be held July 29 – 29 at Turner Park Diamond. The Red Sox Midget will be held August 2 – 4 at Legion Baseball 1. Both Provincial tournaments will have teams representing different districts across the province.

The Fort Saskatchewan Tourism Hosting Grant program is accepting applications. Eligible events will promote the City and...

Global Demand Changes Recycling As We Know It

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019 11:30 AM

New regulations in China force North American municipalities to search for domestic solutions

Since the 80’s kids have learned about the ‘Three R’s” – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We collect all our empty single use plastics for our blue bags and place them on the curb on our collection days. But, have you ever wondered where the recyclables go? Or, who even wants them? The answer to both questions is…China.

For over 25 years, China is the largest purchaser of plastic products in the world. In fact,...

Dutch Elm Disease Prevention

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 09:30 AM

Did you know Alberta has the largest DED-free American elm stand in the world, worth over one billion dollars? Did you also know we’re at risk of losing it ALL to Dutch Elm Disease? We need your help to save our beautiful elm trees from this deadly disease.

What is Dutch Elm Disease (DED)?

DED is caused by a fungus that clogs the elm tree's water conducting system, and causes it to die. The fungus is primarily spread from one elm tree to another by three species of beetles:

  • the smaller European,

Sewer Main Maintenance Program Underway

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 12:30 PM

The City’s infrastructure maintenance program includes flushing sewer mains and performing scope inspections of the sewer lines to ensure they are in good working order.

This year’s program will run from July to September and operators will be working in Bridgeview, Sherridon and Downtown as well as Southpointe, Southfort and Sienna as shown on the following maps.

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Meet Our Fort Sask Waste Team

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 07:30 AM

Each year the City employs two post-secondary students to help with education and outreach for the waste program. You may have already seen them walking around your neighbourhood, but we thought you should know a little bit more about our most public-facing waste team members and what they do every day!

Jaiden is an aquatics resources major and sociology minor at St. Francis Xavier University and Mercedes is a biology major with psych minor at the University of Alberta. Both are strong supporters...