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Stop the spread of Black Knot

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 10:45 AM

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa) is a fungal disease that causes swellings called galls in the stems of many tree species such as Mayday, Choke Cherry, Apricots, Plums and others. The galls start as greenish-brown and eventually turn black. Spores are released from the galls and spread by wind, rain, birds and insects.

Black knot deforms tree branches and reduces growth. Heavily infected trees often become stunted and may eventually die from the disease. Preventing the spread of spores is the first...

Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:30 AM

Motorists are reminded to be extra vigilant when driving through or turning at an intersection, or when approaching or turning across marked crosswalks. The safety of vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, is of great importance as mistakes leading to collisions can have dire consequences.

Two recent serious collisions, and other collisions before them, have had a common theme. In each case, a motorist was making a turn across a marked crosswalk and struck a pedestrian crossing...

Trail Conditions and Closures

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 07:45 AM

Some trail sections around the City are experiencing Spring flooding and icy sections from overnight temperature drops. Signage will be placed on affected trails and trail users are advised to use caution.

Trail sections that are currently most affected are behind Greenfield Way and the Highway trail between 84 Street and Highway 15.

The pedway trail over Highway 15 is also CLOSED due to a water break, crews are working on this area.

Please report any hazardous trail conditions through Fort Report:...

Green Cart Contamination Costs Everyone

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 07:00 AM

Did you know putting non-organic material into your Green Cart is harmful to the environment and your wallet?

Sending garbage and plastic items to the composting facility negatively impacts operations and budget.
  • Contaminated trucks coming from Fort Saskatchewan get fined or rejected at the composting facility. If a load of organics gets rejected, the truck may have to dispose of the material at the landfill which is more expensive than composting. Unexpected cost increases can impact waste...

Getting People Moving in Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 01:00 PM

Families and businesses in Fort Saskatchewan will see critical transportation projects get underway this year.

Construction of the new Fort Saskatchewan bridge and twinning of Highway 15 will begin this construction season, creating more than 500 jobs and making it quicker and safer to move people and goods throughout the Industrial Heartland region.

“Families want to spend less time on the road and more time at home, and businesses want to ensure they can move their goods safely and efficiently. That’s...