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2019 Property Tax Bylaw passed

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 06:00 PM

City Council passed the 2018 Property Tax Bylaw at the April 23 regular council meeting. The property tax bylaw is based on the City’s 2019 approved operating budget of $78.5 million and a capital budget of $ 14.2 million approved by Council on December 11, 2018.

The tax bylaw includes two adjustments made to the budget in 2019. Council approved a revenue increase of $32,542 to the City’s Fees and Charges and a $50,000 adjustment to reduce the projected salary/wages budget to align with the compensation...

Tourism Hosting Grant Awarded to Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 07:15 AM

The Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan has been awarded $5,000 for hosting the upcoming RCMP Musical Ride this summer. This event will be held at the Rotary Amphitheatre located in the Heritage Precinct from August 8, 2019. The Musical Ride is a full troop up to 32 horses and riders that perform intricate figures and drills that are choreographed to music. The riders act as ambassadors of goodwill who promote the RCMP image throughout Canada and all over the world.

The Fort Saskatchewan Tourism Hosting...

Fort Sask Transit Electric Bus

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 07:00 AM

Council approves the addition of an electric local bus

The City of Fort Saskatchewan received a total of $163,750 in provincial dollars from the ACT (Alberta Community Transit) Fund to be allocated toward the purchase of a new electric bus equipped with Smart Bus technology. City Council voted in favour to amend the original capital budget request to include the purchase of an electric bus at a cost of $397,500.

The new electric bus will help Fort Saskatchewan residents get to where they need to go...

West River's Edge Dog Park Pond

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 08:00 AM

Due to the prolonged cold weather this winter, the pond at the Off Leash Dog Park is experiencing winter kill. The fish became trapped in the thick ice and snow cover causing oxygen deprivation.

The City is removing the dead fish along the shore and in the water as the ice recedes.

For the safety and comfort of all, please keep children and pets away from the area until further notice.

The City is working closely with Alberta Fish and Wildlife and will continue to monitor and clean up when required.

 

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Thank You Canada Day Committee Volunteers!

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 07:30 AM

This is Mary Ann Kostiuk’s third year being a part of the Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day Committee. With a background in media, Mary Ann focuses on the marketing and communications for the event. She loves being a part of this great group and in providing residents and visitors with an incredible Canada Day celebration.

Thank you to all the volunteers in Fort Saskatchewan that make community events happen!

Let's celebrate our amazing volunteers! Share your volunteer stories on social using #VolunteersRock.