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Dutch Elm Disease Prevention

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 09:45 AM

Alberta has the largest DED-free American Elm stand in the world worth two billion dollars, but we could lose it all. A new case of Dutch Elm Disease (DED) was recently confirmed in the province and has renewed calls for Albertans to follow pruning bans.

"The City of Fort Saskatchewan is home to over 3,500 elm trees and it's very important for residents to follow province-wide pruning bans (April 1 to September 30) when the beetle is most active," said Jenelle Hart, Park Services Manager, "Tree pruning...

Hours increasing at Dow Centennial Centre effective March 29

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 06:15 AM

The City reopened the Dow Centennial Centre for low intensity indoor fitness activities on Monday, March 8 and the demand has been very steady. As of Monday, March 29, patrons can visit the DCC between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Weekend hours will remain as is for now, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the facility will be closed on Stat Holidays.

“We are seeing a lot of our regular patrons who are happy to be back,” stated Diane Yanch, Culture and Recreation Services Director....

Stop the Knot

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 01:15 PM

Black knot (Apiosporina morbosa) is a fungal disease that infects Mayday, Choke Cherry, Apricots, Almonds and Plum trees. Its spores are released following periods of warm, wet weather and are spread by splashing water, wind, birds, and insects. Heavily infected trees often become stunted and may eventually die from the disease.

Photo by Tricia Simon

“If Fort Saskatchewan residents have black knot in their trees it’s important to remove the branch, bag it and put in the black waste cart – Do not...

Setting Priorities for Recreation Investment

Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 07:45 AM

City Council is seeking input from the community on its priorities related to recreation capital projects. Starting March 22, a post card will be delivered to every Fort Saskatchewan household with an invitation to participate in an online survey. Information on several recreation capital projects and the cost to construct then operate the amenities is provided. The survey asks participants to rank the projects in terms of importance to your household and for timing of when the project would ideally...

FortisAlberta upgrading electrical distribution system in Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 08:15 AM

FortisAlberta is currently working to improve reliability of their electrical distribution system in Fort Saskatchewan. Beginning March 15, 2021 you will see crews in your area replacing porcelain switches at the end of their life cycle.

Project information

  •   The project is set to begin in March 15, 2021, and should wrap up, weather permitting, by the end of April, 2021.

  •   During this time, FortisAlberta will be replacing porcelain switches that are at the...