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Celebrating Local Artists

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 07:00 AM

Local artist selected for the 2020 Art in Public Places Program

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is thrilled to announce the artwork and artist selected for the 2020 Art in Public Places Program.

“The submissions received for 2020 demonstrate the varied talent that is here in Fort Saskatchewan. The Art in Public Places Program is one way in which we can celebrate and foster a love of the arts and of local artists,” explains Mayor Gale Katchur.

The Art in Public Places artist for 2020 is Ellen LaGrandeur....

Interested in Running in the City’s 2021 Municipal Election?

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020 01:15 PM

Candidates can be nominated between January 1st and 12:00 PM (noon) on September 20th, 2021 by submitting the required documents included in the Candidate’s Nomination Package to City Hall. The nomination materials, as well as general election information can be found at

City services impacted by new Provincial Health Orders

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 01:15 PM

The City of Fort Saskatchewan will be closing recreation and meeting facilities to meet the latest Provincial Health Order announced on Tuesday, December 8th.

Masking–province-wide–effective immediately

  •  The mandatory indoor public masking requirement will be extended province-wide.
  •  Public spaces include locations where a business or entity operates and is applicable to employees, visitors or the general public.
  •  Applies to all indoor workplaces and facilities...

Council approves 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets

Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 07:30 AM

City Council approved the 2021 Operating budget at $78.8 million and the 2021 Capital budget at $9.7 million at the Tuesday December 8, 2020 Council meeting. During the November budget deliberations meetings, Council passed motions which effectively reduced the 2021 proposed operating budget by $274,490.

The revenue sources for the City’s Operating budget includes property taxes, utility rates, fines, user fees, grants, and investment income. Capital projects are primarily funded through capital reserves...

Disinfecting wipes go in the trash, not down the toilet!

Posted on Monday, December 07, 2020 02:15 PM

Sewer back-up narrowly avoided at pump station could’ve impacted dozens of households

Flushing wipes like facial tissues, paper towel, disinfecting wipes, baby wipes and pet wipes can cause serious sewer backups –even if the package says “flushable”.

“The term “flushable” is not regulated in Canada, so basically there’s nothing stopping producers of wipes to label them as such,” said Brad McDonald, Manager Infrastructure Strategies. “The problem arises when people flush wipes, they don’t break down...