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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 of black knot, photo courtesy of Tricia Simon
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...

City Launches Latest Round of Business Supports

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 06:45 AM

Applications are now being accepted for the Professional Services Grant which will provide up to $1,000 to eligible local businesses to obtain professional financial services to help secure provincial and federal support.

As the provincial and federal government continue to introduce new and expanded support programs, the application and reporting requirements along with the eligibility criteria can be difficult to understand and navigate for many small business owners. This one-year program is designed...

Snow Plow Naming Contest Winners Announced!

Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 12:45 PM

The City’s public works department received over 125 entries

We’re excited to announce the winners of our Snow Plow naming contest!

“Thank you to all the elementary school kids in Fort Saskatchewan for participating in our contest – we received over 125 entries!,” said, Ron Hale, Foreman, Facility and Fleet Services “We’d also like to thank everyone who helped choose the top 10 names and everyone who voted for their top four names.”

The Snow Plow Naming Contest Winners:

  1. Snowsquatch

  2....