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2021 budget deliberations start November 16

Posted on Monday, November 09, 2020 10:00 AM

The City of Fort Saskatchewan’s proposed operating budget for 2021 goes to City Council for deliberations starting Monday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m.

“Administration proposes a 2021 budget that strikes a balance between responding to short-terms impacts from the pandemic to the City’s operating revenues while staying positioned for recovery and maintaining a strong commitment to supporting our core infrastructure, community safety and critical services,” says Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Emann.

The...

COVID-19 Update – New Provincial Restrictions Announced

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 02:30 PM

In response to the rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 in Alberta and particularly in the Edmonton and Calgary regions, the province announced further measures today.

All municipalities in a watch status (more than 50 cases/100,000 people which the City of Fort Saskatchewan currently falls under), are now be subject to the same restrictions as Edmonton and Calgary. This includes:

 •  Mandatory — A cap on social and family gatherings of no more than 15 people. This was previously a voluntary...

Resident Business Licence Renewal Fees $0 in 2021

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 09:15 AM

At the October 27, 2020 Regular Council meeting, Council passed a bylaw amendment to waive the annual renewal fee for resident business licences in 2021. The decision was made to further assist local businesses who were forced to shut-down or saw sharp decreases in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic forced many Fort Saskatchewan businesses to face a variety of complications from temporary closures to imposed restrictions, to the increased costs of maintaining a safe working...

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Protective Services Focus on Building Relationships with Diverse Community Groups

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 07:00 AM

On October 7th, 2020, Insp. MCCAULEY, the Officer in Charge of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP, in conjunction with Coreen Rayner, Acting Director of the Fort Saskatchewan Protective Services Department, and members of the Fort Saskatchewan Policing Committee, held the first Community Cultural Focus Group Meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to bring forth concerns, issues and gaps that exist between Law Enforcement and the many diverse and under represented groups that call Fort Saskatchewan...

New Live Air Quality Data Interactive Map Launched

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2020 07:30 AM

Fort Air Partnership (FAP) has just launched a new Live Air Quality Data site. It features an interactive map that enables users to access hourly measurements in near real time from any of the local Airshed’s 10 continuous ambient air monitoring stations, as well as monthly results from its 16 passive monitors.

This new version is fast and easy to use. The interactive map provides pop-up legends showing the substances that each of FAP’s continuous stations and passive sites monitor.

For continuous...