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West River's Edge Boat Launch Open

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 09:15 AM

The West River's Edge Boat Launch is now open for the season.

We remind everyone public health orders are in place. Please practice social distancing, do not touch your face, wash your hand as soon as you get home and stay home if you feel ill. 

Here are some boating basics

1. Always wear a lifejacket or personal flotation device!
Don't just have it in the boat, wear it. 

2. Don't drink and boat
Consumption of alcohol while boating is illegal. Alcohol increases the effects of fatigue, sun, wind...

COVID-19 Update

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:15 AM

Fire pits in parks and skatepark now closed

The weather is improving and with it the onset of outdoor activities and wildfire season. Today, the Fire Department made the decision to ban the use of the public fire pits at Turner Park and West River’s Edge.

“We are in wildland fire season and to reduce any risk of an uncontrolled grass or brush fire, this seemed a necessary step to take. With a community and department already feeling the strain of a pandemic we must ensure, to the best of our ability,...

Changes to Paying Property Taxes in 2020

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 01:15 PM

On April 8, Fort Saskatchewan City Council approved to extend the penalty free period for late payments of municipal property taxes due June 30, 2020.

To provide relief to those residents and businesses that are experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to align the City’s approach to tax penalties with the Government of Alberta’s collection of the non-residential education tax, Council approved that penalties associated with the late payment of property taxes normally applied...

COVID-19 Scams: Phishing emails and Phone Calls

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 02:15 PM

Recently there have been an increase of COVID-19 scams. Phishing emails and Phone calls impersonating charities, and enforcement agencies. The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Municipal Enforcement Services (MES) will never ask for money or personal information over the phone. Please do not answer these calls, and do not click on any links or suspicious email attachments.

First Quarter Air Quality Monitoring Results Released

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:15 AM

Fort Air Partnership (FAP), the organization that monitors the air local residents breathe, released 2020 first quarter air quality monitoring results. 

The Government of Alberta calculates the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) using data collected at seven of FAP’s air monitoring stations. Results show AQHI in the Airshed registered low risk readings at least 80% of the time, with Lamont County having the highest percentage of low risk readings and Gibbons the lowest. Risk to health increases...