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City Responds to the New Round of Provincial Restrictions

Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 11:30 AM

The Provincial Government announced changes to current restrictions to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Effective Wednesday, April 7, 2021 the Fitness Centre at the Dow Centennial Centre will temporarily stop operations.

On a positive note, the ice surface, gymnasium, and indoor field will continue to be available for Youth Sports. Taurus Field will also remain open for Youth Sports. Details are described below:

Dow Centennial CentreIce Arena

Weekdays: 4:00 – 10:30pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9am...

Online Safety Presentation Now Available

Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2021 11:00 AM

The video provides strategies for parents, teachers and kids to stay safe online

With everyone spending more time online these days, The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and The City of Fort Saskatchewan joined forces with a goal to provide adults and youth information that will help ensure their online time is appropriate and safe.

Cst. BIGELOW, with the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Detachment, developed an online educational presentation that will get this important information out to our communities. The presentation...

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...