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Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan mayors respond to province’s approval of uncontested annexation

Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2019 01:00 PM

We are pleased to share the Government of Alberta has approved the negotiated annexation agreed to by Strathcona County and City of Fort Saskatchewan councils just over one year ago. This is good news for both our communities.

By choosing to collaborate, we have addressed regional growth pressures, while saving both our communities time and money. We have put our collective energies toward lessening the impact on residents in the annexation area, on exploring opportunities to integrate services, and...

November's Good Neighbours

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 08:45 AM

Don and Trina Lawrence | Pineview

Don and Trina are Mr. and Mrs. Halloween. They put their heart and soul and hours and hours of their time into putting on Howll’een Manor each year. The Howll’een Manor is a haunted house that is free of charge, but accepts donations for the Food Bank. Their enthusiasm inspires neighbours to get involved and everyone in the neighbourhood enjoys the ambience and scares for Halloween. They even have a daytime “no scare” walk through for adults and small children to...

If in Doubt, Let Them Out - A Child's Right to Play

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 06:45 AM

A statement from Outdoor Play Canada

November 20th marks the 30th anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This document enshrines a child’s right to play - Article 31(1) states that “States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child… 31(2) … and shall encourage the provision of appropriate and equal opportunities for cultural, artistic, recreational and leisure...

Don’t be sheepish about using our first roundabout

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 09:30 AM

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a sheep? Fort Saskatchewan’s first roundabout, located at 94 Street and Southpointe / Sienna Boulevards will open next week. The large concrete island created by the roundabout was the perfect location to show everyone what Fort Saskatchewan is all about. A large painted sheep adorns the circle and will be highly visible from the satellite once our area is updated on Google Maps™.

In all seriousness, the roundabout will provide a smooth transition for traffic as the...

October's Good Neighbours

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 08:45 AM

Kath | Pineview

I wanted to nominate Kath because, on top of her full time job, she has taken it upon herself to help organize support for the owners and tenants affected by the Riverview Estates evacuation. This was an amazing example of community collaboration and neighbours coming together to assist those in need. In addition to being the President of the Fort Saskatchewan Furniture Bank, Kath has been reaching out and working with owners, tenants, the condominium management company, and other...